Thirty years. Three decades. It is a long time in any context, but in terms of a growing, viable business, it’s a lifetime. Sustaining that business in an industry dependent on expert guidance through a highly complex legal system, stressful circumstances and emotional support can be both challenging and rewarding. This month, Mary Montgomery celebrates 30 years of doing just that—navigating the choppy waters between emotionally charged, unique, complicated divorce situations and legal resolution.

The Magnum Opus Honor Society of the University Of Georgia School Of Law supports various non-profits throughout the community, and recently Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor’s associate attorney, Shana Webb Pennywell, donated her Saturday afternoon on Father’s Day Weekend to participate in the Fatherless Generation Foundation’s Fatherhood Expo.

The theme for this year’s Institute was “Anatomy of a Divorce and Family Law Case from Start to Finish … Basic and Advanced.” Stearns, Montgomery & Proctor attorneys’, Partner Ryan Proctor, Lance Dutton, Shana Pennywell, and Melody Swilling, attended the three-day conference in Amelia Island, Florida.

The Center for Family Resources honored its most distinguished board and committee members and volunteers during its second annual Pep Rally in the Delta360 Club at SunTrust Park Thursday evening, April 27.

A windy evening and light rain falling seconds before the official start didn’t stop participants for the third annual Light the Way 5k benefiting the City of Marietta School system’s Graduate Marietta initiative on Saturday. Wearing race shirts and plenty of glow-in-the-dark accessories, the nearly 300 runners and walkers enjoyed games and activities prior to the Tot Trot, 1-mile fun run/walk, and Peachtree Qualifying 5k.

When the Atlanta Braves played the New York Mets on May 3rd at the new SunTrust Park in Cobb County, 20 Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor baseball fans enjoyed the game in style at the NAPA suite. “I have attended many Braves games (at Turner Field) but nothing compares to the view and experience of watching the game from a suite,” said Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor Receptionist Audrey Bergner. “Being behind home plate was a dream come true and to share the experience with my husband (Jacob) and co-workers made it even more special,” she added.

Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Shana Webb Pennywell. Shana concentrates her practice in divorce and family law.

“We’re excited to have Shana join our firm,” says founder Mary Montgomery. “She comes highly recommended by a well-respected mediator from this area.”

Staff and family of Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor Law Firm recently participated in Arnold Mill Elementary School’s 1st annual “Color Me Fun Run” to raise support, money and awareness for The American Cancer Society through Relay for Life.

Women from Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor recently joined more than 700 community leaders at the LiveSAFE Resource’s Annual Tribute to Women of Achievement. The Academy of Women Leaders created the annual awards program to honor women who exemplify the qualities of leadership, achievement, dedication and generosity.

Last month members of the Cobb Justice Foundation (CJF) met at the Marietta office of Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor (SMP) for the Foundation’s annual board meeting. The annual Board of Directors meeting includes all of the Chief Judges of the Cobb court’s as well as the Presidents of the Cobb Bar, the Family Law section, as well as the Cobb/Atlanta Legal Aid Director.

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