(Atlanta, GA/June 14, 2012) Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is pleased to announce that Charles L. Ruffin has been installed as president-elect of the 43,000-member State Bar of Georgia. He will be sworn in as the 51st president of the State Bar in June 2013.
A shareholder in the Firm's Georgia offices located in Macon and Atlanta, Mr. Ruffin concentrates his practice in eminent domain and condemnation law, representing landowners and business operators of all sizes in eminent domain, condemnation and inverse condemnation matters. He maintains an active role in national and state eminent domain matters, serving as the Georgia representative in the national organization Owners Counsel of America. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as a leading attorney in the area of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, a practice which was recognized with a Tier 1 metropolitan ranking in Atlanta in the 2010 and 2011 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" lists.
Mr. Ruffin is founding chairman of the State Bar's Eminent Domain Section and has also served as chairman of the Military Legal Assistance Committee since its inception and has served on the State Bar's Board of Governors and Executive Committee. A past president of the Macon Bar Association, he is a Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Georgia Bar Foundation. Mr. Ruffin is a graduate of Auburn University and the Emory University Law School and was admitted to the State Bar in 1981.