Ivy Cadle installed as 62nd president of State Bar of Georgia


Ivy N. Cadle of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. in Macon and Atlanta was installed June 8 as the 62nd president of the 55,000-member State Bar of Georgia during the organization’s Annual Meeting at Amelia Island.

Cadle previously served as secretary, treasurer and, for the past year, as president-elect of the State Bar. He previously represented the Macon Judicial Circuit on the Board of Governors of the State Bar. He is a past chair of the Eminent Domain Section of the State Bar, past president of the Macon Bar Association and past president of the American Inn of Court, William Augustus Bootle Chapter.

Cadle is managing shareholder of Baker Donelson’s Atlanta and Macon offices and is a business litigator in the areas of real estate, eminent domain, land use, zoning, and conservation easements. He is also a certified public accountant. He earned his law degree from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2007. Cadle is also a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a Bachelor of Science, Biology, cum laude, and a Master of Accountancy.

Cadle is a mediator and registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Mercer University School of Law, where he teaches accounting for lawyers. He is also an aviation enthusiast and holds a multi-engine commercial certificate with an instrument rating.

He is married to Leslie L. Cadle, an estate planning and probate lawyer and member of the State Bar of Georgia who practices at Smith Hawkins Hollingsworth & Reeves LLP in Macon.

The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by the Supreme Court of Georgia as the successor to the Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 55,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.