GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A Hall County attorney and former commissioner has become the latest Georgian to join the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump.

The Gainesville Times reports that attorney Ashley Bell was brought on board to help recruit staff at the U.S. Department of State.

Bell is Partner at the law firm Bell and Washington which handles cases in personal injury, wrongful death, family law, workers compensation, education law and government affairs.

Hall was also elected to the Hall County commission in 2008.

The Times reported in August that Bell joined the Republican National Committee as a senior strategist.

In that position, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports, he had become the highest-ranking African-American in the Republican National Committee.

He previously made headlines for switching party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in 2010.