ORLANDO, FLA. — John J. Shiptenko of Dunwoody, senior assistant general counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, was honored with the 2019 Employee of the Year Award, presented June 8 during the Bar’s Annual Meeting.

“John has worked to ensure the continued smooth operation of the State Bar of Georgia for nearly 23 years with constant good humor and a professional demeanor,” said State Bar President Kenneth B. Hodges III. “He protects the Bar with a meticulous attention to detail that ensures we are in compliance with all laws, rules and policies.”

Shiptenko joined the State Bar’s Office of the General Counsel in August 1996 and was promoted to senior assistant general counsel in 2014. He serves as staff counsel to the Insurance Committee and Formal Advisory Opinion Board, as well as providing legal advice on employment and personnel matters, representing the State Bar in litigation involving discovery disputes and reviewing contracts between the organization and other entities.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Shiptenko earned his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1994.

The Employee of the Year Award honors a staff member for distinguished dedication to carrying out the ideals of the Bar and commends the individual’s exemplary work, conscientious manner and positive attitude.

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