The Georgia Board of Natural Resources recently appointed Zachary Harris, a litigation associate from Atwood Choate, P.C., of St. Simons Island, to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee.
Harris will be filling the unexpired term of Superior Court Judge-Elect Bert Guy. He has previously served as Deputy Counsel to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (Georgia DNR), which saw him handle litigation, contracts and administrative law matters. At Atwood Choate, Harris practices general civil litigation, encompassing business and commercial law.
“The members of the committees play an important role in conserving the marshes, tidal rivers, and beaches by making decisions that balance human use and resource protection,” Harris said. “As a lifelong Georgian, I consider it an honor to be vested with this significant responsibility to ensure that our coast remains a truly unique place for present and future generations.”
Harris is originally from Jesup, Georgia, and attended Emory University and Georgia State University College of Law. He is a licensed Georgia attorney, allowing him to practice in all Georgia courts, and lives and works on St. Simons Island with his wife.
The Coastal Marshland Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee membership comprises five Georgia residents, including the Commissioner of Natural Resources and three other member who reside in one of the state’s six coastal counties.