Dana F. Braun
Of Counsel

Mr. Braun is of counsel to the firm whose practice encompasses numerous areas of the law including housing, public and municipal law, commercial real estate, general business matters, construction, employment law and civil litigation.  Mr. Braun is a graduate of the University of Georgia Law School and a former law clerk to the late Honorable B. Avant Edenfield, Judge United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Prior to becoming of counsel to the firm in May 2016 along with Bubba Hughes, Mr. Braun was a partner in the firm of Callaway, Braun, Riddle & Hughes, P.C.

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. 1978)
  • University of North Carolina (M.S. 1974)
  • Tulane University (B.S. 1973)

Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Housing Development Law Institute
  • DRI

Court Admissions

  • Georgia State and Superior Courts
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Community Activities

  • Alderman At Large, City of Savannah, 1990 – 1996
  • Georgia Film, Video and Music Advisory Commission, Member 2003 – 2008, Chairman Legislative Committee, which drafted the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act
  • Savannah Film Commission, 1998 to Present, Chairman, 2001- 2005
  • Federal Courthouse Advisory Committee, Chairman 1992-1997
  • United States District Court Rules Advisory Committee, 1989 – 2000
  • Savannah Jewish Federation, Board of Directors, 1986 – 1996, President, 1993 – 1995
  • Inspire Inc. d/b/a TEDxSavannah, Chairman 2015 to Present
  • Oglethorpe Academy, Board of Directors, 2012 to Present
  • Telluride Mountain Film on Tour Savannah, Board of Directors 2009 to Present
  • Trustee, State Bar of Georgia Client Security Trust Fund
  • Fee Arbitrator for State Bar of Georgia
  • The Creative Coast, Board of Directors, 2011 – 2014, Chairman, 2013
  • Telfair Museum of Art, Trustee, 2001- 2005
  • Congregation Mickve Israel, Board of Adjunta, 1999 – 2003
  • Westside Urban Health Center, Board of Directors, 2001 – 2005
  • Savannah Onstage (now known as Savannah Music Festival), Board of Directors, 1996 – 2000,Vice President, 1998 – 2000
  • Leadership Georgia Graduate, 1992
  • Leadership Savannah Graduate, 1992
  • Arthritis Foundation – Savannah Division, Board of Directors 1985 – 1990, President, 1989
  • United Way of the Coastal Empire, Chairman, Lawyers Division, 1990
  • Chatham County Mosquito Control Commission, Commissioner, 1982 – 1989
  • Savannah Jazz Festival, Chairman, 1989

Clients

  • Housing Authority of Savannah
  • City of Pembroke
  • Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
  • Housing Authority Insurance Group
  • Garibaldi’s and Olde Pink House
  • Ele and the Chef Group
  • OECI
  • Rabey Electric Company
  • Service Brewing
  • Judge Realty
  • United Way of the Coastal Empire, Chairman, Lawyers Division, 1990
  • Chatham County Mosquito Control Commission, Commissioner, 1982 – 1989
  • Savannah Jazz Festival, Chairman, 1989