Kirby Mason is a partner in HunterMaclean’s litigation practice group, contributing over twenty years of experience to the Firm. A tough litigator, Kirby is at home in the courtroom where she presents the facts and law in a straightforward manner. She is equally effective in front of a jury as in a bench trial or in mediation/arbitration proceedings.
Over the years, Kirby has litigated a variety of cases. Her breadth of training and knowledge permits her to represent businesses in contract disputes, litigate real estate issues, and defend banking institutions. She has successfully represented employers who have faced employment claims as well as medical providers who have been charged with professional negligence, resulting in numerous defense verdicts.
Kirby is admitted to the State Bars of Georgia, South Carolina, and Montana. She is admitted to practice in all courts in Georgia, South Carolina, and Montana; the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Georgia; and the U.S. District Court of South Carolina. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Savannah Bar Association and an elected board member of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. She has also served on the Firm’s management committee.
Kirby received two B.A. degrees from Whitman College in 1986 and graduated, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1989. Her civic and volunteer efforts include: having served as a board member for Savannah’s Rape Crisis Center and the Boy Scouts of America; volunteering at her church; providing pro bono legal services for indigent persons; participating in the Truancy Intervention Program; having served as a board member of Greenbriar Children’s Center; participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build in Rincon, Georgia; serving on the Allocation Panel of United Way for several years; and participating in Leadership Savannah.
Federal Court Jurisdction — Established new 11th Circuit law relating to continuing federal jurisdiction of state law claims after dismissal of the FDIC.