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Chamberlain Hrdlicka Shareholder Erica Opitz Is ‘On the Rise’ Honoree for 2023 Southeastern Legal Awards

May 1, 2023

Erica Opitz, Atlanta-based Shareholder, was named an “On the Rise” honoree for the 2023 Southeastern Legal Awards by the Daily Report

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to announce that Atlanta-based Shareholder Erica Opitz was named an “On the Rise” honoree for the 2023 Southeastern Legal Awards by the Daily Report. The complete list of honorees is here.

The award recognizes the Southeast’s most promising lawyers under the age of 40. The attorneys selected must be innovators, developing unique practice niches, amassing robust books of business, demonstrating strong leadership qualities, showing expertise in litigation or transactional work, and must commit themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work.

Chamberlain Hrdlicka Atlanta Co-Managing Shareholder Scott Augustine said Opitz exemplifies all characteristics of the “On the Rise” award.

“Erica leads the mentorship program for our 51-attorney Atlanta office and goes out of her way to ensure that the program is beneficial to both mentors and mentees,” Augustine said. “She has amassed a robust book of business for a young shareholder and her innovation and creativity help clients and their business partners forge compromises that meet everyone’s business goals. We are thrilled that Erica was selected for this well-deserved honor and are excited to see how she will continue to impact the legal and business community.”

Opitz is a member of the Corporate, Securities and Finance practice group and often serves as a client’s outside general counsel. She assists clients with corporate governance, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions and privately held securities matters. Opitz represents clients in a variety of industries, including moving and storage, merchant services, certified public accounting, investment management, manufacturing and building supply distribution industries.

Opitz earned her undergraduate degree from Binghamton University and her law degree from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

About The Southeastern Legal Awards

A Daily Report outlet, the Southeastern Legal Awards celebrates achievement and excellence by honoring lawyers who have left an indelible mark on the legal community in the Southeast and beyond through their unwavering dedication to the profession.