Judge Robert Chasteen Retires After 20 Years of Exceptional Service to the Cordele Judicial Circuit

Cordele, Georgia – After serving as the Cordele Judicial Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge for a distinguished 20-year tenure, Robert W. Chasteen has announced his retirement from full-time duty effective at the end of this year. The State Bar of Georgia extends their congratulations and thanks to Judge Chasteen for his dedication and contributions to the justice system in Ben Hill, Crisp, Dooly, and Wilcox counties. Judge Chasteen, a member of the Georgia Bar since 1969, was first elected as a Superior Court judge in 2004. Prior to his appointment, he had an extensive background … Read more

District Court Judge Brad Allen Retires Amidst Controversy: A Career of Distinction Ends Under Unfortunate Circumstances

Burlington, North Carolina – After facing potential disciplinary action from the state’s Supreme Court, district court judge Brad Allen has announced his retirement. The decision comes in the wake of alleged inappropriate actions during a bar association Christmas party on December 9. Retirement, although not an immediate consideration for the 61-year-old judge, allowed him to avoid the potentially embarrassing revelations from the state’s Judicial Standards Commission’s investigation. By retiring “voluntarily,” Allen managed to evade the possibility of being removed from office by the high court, which could have resulted in the loss of his retirement … Read more

Beloved South Bend Attorney Retires After 40-Year Career, Plans to Travel, Write, and Continue Helping Others

South Bend, Indiana – After a remarkable 40-year career, prominent South Bend attorney Doug Small, a member of Foley & Small, has decided to retire. Reflecting on his longstanding journey, Small expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work with wonderful colleagues and clients, adding that it was a privilege to assist a diverse range of individuals over the years. Born in Knox, Indiana, Small attended Indiana University for both his undergraduate and law degrees, ultimately passing the bar in 1983. He initially launched his legal career at Barnes & Thornburg in South Bend before co-founding … Read more