Attorneys honored during Savannah Bar Law Day celebration
May 19, 2011
By Jan Skutch
Savannah attorney Wade Herring has been awarded the Savannah Bar Association’s Robbie Robinson Award as part of the bar’s annual Law Day celebration.
Herring, a 1983 graduate of the University of Georgia law school, moved to Savannah in 1985 and joined the Hunter/Maclean law firm where he remains as a partner.
Among his community-service work is his long-standing affiliation with the Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy.
Robinson, a civil rights attorney and Savannah alderman, was slain in December 1989 when a mail bomb exploded in his Abercorn Street law office.
Also receiving awards were :
* Liberty Bell Award -Carol Elliott, pro bono coordinator for the Georgia Legal Services
* Judge Edward Hester Award - Patricia McCoy, administrative assistant to Chatham County State Court Judge Hermann Coolidge.
The award, named for the late Chatham County State Court Judge, recognizes courthouse personnel of particular assistance to bar members and the public.
* John Miller Community Service Award - Attorney Howard Spiva.
The award, named for Savannah attorney Miller, recognized community service efforts to make Savannah a better place to live.