John H. Mobley II
April 21, 1930 – October 26, 2010
John H. Mobley II, founder of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP’s public finance law practice, passed away October 26, 2010. Mr. Mobley practiced at Sutherland for 27 years and received both his J.D. in 1953 and his B.A. in 1951 from the University of Georgia.
During his career at Sutherland, Mr. Mobley handled matters that had a significant impact on financing for state and local governments. In particular, he participated in landmark cases involving industrial revenue bond financing, long-term lease financing, hospital financing, general obligation bond financing, the finality of a judgment of validation and the legality of intergovernmental contracts. Mr. Mobley was selected as one of the leading bond attorneys in the United States by the National Association of Bond Attorneys.
Outside the law, Mr. Mobley was an active participant in church affairs and in charitable organizations. He served for many years as a trustee of Canterbury Court, the Episcopal Retirement Home of Atlanta. Mr. Mobley was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Endowment Fund of the Diocese of Atlanta. Twice he was Senior Warden of All Saints Episcopal Church and had previously been a member of the Emory University Board of Visitors. In addition, Mr. Mobley served on the Board of Directors of Communities In Schools, an organization dedicated to keeping students in school and surrounding them with the necessary resources to succeed.
Services for Mr. Mobley will be held Friday, October 29, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia.