On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Atlanta attorney Charles M. Shaffer Jr. after his passing on March 18.

A member of the Georgia Bar since 1968, Mr. Shaffer practiced law for 35 years at King & Spalding in Atlanta, where he was a partner and chaired the firm’s litigation department and hiring committee. He was also a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a past president of the Atlanta Bar Association.