SAVANNAH CEO (Press release from the issuing company)

John Manly, an associate at Bouhan Falligant whose practice focuses on the areas of admiralty and maritime, transportation litigation, and medical malpractice defense, was recently elected to the State Bar of Georgia’s Board of Governors as the representative for the Eastern Circuit (post 4). In that role, he will advocate for lawyers at the legislative level and ensure that lawyer discipline is handled in a manner that is fair to both attorneys and the profession.

Prior to joining Bouhan Falligant, Manly served as an assistant district attorney for the Augusta Judicial Circuit in Georgia. He is admitted to practice before all trial and appellate courts in Georgia, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia.

In addition to being named one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite,” Manly has been selected as one of Georgia’s “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” by Atlanta magazine. He is a former member of the Executive Council for the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division, a graduate of the Young Lawyers Division’s Leadership Academy, and a trustee of the Georgia Legal History Foundation.

Manly, who received undergraduate degrees in political science and religion from The University of Georgia, earned his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. He  is currently the Savannah regional coordinator for the High School Mock Trial Competition and serves on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Center for Developmental Services and on the Board of Trustees for the Ossabaw Island Foundation. Manly, a resident of Isle of Hope, is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Savannah.