Persons Joins ‘Old Friends’ at SBL

December 5, 2012 11:15 am

by Mike Hassinger · 3 comments

If you’ve been in Republican politics in Georgia for long enough, you’ve met Oscar Persons, who’s been there longer than you have, and likely will still be in the thick of things after we’ve all given up. Oscar joined the Fulton County Young Republicans in 1963, and on Tuesday joined his old friends at the “litigation boutique Strickland, Brockington Lewis,” according to the Fulton County Daily Report. (Ed. note: What is a “litigation boutique?” Do you get a mani-pedi with every lawsuit?)

“[Persons] joined Burr & Forman,  a general practice firm based in Birmingham, Ala., four years ago upon retiring from Alston & Bird, where he practiced for 41 years.

“I’m getting a little long in the tooth. I still want to practice law, but not in a big-firm environment,” said Persons, who will be 74 in January. “A young 74,” he added.”

Congratulations to Persons and to Strickland, Brockington, Lewis.

Postscript: SBL runs SCOG Blog a website “designed to provide attorneys who practice in Georgia, along with individuals interested in the Court, with guidance, information, and commentary regarding the Court that is not normally available through the Court’s own site.” It’s also a heckuva resuource.


Lawton Sack (GATA Eagles!) December 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I am not a lawyer, but I know how to Google: “A boutique law firm is a collection of attorneys typically organized in a limited liability partnership or professional corporation specializing in a niche area of law practice.”

Spacey G December 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

You’re such a guy, Mike. Salons (not boutiques) are where mani/pedis are acquired.

Mike Hassinger December 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm

That explains why they asked me to leave the last time I was in their office. Y’all have been helpful -thanks for clearing that up!

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