I am going to learn a lot about you while working on your case, so it's only fair to share some information about myself. I grew up in Massapequa, which is on Long Island, New York. Although I am originally from "up North," and then lived in Florida, Georgia has been my home for the past 23 years (about half of my life). So, while I can use my northern disposition to stand up for you when an insurance company is difficult, I also have the southern sensibility to work with the other side and get the best results in the shortest possible amount of time.
I graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1997 and started my career as the staff attorney for a respected judge in Fulton County. I continued serving Georgia citizens as an Assistant Attorney General and later as a prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office. Then, after a few years working at big law firms defending corporations, insurance companies and doctors, I returned to public service and took up the cause for victims of their carelessness.
I am humbled by the trust that clients place in me and will always be thankful for their faith in my work.
First and foremost, I am blessed with an incredible daughter. She inspires me every day and adds a parent's perspective to my work.
Like a lot of other attorneys, I have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims. Part of what sets me apart is that my work goes beyond an individual client or case; I have helped change the justice system and preserved all victims' access to the courts. Here are a few examples of my most impactful cases:
Lavelle v. Lab Corp. - eliminating a key defense tactic used all across America by laboratories that misread Pap smears.
Nestlehutt v. Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, PC - striking down the artifical cap in Georgia on non-economic damages for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases as unconstitutional.
Baxley v. Hakiel Industries - preventing companies from escaping liability after destroying evidence.
I am Board Certified in Medical Malpractice Litigation and a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. It has also been my privilege to be a guest lecturer at legal seminars and the University of Georgia School of Law.
1201 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30361
Our office is in Colony Square on Peachtree Street, between 14th Street and 15th Street in Midtown, Atlanta. The parking garage is under the building and is accessible from 14th Street (down the driveway to the left of the W Hotel) and from Peachtree Street (down the driveway in front of Chic-fil-A). We are in Building 400.
1201 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta GA 30361
Our usual hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. We understand that most of our clients work, so we are happy to make special arrangements to talk or meet early, late, or over the weekend.