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Georgia Marshall, JP
Spokesperson for Legal Affairs & Social Development
Georgia was bo
rn in Greece and later emigrated to Canada with her family. She was enrolled in the public education system and upon graduating from high school attended the University of Toronto, obtaining a BA degree with a concentration in commerce and economics.
The first member of her family to attend university, Georgia obtained her second degree, an LLb, from The University of Windsor Law School. At Windsor, Georgia met her future husband, Bermudian, Timothy Marshall. Tim and Georgia were married in 1985 and moved to Calgary Alberta where they were both articled for prestigious Alberta Law firms and were both called to the Bar in 1986. Tim and Georgia soon after moved on a permanent basis to Bermuda where they have lived ever since. Tim started his career working for Appleby, Spurling and Kempe and Georgia joined Ann Frith Cartwright’s Chambers. Georgia worked for 7 years with Ann Frith Cartwright who became a role model both as a top family law attorney and as a fierce and respected Parliamentarian. In 1993, Georgia joined Marshall & Co, a law firm started by her husband and she has since practiced family law exclusively.
Georgia is currently a Director at Marshall, Diel & Myers (MD&M) where she is a member of the finance committee and also head of the matrimonial department. With almost 30 years’ experience as a family and matrimonial lawyer, Georgia has trained numerous young Bermudian family law attorneys and, under her guidance, the Matrimonial and Family Law Team of MD&M has become the leading and largest matrimonial practice in Bermuda.
Frequently appearing at all levels of Bermuda’s Courts, including the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, Georgia is the only Bermudian matrimonial attorney who is a member of the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML), an organization of leading family practitioners from around the world. She is also an active member of the Family Law Reform Committee headed up by Justice Wade Miller, whose remit is to integrate the Family courts, to modernize our legislation as it pertains to marital breakdown and to introduce alternative forms of dispute resolution, namely, mediation as a key part of that regime. Georgia has two sons, Zachary and Stelio and in her spare time is an avid gardener and beekeeper.