Spotlight on Stephen Fowler
BY TEDRA CANNELLAThis year, Stephen Fowler made going back to school a little more fun for over 100 middle and high school students by sponsoring the Third Annual Cuts, College, and Careers event. The event was a hit, drawing middle and high school boys from all over the metro Atlanta area. The students received a complimentary haircut and had the opportunity to meet members of the Big 3 Basketball League, Celebrity Barbers, and staff from the San Antonio Spurs, in addition to Atlanta Hawks Dancers, Flight Crew and even Harry the Hawk.
While the event was designed to be fun, Fowler’s primary goal was to inspire students to set their career goals high. Representatives from the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and The Art Institute of Atlanta were on hand to explain college admissions and financial aid. Teachers, doctors, lawyers, professional athletes, and many others donated their time to come speak to students and answer their questions about choosing a career.
“We are truly blessed. The generosity of our mentors, barbers and special guests was absolutely amazing. The support of the community and the dedication of all our volunteers is what makes this event such a success,” said Stephen Fowler, Founding Member of The Fowler Firm. “We feel fortunate to be able to make an impact in the lives of our future leaders.”
About the Author
Tedra Cannella is a partner with the Atlanta office of Butler, Wooten & Peak, LLP, where she has a practice that focuses on products liability, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, wrongful death, and trucking and automobile wrecks. Tedra is also
a member of the Verdict Editorial Board and can be reached at email@example.com.
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Spotlight on Ross Moore II, P.C.
BY KURT KASTORFTen grade school students were surprised to receive a personalized video starring Jolene, the enthusiastic chocolate lab mascot of Ross Moore II, P.C., informing them that they had been awarded a new school backpack containing a $100 Walmart gift card. The videos were part of the Moore firm’s program to ensure deserving students get the school year started off on the right foot. Explained firm founder Ross Moore, “We’re passionate about education and the role it plays in setting children up for success, and that’s why we were grateful for the opportunity to provide new backpacks and school supplies for those in need.”
Backpacks were just the beginning. The students were also invited to the Walmart in Dunwoody for an interactive, kid-friendly event with donuts, juice, and more. More importantly, they were offered a chance to shadow Moore at his Atlanta office for the day. The students planned for their upcoming school year, and received advice on how to prepare themselves for future success. They left ready to start the year, and connected with a future mentor, should they need one.
Students were selected either by applying on their own behalf or by being nominated by a member of their community. “Our selection process worked well, because it rewarded kids who showed initiative, while also engaging the local community to identify worthy candidates that might otherwise be overlooked,” Moore said. ●
About the Author
Kurt Kastorf is an attorney with The Summerville Firm out of Atlanta. He is a 2018 graduate of the GTLA LEAD program and currently serves on the Verdict Editorial Board. Kurt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images courtesy of: Ross Moore II, P.C.