On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I offer condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Samuel L. "Sam" Oliver of Gainesville on his recent, untimely passing.
In addition to his expertise in handling legal transactions on behalf of his clients, Mr. Oliver demonstrated his commitment to helping his fellow citizens through his many positions of leadership in his church and community, including 12 years as a member and three years as chairman of the Gainesville Board of Education.
Sam Oliver's lifetime of service stands as an inspiration to all Georgia lawyers as we seek to fulfill both our duty to help others and our high calling as stewards of the justice system. He will be missed by all.
Kenneth L. Shigley
President, State Bar of Georgia