The handling of trials and trial-related matters has always been an integral part of the firm’s practice. Even with increasing specialization within the legal profession, the skills of trial lawyers in negotiations and the trial of cases are increasingly important. Our trial practice requires participation by lawyers who practice in other areas, as well as those who specialize in trial work. A basic tenet of our trial practice is that a well-trained trial lawyer can and should handle a wide variety of cases.
The firm’s practice involves trials and appeals in all state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals and boards, as well as all aspects of alternative dispute resolution. The firm’s litigators are experienced in all aspects of litigation, with the constant focus being the provision of high-level innovative and strategic counsel in a cost effective fashion. The firm’s members are admitted to practice in all state courts in Georgia, as well as Federal District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia. The firm also has members admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, Court of Claims and various Bankruptcy Courts throughout the United States.
Our firm regularly represents corporate clients, insurance companies, and individuals in a variety of complex litigation matters. Business, contract and commercial lawsuits represent a significant portion of our trial case load, and recent cases have been undertaken for a wide variety of clients, including banks, insurance companies, publicly and privately held corporations, real estate companies and individuals. Additionally, a significant portion of the firm’s litigation practice involves negligence suits and insurance defense on behalf of insurers and manufacturers, risk management and claims departments of businesses, and insurance service firms. The firm has also routinely successfully handled construction, bankruptcy, health care, employment, and medical malpractice matters on behalf of its clients.
Some principal areas of our practice include -