The Walton County Bar Association is happy to share this press release regarding past Bar President Timothy Klob's swearing into the Gwinnett County Magistrate Court. Press Release: The Magistrate Court of Gwinnett County is proud to announce the addition of two new part-time Magistrates. Judge JammieTaire has been practicing law for 20 years, primarily in the areas of family, probate, and general civil law; she has also handled misdemeanor criminal cases. Judge Taire has extensive litigation experience in family law and debt collection, which will serve the Court’s Family Violence Division and Garnishment Divisions well. Judge Taire is currently working as a Staff Attorney for the United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union, where she holds the title of Second in Command and helps manage an office of 8 employees and 4 staff. In that capacity, she provides direct representation to union members on a variety of legal matters. Prior to that, she had a successful solo practice for 10 years. Judge Taire is also currently writing a book on probate law. Judge Timothy Klob has been practicing law for 24 years. He is an AV-Preeminent rated attorney, a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps, a Registered Professional Engineer, past President of the Walton County Bar Association (2015-2017), an Accredited Claims Representative with the Veterans Administration, and a Georgia Super Lawyer (2012, 2014-2018). He is currently the Managing Partner of Klob&Larrison, a Loganville firm with a statewide practice in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. Not only will Judge Klob be incredibly valuable to the Magistrate Court’s civil divisions (civil actually comprises 2/3 of our total caseload), but he has some quasi-judicial experience from his service as a Legal Advisor to Boards of Officers for disciplinary and administrative personnel actions in the Army. Prior to practicing law, Judge Klob was also a Civil Engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation (1988-1994), where he implemented and managed a statewide Transportation Activities Program responsible for over $90 million in Federal-Aid project funding for transportation-related historic preservation sites. The Gwinnett County Magistrate Court is an extremely busy Court, with a case load that will reach approximately 100,000 matters this year. Magistrate Court also operates 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, handling a wide variety of civil and criminal matters. Given their extensive experience, varied backgrounds and training, as well as their excellent judicial demeanors, Judge JammieTaire and Judge Timothy Klob will have an immediate, positive impact on the Court. For more information about the Gwinnett County Magistrate Court, please go to www.gwinnettcourts.com.
09/05/17 Athens, GA: Today, the Walton County Bar Association delivered a check to the American Red Cross in the amount of $1,000, which was earmarked for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief. Recently elected President Eric C. Crawford and Treasurer Jared Campbell had the opportunity to present American Red Cross Athens Executive Director Laura E. Allen with the check at the American Red Cross office in Athens, Georgia. At the Walton County Bar Association’s annual meeting in Monroe on September 1, 2017, Loganville Attorney Mike Jones made a motion to donate $1,000 in WCBA funds to the Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief. Social Circle Attorney Becky Dally seconded the motion, which carried unanimously through a voice vote. The donation was funded by membership dues collected from members of the bar association. Photo courtesy American Red Cross – Athens.