Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C. celebrates its 35th anniversary this month. In June, 1986, Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, PC (“BRAWW”) was founded by UGA law school classmates who shared a common approach for practicing law, and a passion for providing clients with creative and practical solutions to their legal needs. Founders Brian D. Bodker (corporate), and Timothy J. Ramsey (corporate), met at the University of Georgia Law School and quickly realized that they collectively had the background and business acumen to start their own firm, despite their relative youth. Brian had a background as a practicing CPA; Tim had a background in real estate and an M.B.A. They were subsequently joined by their law school classmate Stephen C. Andrews (family law). Steve later convinced his colleague Harry J. Winograd (commercial litigation), who he knew as a fellow associate at a prior firm, to join BRAWW. Robert D. Wildstein (commercial litigation), another classmate from UGA, joined the firm over a decade later.
Together BRAWW’s name partners built a firm that has grown by focusing on adding seasoned attorneys who excel in their respective areas of expertise, as well as a handful of newly minted attorneys with robust non-legal backgrounds that aid the firm’s clients. Today, BRAWW is a full-service law firm that handles a variety of complex legal matters covering a wide range of practice areas and industries.
Brian D. Bodker, founding member and firm president believes that the firm’s longevity is “due to the support and trust of our loyal and long-standing clients. We believed, very early on, we must focus on the true needs of our clients by maintaining and developing a core group of attorneys and other professionals who best understand the manner by which the client is best served, both in the short term and after, including being nimble and responsive. All of us understand and appreciate the need for knowledge, experience, community, and client focus. This has resulted in significant tenure and satisfaction of our BRAWW community. I am proud of each and every one of my colleagues.”
Tim J. Ramsey, founding member and firm managing partner said, “It has been an amazing 35 years. BRAWW’s success is a testament to our highly talented attorneys, paralegals and staff, and our multigenerational and collaborative culture. Some of our team members are just starting parenthood, while others are grandparents. Two of our attorneys are father and son. Everyone has a unique vantage point to offer our clients. We look forward to continuing to provide unsurpassed legal services and value to our clients, as we look ahead to the next 35 years.”
BRAWW encourages its members to be active in their communities. Firm members have served as a President of a synagogue, a teacher of trial techniques at Emory Law School, a golf officiant, and chairs of numerous committees of various legal and community organizations. BRAWW attorneys have received numerous awards and recognitions, including Volunteer of the Year, Distinguished Service, and Commitment to Equality awards, and have been recognized over the past decade by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite.”
The firm looks forward to meeting new challenges and continuing to represent its clients in business planning, business litigation, commercial transactions, corporate organizations, family law, and construction matters, with the intensity, dedication, and creativity that BRAWW clients have come to expect.