Attorney involved in Schiavo case to speak at Georgia Law


Friday, April 8, 2005

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, CONTACT: Dave Powell, 704/904-3488,

Attorney involved in Schiavo case to speak at Georgia Law

ATHENS, Ga. – Kenneth L. Connor, who served as counsel to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Bush v. Schiavo case, will speak about his role in one of the country’s most controversial legal battles - the decision to remove Terri Schindler Schiavo’s feeding tube. His presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. April 14 in the University of Georgia School of Law’s classroom A. The lecture is open to the public, and admission is free.

Connor is the founder of the Center for a Just Society and serves as the organization’s chair. Additionally, he is affiliated with the law firm Wilkes & McHugh, which is known for its successful representation of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Connor is frequently involved in issues such as the sanctity of human life, nursing home reform, parents’ rights, adoption and corrections reform. He was selected by other attorneys as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for 2001-02. From 2000 to 2003, Connor ran the Family Research Council, one of the country’s leading pro-family public policy groups. He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from Florida State University.

This event is sponsored by the law school’s Federalist Society, an organization that seeks to encourage discussion about public policy and the law by sponsoring debates and prominent speakers.