Vote Berland for Court of Appeals in the May 19, 2020 Non-Partisan Election
Meet Audrey Berland
Audrey Berland graduated from Lakeside High School in DeKalb County before attending Tulane University, where she earned a B.S. in Psychology, cum laude. She earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1994.
In law school, Audrey was a member of the National Moot Court Team and won the Dean Dunmore Distinguished Advocate Award. She served as Associate Editor, Health-Matrix: Journal of Law & Medicine and was presented with the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Research, Writing and Oral Advocacy. One of the activities that she particularly enjoyed in law school was being involved with the trial tactics program which held mock trial exercises with local high school students.
An Experienced Litigator
After law school, Audrey returned home to Atlanta and began her career as a civil litigation attorney. She has been practicing law for 25 years, and over that time has had the opportunity to represent clients on both sides of disputes – including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individuals. Consequently, the types of litigation she handles is similarly varied: claims involving environmental insurance coverage, product liability, construction defects, medical malpractice, and employment, to name a few. She recently took the opportunity to expand the scope of her tort-based practice to business disputes, representing small to medium sized entities, as well as individuals. Representative matters include enforceability of noncompete and non-solicitation covenants, breach of contract, and tortious interference with the same.
Why Audrey Berland is Running
When the seat on the Court of Appeals of Georgia became open, Audrey knew immediately it was an opportunity she had to pursue. Her range of experience is not only invaluable, but critical to her ability to empathize with parties on both sides of a dispute, and to treat them with fairness and impartiality. She has a strong desire to serve others, and her decision to run is the result of this opportunity converging with that desire and the ability to focus the time required to run a statewide campaign.
She is currently a member of the Georgia Bar, the Atlanta Bar and the American Bar Associations. She is admitted to practice in the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia and both the U.S. Northern and Southern District Courts of Georgia. She has been a Master with the Bleckley Inn since 2009 and is the past Vice President and Treasurer for the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. Audrey was recognized as a 2019 “Georgia Super Lawyer.”
Audrey is married to fellow attorney Cary Ichter and has a twelve-year old son, Max, who attends Atlanta public schools.