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Attorney Robert Bozeman Encourages Law Students to Learn to Write

The managing partner at the Davis Bozeman Law Firm, Robert Bozeman leads the firm’s civil litigation section. Having received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Florida A&M University (1995) and Juris Doctorate from Georgia State College of Law (2001), Bozeman made a decision to pursue law after witnessing fellow congregation members at Friendship Baptist Church wield their influence. “While there were no lawyers in my family, I was influenced by several members of my church who were lawyers and who always seemed to be involved in any important church decision,” he said.

“Attorney Thomas Cuffie had a profound impact on my ability to examine the business of practicing law and deal fairly with clients. Attorneys at King & Spalding, an international law firm — my first position as an attorney — impacted me by challenging me to become a better writer. Attorneys too often focus on oratory skills but, in many instances, the ability to write will likely have a greater impact on [one’s] success as an attorney,” explained Bozeman.

The Davis Bozeman Law Firm, which is located less than two miles from where Bozeman was raised, was born of  humble beginnings. He and partner, Mawuli Davis, had only two part-time employees. Today, their staff consists of as many as 14 full-time employees. The firm is robust and growing. The partners have invested in cutting-edge case management software, which expands their capacity to handle twice as many cases and is demonstrative of their commitment to be courageous community advocates.

Since most of his cases involve serious injury or death, there are really no true winners. But, there is one case that makes Bozeman smile. “One of the results I am most proud of, was a case where an on-duty police officer struck and killed two women and ticketed them for running a red light. Despite the evidence against them, we immediately requested that certain evidence be preserved, including the ‘black box’ on the police cruiser. We also performed a reconstruction of the accident. Based on our accident reconstruction, it was later determined that the police officer was traveling at an excessive rate of speed and was, in fact, at fault for the collision and the death of the two women.” he vaunts.

A supporter of community projects like Consequences of Thug Life at Clarkston High School, Bozeman offers this advice for students considering pursuing a law degree, “Find a mentor. A good mentor can make all the difference in helping to identify opportunities related to the legal profession that could help foster a more informed decision about law school.”

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1 Comment

  1. Karen Denise Adams Anderson on July 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    You are to be admired for encouraging people… I graduated in 1981 and received few encouragers because I surrounded myself with people who were jealous hearted ….. After much prayer,and accepting low paying jobs God has blessed me with a job at a law firm….I thank God the young attorney who has hired me has given this 57 year old woman an opportunity…..