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Thurbert Baker

Attorney General Thurbert Baker co-leads Dentons’ US State Attorney General practice and serves on the firm’s US Board. He served as the attorney general for the State of Georgia for 13 years under three different governors. He has been consistently selected as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend Magazine. In 2009 he was the recipient of the first annual Barack Obama Political Leadership award from the National Bar Association for his pioneering achievements as a public servant and an elected official. Attorney General Baker also has served as the President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) from 2006-2007, been recognized as one of “America’s Top Lawyers” by Black Enterprise Magazine, and served for over a decade as NAAG’s representative to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He also spent eight years in the Georgia House of Representatives and served in Governor Zell Miller’s Administration as the House Floor Leader, sponsoring several pieces of significant legislation, including the HOPE Scholarship awarded to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement and attend college in Georgia.

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By and / 3.24.2017

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