Taylor English's Jeffrey Kuester New American Bar Foundation Fellow and Lawyer Assistance Appointee

October 17, 2016

Taylor English is pleased to announce that its partner Jeffrey R. Kuester has been invited to join the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. In addition, he has been appointed as a member of the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs 2016-2017 Advisory Committee for the American Bar Association, and as Chair of the Lawyer Assistance Program for the State Bar of Georgia.

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation honor is limited to one percent of the legal professionals in each jurisdiction and represents a group of peer-selected attorneys, judges, law school faculty, and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society. The American Bar Foundation was created by the American Bar Association more than 60 years ago and is the nation’s leading research institute for the empirical study of law. Fellows are nominated by their peers and elected by the board of the Foundation.

The American Bar Association’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs educates the legal profession concerning alcoholism, chemical dependencies, stress, depression, and other emotional health issues and supports all bar associations and lawyer assistance programs in developing and maintaining methods of providing effective solutions for recovery.

The Lawyer Assistance Program for the State Bar of Georgia facilitates confidential services for its members through a telephone hotline that goes directly to an independent confidential service provider (800-327-9631) for free personal counseling sessions and work/life programs. The program assists attorneys who may feel they possibly suffer from depression, stress, alcohol/drug abuse, family problems, workplace conflicts, and any other mental health issue.

At Taylor English, Mr. Kuester Co-Chairs the Patent and Intellectual Property practices and counsels clients in intellectual property matters, including litigation and asset creation. He earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his law degree from Georgia State University.

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