George Shingler Obtains Rule 11 Sanctions for Guardian Ad Litem

Posted on 01/22/15

In January 2015, George Shingler obtained dismissal of federal civil rights claims filed against a court-appointed guardian ad litem, as well as an award of attorneys fees under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11.  The guardian ad litem community is ecstatic over the district court's observation that “Guardians ad litem are appointed to represent the child’s best interests.  They serve an important purpose to both the child and the court—and they should not be punished for their service by being subject to lawsuits brought by disgruntled litigants.”  The order states that the court sanctioned "Plaintiff in this case to deter him and other similarly situated plaintiffs from naming guardians ad litem in baseless lawsuits." The case is Northern District of Georgia Civil Action No. 1:14-CV-00890-RWS.

Joyce Gist Lewis Selected for Georgia Trend Legal Elite 2014

Posted on 12/08/14

In December, 2014, Joyce Gist Lewis was named in Georgia Trend Magazine’s twelfth annual listing of Georgia’s top attorneys, in the area of business law.  This is the fifth time in six years that Joyce has been selected by her peers for recognition in Georgia Trend.

Shingler Lewis Receives Certification from Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council

Posted on 07/14/14

In June 2014, Shingler Lewis LLC was certified as a minority business enterprise by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), the regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).  This new certification enables our firm to better meet the diversity objectives of our corporate and governmental clients, while continuing to provide the personalized, high-quality legal representation our clients deserve.

Georgia Super Lawyers Recognizes Joyce Gist Lewis and George Shingler in Atlanta Magazine

Posted on 02/28/14

In February 2014, firm partners Joyce Gist Lewis and George Shingler were named to Atlanta Magazine's annual listing of Georgia Super Lawyers. 

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  Only the top 5% of Georgia lawyers earn this recognition.  George and Joyce are honored to have been recognized by their peers in the area of business litigation.