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Founded in 1897, Oliver Maner LLP is one of the most respected law firms in the State of Georgia. In its 117 year history, the firm’s lawyers have developed and excelled in numerous practice areas. The firm's practice extends throughout Georgia and the United States.

Litigation:

The firm possesses one of the most successful litigation and trial practices in Georgia. The firm's lawyers have successfully represented parties in numerous complex commercial and professional disputes and have prosecuted serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. The firm has consistently obtained optimal results in commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and other business law disputes. The firm has an active practice defending professional negligence and civil rights claims. The firm's litigation department is known for a willingness to proceed to trial, and the firm’s litigation attorneys have compiled a unique record of trial experience and success compared to other firms in the area.

Tax, Estate Planning, and Business Law:

The lawyers in the tax, estate planning and business law departments provide a broad range of tax advice and services to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, estates, trusts and individuals. The firm’s tax and estate planning department provides legal expertise in the drafting of wills and trusts with particular emphasis on estate and gift tax planning and probate matters, including post-mortem tax planning. The firm’s lawyers offer an equally broad range of legal services to its business clients including business formation, drafting contracts, and participating and assisting with all other forms of business transactions.

Real Estate:

The firm’s real estate department participates in the acquisition, construction, sale and financing of industrial and commercial facilities and large residential projects. Members of the firm have been involved in some of the most complex matters in Georgia involving the development and construction of large real estate projects. This track record of experience has provided the firm’s real estate attorneys with a high level of expertise.

Lawyers in all Oliver Maner departments have been consistently honored by their peers as being among the best lawyers in the State of Georgia. In 2014, eight partners were selected by Super Lawyers  Magazine as Georgia Super Lawyers, and five partners and one associate were selected as Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

This outline is not an exclusive description of the firm’s areas of expertise. The diversity and high standards of excellence and professionalism demanded by Oliver Maner are evident in each of its  departments. The legal services provided vary from one department to another, but the firm’s 117 year commitment to the highest quality and most cost effective legal services for its clients does not.

Contact Information

218 West State Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: 912-236-3311

Firm Attorneys

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Douglas E. Herman Douglas E. Herman Oliver Maner LLP
Practicing in: Litigation - Real Estate
Practicing in: Litigation - Real Estate
Patrick T. O Patrick T. O'Connor Oliver Maner LLP
Practicing in: Mediation
Practicing in: Mediation
Timothy D. Roberts Timothy D. Roberts Oliver Maner LLP
Practicing in: Commercial Litigation
Practicing in: Commercial Litigation

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Georgia in Trusts and Estates with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Savannah, Georgia in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Savannah, Georgia in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Savannah, Georgia in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Savannah, Georgia in Tax Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Savannah, Georgia in Trusts and Estates with 5 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Georgia in Trusts and Estates with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Savannah, Georgia in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Savannah, Georgia in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Savannah, Georgia in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Savannah, Georgia in Tax Law with 2 lawyers.

    Client Comments

    "David Dickey's expertise is very high, and his legal documents are well-prepared and understandable. His tax and accounting knowledge are very important in business deals, and his oral and written communications are good."
    - Gary Davis
    SouthCoast Medical Group
    "Mr. Dickey is the most gifted contract and estate planning attorney I have ever met. He is a man of great intellect."
    - George Negrea, M.D.
    Low Country Cancer Care Associates, P.C.
    "This is the guy you would want to have in your corner. Douglas Herman is a bulldog of an attorney. He punctually responds to all your needs as a client. He has a great team and no stone is left unturned. He is the only guy for my needs in Real Estate and all other company business."
    - Brad Glaize
    New Broughton Street, LLC
    "Tim Roberts is a very capable lawyer who knows the law and will study your case insuring he understands what the case is about. I have seen many other lawyers go into depositions or motion hearings that may have looked at the case the night before and really do not understand the case and they do not do justice to their client. Tim is very thorough in his work and covers all the bases."
    - Jeff Zacharius
    Savannah Air Center, LLC
    "I have dealt with Tim over 10 years. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding collection laws. He has very good judgment and is cost conscious. I have never second guessed him when it comes to direction on how to handle the lawsuits he has done for us."
    "Mr. Franklin has proven to be one of the better medical malpractice litigators in the State of Georgia"
    "David Dickey's expertise is very high, and his legal documents are well-prepared and understandable. His tax and accounting knowledge are very important in business deals, and his oral and written communications are good."
    - Gary Davis
    SouthCoast Medical Group
    "Mr. Dickey is the most gifted contract and estate planning attorney I have ever met. He is a man of great intellect."
    - George Negrea, M.D.
    Low Country Cancer Care Associates, P.C.
    "This is the guy you would want to have in your corner. Douglas Herman is a bulldog of an attorney. He punctually responds to all your needs as a client. He has a great team and no stone is left unturned. He is the only guy for my needs in Real Estate and all other company business."
    - Brad Glaize
    New Broughton Street, LLC
    "Tim Roberts is a very capable lawyer who knows the law and will study your case insuring he understands what the case is about. I have seen many other lawyers go into depositions or motion hearings that may have looked at the case the night before and really do not understand the case and they do not do justice to their client. Tim is very thorough in his work and covers all the bases."
    - Jeff Zacharius
    Savannah Air Center, LLC

    Oliver Maner LLP

    Contact Information

    218 West State Street
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Phone: 912-236-3311

    Management

    Managing Partner

    Personnel

    Partners: 17
    Of Counsel: 1
    Associates: 9
    Paralegals: 8
    Non-Legal Employees: 23

    Practice Areas

    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Commercial Litigation
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Litigation - Municipal
    Litigation - Real Estate
    Mediation
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
    Real Estate Law
    Tax Law
    Trusts and Estates
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers