Practice Areas

We are licensed to practice in all Georgia superior courts, state courts, civil courts, magistrate courts, municipal courts, recorder’s courts and probate courts.  We are licensed to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern District, Middle District and Northern District of Georgia.  We are licensed to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals and in the Georgia Supreme Court.  We are licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and 4th Circuit.

We handle cases involving torts (negligence, intentional torts and business torts), as well as contractual disputes.  We primarily defend cases seeking money damages, but have also been involved in cases where other remedies, such as specific performance, injunctions and temporary restraining orders, were at issue.

We resolve cases in trial courts, appellate courts and mediations.  Many of our cases involve third-party practice, direct actions, declaratory judgment actions and removal jurisdiction.  We regularly deal with issues such as indemnity, contribution, insurance coverage disputes, defamation, allegations of insurance bad faith, negligent entrustment, negligent hiring, negligent retention, negligent security, slip-and-fall, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, false arrest, assault and battery and insurance fraud.  We have in the past handled cases involving civil RICO, ERISA and environmental issues.

Our cases arise out of automobile accidents, trucking and tractor-trailer accidents, train and railroad accidents, industrial accidents, construction site accidents, boiler failures, boating accidents, dog bites, fire, agricultural accidents, injury caused by wild animals, food contamination, construction defects and pressure vessel failures.  We defend owners, contractors, subcontractors, retail stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, banks, landlords, innkeepers, real estate brokers and agents, government officials, emergency and non-emergency transportation providers, as well as chiropractors, dentists and other professionals.

Within the insurance field, we are involved in cases arising out of or implicating homeowners’ insurance coverage, renters’ insurance coverage, life insurance coverage, auto liability coverage including uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist, commercial general liability coverage and truckers’ coverage.  We deal with issues involving coinsurance, additional insured liability, indemnity agreements, the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy and the statutory employer defense.

We defend wrongful death cases and personal injury cases involving soft tissue injury, bulges, herniations, tears, fractures, scars, radiculopathy, impingement, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, birth defects, fibromyalgia, RSD, burns including electrical and chemical burns, and mold and allergy-related injuries.  We also defend non-personal injury cases for claims such as property damage or business interruption.