Vath Elected Treasurer of Atlanta Bar
Margaret Vath, Lawyering Foundations instructor at Georgia State University College of Law, recently was elected treasurer of the Atlanta Bar Association.
“It’s a vote of confidence,” Vath says. “I feel grateful and humbled by the support of the endorsements of 11 past presidents of the Atlanta Bar Association, as well as past presidents of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia and The Junior League of Atlanta. I’m excited about entering into this role and continuing the bar’s legacy of leadership and service.”
Vath, an Atlanta Bar member for 15 years, served on its Board of Directors as a member-at-large for the past five years. She was appointed by the last three bar presidents to its executive committee, helping to co-draft amended bylaws.
She also served on the executive director search committee, and the Therrell High School Law Day committee. The Atlanta Bar recently awarded Vath with a Distinguished Service Award for her leadership on the Law School Outreach committee, which included developing and hosting a section fair, networking training, mock interviews and resume workshops.
She also served as longtime producer of the Bard Show, the all-lawyer comedy musical, parody in which she tap dances and sings. She produced the 10th show last November, raising more than $40,000 for the Atlanta Bar Foundation.
Vath also is a member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Legal Writing Institute, Lawyers Club of Atlanta and St. Thomas More Society and is a past board member and active volunteer with The Junior League of Atlanta. She received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and holds a B.A. in English and journalism from the University of Delaware. She is pursuing a master of arts in professional writing from Kennesaw State University.
Prior to joining Georgia State Law, Vath spent eight years in private practice as a commercial litigator.
She is the author of the 2002-2005 supplements for West’s “Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Tennessee” as well as numerous local magazine articles.