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Alan I. Begner

Alan I. BegnerAlan has been practicing law in Atlanta since 1975. He received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Georgia in 1971, and a J.D. from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, in 1975. Alan became a First Amendment lawyer in 1982, when he successfully defended a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, charged with sabotage of an army base in Atlanta, who was acquitted based upon a First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and air grievances against the government.

Alan has represented adult businesses since 1982. He has represented numerous adult businesses throughout the country as well as internationally, including gentlemen’s clubs, stores, spas, and swinger’s clubs. Alan has written regular columns for local and national dancer magazines.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has written 3 articles about Alan’s law practice: “Alan Begner, First Amendment Attorney” in 2006, “Alan Begner, Wrapping Nude Dancers in Shroud of Law” in 1999 and “Alan Begner, Proud To Be A Defender of First Amendment” in 1992.

Alan teaches at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta as an adjunct professor. His courses have included First Amendment Law and Privacy Law. He has also served as a panelist and speaker at numerous conferences on topics ranging from civil disobedience to adult entertainment, censorship, and random drug testing. Alan has been a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association since 1993, and has served on its Board of Officers since 2005. He has also served on the board of the Atlanta Community Court Restorative Justice Foundation.


Cory G. Begner

Cory G. BegnerCory has been practicing law since 1992. She attended Bennington College and received a B.A. from Emory University in 1971, and a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law in 1992.

Cory is the principal writer and researcher for Begner & Begner. She has tried numerous cases challenging laws and ordinances that violate guarantees of free speech and due process. She has argued appeals before State and Federal appellate courts in Georgia.

Cory has been a member of the international First Amendment Lawyers Association since 1993, served two years as the organization’s President, and has served on its Board since 2000. She has also served on the Board of the City of Atlanta Community Court Restorative Justice Foundation and was a member of the Atlanta’s 2000 Grady Coalition, seeking better service for patients at Grady Hospital. Cory has been a presenter for Georgia State University College of Law’s Ethics Orientation for incoming students. She was co-founder of the Nefesh Committee at Temple, which reaches out to families dealing with mental illness and works to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.


Boris Y. Milter

Boris Y. MillerAn associate at Begner & Begner, P.C., Boris was a law clerk with the firm during his final two years in law school, obtaining firsthand experience into the practice of law and the complexity of the issues that Begner & Begner helps its clients navigate. Boris’ clerkship provided him with the tools and experience necessary to guide his clients and ensure that their rights are protected.

Boris graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in May, 2011 in the top 5% of his class. He was an active member of the student body, serving in many leadership positions, including Executive Legislative Editor of the John Marshall Law Journal, President of the Student Bar Association, Disciplinary Hearing Appeals Panel member, Student Representative to the school’s Board of Directors and Chapter Marshal for Phi Alpha Delta. Boris was Founder and President of the Jewish Law Students Association. Boris also received the CALI Excellence of the Future Award in Professional Responsibility, and served as an assigned Peer Mentor for two years. He is presently Vice-President Elect of the John Marshall Alumni Board.

Boris immigrated to Atlanta from Lithuania with his family in 1992. He is fluent in Russian and reads and writes Hebrew.

Boris’ publications include:

  • Legislative Summary: S.B. 231 – EDUCATION; ESTABLISH THE PROMISE III TEACHER'S SCHOLARSHIP; PROVIDE FOR ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - John Marshall Law Journal, Vol. III, No. 2, Spring 2010, 3 J. Marshall L.J. 575.
  • Legislative Summary: S.R. 153 – EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS; PROVIDE CREATION AND COMPREHENSIVE REGULATION - John Marshall Law Journal, Vol. III, No. 2, Spring 2010, 3 J. Marshall L.J. 593.
  • GEORGIA DELIVERS THE PROMISE OF SELF – DETERMINATION: A TEMPLATE FOR MEDIATING CASES IN THE PRESENCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Comment, John Marshall Law Journal, Vol. IV, No. 1, Spring 2011, 4 J. Marshall L.J. 203.


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