Mr. Thomas "Witt" Gaither
Mr. Lee Gillis
Mr. Gillis has successfully represented clients in business, employment, civil rights and
general liability defense litigation. A significant portion of Lee’s practice is dedicated trial and appellate practice. Lee also oversees the firm’s statewide uninsured motorist litigation practice. Lee is a regular presenter to the Insurance Law Institute on the development of liability defense law.
Lee also has experience representing employers in various areas of employment law, including hospitals, school boards and small businesses. His contributions in support of the local community include serving as the chairman of the board of directors for Campus Clubs, a faith – based, educational outreach ministry to at risk children in Middle Georgia.
Lee is originally from McRae, Georgia. He and his wife, Lori, have two children and are members of First Presbyterian Church, where Lee serves as a Deacon.
Mr. George Greer
George also represents developers and investors in the development and construction of affordable housing projects utilizing low income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), HOME Partnership Loans, and various other federal and state financing and subsidies. He also provides counsel to parties rehabilitating historic structures in Georgia using historic tax credits. Finally, George has represented numerous small business owners in middle Georgia as corporate counsel.
A native of Macon, Georgia, George received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 1992. George worked in Washington D.C. on the staff of Congressman Mac Collins from 1995-1997 before returning to Macon, where he worked as a commercial realtor for The Summit Group from 1997-1999. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2002. George is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and serves on several local boards, including the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he is serving as the Immediate Past Chair of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and Chair-Elect of the Macon Economic Development Commission.
George is married to former Anna Sanders of Macon. They have two children, Katherine (5) and Henry (3). The Greers are lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church
Mrs. Ember Bishop Bentley
Ember Bishop Bentley is the Chief of Staff and government relations officer of Middle Georgia State University. She was previously executive director of the Georgia Forestry Foundation, deputy commissioner for international relations for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and served as Chief of Staff to First Lady Sandra Deal. Bentley sits on the boards of the Georgia Forestry Commission, Jekyll Island Foundation, Academy for Classical Education, NewTown Macon, Macon Chamber of Commerce and the International Cherry Blossom Festival. She is a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Rural Prosperity Council, Protocol and Diplomacy International Protocol Officers Association, and a Navicent Ambassador. Bentley is a graduate of Leadership Georgia, Protocol Partners and the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. She earned a bachelor's degree from Shorter University and is a master’s degree candidate at Georgia College and State University in the field of Public Administration. Ember and her husband, Will and their daughter, reside in Macon and are members of Vineville United Methodist Church.
Mr. Michael Kruger
Mr. Walter Stafford
Dr. Ryan Schnetzer