Meet the Atlanta attorney elected president of Stonewall Bar

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The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia elected Barret Broussard as its new president at the LGBTQ legal group’s annual gala dinner.

Broussard (photo) called it “a humbling honor and a full-circle moment.”

“I joined SBA as a first-year student at Emory Law School in 2010, and I witnessed SBA expand and pursue its mission effectively ever since,” he told Project Q Atlanta in a statement.

“I look forward to continuing that mission as president of SBA by expanding our relationships with other bar associations throughout the United States, ensuring that LGBTQ legal professionals have the tools they need to advocate for clients effectively, and ensuring that LGBTQ people can access justice in every courthouse throughout Georgia,” Broussard added.

Broussard is an associate in the Midtown Atlanta office of the law firm Carlton Fields. His work focuses on representing clients in business disputes.

He was named to the Stonewall Bar Association's board of directors in 2015, co-chaired the group's Law Student Outreach Committee in 2016 and 2017, and was named vice president of the group in 2018. In July, Georgia Voice readers voted him Best Lawyer.

Broussard spoke at the Stonewall Bar Association’s 25th Annual Silver Gala & Annual Dinner on Oct. 17 at the W Midtown. The group held its 2018 gala dinner at the Fox Theatre.

The Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia was founded in 1995. The Atlanta City Council honored the group with a Stonewall Month proclamation in June. Current board members include DeKalb State Court Judge Mike Jacobs, one of at least four openly LGBTQ judges in metro Atlanta, and state Rep. Matthew Wilson, who is one of five openly LGBTQ state lawmakers in Georgia.

Photo courtesy Carlton Fields


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