J. Antonio “Tony” DelCampo of DelCampo Grayson Lopez LLC in Atlanta was installed June 10 as the 61st president of the 54,000-member State Bar of Georgia, according to a news release from the state bar.
DelCampo graduated from Chamblee High School and Emory University—both in DeKalb—after moving from Lima, Peru to Atlanta in July of 1979, according to Georgia Hispanic Bar Association.
He has also served on or represented the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit on State Bar of Georgia’s Board of Governors, DeKalb Bar Association’s board, Leadership DeKalb, Oxford College of Emory University Alumni Board, and DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
DelCampo previously served as secretary, treasurer, and as president-elect of the state bar. He is also a member of the executive committee of the state bar and is a former judge of DeKalb County State Court, a past president of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, past regional president of the Hispanic National Bar Association, and past board chair of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.
DelCampo is a Leadership DeKalb and Leadership Georgia graduate, in addition to holding past positions on several other boards and committees throughout Georgia and the Southeastern U.S.
“In 2015, he was designated as an Amicus Curiae in recognition of his distinguished service and contribution to the improvement of the administration of justice by the Supreme Court of Georgia,” the news release states.
DelCampo has also received other awards including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Dream Keeper of Justice, the Caminar Latino Journey Award, the TUMI USA Award, the Lawyer of the Year by La Vision de Georgia, and the Chamblee High School Hall of Fame.
The news release states that DelCampo’s priorities for the state bar include: completion of necessary infrastructure repairs and renovations at the state bar’s headquarters building in downtown Atlanta; a revamp of the state bar’s website; implementation of a new “State Bar Center for Lawyer Well-Being”; working with the Office of General Counsel to improve the attorney grievance process; and to continue the working relationship with the Supreme Court of Georgia and with the General Assembly and Governor’s Office on proposed legislation affecting the legal profession and courts.