Litigation

Since its formation in October 1990, our firm has retained an emphasis on the representation of local, state-wide and national corporations in the conduct of their business affairs, including litigation. Representative clients have included American National Red Cross, Hesston Corporation, Hesston Credit Corporation, Atlantic & Gulf Railroad, The Glidden Company, Gray Communications Systems, Inc., The Albany Herald Publishing Company, WALB-TV, WFXL-TV, Raycom Media, Barrington Broadcasting Group, Capstone Logistics, LLC, Deerfield-Windsor School, Terrell Academy, Inc., Flint River Services, Inc., Albany Bank & Trust, Bank of Terrell, Bank of Lee County, The Bank of Dawson, First State Bank, Citizen's Bank, Employer's Casualty Insurance Company, American National Property and Casualty Company, MMI Companies, Inc., Ranger Insurance Company, American General Life and Accident Company, and the Georgia Municipal Association.

Our litigation experience is substantial and quite diverse. Our attorneys have defended cases based upon products liability (automobiles, blueprint photocopy machines, electrical fixtures, asbestos products), discrimination (age, race, handicap), municipal liability (negligence, nuisance, 42 U.S.C. §1983), defamation (personal, business, credit), ERISA, RICO, construction contracts, secured lending, restraint of trade, professional malpractice, national and international commodity transactions, as well as more routine matters such as car wrecks and slip-and-falls. Our firm has been involved in significant litigation in such corporate matters as franchise agreements, dissolution of closely held businesses, and enforcement of non-competition agreements. It is a testament to our firm's litigation expertise that we are often called upon to serve as local counsel for litigation being conducted in local courts by attorneys from around the country. Our litigation practice still includes some defense of insured parties, but has always included significant litigation on the part of various corporate and business entities. Our firm also has a limited practice representing plaintiffs, which is felt to provide invaluable experience in connection with our defense practice.

Most of the litigation in which we are involved is in the Southwest Georgia area – from Columbus and Macon south to the Florida line, and from Waycross and Dublin west to the Alabama line. For certain corporate clients, our firm regularly practices in the coastal counties of Georgia as well, however, and, as is becoming true of many law firms throughout Georgia, has both prosecuted and defended cases in the courts of Metropolitan Atlanta. Our firm's caseload includes matters pending in both the federal and state courts in the State of Georgia, at the trial and appellate levels, as well as matters in Alabama for certain of its clients.