Adam Malone

Adam Malone

Partner since 2005
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
770-913-6423
Fax:
770-390-7560
Email:

Adam Malone is based in Atlanta, Georgia and dedicates his entire practice to helping families in cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, burns, amputation, and wrongful death. Throughout his career, Adam has litigated and tried these cases to jurors in trial courts all over the state of Georgia.

Adam has obtained record jury verdicts, including a $24.5 million verdict in a case involving an above-knee amputation which is reported to be the largest personal injury verdict ever returned in Albany, Georgia. Adam has also earned a reputation for excellence in the appellate courts. Due to Adam's work, the Georgia Supreme Court struck down the state's cap of $350,000 on non-economic damages in medical negligence cases as violating the constitutionally guaranteed right to trial by jury. This ruling not only permitted his client to recover the amount of damages determined by the jury in that case - it was much more important than that. This decision ensured that all patients harmed by preventable medical errors have the right to trial by jury and the right to be completely compensated in an amount determined by jurors, not legislators.

To have your work recognized by your peers is among the highest of honors. Adam recently received the Mel Award from the Melvin M. Belli Society for his creative advocacy, innovation and paradigm-shifting trial techniques. Best Lawyers honored Adam by naming him the 2016 Lawyer of the Year in medical negligence. The Southern Trial Lawyers Association also honored Adam this year for his teaching and writings in the field of trial and appellate advocacy by presenting him with the Professor W. McKinley Smiley, Jr. Lighthouse Award at their annual convention.

Adam is also recognized annually in the peer-reviewed editions of Best Lawyers in America and as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia by Super Lawyers. Adam is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent, the highest rating available for ethics and legal ability available. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA) and the National Board of Trial Advocates (NBTA), and he is frequently invited to write, publish, and teach continuing legal education to lawyers and professional groups all over the country.

Adam is currently serving as President-Elect of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He is a Past President of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Past President of the Melvin M. Belli Society, and Past Chairperson of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar Association of Georgia. Adam served for many years on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice, formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and on the Executive Committee. He has served as an officer and on the board of the Trucking Litigation Group, the Professional Negligence Section, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of AAJ. He also serves on the Board of Directors for his alma mater, Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, and the Savannah Law School.

Areas of Practice

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor summa cum laude - 2000
    • Honors: Valedictorian
    • Honors: West Publisher’s Award for Academic Excellence
    • Honors: Judge Harold R. Banke Advocacy Award
    • Honors: Student Bar Association – President (1998-1999)
    • Honors: Student Bar Association – Secretary (1997-1998)
    • Honors: ATLA Student Chapter – Vice President (1998-1999)
    • Honors: Journalist for the JMLS Advocate
    • Honors: Mock Trial Team
    • Honors: 1999 ATLA National Mock Trial – Semi-finalist
    • Honors: 1998 ATLA National Mock Trial – Semi-finalist
  • North Georgia Military College
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1996
    • Honors: ROTC Corps of Cadets
    • Honors: Cadet 2d Lieutenant
    • Honors: Platoon Leader, 1st Platoon, Foxtrot Company 1996
    • Honors: Graduate Noncommissioned Officers’ Academy 1995
    • Honors: Political Science Club

Published Works

  • “Voir Dire and Conduct of the Judge and Jury,” GTLA Trial Practice Manual, 5th Edition, January 2005
  • “Voir Dire and Conduct of the Judge and Jury,” GTLA Trial Practice Manual, 6th Edition, January 2006
  • “Voir Dire and Conduct of the Judge and Jury,” GTLA Trial Practice Manual, 7th Edition, January 2007
  • “Cross Examination of the Defense Medical Expert,” ATLA, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and Low Speed Impact Section, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 2004
  • “Daubert & Damages - Demystifying Daubert: A Practical Guide to Georgia’s New Evidence Rule,” GTLA Fall Workshop, Fall 2005
  • “Fire in the Operating Room!” American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Palm Beach, Florida, June 8-10, 2006
  • “Fire in the Operating Room!” Melvin M. Belli Society Annual Seminar, Seattle, Washington, July 2006

Representative Cases

  • Reginald B. Harris, Jr., a Minor, et al. vs. Sumter Regional Hospital, Inc.
  • Tate v. Clark-Holder Clinic et al., C.A.F. SU01CV2528 Muscogee County Superior Court, Columbus, Georgia (2001)
  • Krenson Edward Kniphfer, et al. v. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Inc. and MPPG, Inc., C.A.F 1010574F Chatham County State Court, Savannah, Georgia (2001)
  • Ginger Evans v. Blossman Gas, Inc., Blossman Gas, Inc. of Georgia, and H&H Shoppette, Inc., C.A.F. 03-VS-050554 Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, Georgia (2004)
  • Betty Nestlehutt et al. v. Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C. d/b/a Oculus, C.A.F. 2007-CV-002223J Fulton County State Superior Court, Atlanta, Georgia (2008)
  • Leslie Phillips, et al. v. Meeks Logging Co., Inc., C.A.F. 01-CV-211 Emanuel County Superior Court (2001). July 2002
  • Shaatia J'nai Brown, et al. v. Ledic Management Group et. al., C.A.F. 99VS0154307H Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, Georgia (1999). July 2000
  • Carraro v. Delta Airlines Inc. and AHL Services, Inc., C.A.F. 00VS0023206, Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, Georgia (2000). January 2001

Classes/Seminars

  • “Organizing the Medical Malpractice Case,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Jury Trials Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, May 23, 2003
  • “The Step-by-Step Winning Method of Proving and Successfully Arguing Loss of Future Earning Capacity,” Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2003
  • “Direct Examination of a Pediatric Neurologist,” Southern Trial Lawyers Association, resented at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2004
  • “Live Demonstration of Cross Examination of an Independent Medical Examiner,” Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Presented at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2006
  • “Voir Dire in the New Millennium,” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar and Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 6-7, 2005
  • “Dead Men do Tell Tales: Odd Wrongful Death Cases and Unique Issues that Arise in Run-of-the-Mill Wrongful Death Cases,” Jointly presented with Michael J. Goldman, Esq., Atlanta, Georgia, July 12, 2005
  • “Summation: 3 Lessons Learned at the Knee of a Master,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2003
  • “Proving Your Case with Clarity,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 16-17, 2013
  • “Critical Thinking & Proving Your Case with Clarity,” GTLA Auto Torts, Destin, Florida, August 1-3, 2013
  • “Basic Considerations for Direct Examination,” Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Georgia ICLE, Atlanta, Georgia, October 30, 2013
  • “Voir Dire: An Exercise in Listening,” ICLE Jury Trial Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2014
  • “Beyond Powerpoint: Bringing Your Case to Life with Cutting Edge Demonstrative Aids,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 19, 2014
  • “Ethics & Professionalism at Trial and on Appeal,” STLA Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 27, 2014
  • “Critical Thinking for Challenging Cases: Scoping the Horizon,” 13th Annual General Practice and Trial Institute, Pine Mountain, Georgia, March 14, 2014
  • “The Future of the Patient Provider Relationship: Communication and Complexity in the Acute Care Environment,” Annual Meeting of the Healthcare Ethics Consortium of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, March 20, 2014
  • “War Stories,” Georgia State Bar YLD Litigation Committee Speaker Series, Atlanta, Georgia, March 26, 2014
  • “Developing Trends in the Preparation and Trial of a Professional Negligence Case Including: Two Attorneys Representing Parties, Settling With Less Than All Parties, Apportionment, and Direct Examination,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 25, 2014
  • “Birth Injury Odyssey: Observations from Both Sides,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 25, 2014
  • “Effective Advocacy Using Visual Strategy at Trial,” AAJ Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, July 28, 2014
  • “Challenges in Trying Catastrophic Injury Cases,” ICLE Jury Trial Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, January 16, 2015
  • Moderator, “Storytelling thru Witness Examination,” STLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 13, 2015
  • Seminar Co-Chairperson, ICLE Handling Big Cases Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, March 5, 2015
  • “Telling the Damages Story thru Witness Testimony,” 360 Advocacy, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 14, 2015
  • “Connecting with Jurors – What Matters Most,” GTLA Auto Torts, Destin, Florida, August 1, 2015
  • “Handling Tractor Trailer Cases from Start to Finish,” AIEG Trucking Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, August 20, 2015
  • “After the Stage is Set: Connecting with the Judge, Jury and Opposing Counsel,” ICLE Trial Advocacy Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, October 30, 2015
  • “Thoughts on How to Discover the True Story and Show It,” STLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 4, 2016
  • “Telling the Damages Story through Witness Examination,” Arkansas CLE, Hot Springs, Arkansas, February 12, 2016
  • “Innovative Ideas for Litigating Catastrophic Cases,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Hot Springs, Virginia, March 31-April 3, 2011
  • “Voir Dire: The Law and the Practice,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 5-6, 2011
  • “Direct Examination,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 5-6, 2011
  • “Mock Trial Demonstration Cross Examination of a Radiologist,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 5-6, 2011
  • “Direct Examination,” Kentucky Justice Association Annual Convention, Louisville, Kentucky, September 7-8, 2011
  • “Medical Malpractice: What Do I Do When I Get A Call?” ICLE Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, September 9, 2011
  • “Using Rules to Prove Liability,” ICLE Tractor Trailer Collision Cases Seminar, State Bar, Atlanta, Georgia, October 19, 2011
  • “Direct Examination,” Getting Your Case to Trial, GTLA Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, November 9, 2011
  • “Jury Selection,” Jury Trial Seminar, General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, January 20, 2012
  • “Persuasive Direct Examination,” STLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 15-19, 2012
  • “Thoughts on Persuasion,” Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, Life of a Trial Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, March 28, 2012
  • “Critical Thinking for Catastrophic Cases,” STLA Fall Board Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, September 6-9, 2012
  • “Basic Considerations for Direct Examination,” ICLE Jury Trial Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, January 18, 2013
  • “My Notes on Direct Examination in Catastrophic Injury and Death Cases,” New Jersey Association for Justice, 2013 Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 17-19, 2013
  • “Reversing Defenses and Winning Strategies for the Trucking Case,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, May 16-17, 2013
  • Seminar Chairperson, Ultimate Medical Malpractice Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 11, 2004
  • Seminar Co-Chairperson, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, December 8, 2006.
  • Seminar Chairperson, Never Settle for Less, Annual Southern Trial Lawyers Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 14-18, 2007.
  • Seminar Chairperson, Jury Trials Seminar, General Practice & Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, May 11, 2007.
  • “Persuasion for Younger Lawyers,” Melvin M. Belli Society Annual Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, July 2007
  • “Persuasion: From Deposition to Verdict,” Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2007
  • “Demonstrative Evidence,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, November 28, 2007
  • Seminar Co-Chairperson, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, December 7, 2007
  • Seminar Chairperson, Jury Trials Seminar, General Practice & Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, December 14, 2007
  • Seminar Co-Chairperson, Annual Southern Trial Lawyers Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 30-February 1, 2008
  • “Amputation in South Georgia,” American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 5-7, 2008
  • “Amputation in South Georgia,” Melvin M. Belli Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2008
  • “It’s All in the Plaintiff’s Head: Dealing with Somatoform Disorder and Malingering Defenses,” Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 14, 2008
  • “On Opening Statement,” Jury Trials Seminar, General Practice & Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, January 16, 2009
  • “Direct Examination of the Biomechanical Engineer,” American Association for Justice Winter Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 7-11, 2009
  • “Joint & Several Liability, Apportionment, and Set-Off: What is the Law in Georgia,” ICLE Annual Trial Practice Program, Georgia Public Broadcasting Television Station, November 6, 2009
  • “Be a Safety Advocate,” STLA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 10-14, 2010
  • “It’s All in the Plaintiff’s Head: Dealing with Somatoform Disorder and Malingering Defenses,” Florida Justice Association 2010 Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, February 17-19, 2010
  • “Reversing Defenses and Defense Experts,” AAJ Trucking Program, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26-27, 2010
  • Seminar Chairperson, Annual General Practice & Trial Institute, General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, March 11-13, 2010
  • “Death, Amputation, and Pain,” GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-23, 2010
  • Seminar Chairperson, GTLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-23, 2010
  • “The Right to Trial by Jury Shall Remain Inviolate,” Melvin M. Belli Society, Vancouver B.C., Canada, July 2010
  • “Conquering Legislative Caps on Damages,” AAJ Annual Convention, Vancouver B.C., Canada, July 2010
  • “Educating the Judiciary on the Importance of Attorney Driven Voir Dire,” Panel discussion with Honorable Michael C. Clark, Adam Malone, Phil Henry, and Michael Neff, GTLA Auto Torts Workshop, Destin, Florida, July 29-31, 2010
  • “Preparing Catastrophic Injury & Death Cases for Trial,” Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, November 12, 2010
  • “Obtaining an Adequate Recovery in Medical Malpractice Cases,” ICLE State Bar, Atlanta, Georgia, January 13, 2011
  • “Direct Examination,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Buena Vista, Florida, February 2011
  • Program Chair, Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2-6, 2011
  • “Wrongful Death – Big Rig Accident – Value of Human Life,” Art of Advocacy Summation, Chapter 24, Mathew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group. Publication 30, Release 23, November 2002
  • “Party Selection, Jurisdiction & Venue in Medical Negligence Cases,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Georgia Law of Torts: Preparation for Trial, Atlanta, Georgia, October 25, 2002
  • “Proving the Value of a Scar,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Recent Verdicts Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2000
  • “Proving the Value of a Scar,” Melvin M. Belli Society Annual Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, July 2001
  • “Arguing for General Damages,” Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2002
  • “Demonstrative Evidence: The Trial of a Medical Negligence Case for a Brain Damaged Baby,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, Trial Advocacy – Recent Trials, Atlanta, Georgia, December 20, 2002
  • “Affordable High Tech Trials,” ATLA Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and Low Speed Impact Section, ATLA Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, July 21, 2003
  • “The Fundamentals of Voir Dire and Jury Selection,” General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, March 21, 2003
  • “Organizing the Medical Malpractice Case,” Tommy Malone on Healthcare Malpractice – Case Evaluation and Review Manual: Intake to Filing, Vol. 1, Ch. 1, 2003 PESI Law Publications
  • “Handling the Plaintiff’s Medical Negligence Case: Written Discovery Strategy as it Relates to Deposition Strategy,” PESI Deposition Bootcamp, Atlanta, Georgia, May 15, 2003
  • “The Death of Juror Rehabilitation: Jury Selection After Kim v. Walls,” Calendar Call, Vol. VII, No. 3, Summer 2003, General Practice & Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • “Holding the Hospital Accountable for Physician Negligence,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Health Care Litigation Newsletter, 8th Ed., Vol. 3

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year recipient, Georgia's Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation, 2010
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2010
  • Courageous Pursuit of Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • One of Georgia's Top 12 Lawyers Under the Age of 40, "Twelve to Watch," Fulton County Daily Report, August 18, 2008
  • Named One of Georgia’s Best & Brightest By Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, John Marshall Law School, 2008
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, annual publication of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, 2015
  • AV Preeminent, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, The Top 100, 2014
  • AV Preeminent, 2014
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, The Top 100, 2013
  • AV Preeminent, 2013
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, The Top 100, 2012
  • Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2012
  • AV Preeminent, 2012
  • Georgia’s Best Lawyers, 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40, 2012
  • American Association for Justice Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award, 2011
  • Georgia’s Best Lawyers, Lawyers of the Year, ALM/Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • AV Preeminent, 2011
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America,®, 2011
  • AV Preeminent, 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America,®, 2010
  • Selected by Georgia Trend for inclusion of its Top 40 Under 40 of Georgia’s Best and Brightest edition, 2009
  • Named 1 of 12 Best Lawyers in Georgia under age 40, 2008
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2005
  • Distinguished Service & Leadership Award, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Past Chairman
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, Past President
  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Board of Governors, 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Intestate Trucking Litigation Group, Board of Governors, 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Education Committee Chairman, 2009 - 2010
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Council, 2008 - Present
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Board of Governors, 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section, Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, President, 2012 - 2013
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Executive Council, 2008 - Present
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Board of Governors, 2004 - Present
  • John Marshall Law School, Board of Directors, 2009 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Academy of Trial Advocacy (By invitation only)
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Fellow (By invitation only)
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow (By invitation only)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow (By invitation only)
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) (By invitation only)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
  • Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee
  • National Finance Counsel Member
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Special Olympics Georgia, Honorary Board Of Directors, 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Executive Committee, 2011 - 2012
  • American Association for Justice, National Finance Council, 2011 - 2014
  • American Association for Justice, Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee, 2011 - Present
  • Civil Justice PAC, Board of Governors, 2011 - 2012
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2014
  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Board of Visitors, 2011 - 2014
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Board Member, 2007 - 2012
  • Brain Injury Association of America, AADVISORY BOARD ON ATTORNEY CERTIFICATION, 2009-2010
  • Brain Injury Association of America, LIAISON, 2015-2016
  • General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, BOARD MEMBER, 2003-2010
  • General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, TRUSTEE, 2010 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Division of the of the State Bar of Georgia, BOARD MEMBER, 2006-2008
  • State Bar of Georgia, Product Liability Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Aviation Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Insurance Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), National College of Advocacy, Fellow
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Product Liability Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Aviation Litigation Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Trucking Litigation Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Gastric Bypass Litigation Group
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • American Bar Association (ABA), American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Diplomate Medical Negligence
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2002 - Present
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Grp American Assoc. for Justice, Board of Governors, 2006 - Present
  • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of AAJ, Board of Governors, 2009 - 2013
  • State Bar of Georgia Fair Market Practices Committee, Member, 2011 - 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia General Counsel Office Overview Committee, Member, 2010 - 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia Standing Committee for General Counsel, Advisor, 2007 - 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia Standing Committee for General Counsel, Supreme Court Sub-Committee, 2008 - 2010
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2008 - 2009
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, President- Elect, 2007 - 2008
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2006 - 2007
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2005 - 2006
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2004 - 2005
  • Professional Negligence Section American Assoc. for Justice, Chair, 2009-2010, Secretary, 2008-2009
  • Professional Negligence Section American Assoc. for Justice, Treasurer, 2007-2008, Newsletter Editor, 2006-2007
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Grp American Assoc. for Justice, Brain Injury Association of America Liaison, 2015 - 2016
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Grp American Assoc. for Justice, Vice-Chair, 2012-2013, Secretary, 2011-2012, Parliamentarian, 2010-2011
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Vice President, 2015-2016, Secretary, 2014-2015, Parliamentarian, 2013-2014
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Council, AAJ BOG, 2010- Present, Chairman of Legal Education, 2008- 2010, Membership Committee Co-Chair, 2001-2003

Past Employment Positions

  • Thomas William Malone, P.C., Associate, 2000 - 2005
  • Clayton County District Attorney, Assistant Prosecutor (Third Year Practice Act), 1999 - 2000
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, Judicial Intern for Chief Judge G. Alan Blackburn, 1998 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Special Olympics Georgia
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • Board of Governors, Melvin M. Belli Society, 2004 - Present
  • Board Member, Civil Justice PAC, 2002 - 2005
  • Board Member, John Marshall Law School Foundation, 2002 - Present
  • Board of Governors, Georgia Consumer Justice Foundation, 2004 - 2006
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, President, 2012-2013, President-elect, 2011-2012, Secretary, 2010-2011, Treasurer, 2009-2010, Parliamentarian, 2008-2009
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, President, 2002-2008, Coach Mock Trial team, 2005 and 2006