Gregory C. Sowell

Gregory C. Sowell was born in Vidalia, Georgia and moved to Tifton as a child. Mr. Sowell earned degrees in both Business and Law from the University of Georgia.

While a student at UGA, Greg served as president of the Business School Council, Blue Key and Gridiron. He was also a member of Sphinx and during law school he represented Georgia Law in Moot Court competition. He was admitted to the Bar in 1983.

Mr. Sowell has served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia and is a former member of the University of Georgia Alumni Board of Managers. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the University of Georgia Alumni Association. A past president of the Tifton Bar Association, he is also a member of the Bank Counsel Section of the Georgia Bankers Association. He is a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia and is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Mr. Sowell is a Past President of the University of Georgia Law School Association.

In private practice in Tifton since 1983, Mr. Sowell served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia and as Judge of the Tifton Municipal Court until his selection as City Attorney for the City of Tifton in 1991.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Abraham Baldwin College and has taught Business Law for both the Georgia Bankers Association (American Institute of Banking Program) and for the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. Mr. Sowell has also lectured frequently on conflict resolution issues for the Student Leadership Center at the University of Georgia.

Mr. Sowell is a certified mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and has served on a number of occasions as a mediator in civil matters and as a Special Master in condemnation matters. Mr. Sowell is a former member of the Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Georgia, having served by appointment of the Georgia Supreme Court.

Mr. Sowell's practice emphasizes local government law and issues related to all facets of business.

Greg Sowell 2010 UGA Law School Graduation

Mr. Sowell addresses the 2010 UGA Law School graduates