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Minor, Bell & Neal Holds 2016 United Way Campaign Kickoff

The attorneys and staff of Minor, Bell & Neal attended the firm's 2016 United Way Campaign Kickoff on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at their office located at 745 College Drive, Dalton, GA.  Thank you to Amy Ross, United Way volunteer, for her participation.  

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MBN Participating in Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to Assist Local Food Bank

Minor, Bell & Neal employees will be collecting non-perishable food and monetary donations April 18 thru April 29, 2016 for the Dalton branch of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.  #gaLFF

 

  
Minor, Bell & Neal Holds 2015 United Way Campaign Kickoff 

The attorneys and staff of Minor, Bell & Neal attended the 2015 United Way Campaign Kickoff meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at their office located at 745 College Drive.  Many thanks to Sandra Derrick, Mary Thelma Norris & Landon Hair for their assistance in putting this event together!

 

Minor, Bell & Neal Supports the Dalton State College Roadrunners - BEEP BEEP!

 

Minor, Bell & Neal Holds 2013 United Way Kickoff

The attorneys and staff of Minor, Bell & Neal held their annual United Way Kickoff Friday, August 16, 2013 at their offices located at 745 College Drive.  Many thanks to Sandra Derrick, United Way volunteer, for coordinating and leading the kickoff meeting!

 

 

Jourdain and Bledsoe Named to Georgia Super Lawyers for 2011

 

William F. Jourdain and Jonathan L. Bledsoe of the Minor, Bell & Neal law firm in Dalton have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.

 

Georgia Super Lawyers named Jourdain one of the top attorneys in Georgia for 2011, with only five percent of the lawyers in the state being selected for this honor.  Jourdain, licensed in Georgia and Tennessee, has practiced in northwest Georgia for over 25 years.  He is the chair of Minor, Bell & Neal’s litigation section and focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice cases, business litigation, general litigation, employment litigation and health care law.

 

Bledsoe, a 2002 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, has once again been named a Rising Star, one of the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys, by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.  Jonathan is a partner in the Firm’s litigation section in Dalton and is also licensed in Tennessee.  Bledsoe concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation, medical malpractice defense and general litigation.

 

The selections for Georgia Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.  Super Lawyers can be found online at superlawyers.com, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location. 
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Neal Attends Rotary District Conference

 

John Neal, Past President of the Rotary Club of Dalton, recently served as a delegate at the Rotary 6910 District Conference in Jekyll Island.  During this year's conference, Rotary Club of Dalton was honored as "Club of the Year" in the extra-large club category.  John has been an active member of Rotary since 1981.  Click here to read the full article. 
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Jourdain and Bledsoe Named to Georgia Super Lawyers

 

William F. Jourdain and Jonathan L. Bledsoe of the Minor, Bell & Neal law firm in Dalton have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.

 

Georgia Super Lawyers named Jourdain one of the top attorneys in Georgia for 2010, with only five percent of the lawyers in the state being selected for this honor.  Jourdain, a 1986 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University has practiced in northwest Georgia for over 23 years and is also licensed in Tennessee.  He is the chair of Minor, Bell & Neal’s litigation section and focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice cases, business litigation, general litigation, employment litigation and health care law.

 

Bledsoe, a 2002 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, is a partner in the Firm’s litigation section in Dalton and is also licensed in Tennessee.  He was named by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star, one of the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.  Bledsoe concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation, medical malpractice defense and general litigation.

 

The selections for Georgia Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.  Super Lawyers can be found online at superlawyers.com, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location. 

 

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Avoid the Pitfalls of Social Networking - Lunch & Learn

 

Judy Poag and Theo Lu will present a free Lunch & Learn on the Employment Law Pitfalls Associated with Social Networking.  Learn how to develop policies to protect your company.  The luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24 at the Dalton office of Minor, Bell & Neal.  Reservations are required.  Click here for more information or to reserve your spot.
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2010 Employment Law Update

 

Judy Poag and Theo Lu will present a detailed discussion on a number of employment-related laws and rulings which impose new obligations and responsibilities on employers for 2010.  The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9 at the Dalton office of Minor, Bell & Neal.  Reservations are required, and the deadline to RSVP is Monday, February 8.  Please click here to register. 
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Presentation Slides:  RESPA Reform

 

Tom Minor, IV has recently presented a seminar highlighting the changes in RESPAClick here to access the slides from his presentation. 
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Minor, V Make Presentation on Health Care Reform

 

John Minor, V spoke recently at the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce's  Business at Breakfast on the topic of the Business Aspects of Health Care Reform.  Click here to see related article.
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The Future of Economic Development

 

How do we recruit young professionals to our community, and how do we encourage them to stay?  This is a question often asked by employers in Dalton and Whitfield County.  Valerie Brantley contends that we must "support the expansion of local businesses and attract new and different industry and employers to our area."  In her recent Daily Citizen article, Valerie explores how supporting the Grow Greater Dalton initiative will help to achieve this goal.  Click here to read the full article.
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Economic Development:  Everybody's Business

 

As carpet has provided the economic basis for Dalton and Whitfield County for the last half century, Grow Greater Dalton will provide the foundation to accelerate our community's future economic development and also to create and to implement a bright new community vision.  John Neal, General Chair of the Grow Greater Dalton initiative, outlined many of the positive opportunities that exist within this initiative in his recent Daily Citizen article.  Click here to read the article. 
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Minor Elected Vice President of Estate Planning Council

 

John Minor, V has been elected Vice President of the Cherokee Area Estate Planning Council.  After completing a one-year term in this capacity, he will move into the position of President.  The Council provides networking and informational opportunities for professionals involved with estate planning and elder law issues in the Northwest Georgia area. 
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Farrow Departing Minor, Bell & Neal for Position at State Board of Workers' Comp

 

After 24 years of practicing law at Minor, Bell & Neal, Steve Farrow will leave the firm on September 30 to begin a position at the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation.  Farrow was appointed to the position by Governer Sonny Purdue, and he will serve in a judicial capacity on a three-person panel in the Board's Appellate Division.  "I am honored by this unique opportunity for public service which Governor Perdue has bestowed upon me.  The responsibility of rendering judicial decisions which will have a major impact on the both the employees and employers of this State is not one which I will take lightly in the days ahead," said Farrow.  Even though the position is located in Atlanta, Farrow will continue to reside in Dalton to remain closer to his family.  Everyone at Minor, Bell & Neal wishes Steve much success and happiness in his new position. 
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John T. Minor, III (Minor, Bell & Neal founder) Celebrates 80th Birthday

Tom Minor, III has seen many changes in his 80 years, but one thing has remained constant - his pride in the accomplishments of those affiliated with the firm he helped to create.  At a recent celebration of the 80th anniversary of his birth, Minor was honored for his contributions both to the firm and also to the surrounding community.  Members of the firm expressed their appreciation for the solid foundation of legal ethics and strong values on which Minor, Bell & Neal was built.  With great admiration and respect, the members of Minor, Bell & Neal proudly join to wish Mr. Minor a Happy 80th Birthday!

 

 

 

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Hot Topics 2009 - Will I be Here Tomorrow? - (Tom Minor)

"HOT TOPICS 2009: WILL I BE HERE TOMORROW?" will be presented by Tom Minor and Karen Ingle at the Walker County Civic Center on September 10 from 9am to Noon. The seminar is hosted by the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR) and is eligible for 3 hours of Realtor Continuing Education credit in Georgia. Cost is $15 for CAR members and $30 for non-members. Please contact the Chattanooga Association of Realtors to sign up for this seminar.
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Dalton Launches Campaign to Help Grow Economy (John Neal)

 

"Dalton has witnessed the birth and now the maturation of the carpet industry, and it's time to plan for what's coming, John P. Neal III, chairman of Grow Greater Dalton, said at the launch event."

 

--The Chattanoogan.com, Chattanooga, TN (click here for full article); Article published July 28, 2009
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Plan of Action Unveiled Monday (Minor, Bell & Neal)

 

"A group of local business leaders [including Minor, Bell & Neal] will unveil a plan Monday they say could provide more than 3,200 new jobs."

 

--Daily Citizen News, Dalton, GA (click here for full article); Article published July 24, 2009

 

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New Rotary Year Revolves around Officers, Directors (John Neal)

 

Article highlights John Neal's accomplishments as President of the Rotary Club of Dalton.

 

--Daily Citizen News, Dalton, GA (click here for full article); Article published July 22, 2009

 

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MBN Community Ad in Daily Citizen News (Minor, Bell & Neal)

 

Minor Bell Neal - Daily Citizen Ad

 

--Daily Citizen News, Dalton, GA; Ad published June 30, 2009

 

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Jourdain elected to healthcare attorneys board (Bill Jourdain)

 

"At the annual meeting of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (“GAHA”) in Atlanta on May 15, Dalton attorney William F. Jourdain was elected to the Board of Directors of the organization."

 

--Daily Citizen News, Dalton, GA (click here for full article); Article published May 20, 2009 03:13 pm

 

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Law firm appreciated (Minor, Bell & Neal)

 

"I wanted to take a moment to offer my sincerest gratitude to the attorneys and staff of Minor, Bell & Neal Law Firm in allowing me to be their summer intern and work amongst them. It has truly been a joy to work with such a wonderful and talented group of individuals who are committed members of the community as well as in their profession."

 

--Daily Citizen News, Dalton, GA (click here for full article); Article published August 03, 2008 01:37 pm

 

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