Taylor English's Michael Trotter Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Taylor English is pleased to announce that the Daily Report has recognized Michael H. Trotter with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the legal community in Georgia. The annual Lifetime Achievement Awards honor 20 attorneys with strong leadership qualities who have left a lasting imprint on the local legal community. Mr. Trotter will be recognized at a dinner at the St. Regis Atlanta on June 23, 2016.
Mr. Trotter has been a partner in the Alston firm; Trotter, Bondurant, Griffin, Miller & Hishon; Trotter Smith & Jacobs; Kilpatrick Stockton and Taylor English Duma LLP. He has long been recognized as one of the leading corporate and securities lawyers in Atlanta, and he currently serves as chairman of the Law Firm Finance Committee of the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. He has taught securities law, and courses in law firm management and economics at the Emory University Law School and will be returning to the law school this fall to teach courses in the evolution of the legal profession since the end of World War II and in the future practice of law.
Mr. Trotter is the author of two books on law firm management, operations and economics, and expects to soon publish a new book on the future of the legal profession in America. His studies of law firm growth and change have combined the perspectives of a successful practicing attorney, an experienced law firm manager, and a historian. He is also a frequent columnist, media source and speaker at industry events.
Mr. Trotter was recently honored by receipt of the Phoenix Award from the Mayor of Atlanta for his many contributions to improved community services and race relations, and by a proclamation from the City Council for his significant contributions to the local community. His history of community involvement includes serving on the Biracial Committee appointed by the Federal District Court to advise the Atlanta Board of Education on the creation and operation of an integrated school system in the 1970s, and serving as a principal founder of Good Government Atlanta, Research Atlanta and the Atlanta Committee for Public Education. He also served as a charter member of the Atlanta Action Forum, as well as the co-secretary, and for many years, chairman of the agenda committee. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University, his master’s degree in history from Harvard University, and his law degree from Harvard Law School.
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