McCorkle & Johnson, LLP News Feed Mathew McCoy Appointed to State Bar Committee  Mathew McCoy has been appointed to the ICivics Committee for the State Bar of Georgia.  

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Phillip McCorkle Named Lawyer of the Year  Phillip McCorkle has been named by Best Lawyers as Savannah's Lawyer of the Year in the area of real estate law.  

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Mathew McCoy Named President of the Savannah Bar Association  McCorkle & Johnson, LLP is proud to announce that partner, Mathew M. McCoy, was recently sworn in as President of the Savannah Bar Association.  

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McCorkle & Johnson Partners Named in Atlanta Magazine‚Äôs Super Lawyers 2016 McCorkle & Johnson, LLP is proud to announce that three of its partners have been recognized in Atlanta Magazine’s Super Lawyers 2016.   David Johnson and Mathew McCoy are two of only four attorneys in Savannah to receive this honor in the field of construction litigation.  In fact, they are two of only five attorneys to be listed outside of Atlanta.  Honorees are nominated by their peers and only 5 percent of lawyers in the State are named as Super Lawyers.

Partner Robert McCorkle has been named a Rising Star for the sixth time in the area of real estate law.   Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State are honored as Rising Stars.

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Robert McCorkle Named 2015 Legal Elite  McCorkle & Johnson, LLP is proud to announce that Robert L. McCorkle, III has been named by Georgia Trend Magazine as a member of its 2015 Legal Elite.   Mr. McCorkle, who was selected by his peers, received this honor for both business law and corporate law.  

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McCorkle & Johnson Presents at Community Association Leadership Forum The firm participated in a Community Association Leadership Forum on October 27 hosted by Market South Management, Alliance Association Bank, Coastal Insurance Partners and McCorkle & Johnson, LLP.  The title of the firm's presentation was "I'm a Board Member, now what?" which can be viewed at the link below.  This forum is part of the firm's continuing commitment to serving condominium and neighborhood associations throughout the Coastal Empire, in both Georgia and South Carolina through the provision of legal services and education.



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Partners Named 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Star McCorkle & Johnson, LLP, is pleased to announce that three of its partners have been recognized in Atlanta Magazine’s Super Lawyers 2015.   David Johnson and Mathew McCoy are two of only three attorneys in Savannah and five outside of Atlanta to be named Super Lawyers in the field of construction litigation.  Honorees are nominated by their peers and only 5 percent of lawyers in the State are named as Super Lawyers.

Partner Robert McCorkle has been named a Rising Star for the fifth time in the area of real estate law.   Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State are honored as Rising Stars.

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Robert McCorkle Featured in Fulton County Daily Report  Robert McCorkle was recently featured in the Fulton County Daily Report article "Savannah Dad Teaches—and Learns—as Little League Coach"  



The 37yearold McCorkle started coaching his son's Little League team in Savannah and the experience was

both more challenging, and more rewarding, that he thought it would be. McCorkle said he grew up playing

baseball, but he didn't realize until he got to a preseason coaching clinic that he actually didn't have the right

techniques for basic things like pitching and hitting.

Although he worried about the time away from his law practice and other family duties, he realized that

coaching Little League became one of his favorite things to do.

McCorkle discussed his first year as head coach of the Scrappers (named for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a

minor league team in Niles, Ohio) and his future plans as a youth baseball coach.

Did you play baseball growing up?

I played all my life growing up in Savannah, all the way through middle school. My coach when I played was a


Why did you decide to coach Little League?

I really didn't know what I was getting myself into. I had never coached one of my children before, and I had

not coached Little League before. It's become a bit of a coaching adventure, because now I'm coaching my son's

basketball team. It's fun to see how much you have retained and much of that you are going to teach them.

What was your goal when you started coaching?

As a coach, you feel an obligation to give them some fundamentals, so when they move up, they've been doing

something right from the beginning. When you've got 5yearolds

and 6yearolds,

you show them, "This is how

you throw the baseball. This is the batting stance."

A lot of these kids have never thrown a baseball before, or tried to hit a ball that's thrown to them. You can't get

into the specifics of baseball that you can with a middleschooler.

But you can at least do the basics of it, getting

them to have the proper batting stance, throwing the ball correctly, all those kinds of things.

Baseball is the hardest sport for the little kids because you've got the most downtime of any sport. With

basketball or soccer, you're running around all the time. And with baseball you are rarely in motion. With nine

or 10 players on the field, keeping them in position is maybe the hardest thing to do, or keeping them still on the

bench and not beating each other with baseball bats.

How much did you know about coaching before you started?

The city of Savannah had a clinic, teaching coaches how to coach baseball. They told us how to properly swing

a bat and throw a ball. It's shocking—you think your whole life you know how to do something, then you learn

that you didn't know the right way.

How do you handle a situation of playing a child when he or she may not be as good as the other players

on the team?

We play everyone. We try to keep the number of players at 12 to 13. They're all getting out on the field and

they're all batting. You're not having to choose your nine players, because they all play. I tried to move the kids

around in the batting order so some of them didn't feel like they were always batting last.

It's all about having fun. The first thing we did on the first day of practice was to have them learn what the bases

were. They didn't know the right side from the left side. We would yell out "first base!" or "second base!" or

"home plate!" whenever they would touch it.

What are the rules for your league?

Some leagues will do machinepitch

baseball, no matter what their ages are. But we chose the city of

Savannah's baseball league, which has coachpitch

because it allows the coach to pitch differently to different

kids. The kids who are better, you can pitch harder and faster, and that allows you to adjust how to you pitch to

them. And in the field, we played everyone.

We have more than nine players on the field at the same time. At this age group, we don't keep score and the

whole team bats all the way through in every inning. Whoever bats last in the inning hits a home run. What's

funny about that is that it helps protect the kids from getting upset when they lose.

But even at 5 or 6 years old, they're keeping score. They want to know who's winning and who's losing. The

first question that's always asked is, "Who won?" If the intent is to protect them from competition, they're all

keeping score. The competitiveness is coming.

The way you have it set up, does that eliminate the problem of parents getting angry?

I didn't have any issues with parents, nor did I witness it from other parents on the other teams. Yes, it does

eliminate the parenting issues for now, but which I'm sure will arise later on.

I was lucky to have a lot of dads and moms who were very helpful. A mom was our bench coach and her job

was to make sure everyone was sitting on the bench. And there were multiple dads on the field, keeping the kids

from sitting down [and] picking weeds.

Are you going to coach again next season?

Yes, I do plan to coach again. We're already working on the roster for the league this spring. We're working on

figuring out the three or four kids we need to replace on the roster.

Have you taken your son to a professional baseball game?

I've taken him to a minorleague

game, to a Savannah Sand Gnats game at Grayson Stadium in Savannah. And

I've taken him and my daughter to a Braves game in Atlanta. But at 6 years old, he's more into eating cotton

candy or getting Dippin' Dots ice cream than looking at what the score is.

What do you like best about coaching Little League baseball?

When you're dealing with legal issues that are life and death, getting out there with 6yearold

boys and playing

baseball, and leaving the office early to get there by 5 or 5:30, it is truly the best part of my week. It's incredible


what a stress reliever it is. It's really hard to worry about work when you are out there.

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Robert McCorkle Recently Featured on WTOC Segment on the Savannah Bicycle Campaign Partner Robert McCorkle was recently interviewed on WTOC’s “Hometown Hero” news segment featuring the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.  The Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club, of which Robert McCorkle is the current President, has selected the Savannah Bicycle Campaign as its annual service partner.  This program, run by New Standard Cycles, takes donated bicycles, repairs them, and provides them to people who need transportation to and from work, school, doctor’s appointments, and other locations around the city.  It often reduces their commute to work by 45 minutes to an hour. 

The Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club helped to build-out and renovate the new location for the Savannah Bicycle Campaign at 1301 Lincoln Street.  The Club donated 115 hours of service to the Campaign in the last 6 months of 2014 and continues to volunteer and raise funds for the program through events such as the SouthCoast Health Grand Prix and the Roastary. 

“[The Savannah Bicycle Campaign] is something that’s both close to the hearts of our members, and also a great opportunity for us to have an effect on the community.”  Robert McCorkle.


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Robert McCorkle Honored As One of Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 Robert L. McCorkle, III, Partner at McCorkle & Johnson, LLP, has been honored by the Daily Report, as one of Georgia’s top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 for 2014.  Honorees are nominated by their peers in the Georgia legal community and are then handpicked by the Daily Report’s editorial staff. 

Robert, along with the other recipients, is featured in the August 18, 2014 issue of the Daily Report.  His practice focuses mainly on real estate issues, including:  commercial real estate transactions, zoning law, commercial leasing, and homeowner/condominium association issues. R. Russell Berry, a partner at Robert’s former firm Womble Carlyle, said that “in addition to being a really nice person with a winning personality, Robert is a great lawyer with exceptional transactional and analytical skills.  Robert exudes the confidence that is so essential in developing a successful legal practice.”

The entire article can be found at:  


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