Coleman Talley LLP Wins 7th Consecutive Georgia Legal Food Frenzy with 160,305 Pounds of Food

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Attorney General Chris Carr announced this week that the state’s legal community raised a record breaking $400,325 and 18,809 pounds of food during the 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, an annual competition sponsored by the Georgia Food Bank Association, the Young Lawyers Division, and the Attorney General's office. The two-week event raised the equivalent of 1.61 million meals for Georgia’s food banks.  A total of 235 law firms and legal organizations, representing more than 17,000 members of the legal community, competed for the two grand prizes: the Attorney General’s Cup awarded to the team with the most points per person and the Bar President’s Award given to the team with the most overall points.

Valdosta-based law firm Coleman Talley LLP received the Bar President’s Award for the second year in a row, having raised $31,986, the equivalent of 160,305 pounds of food, for Second Harvest of South Georgia.  The firm has been recognized as a winner each year since the competition began in 2012.  “When the Georgia Attorney General announced several years ago that he was beginning the Legal Food Frenzy, it was the perfect opportunity for the firm to marry its legal passions with its charitable ones,” said Partner Bill Holland, who has been a Second Harvest of South Georgia Board Member for over 20 years.  “The partners and employees of Coleman Talley have all personally contributed to the Food Frenzy each year," he said. "In addition, we call upon our friends, clients, and business associates to participate. We have never been disappointed with the level of encouragement from all involved in support of our efforts to assist the valiant work of the food banks throughout Georgia."

“We are so proud of our friends at Coleman Talley and glad to see their commitment to our community recognized. We are grateful for their partnership in the fight against child hunger in South Georgia,” said Eliza McCall, Chief Marketing Officer at Second Harvest of South Georgia.

2018 Legal Food Frenzy Winners

Attorney General’s Cup Winner
Joe S. Habachy, PC, Attorney at Law of Atlanta – 58,337 Points Per Person, Atlanta Community Food Bank

Bar President’s Award Winner
Coleman Talley LLP – 160,305 Total Points, Second Harvest of South Georgia

Sole Proprietor (1-2 Employees) Winner
Attorney Justin Oliverio LLC – 10,825 Total Points and 5,413 Points Per Person, Atlanta Community Food Bank

Small Firm (3-20 Employees) Winner
Jenkins & Roberts, LLC – 50,190 Total Points and 12,548 Points Per Person, Atlanta Community Food Bank

Medium Firm (21-100 Employees) Winners
Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard, & Walker, LLP – 42, 223 Total Points and 2,011 Points Per Person, Georgia Mountain Food Bank

Large Firm (100+ Employees) Winner
Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele LLP -  257 Points Per Person, Atlanta Community Food Bank
King & Spalding – 95, 349 Total Points, Atlanta Community Food Bank

Corporate, In - House Counsel Winner
Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC – 50,110 Total Points and 5,568 Points Per Person, Atlanta Community Food Bank

Legal Organization Winners
Georgia Institute of Technology Office of Legal Affairs – 61,334 Total Points and 4,381 Points Per Person, Atlanta Community Food Bank

Judicial Winner
Augusta Judges – 15,513 Total Points and 388 Points Per Person, Golden Harvest Food Bank