Elizabeth F. Thompson joins HunterMaclean as Special Counsel for Residential Real Estate Practice

February 14, 2007

HunterMaclean recently hired Elizabeth F. Thompson as special counsel for the law firm’s residential real estate practice. In her new position, Thompson leads the busy practice, which handles a wide range of real estate transactions.

Thompson, who worked as an associate at Hunter Maclean from 1986 to 1991, has more than 20 years of experience as a successful closing attorney and brings extensive leadership experience to her new position at the firm. She and her husband, John, recently returned to Savannah from Macon, where Thompson serves as the president of the Macon Bar Association.

“We are delighted to welcome Liz back to Hunter Maclean and know that her vision will help take the residential real estate practice to an even higher level of excellence,” said Hunter Maclean partner and real estate attorney Ronnie Cohen, who has worked extensively with Thompson in the past. “She is both an outstanding attorney and an inspiring leader.”

Over the past two decades, Thompson has worked at several top law firms in Macon and Savannah and served as the sole proprietor of a private law practice in Macon. She currently serves as the Professional Licensing Board’s hearing officer for review for the Secretary of State’s office and is an active member of the Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association, the Middle Georgia Association of Realtors and the Career Women’s Network.

During her tenure in Savannah, she served as the president of the Savannah Bar Association’s Younger Lawyers Division and on the board of directors for the Savannah Bar Association. A graduate of Leadership Savannah, she served as the vice president of the Savannah Board of Realtors and the district representative for the Younger Lawyers section of the State Bar of Georgia, in addition to volunteering with a number of local civic organizations including the Junior League of Savannah and the American Cancer Society.

Over the years, Thompson has won a number of awards for her outstanding contributions to real estate law in Georgia. She has been named the Savannah Board of Realtors’ Affiliate of the Year, the Women Council of Realtors’ Affiliate Member of the Year and the Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center’s Philanthropist of the Year. She also earned the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, the Commitment to the Younger Lawyers Section Award, and the Georgia Jaycees’ Outstanding Young Georgians Award.

“Liz has always maintained the highest standard of excellence as an attorney while making a positive impact on her profession and in the community at large,” said Brooks Stillwell, client development partner at Hunter Maclean. “We are confident that she will be an outstanding addition to our residential real estate practice.”
Thompson has a B.B.A. in Finance and English from Mercer University in Macon and earned a J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. In law school, she distinguished herself by being selected for the National Moot Court Team, being included in “Who’s Who of American Law Students” and joining Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia.