Here are the lifetime achievement award winners who attended Wednesday's event. Back row, from left: Roy Barnes, Clay Long, Ben F. Johnson III, Chilton Davis Varner, Miles Alexander, Robert Benham, Michael Bowers, Laughlin McDonald, Patricia Barmeyer and Larry Thompson. Front row, from left: Bobby Lee Cook, Sonny Morris, Linda Klein, Horace Ward, Leah Ward Sears, Oscar Persons and Marvin Shoob.
Here are the lifetime achievement award winners who attended Wednesday’s event. Back row, from left: Roy Barnes, Clay Long, Ben F. Johnson III, Chilton Davis Varner, Miles Alexander, Robert Benham, Michael Bowers, Laughlin McDonald, Patricia Barmeyer and Larry Thompson. Front row, from left: Bobby Lee Cook, Sonny Morris, Linda Klein, Horace Ward, Leah Ward Sears, Oscar Persons and Marvin Shoob. (John Disney/Daily Report)

To celebrate its 125th anniversary, the Daily Report selected 22 lifetime achievement award recipients. They were honored at a dinner Wednesday at the St. Regis in Buckhead. They included luminaries in litigation, government, business, transactions and the judiciary. Many took unpopular stands to do what they thought was right for their clients or law. Some are, as ALM Regional Editor-in Chief George Haj deadpanned in introducing them, “troublemakers.” Profiles of the 22 and a Georgia legal history timeline since 1890 can be found at dailyreportonline.com.