According to Ben Evans of Associated Press, President-elect Obama’s appointments have notably excluded Southerners. It’s hard to see where he’s going to fill in that gap.  However, there is speculation that my friend from Atlanta, Teresa Wynn Roseborough, could be the next Solicitor General of the United States, representing the government at the Supreme Court. A former Supreme Court clerk, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and big firm lawyer, she is currently chief litigation counsel for MetLife in New York and commuting more or less weekly between there and Atlanta. Teresa is a brilliant lawyer. Both she and her husband Joseph, also an excellent lawyer, are gracious friends. Though she’s probably more liberal about some issues than this redneck lawyer, she would be a fitting choice. I look for her to become a United States Supreme Court Justice someday.

 Ken Shigley is an Atlanta, Georgia trial attorney with a practice  focused primarily on cases of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death arising from commercial truck and bus accidents.  He has been rated as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), one of the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and a Certified Civil Trial Advocate (National Board of Trial Advocacy).  Mr. Shigley is currently Secretary of the 40,000 member State Bar of Georgia.