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Dawn M. Jones Receives Gate City Bar Association Legacy Award


23 Jan 2013
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ATLANTA, January 23, 2013 Dawn M. Jones, a senior attorney in the tort and environment litigation practice of King & Spalding, in Atlanta, is the recipient of the A.T. Walden Legacy Award of the Gate City Bar Association, presented for outstanding contributions to the community and the legal profession and community.

The award is named in honor of A.T. Walden, who, in 1964, became the first African-American judge in the state of Georgia since the post-Civil War Reconstruction era. Walden also was the founder of the Gate City Bar Association.

Jones, an intensive-care-unit registered nurse by training, with more than a decade of critical care nursing experience, applies her medical training and background in her legal practice to defend manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and consumer goods in product liability lawsuits. Prior to joining King & Spalding, she was an associate general counsel for the Grady Health System, the largest non-profit, public hospital system in the state of Georgia. She received a J.D. degree from Georgia State University College of law, an M.S. degree from Georgetown University and a B.S. degree from University of Virginia.

The Gate City Bar Association, established in 1948, is the oldest African-American bar association in the state of Georgia. It has approximately 500 members and is an affiliate chapter of the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African-American lawyers and judges.

About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.
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