Gilbert Harrell Sumerford & Martin, PC

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Since its founding more than 140 years ago, generations of Gilbert Harrell lawyers and staff have upheld a passion and commitment to give back to the community of Southeast Coastal Georgia. As responsible and active corporate citizens, our firm takes great pride in donating our time and talents to help grow and enrich the community. Members of the Gilbert Harrell team have lead churches, civic clubs, charitable organizations, hospitals and public institutions. We believe Corporate Citizenship enables us to have a vested interest in the advancement of the community, in addition to an opportunity to gain tools and resources to build and sustain positive relationships within the community.

Members of the Gilbert Harrell firm are encouraged to contribute their time and expertise to any deserving community cause, as well as to serve in leadership positions on boards of charitable organizations, schools, foundations, service groups, and fundraisers for charities or worthy causes. By working with people from a wide variety of community initiatives, we maintain relationships that facilitate shared values and goals. We believe that participation in numerous facets of community needs helps us to bring positive change and long-lasting value to the community where we live and work.

Today, lawyers from our Firm serve as counsel to or as a member of the Board of Directors for organizations such as:

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia
  • The St. Simons Land Trust
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • College of Coastal Georgia Foundation
  • Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation
  • Hospice of the Golden Isles, Foundation and Auxiliary
  • Coastal Georgia Historical Society
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA Glynn)
  • Rebuilding Together Glynn County, Georgia
  • The United Way
  • Magnolia Manor

News Update - June 2014

Hillary S. Stringfellow served as Program Chair for the 59th co-sponsored by the Fiduciary Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Estate Planning Committee, Georgia Bankers Association, Trust Advisory Committee and the Financial Planning Association of Georgia for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia held at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Georgia in February.

Hillary S. Stringfellow will present “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Administering a Small Estate But Were Afraid to Ask” for the Basic Fiduciary Practice sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE) at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia on March 28, 2014.

Rees M. Sumerford a Fellow of the American Counsel of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) began his term as Co-Chairman of the Legal Education Committee in January 2014.


Brunswick Office

777 Gloucester Street, Suite 200
Post Office Box 190
Brunswick, Georgia 31521-0190
(912) 265-6700
(912) 264-0244 Facsimile

Atlanta Office

50 Hurt Plaza SE
Suite 1450-A
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2915
(912) 265-6700
(912) 264-0244 Facsimile


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