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Meet Our 2024 Executive Committee

Learn more about our current executive committee members by clicking their picture below.

Taylor A. Middleton


Kevin Coleman

Kevin Coleman Jr.

Immediate Past-President

Judge Clarence Cuthpert Jr.

Chair of Judicial Section


N. John Bey

Current Position: PRESIDENT
Current Employer: Bey & Associates
Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati
Law School: University of Alabama

John Bey is the founder and owner of Bey & Associates, LLC. He provides representation to clients throughout Georgia and Ohio and focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation by assisting those who have suffered harm as a result of the negligence of other parties. Mr. Bey believes that at the heart of successful representation is a commitment to justice, integrity and personal attention to every client.

Prior to founding his firm, N. John Bey pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2002. Following his graduation, he then enrolled at the University of Alabama School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2007.

During his career, N. John Bey has been instrumental in obtaining millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards for his clients. He has also earned the respect of his colleagues for his tenacity and high degree of ethics. He is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics and speak on panels related to his practice area to groups of fellow professionals.

John Bey was named Rising Star and has been featured in the Super Lawyers Magazine each year. He is a proud member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and was named amongst The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40; and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is a faculty member of the American Association for Justice’s National College of Advocacy and is a graduate of the American Association for Justice’s Ultimate Trial Course at Harvard University’s Law School and the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.


Christopher E. Bruce

Current Position: PRESIDENT-ELECT
Current Employer: Bruce Firm, LLC & ACLU of Georgia
Undergraduate: Georgia State University
Law School: University of Georgia

Christopher E. Bruce is a community attorney, advocate and activist. As the lead attorney at The Bruce Firm, LLC, he fulfills his passion of helping people find quality legal representation. He advocates for his community as a political consultant, advising elected officials and government entities on effective and efficient policies for change. Bruce served as Deputy Campaign Manager in the highest raised State Judicial race and currently works as the Special Assistant to an Atlanta Mayoral candidate.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Bruce graduated Cum Laude from Georgia State University’s Honor’s Program with a degree in Political Science with a concentration in Governmental Affairs and a minor in Sociology. He later attended the University of Georgia School of Law where he was very active on his campus. He served as an Honor’ Court Member, Senator in the Student Bar Association, Chair of the Student Affairs Committee and Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association. After law school, he worked as a prosecutor at the DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office. Before opening his firm, Bruce worked at an insurance defense law firm practicing in Workers’ Compensation and General Liability matters.

As an activist, Bruce serves his community in several ways. He was appointed to the DeKalb County Board of Ethics during a very tumultuous period in the county. He continued to advocate for change in the county by creating the DeKalb Young Professionals, an organization focused on retaining and recruiting leaders through social, educational and networking events.

Bruce is a 2013 Fellow of the New Leaders Council, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Hands on Atlanta, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Gate City Bar Association, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorney’s and the State Bar of Georgia. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Atlanta Award and was on the cover of Atlanta Magazine’s Millennial Issue.


Pierce Hand Seitz

Current Position: Vice President
Current Employer: Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF)
Undergraduate: Emory University
Law School: Georgia State University

Pierce Hand Seitz is Co-Director of the Safe & Stable Homes Project at Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) where he leads a skilled team of attorneys, paralegals, and community advocates to provide and arrange free legal representation for indigent tenants facing housing legal matters. In his current role, Pierce directly oversees the Standing With Our Neighbors™ (SWON) Program in Atlanta communities. SWON is a placed-based legal services program which places attorneys directly in select Atlanta Public Schools and communities for greater access to housing legal help in areas of unlawful eviction, poor living conditions, and similar dire housing legal matters. SWON aims to preserve tenants’ housing, improve resident health and living conditions, reduce school enrollment turnover for students, and enhance student attendance and performance.

Prior to AVLF, he practiced as a senior prosecutor for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office where he reviewed, investigated, indicted, and prosecuted felony criminal cases. However, Pierce began his legal career in private practice as a commercial litigation associate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, representing clients in commercial disputes in state and federal courts, trust and estate litigation, and ERISA litigation.

In addition to serving on Gate City’s Executive Committee, Pierce also serves as an appointed member of the Atlanta Bar Association Board of Directors. He attended college at Emory University and law school at Georgia State University College of Law. Between college and law school, Pierce taught high school students for two years at Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta. Currently, Pierce is an alum of the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2022, a member of Mayor Andre Dickens’s LGBTQ Advisory Board, and a member of the Emory University Alumni Board. He resides in the Southeast Atlanta Peoples town neighborhood with his husband, Scot, and he serves as Land Use and Zoning Chair for Neighborhood Planning Unit V.


Cameron Hawkins

Current Position: Secretary
Current Employer: Law Office of Cameron Hawkins LLC
Undergraduate: Morehouse College
Law School: University of Georgia

Mr. Cameron D. Hawkins is a trial lawyer who specializes in civil litigation with an emphasis on wrongful death, catastrophic injury, premises liability, transportation, and trucking law. Mr. Hawkins is passionate about the law and fervently advocates for each of his clients.

A Des Moines, Iowa native, Mr. Hawkins has established deep roots in Georgia. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Morehouse College and later earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law.

While in law school, Mr. Hawkins was on the UGA Mock Trial Board and the UGA Moot Court Board. Mr. Hawkins has participated in and won multiple advocacy competitions throughout his law school career, where he received numerous awards for outstanding trial advocacy. He served as a research assistant for Professor Ron Carlson, an expert in Georgia Rules of Evidence. Mr. Hawkins was also selected as a pupil of the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court and as an inductee into the National Order of Barristers.

Prior to founding the Law Office of Cameron Hawkins LLC, Mr. Hawkins enjoyed a multi-dimensional professional legal career, where he practiced civil litigation for several well-respected law firms in the metro Atlanta area. Mr. Hawkins’ experience also includes immigration law for the federal government and criminal defense; he now uses that experience to the benefit of his clients.

Mr. Hawkins is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, The 100 Black Men of Atlanta, the Morehouse College Alumni Association and the University of Georgia Alumni Association. He has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer and he is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Rho Chapter. Mr. Hawkins also presides as a Pro Temp Judge for the Juvenile Court of DeKalb County.

Mr. Hawkins is committed to community service, to youth and young professionals. He has served as Program Director for the Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy and as an assistant coach for numerous Mock Trial and Moot Court Teams. For his continued demonstrations of commitment to the community, Mr. Hawkins was recognized in 2017 as University of Georgia School of Law Young Alumni of Excellence. He is also a frequent panelist and lecturer, speaking upon his legal expertise. Mr. Hawkins also sits on numerous boards and has served on the Executive Board for the Gate City Bar Association for four consecutive years.


Racquel McGee

Current Position: Assistant Secretary
Current Employer: Miller & Martiin PLLC
Undergraduate: Kennesaw State University
Graduate School: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Law School: Georgia State University

Racquel McGee is an associate at Miller & Martin. She offers strategic representation to clients from a wide range of industries on their commercial law matters, focusing primarily on intellectual property, contractual, and business tort disputes. She has experience working with domestic and foreign companies in litigation matters related to complex business, entertainment and media, copyright and trademark infringement, patent infringement, trade secrets, general liability, and class action disputes.

Racquel has served the Gate City Bar Association as an executive board member for the past three years. She also donates a significant amount of time to community and social justice efforts through volunteerism and pro bono advocacy.

Racquel is a founding member of the Law Students Coalition for Civil Rights and, as a law student, was a Gate City Judicial Section scholar. Before entering the legal profession, Racquel worked in the field of forensic psychology, focusing primarily on clinical assessment, therapeutic intervention, court advocacy, and reentry coordination.

A native of Chicago, Racquel graduated cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law. She completed her undergraduate studies at Kennesaw State University and received her Masters Degree in forensic psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, earning cum laude and summa cum laude honors, respectively.

In her spare time, Racquel enjoys traveling and attending concerts, musicals, festivals, and sporting events.


Lisa McNary

Current Position: Partner


Lisa McNary represents clients in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases across the state of Georgia. Early in her career, she worked as a prosecutor where she advocated for victims of domestic violence, vehicular homicide, and animal cruelty. It was in those early days of high-paced trial work that Lisa learned how to connect with jurors and fight tirelessly for justice for everyday folks.

“Few things prepare a civil litigator for the demands of trial work better than the state court prosecutor’s office. I’m grateful I’m able to utilize everything I learned early in my career to achieve justice for our firm’s clients today.”- Lisa McNary

Lisa earned her Juris Doctor from Georgia State College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University. She is an active member of the American Association for Justice, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Foundation, Inc. where she assists with the organization’s charitable and educational work.
When not practicing law, Lisa enjoys traveling with her husband and kids.

Practice Areas

  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Negligent Security & Premises Liability


  • Georgia State College of Law, J.D.
  • Emory University, B.A.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Executive Committee – LEAD Co-chair
  • Atlanta Bar Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member-at-Large
  • Board of Directors, The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Foundation
  • American Association for Justice member

Germani Hunt

Current Position:  Historian
Current Employer: Owner and Operator of Amazon Logistics Company
Undergraduate: Spelman College
Law School: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Germani Hunt is an attorney and a business owner. She is the owner/operator of an Amazon Logistics company. Prior to entrepreneurship, she was an attorney with the DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center. She represented the legal interests of abused or neglected children who were dependent upon the state of Georgia to meet their needs.

Germani obtained her J.D. with an International Studies Certificate from Loyola University College of Law New Orleans in 2012. During her law school career, Germani was devoted to helping incarcerated youth through a diversion program in the Juvenile Court. She also advocated for the rights of the indigent of New Orleans through the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. Germani participated in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team, where she competed and won a National Competition. She served as President of the Black Law Student Association and Secretary of the Student Bar Association.

Germani obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Pre-Law from Spelman College. While at Spelman, she served in numerous leadership roles, including Senior Class President. Germani has served on the March of Dimes Atlanta Young Professionals’ Board through her civic engagement and is a 2019 Georgia Association of Women Lawyer’s Edu Leadership program graduate. She is a mentor in the Spelman College Alumnae program for students interested in pursuing a law career.

Germani and her husband, Jared Hunt, have a beautiful son, Wesley, and reside in North Atlanta.


Daedrea Fenwick

Current Position: TREASURER

Current Employer: Stewart Miller & Simmons Trial Attorneys

Undergraduate: Clark Atlanta University

Law School: Texas Southern University

Daedrea Fenwick is a Senior Associate Trial Attorney with Stewart Miller Simmons, focusing primarily on premises liability cases, including general negligence, negligent security, and sexual assault.

Daedrea is originally from Detroit, MI, but moved to Atlanta to pursue her educational goals. Daedrea obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business from Clark Atlanta University and her law degree from Texas Southern University, where she graduated with summa cum laude honors. She has been named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in the country, by the American Bar Association and named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2020-2023. She was also honored as one of the inaugural honorees of the Clark Atlanta University 40 Under 40 Young Alumni Achievement Awards.

When she is not practicing law or running her own business, Daedrea enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hosting events, and serving her community. She is also active in a number of service organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Hands on Atlanta, and the Junior League of Atlanta.


Miguel Dominguez

Current Position: Member-At-Large

Current Employer: Dominguez Law Firm

Law School: Thomas A. Cooley Law School

Advocacy is more than just aligning yourself with a cause-it is making an impact on the lives of those that need it the most. Growing up in the South Bronx, Mr. Dominguez developed a keen perception of the systemic cycles that prevent communities from enjoying a safe environment in which to prosper and raise children. Fueled by his past experiences and driven by his desire to do justice, he rose from difficult circumstances and worked tirelessly to position himself to become a voice of the voiceless.

Mr. Dominguez began his career as a social worker serving the mentally-ill and homeless in Atlanta. After law school, his legal career began as a law clerk for then Chief Judge Anne Barnes of the Georgia Court of Appeals. Upon passing the Bar, he opened his own criminal defense practice. He eventually left his practice to become a state prosecutor. As a prosecutor, Mr. Dominguez acquired significant jury trial experience. Despite his tremendous success trying and convicting those individuals terrorizing the community, he acquired a reputation for being a conscientious prosecutor, discerning in creating opportunities for those in need of a second chance. His work as a prosecutor spans several metro Atlanta counties, including Rockdale, DeKalb, and Clayton; allowing him the honor and distinction of becoming the first Latino prosecutor in the history of those judicial circuits.

Mr. Dominguez later transitioned into civil practice, joining Thomas Kennedy Sampson and Tompkins LLP as defense counsel for several major corporations and insurance companies. Thereafter, he moved to the Plaintiff’s side, specializing in personal injury, negligent security and civil rights cases as a trial attorney with Morgan & Morgan, where he carved out a reputation for turning traditionally under-valued cases into seven figure verdicts. During his time at Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Dominguez became an equity partner and lead the firm’s Georgia trial team, trying cases and supervising trials all over the state of Georgia. He later founded the Dominguez Law Firm, specializing in personal injury and civil rights cases and assisting other law firms in litigating and presenting their cases at trial. Mr. Dominguez is an absolute game-changer in the courtroom, but he is equally as fierce out in the community.

Known as an attorney-activist, Dominguez served as an advisor to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms as a member of her Progressive Agenda Working Group and as co-chairman of her Commission on Criminal Justice Reform. Mr. Dominguez has also worked closely with DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation providing pro bono legal services for victims of domestic violence. Always mindful of his own humble beginnings, he provides pro bono legal services to youthful offenders, using his experience as a prosecutor to provide at-risk youth a second chance at becoming productive and successful members of society. Miguel is also frequently asked to speak at schools, detention centers, and law seminars and share his experiences as an at-risk youth turned lawyer, trial expert, and leader; constantly challenging young people and lawyers to dream well beyond their immediate circumstances. He also serves on a number of boards, to include the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Black Man Lab.

Mr. Dominguez has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also a past-president of the Dekalb Lawyers Association. Miguel has been recognized as Georgia Trend Magazine’s Best and Brightest, National Bar Association’s Nation’s Best Advocates, DeKalb Lawyers Association’s Legal Warrior, Latino Lawyers Magazine Top Latino Lawyers in the Country, Super Lawyers, American Lawyer Magazine’s Trailblazer of the South and has been listed amongst their annual Top Verdicts in Georgia. Above all else, Miguel is a dedicated and trusted leader, friend and family man.


Brent Radcliff

Current Position: Member-At-Large
Current Employer: Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Undergraduate: Howard University
Law School: Howard University

Brent Radcliff is Associate Attorney – Intellectual Property and Technology at Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) where he manages Genuine Parts’ global IP portfolio. Prior to joining Genuine Parts, Brent was a member of the Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice groups at Taylor English Duma LLP. Mr. Radcliff’s practice at Taylor Duma focused on intellectual property analysis, counseling and litigation, and he routinely handled trademark and copyright prosecution and brand enforcement issues.

Before joining Taylor Duma, Brent was a trademark examining attorney for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in Washington DC. While at the USPTO, Brent gained extensive trademark prosecution experience regularly performing trademark searches to identify likelihood of confusion issues, while also resolving complex trademark issues, interpreting trademark rules, reviewing applications and appearing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Brent also served as an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Office of International Trade.

Brent currently lives in Southwest Atlanta with his wife.


Bernard Pepukayi

Current Position: MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Undergraduate: Clark Atlanta University

Law School: University of Iowa College of Law

Bernard V. Pepukayi, Sr. has more than 20 years of diverse multi-jurisdictional litigation experience. He represents clients in high asset divorce, alimony, child custody, and all actions involving family law.

Bernard’s professional background includes serving as Chief of Litigation for the City of Atlanta where he managed and guided all litigation involving the City, supervised all litigation attorneys within the Law Department and managed all outside counsel representing Atlanta in litigation. Prior to relocating to Atlanta, he established and managed Pepukayi Law LLC where he effectively represented clients in all areas of family law and government matters. Additionally, he
is the former Chief Legal Officer and County Attorney for New Castle County Government, Commissioner for the Family Court of Delaware and was Deputy Legal Counsel for Delaware’s first female Governor. Earlier in his career he served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Delaware Department of Justice and as a judicial law clerk for the President Judge of the Superior Court of Delaware. In addition to his positions of employment, he was appointed by the Governor to Delaware’s Sentencing Accountability Commission where he served for eight years. Also, he served the Delaware State Bar Association as Chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics, Chair of the Criminal Law section, Chair of the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers section,
and was a recipient the Delaware State Bar Association New Lawyer’s Distinguished Service

Currently, Bernard is a member of the Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta, the Gate City Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, Elizabeth Baptist Church, W.C. Thomas Lodge 112, PHA and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity – Kappa Boulé. He is a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University (magna cum laude) and the University of Iowa College of Law where he was the Captain of the National Moot Court Team and awarded Best Advocate in the Van Oosterhout Honorary Moot Court Competition.

Bernard lives in the city of Atlanta. In his leisure time, he enjoys working out, watching movies and spending time with his family.


Kevin Coleman, Jr.

Current Position: Immediate Past-President
Current Employer: Genuine Parts Company
Undergraduate: Morehouse College
Law School:  Georgia State University

Kevin Coleman, Jr. serves as Senior Counsel – Mergers and Acquisitions at Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC), a Fortune 200, multinational retail and distribution company. In his current role, Kevin  leads the legal workstream for GPC’s and its subsidiaries’ M&A matters. He also advises GPC’s business units on a variety of commercial and general corporate matters.

Prior to Joining GPC, Kevin was a Senior Associate in the Corporate/M&A practice at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP. At Troutman, Kevin represented public and private companies in corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private debt offerings. In 2020, he was named one of Best Lawyers’ Ones to Watch in mergers and acquisitions. He was also named a 2022 Power 100 honoree by the National Bar Association’s YLD.

Kevin has served the Gate City Bar Association as an executive committee member for the last five years. He also donates a significant amount of time to pro bono matters. His pro bono work includes volunteering with the Georgia Justice Project’s Criminal Records Clinic and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Saturday Lawyer Program.

A second-generation Atlantan, Kevin earned his BS in Computer Science from Morehouse College and his JD/MBA from Georgia State University. While in law school, he served as President of the Black Law Students Association and Associate Research Editor of the Georgia State Law Review. Kevin was also a national champion as a member of Georgia State Law’s mock trial team.

He currently lives in Southwest Atlanta with his wife, Rae, and their son, Kevin III, and is a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


Judge Cuthpert

Current Position: Chair of Judicial Section

Occupation: Chief Judge, State Court of Rockdale County

Undergraduate: Savannah State University

Law School: Nova Southeastern University

Judge Clarence Cuthpert, Jr. is the Chief Judge for the State Court of Rockdale County. He was appointed as the State Court Judge of Rockdale County by Governor Brian Kemp on February 1, 2021, and elevated to Chief State Court Judge in 2022. Prior to serving as State Court Judge, Judge Cuthpert was elected as Probate Judge in 2016, and re-elected in 2020.

Judge Cuthpert received his Bachelor of Science degree from Savannah State University, Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia Southern University, and Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University.

In April 2020, Judge Cuthpert was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to the Commission on Dispute Resolution as the first ever probate judge to serve on the Commission. During his tenure with the Commission Judge Cuthpert served on the Outreach Committee, and currently serves as Chairperson of the Budget and Personnel Committee.

In March 2018, Judge Cuthpert was appointed as the representative for the Probate Courts on the Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Access to Justice. The Committee’s mission is to improve the public’s trust in the judicial branch by promoting meaningful and effective access to courts and fairness for all. Judge Cuthpert continues to serve on the Committee in his capacity as Chief State Court Judge.

Prior to serving in the judiciary, Judge Cuthpert practiced law throughout the State of Georgia. He is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts, Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Superior and State Courts of Georgia. He is also a registered Mediator and Arbitrator through the Supreme Court of Georgia-Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

In addition to the Gate City Bar Association, Judge Cuthpert is a member of the Council of State Court Judges of Georgia, American Bar Association, Rockdale Bar Association, and NewRock Legal Society.

Judge Cuthpert serves his community as a member of the Rotary Club of Rockdale County, the Kiwanis Club, as a Board member of Habitat for Humanity serving on the selection committee, and as a former Board member of the A.R. “Gus” Barksdale Boys & Girls Club, and the United Way of Conyers-Rockdale.