April 26, 2021: Bert Reeves Georgia Legislative Update

Bert was first elected into the Georgia General Assembly in November 2014 to represent House District 34 in Cobb County, which includes parts of Marietta and Kennesaw. Bert is a native of Cobb County and graduated from North Cobb High School in Kennesaw. Bert is an attorney and partner in the Marietta law firm Smith, Schnatmeier, Dettmering & Reeves, LLP, and serves as “of counsel” for the nationwide firm Freeman Mathis & Gary. His legal career focuses on civil and complex litigation, small business legal representation and all aspects of probate law. Bert began his legal career as a prosecutor, where he served for five years as an assistant district attorney in Cobb County. He earned his juris doctorate, cum laude, from Stetson University in St. Petersburg, Florida. Bert is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Management with dean’s list honors. While at Georgia Tech, Bert served as the school yellow jacket mascot, “Buzz,” from 1997 to 2000, where he was named an “All-American Mascot” in 1997. In the Georgia House of Representatives, Bert serves as a floor leader for Governor Brian Kemp. In this role, Bert is a part of the governor’s team and carries the governor’s legislation through the General Assembly. Additionally, he currently serves as the vice chairman of the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee and is the chairman of a Judiciary Non-Civil subcommittee. He also serves as vice chairman of the Higher Education Committee, as well as a member on the Appropriations, Insurance, Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, Science and Technology and Ways & Means committees. An active member of his community, Bert is a member of the Marietta Rotary Club and the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Regional Board of Directors. He serves as a board member of the Davis Direction Foundation. He is a graduate of Leadership Cobb and a member of the Leadership Georgia class of 2021. He has served as a trustee for the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and has served the board of directors for the Strand Theatre, the Marietta Visitors Bureau, the Kennesaw Business Association, the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association Executive Board, the Cobb County Bar Association Board of Trustees, the Junior League of Cobb- Marietta Community Advisory Board and as the chaplain for the Cobb County Bar Association. Bert also chaired the Cobb Youth Leadership program from 2012 to 2013. Bert was recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2015 and named as “40 Under 40” for the state of Georgia. In 2016, the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia and the Georgia Gang

Posted by Bill White
April 27, 2021


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