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Remembering Buddy Christian


SPO-Buddy-ChristianEveryone at Stephens and Brown was happy to see justice brought to the killer of Athens-Clarke County police officer, Buddy Christian. Buddy was a good man who served our community with kindness and compassion. Before his death Buddy often read aloud to children at the Learning Express store in the Mall on Saturday mornings. Kim Stephens’s youngest daughter, Isabelle, had the pleasure of listening to his stories, and personally, we will remember him as a man who took the time to read fairy tales to little children, to listen to them, and to love them. Although we know that Friday’s sentencing cannot restore Buddy to his family and to our community, we sincerely hope that it will bring some measure of peace to his wife, parents, and children to know that Jamie Hood will spend the rest of his life behind bars. We will continue to remember Buddy with gratitude and offer thanksgiving for a life well lived.

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Kim T. Stephens Makes Top 100


The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Kim T. Stephens as One of Its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Georgia

For Immediate Release

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Kim T. Stephens, with the law firm of Stephens & Brown in Athens, GA, has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Georgia, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their area of the law, specifically criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. The National Trial Lawyers provides accreditation to these distinguished attorneys, and also provides essential legal news, information, and continuing education to trial lawyers across the United States.

With the selection of Kim T. Stephens by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Mr. Stephens has shown that he exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a trial lawyer. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. As The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an essential source of networking and information for trial attorneys throughout the nation, the final result of the selection process is a credible and comprehensive list of the most outstanding trial lawyers chosen to represent their state or region.

Contact: Andrew Findley

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