Seminar Number

8465

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$130

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$150

 

SUPERSTAR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS:  Best Verdicts 2013

JANUARY 23, 2014

State Bar of Georgia Headquarters
104 Marietta St. NW • Atlanta

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 6 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsor:
General Practice and Trial Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
E. Marcus Davis, Program Chair; Davis, Zipperman, Kirschenbaum & Lotito, Atlanta

7:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:25

Welcome and program overview
E. Marcus Davis

8:30

VERDICT $5,050,000: 35 year old woman died due to respiratory depression brought on by medications taken as a result of fall caused by collapse of deck in house she rented from defendant.
S.K. Rod Dixon, The Dixon Firm, P.C., Atlanta

9:00

VERDICT $13,900,000: Infant born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, mental retardation following oxygen deprivation during birth. Hospital staff failed to assess child’s status and proper care not administered.
Nelson O. Tyrone, III, Tyrone Law Firm, Atlanta

9:30

VERDICT $5,000,000: 61 year old woman treated for cellulitis and released from ER, deteriorated at home and found to have blockages in arteries of both legs, blood clots, renal failure and sepsis. Bilateral below the knee leg amputations.
Jarome E. Gautreaux, Gautreaux & Adams, LLC, Macon
Tracey L. Dellacona, Dellacona Law Firm, Macon

10:30

BREAK

10:45

VERDICT $15,263,000: 22 year old male and four other individuals who were all part of a wedding party, traveling from the wedding to reception, were rear ended in traffic by a man doing 70 mph, forcing the trunk through the back seat. Plaintiff sustained dislocated neck and transected spinal cord and died at the scene. Three other backseat passengers all had catastrophic injuries.
Katherine L. McArthur, Katherine L. McArthur, LLC, Macon

11:15
VERDICT $4,547,963: 25 year old male suffered respiratory depression and cardiopulmonary arrest during abdominal surgery for colitis and died due to negligent administration of anesthesia, increasing levels of opioid medications.
William Q. Bird, Bird Law Group, P.C., Atlanta
11:45
Lunch (Included in registration fee)
12:15
VERDICT $10,000,000: 53 year old male working at a lumber mill struck by piece of lumber and knocked into set of active spiked rollers, fatal injuries. Unsafe design of machinery allowed activation of one machine to activate another machine in the plant, causing the injuries.
Cale H. Conley, Conley Griggs Partin, LLP, Atlanta
12:45
VERDICT $17,500,000: 19 year old male struck by stray bullet when leaving WalMart, left with severe brain injury after elective surgery to repair his jaw.
Jane L. Sams, Cochran Cherry Givens Smith Sistrunk & Sams, P.C., Atlanta
Shean D. Williams, Cochran Cherry Givens Smith Sistrunk & Sams, P.C., Atlanta
1:45

BREAK

2:00
VERDICT $12,000,000: 28 year old female struck by falling oak tree limb from 30 feet above while a passenger in a pick-up truck, received crushing pelvic and leg injuries, internal injuries and traumatic head injury.
Howard E. Spiva, Spiva Law Group, P.C., Savannah
2:30
VERDICT $3,083,000: Pregnant woman was struck in abdominal area by airbag when involved in motor vehicle accident; amniotic sac broke and placental abruption ensued. C-section performed. Baby boy was born not breathing, with lacerations on his face. He suffered severe brain damage and died at one month old.
Brent Savage, Savage Turner Pinckney & Madison, Savannah
3:00
VERDICT $16,000,000: 15 passenger van rollover when defective tire failed, resulting in multiple deaths and catastrophic injuries.
Jeffrey R. Harris, Harris Penn Lowry, LLP, Atlanta
3:30
ADJOURN