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Shannon Sprinkle Named Firm Managing Partner

November 28, 2016

Shannon Sprinkle has been named Carlock, Copeland & Stair’s Firm Managing Partner. David Root, Carlock Copeland’s immediate past Managing Partner commented, “Shannon is one of many talented younger lawyers in our firm who are stepping up to provide leadership for us as we continue moving forward.”

Shannon previously served as General Counsel and Co-Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. In addition to firm leadership, Shannon will continue her practice as a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Commercial Litigation Practice Group Chair Joe Kingma noted “Shannon has excelled defending lawyers and accountants and also earned the trust of all our partners in her performance as General Counsel. Freeing Shannon from General Counsel and Practice Group responsibilities enables her to lead the firm and still continue to provide A+ service to her clients. We are all excited to have Shannon leading us towards the firm’s sixth decade.”

Shannon’s commercial litigation practice centers on professional malpractice, finance, real estate and business related claims. Shannon also frequently acts as outside general counsel to companies and professional service firms providing risk management advice and other consultations. Shannon was a 2016 honoree on The Daily Report’s list of lawyers “On the Rise” and has been named on the Georgia Rising Stars list for many consecutive years.

Executive Committee Members:

Joe Kingma, Firm General Counsel and Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group
David Root, Chair of the Employment Practice Group
Paul Sperry, Chair of the Construction Practice Group and Managing Partner of the Charleston

Fred Valz, Chair of General Liability Practice Group
Bill Jones, Partner in Design Professional Practice Group
Brian Gedeon, Executive Director

Other firm leadership roles announced include:

Billy Newcomb, Risk Management Counsel and Assistant General Counsel
Lynn Olmert, Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group

About Carlock, Copeland and Stair, LLP

Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP focuses on civil litigation and dispute resolution. Founded in 1970, the Firm has office locations in Atlanta, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; and Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Firm’s lawyers provide counsel and advice in the following practice areas: Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment Litigation, Environmental Litigation, General Liability Litigation, Health Care Litigation, Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Litigation, Product Liability, Trucking & Transportation Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation.

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