- Mercer University, graduated 1966
- Mercer Board of Trustees - Member
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association - Life Member, Past President
- Belli Society - Past President
- Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation - Lifetime Fellow
- Southern Trial Lawyers Association - Past President
- American Association for Justice - Life Member
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
- International Society of Barristers - Fellow
- American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys - President
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for:
- Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Atlanta (2015)
- Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Atlanta (2014)
- War Horse Award (1996) Southern Trial Lawyers Association
- Trial Lawyer of the Year (2001) Belli Society
- Tradition of Excellence Award (1999) State Bar of Georgia
- Tommy Malone Great American Eagle Award (2007) Southern Trial Lawyers Association
- Pursuit of Justice Award (2004) ABA/Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Areas of Expertise:
- Automobile Collision
- Aviation Litigation
- Birth Trauma
- Brain Injury
- Catastrophic Injury
- Hospital Malpractice
- Medical Devices
- Medical Malpractice
- Medical Negligence
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
Attorney Case History
Yamada, et al. v. Northside Hospital, Inc., et al.
(2006) $16,500,000.00 verdict representing compensatory damages for child who suffered liver failure requiring a liver transplant at age 4 months caused by a failure of her healthcare providers to follow-up on an abdominal cyst detected on ultrasound early in the pregnancy. Liability in this case resulted from a failure to communicate by the child''s healthcare providers from differing specialties involved in the child''s prenatal, neonatal and pediatric care.
Rex Leroy Jones, et al. v. Robert Glenn Bashuk et al.
(1999) $25,000,000.00 verdict representing compensatory damages for a 38-year-old man''s resulting brain injury due to medical malpractice of a doctor and two hospitals who failed to timely diagnose an impending stroke. The tremendous damages at issue included a lifetime of dependent care for the victim''s condition of being "locked in."
Adams, et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plans of Georgia, et al.
(1995) $45,000,000.00 verdict representing compensatory damages for the unnecessary and preventable quadruple amputation of a 6-month old child due to medical negligence. This case helped change the way managed care providers operate.
Bianchi v. Gordon Trucking, Inc., et al.
(2009) $49,123,375.87 verdict representing compensatory damages awarded to a 23-year-old student who suffered catastrophic brain injuries as the result of a road wreck involving two commercial truck drivers on a two-lane highway in San Jose, California. The case involved tremendous economic damages and complex issues of law, including apportionment of liability against defendants that included the State of California.