This week, Founding Partner Paul E. Weathington was announced as an honoree at the upcoming 22nd Annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service. Since 1998, this award has been presented to honor lawyers and judges in Georgia who have made significant contributions to their communities and who demonstrate the positive contributions of members of the Bar beyond their legal or official work. Mr. Weathington was selected, along with several other attorneys, for the Community Service Award (recipients include: Michael D. St. Amand and Lindsay Beth Gardner) and Lifetime Achievement Award (Richard Gerakitis and S. Wade Malone). The recipients were selected by the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, which was chaired by the Honorable David E. Nahmias and many other outstanding judges, prominent members of the Bar and other professions.
Mr. Weathington will be recognized for his extraordinarily long and distinguished commitment to volunteer participation in the community throughout his legal career. Most notably, he has been a featured speaker at Georgia hospitals, risk management associations and other healthcare associations across the state. For over 20 years, Mr. Weathington has also held active leadership positions at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, including Board Member and Usher Captain for his usher team of more than 60 ushers. In addition, for many years, Mr. Weathington has dressed and performed as Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch for countless school audiences; in 2019, he performed before a full-capacity congregation at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in conjunction with Reverend Bill Britt’s sermon.
Mr. Weathington has authored seven children’s book and has visited numerous Atlanta-area preschools and elementary schools statewide to read to students and to promote the importance of literacy in early education. For over 20 years, he’s also has served as pro bono General Counsel to the American Junior Golf Association and the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour, two of the most prominent junior golfing organizations in the country. Both are active partners with the First Tee Organization, which promotes Junior Golf throughout the United States with significant emphasis on increasing minority participation. He is also an active Board Member of the Touchdown Club of Atlanta, whose mission is to award annual scholarships to distinguished male and female student-athletes and to recognize outstanding high school football achievement.
WEATHINGTON is incredibly proud of Paul for being recognized for his many volunteer contributions outside of the practice of law. His commitment and dedication to our community goes beyond his stellar reputation in the courtroom. To read more about the 22nd Annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service special ceremony on March 19, 2022, please click here.