Audrey Lewis’ interest in attending the University of Georgia started with visits to campus in high school for a basketball game and a band trip. Two decades later, she has returned to campus wanting to give back to the place that helped launch her illustrious legal career.

A native of Waynesville, Georgia, Audrey is a proud triple Dawg having earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and public relations, and a JD from the School of Law. Audrey also holds a certificate in Leadership Advancement from the Terry College of Business.

Since graduating from law school in 2010, Audrey has made a name for herself in Georgia’s legal field. She has worked as a Supervising Attorney in the Clayton County State Court with Lister & Holt LLC, as a Supervising Attorney in the Augusta District Attorney’s Office, a Chief Assistant Solicitor-General in the Clayton County State Court, as an Assistant District Attorney in the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office, and most recently as an associate with Gregory Doyle, Calhoun and Rogers LLC.

In her current role, Audrey represents the Georgia Department of Transportation in condemnation proceedings. Audrey’s job keeps her on her toes as she tends to the needs of her clients which can vary day to day. You can often find her meeting with clients, negotiating with opposing counsel, preparing and defending depositions, conducting discovery, writing briefs, and handling jury trials. 

“The life of a litigator is very fast paced but exhilarating,” Audrey explains.

After establishing a successful career, Audrey knew she wanted to get involved with the university in a formal way, so in 2023, she joined the SPIA Alumni Board of Directors.

“I felt that many of my SPIA professors helped me out tremendously when I was applying to law school and beyond. I wanted to use my voice to do what I could for students because someone did the same for me. SPIA is a great family!”

Audrey believes that the University of Georgia has had an enormous impact on her life, and she credits many of her close friendships as well as her personal and academic growth to the University. 

“I feel like I came of age in Athens. There’s just something special about hearing ‘Go Dawgs’ when you graduate from here.”

During her term on SPIA’s Alumni Board, Audrey hopes to make an impact on students. Her advice to current undergraduates is to enjoy this part of their lives, and take nothing for granted. She says it’s ok to not have everything figured out yet, but encourages them to be a student of life and truly absorb every morsel of wisdom you can.