As the Chair of the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar this past year, there has been so much for which I am proud and thankful. At the top of my list, the Litigation Section was honored to bestow The Honorable Gail S. Tusan of the Superior Court of Fulton County with the Logan E. Bleckley Award for Judicial Excellence.

The Logan E. Bleckley Distinguished Service Award is presented to an Atlanta judge in recognition of years devoted to public service and excellence as a member of the judiciary. The award is named for Logan E. Bleckley, Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, considered by legal historians as one of Georgia’s most illustrious jurists.

The Honorable Gail S. Tusan and Rob Huestis, BBGA shareholder and Chair of the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar

Judge Gail S. Tusan’s 35- year judicial career includes service as a Fulton County Magistrate Judge, City Court of Atlanta Judge, State Court of Fulton County Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County Judge, and Chief Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court.

Judge Tusan has served the Georgia legal community in many leadership capacities, including as a founding member and second president of the Georgia Association for Black Women Attorneys, past president of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.; past chair of the Judicial Section of the Atlanta Bar Association; and past member of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and Commission on Child Support.

Congratulations to Judge Tusan, a truly worthy recipient!

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