Georgia Trial Attorney Named Executive Director of MidTown, Inc.

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Teresa Tomlinson to lead community renewal organization

I'm excited to be a part of this renewal and to continue my work with the Board

Teresa Tomlinson, a Georgia trial attorney at Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, LLP, a prominent civil litigation law firm in Georgia, has just been named as the Executive Director of Columbus-based MidTown, Inc. Tomlinson has been serving as interim director since December 2005, when the MidTown Inc. Board of Directors appointed her to a spearhead the newly created nonprofit community renewal organization. Tomlinson, who started her new position June 1, will remain affiliated with the Pope, McGlamry law firm in an Of Counsel status.

"I'm excited to be a part of this renewal and to continue my work with the Board," says Tomlinson. "There is just so much potential here in MidTown and the positive changes are just beginning to happen."

MidTown, Inc. which succeeded the grassroots, community-based revitalization and vision effort known as The MidTown Project, was created to re-establish the historic center of Columbus, known as MidTown, as a community. Plans for revitalization include preserving existing historical neighborhoods, creating more parks and green space, developing mixed-use retail and commercial centers around neighborhoods, and advocating

In addition to her work as a trial lawyer, Tomlinson's legal career is distinguished by the many leadership positions she has held with various legal associations, including the State Bar of Georgia, Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) Columbus Chapter, Columbus Associations of Women Lawyers, United States District Court Attorney Discipline Grievance Committee and Justice Served, Inc., a Georgia non-profit organization established to create education programs for Georgia's judicial system. Ms. Tomlinson was also named as one of Georgia's Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in 2005.

About MidTown, Inc.:
MidTown, Inc. is a community renewal organization serving an area of over six square miles in the heart of Columbus. MidTown Columbus radiates from Wynnton Road into six contiguous historic neighborhoods. MidTown incorporates - in addition to residential neighborhoods - schools, parks, the Columbus Museum, the Columbus Public Library, commercial office and retail districts, and the international headquarters for AFLAC. For further information please contact: Ed Burdeshaw, President, MidTown, Inc. (706) 323-1814 or Teresa Tomlinson (706) 494-1663, or visit http://www.midtowncolumbusga.org.

About Pope McGlamry Kilpatrick Morrison & Norwood, LLP

Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, LLP, a group of Georgia trial attorneys with offices in Atlanta and Columbus, GA, is a recognized leader in the field of civil litigation. The firm specializes in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, particularly those involved with products liability or motor carrier liability. The firm is also a recognized leader in business litigation and class actions suits, especially those related to consumer issues. The firm has offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia, and maintains a regional and national practice. For additional information, visit http://www.pmkm.com.

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