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PRESS RELEASE

July 26, 2022

COUNTY MEDIA CONTACT:

Wendy Howell

Public Information Officer

229.302.3006 (office) or 229.854.0006 (cell)

whowell@dougherty.ga.us



DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA – During yesterday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, the Dougherty County Board of Commissioners officially welcomed new County Attorney, Alex Shalishali, to the team. The new attorney succeeds long-time Dougherty County Attorney, Spencer Lee, who recently retired after nearly 45 years of service to Dougherty County.

A native of Columbus, Georgia, Shalishali is a shareholder in the Litigation group for the Law Firm of Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C. Since his tenure with the firm, his practice areas have primarily included complex business litigation, construction litigation and personal injury matters. He also regularly defends local government entities and law enforcement agencies on various civil matters. Having successfully litigated numerous cases at both the state and federal level, Shalishali also currently balances his private practice with additionally serving as Assistant Magistrate Judge for Muscogee County. For his efforts, he was recognized as a Rising Star in the 2021 edition of the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.

Receiving his education at the University of Georgia, studying International Affairs and French before graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2009, Shalishali continued at UGA’s School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor degree in 2012. A member of the Columbus Bar Association, American Inns of Courts and the Fountain City Bar Association, where he previously served as its President, Shalishali has twice been elected by his fellow Bar members to serve on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia, where is currently serving his second term representing the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. He is also a 2016 graduate of Leadership Georgia.

In the Columbus community, Shalishali serves on the boards for the Emanuel Preparatory School of Math and Science and the Columbus Botanical Garden. In addition to serving as a youth mentor, he previously spent several years volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters and the River Center for the Performing Arts, where he served as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

“I hope to bring to Dougherty County in its role as a steward of taxpayer dollars and service-provider for its citizens, added assurance that it is compliant with the law,” said Shalishali. “I also seek to bring a spirit of friendship and collegiality that results in a lasting partnership beyond just serving as legal counsel. The wonderful folks I have met here so far leave me with little doubt that these aims are achievable.”

Alex Shalishali, new County Attorney for Dougherty County Board of Commissioners

Alex Shalishali, new County Attorney for the Dougherty County Board of Commissioners.