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Oscar Newton Persons

Oscar N. Persons, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Securities Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Business Torts, Federal Legislative Matters. Member of Alston & Bird LLP.

Background

  • Persons, Oscar Newton was born on January 7, 1939 in McCormick, South Carolina, United States. Son of Abner Thaddeus and Esther (Dumas) Persons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1960. Juris Doctor, Emory University, 1967.

    Career

    • Worked at Alston & Bird LLP (Atlanta, Georgia) specializing in Securities Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Business Torts, Federal Legislative Matters. Admitted to the bar, 1967, Georgia. 1981, United States. Supreme Court.

      United States. Court of Appeals, 5th, 6th, 8th and 11th Circuits. Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi. Alpha Pi Mu. Member, Bryan Honor Society.

      Associate Editor, Journal of Public Law, 1965-1967. Faculty, Atlanta Bar Trial Advocacy, 1980-1981, 1990. Faculty, Emory Law School, Trial Techniques Program, 1980, 1982, 1983-1984, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993.

      Faculty in Business Litigation Techniques, Atlanta Bar Continuing legal education, 1983-1984. Faculty, in Computer Law Seminar, Georgia Bar Continuing legal education, 1986. Faculty, Kentucky Law School Securities Law Seminar, 1982, 1986.

      Faculty, NBI Seminar on Damages, 1985. Faculty, Atlanta Bar Continuing legal education on Financially Troubled Partnerships, 1987. Faculty, Professional Education Systems, Inc.

      (PESI) Continuing legal education on the New Restrictive Covenant Act and Business Torts in Georgia, 1990. Faculty, Georgia Bar Continuing legal education on Appellate Practice, 1991, 1992. Faculty, Atlanta Bar Continuing legal education on Appellate Practice, 1991, 1992, 1993.

      Faculty "How to Win Your Case with Depositions," Continuing legal education program (by Lorman Education Services), 1993, 1994. General Counsel, Republican Party of Georgia, 1971-1993. Member: State Election Board of Georgia, 1976—.

      Board Atlanta Federal Defender Program, 1989-1995. Georgia Chair, Dole-Kemp Campaign, 1996. Chair, Georgia Electoral College, 1996.

      Member: Atlanta and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Georgia. Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

      Military: Lieutenant, USNR, 1960-1962.

    Membership

    Member, Bryan Honor Society. Associate Editor, Journal of Public Law, 1965-1967. Faculty, Atlanta Bar Trial Advocacy, 1980-1981, 1990.

    Faculty, Emory Law School, Trial Techniques Program, 1980, 1982, 1983-1984, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993. Faculty in Business Litigation Techniques, Atlanta Bar Continuing legal education, 1983-1984. Faculty, in Computer Law Seminar, Georgia Bar Continuing legal education, 1986.

    Faculty, Kentucky Law School Securities Law Seminar, 1982, 1986. Faculty, NBI Seminar on Damages, 1985. Faculty, Atlanta Bar Continuing legal education on Financially Troubled Partnerships, 1987.

    Faculty, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI) Continuing legal education on the New Restrictive Covenant Act and Business Torts in Georgia, 1990. Faculty, Georgia Bar Continuing legal education on Appellate Practice, 1991, 1992.

    Faculty, Atlanta Bar Continuing legal education on Appellate Practice, 1991, 1992, 1993. Faculty "How to Win Your Case with Depositions," Continuing legal education program (by Lorman Education Services), 1993, 1994. General Counsel, Republican Party of Georgia, 1971-1993.

    Member: State Election Board of Georgia, 1976—. Board Atlanta Federal Defender Program, 1989-1995. Georgia Chair, Dole-Kemp Campaign, 1996.

    Chair, Georgia Electoral College, 1996. Member: Atlanta and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Georgia.

    Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Military: Lieutenant, USNR, 1960-1962.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Van Landingham, July 16, 1988. Children: Thaddeus William, Anne Laura Lacour.
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