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Member: Mr. Lanham holds membership in the State Bars of Alabama and Georgia, has served as Executive Vice President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, has been selected as a Master in the Bleckley Inns of Court, and is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, the Fifth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. He has written and lectured on tort related civil litigation for the Atlanta Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Georgia Institutes of Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Judicial Education, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He has also lectured at the Melvin M. Belli Seminars and for the Bar Counsel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and has conducted litigation seminars at the Georgia State University College of Law. He presently serves as a member of the Northern District of Georgia Bar Council, which provides advice to the Federal Courts on Local Rules and operational issues of importance to the Court and Bar. He co-authored the topic, "Sample Settlement Brochures," at 31 AmJur Trials 527. Mr. Lanham is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been honored by inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc., New York), since 1987, as well as his recent selection for inclusion in "Georgia Super Lawyers 2005" (www.SuperLawyers.com).
Member: Mr. McGehee is a member of the Atlanta and American (Member, Litigation Sections) Bar Associations; the State Bar of Georgia (Member, Litigation Section and General Practice and Trial Law Section); the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Special Member); the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member); the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.
Practice Emphasis: Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Aviation, Trucking/Automotive, Railroad, Professional Negligence, and General Civil Litigation.
Representative Cases: Department of Transportation v. Dupree, 570 SE2d 1 (2002); Lee v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 533 SE2d 82 (2000); Anderson v. Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, et. al., 537 SE2d 345(2000); Department of Transportation v. Brown, 471 SE2d 849 (1996); Robert & Co. Associates v. Tigner, 351 SE2d 82 (1986); Rixey v. West Paces Ferry Hospital, 916 F2d 612 (11th Cir., 1990); Arthur Pew Construction Co. v. First National Bank, 965 F2d 1559 (11th Cir., 1992); and Cooper v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 849 F2d 496 (11th Cir., 1988).
Practice Emphasis: Copyright and Trademark (including litigation, registration, and transactions). His clients include authors, screenwriters, software companies, toy designers, and visual artists. Mr. Jones has handled numerous successful trademark registrations, and advises clients on copyright issues. Mr. Jones is active in Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, and also serves on the boards of several Atlanta arts organizations.
Member: Mr. deGolian is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He is a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. He is the President of the Atlanta Bar Association, where he has previously served as Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Chair of the Litigation Section. He is admitted to practice before all Georgia State and Federal Courts, and the Fifth and Eleventh United States Circuit Courts of Appeal. He has written and lectured on civil practice, trial advocacy and nursing neglect litigation for the Atlanta Bar Association. He has also served on the faculty of the Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy, sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Emory University Trial Practice Program. For 20 years he has participated as a volunteer attorney for the Saturday Lawyer Program of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Active in civic and community affairs, he holds the rank of Captain in the United States Naval Reserve.
Representative cases: Department of Transportation v. Dupree, 570 SE2d 1 (2002); Brogdon, et. al. v. National Healthcare Corporation, et. al., 103 F. Supp. 3d 1322 (N.D. Ga. 2000); Firemans Fund Insurance Company v. Dean, 441 SE2d 436 (1994); Parks v. Associates Commercial Corporation, 351 SE2d 661 (1986).
Member: He is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; Lawyers Club of Atlanta; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; Jacksonville Bar Association; and Jacksonville Justice Association. He has also served on the faculty of John Marshall Law School teaching in the areas of civil practice and procedure, workers' compensation and ethics. He served as Chairman of the State of Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition in 1994, and has served on that Committee, generally, since 1989. U.S.C.G. licensed Captain.
Practice Emphasis: Personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, premises liability, trucking/automotive litigation, professional negligence, workers' compensation and general civil litigation. He is also Georgia counsel for AHC Corporation, a healthcare receivables management company.
Representative Cases: Kauffman v. Eastern Food and Gas, Inc., 539 SE2d 599 (2000); Abad v. Kraft, 411 SE2d 500; rev. 417 SE2d 317, on remand, 426 SE2d 270 (1992); Chafin v. Winn-Dixie Atlanta, Inc., 411 SE2d 201 (1991); Dennis v. Malt, 395 SE2d 894 (1990).
DAVID J. LLEWELLYN, is a trial attorney and civil mediator, whose practice emphasizes cases involving medical malpractice, particularly in the areas of genital injury, circumcision damage, and wrongful circumcision, as well as other cases of negligence resulting in personal injury, and cases involving personal and business torts and contract disputes. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1950, attended elementary school in South Carolina and junior high and high school in Pennsylvania, and thereafter matriculated to the University of Virginia, taking a B.A. With Distinction in History in 1972. From 1972 to 1976 he served in the U. S. Navy as a sea-going officer, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. Following the Navy he attended the University of Virginia School of Law, taking a J.D. in 1979. He is admitted to the bars of the Superior Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the U. S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U. S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the U. S. Supreme Court. While he has practiced in virtually all areas of civil litigation, since 1995 his practice has increasingly included cases involving male circumcision, on which he has lectured internationally. He has handled such cases throughout the United States and has been admitted pro hac vice in cases in the courts of several states. He is also registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution in General Mediation, having completed Harvard Law School’s Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation Workshop.
Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, including wrongful circumcision, circumcision damage, and other genital injury; personal injury; brain injury; spinal injury; wrongful death; automobile negligence; false arrest; false imprisonment; police brutality; libel and slander; dental malpractice; nursing malpractice; hospital liability; hospital negligence; legal malpractice; premises liability; toxic torts; products liability; Federal tort claims; government tort liability; fraud; credit fraud; commercial fraud; insurance fraud; insurance bad faith, civil rights, civil rights Section 1983, sex discrimination, employment litigation; business litigation; commercial litigation; business torts; collections; copyright litigation; college and university litigation; healthcare fraud litigation; False Claims Act litigation; Qui Tam litigation; Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse; land use litigation; family law; divorce; custody; general litigation; contractual matters; trials and appeals; mediation.
Member: Mr. Llewellyn is a member of the State Bar of Georgia; Atlanta Bar Association (Pictorial Roster Committee 1980-81); The American Association for Justice [formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America]; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (Board of Directors, 1998 –present); Lawyers Club of Atlanta; Old War Horse Lawyers Club. He also belongs to The Newcomen Society of the United States; Metropolitan Atlanta Alumni Association of Phi Beta Kappa (Board of Directors and Program Chairman, 2000-2001); Atlanta Committee on International Relations; Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip (Parking Committee @1987-2001); East Point Lodge No. 288, F. & A. M. (Past Master); Scottish Rite; Yaarab Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.; and Waldo Slaton Post No. 140, American Legion. He is a lifetime member of the University of Virginia Alumni Association and of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
Publications: “Legal Remedies for Penile Torts,” The Compleat Mother, Winter 1995, pp. 13-14; “Some Thoughts on Legal Remedies,” Ch. 39 in Denniston, G. C., Hodges, F. M., Milos, M. F., Male and Female Circumcision: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers (New York 1999); “Penile Torts in the Courts,” Ch. 6 in Denniston, G. C., Hodges, F. M., Milos, M. F., Flesh and Blood: Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers (New York 2004); “Strategies for Litigation,” Ch. 19 in Denniston, G. C. Gallo, P. G., Hodges, F. M., Milos, M. F., Viviani, F., Bodily Integrity and the Politics of Circumcision: Culture, Controversy, and Change, Springer (New York 2006).
Presentations: “Some Thoughts on Legal Remedies,” Fifth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice, Oxford University, Oxford, England, United Kingdom, August 5-7, 1988; “Penile Torts in the Courts,” Seventh International Symposium on Human Rights and Modern Society, Georgetown University, Washington, D. C., April 4-7, 2002; “Strategies for Litigation,” Eighth International Symposium on Circumcision and Human Rights, University of Padua, Italy, September 2-4, 2004; “Circumcision Litigation,” Lecture to the Bioethics & Medical Malpractice Course, Pace University School of Law, Tarrytown, New York, September 20, 2004; “Winning and Losing on the Circuit,” Ninth International Symposium on Circumcision, Genital Integrity, and Human Rights,” University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, August 24-26, 2006. Mr. Llewellyn also has appeared on Good Morning America, The Montel Williams Show, the former “Nachman” program on MSNBC, and on Canadian television, as well as on numerous radio programs throughout the United States, in regard to neo-natal male circumcision.
JOHN W. ADKINS, is a trial attorney specializing in personal injury law, including auto accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, workers' compensation, premises liability claims, dangerous or defective products, medical malpractice, and related plaintiffs' tort litigation. He was born in Marietta, Georgia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University where he received a B. B. A. in Finance, and obtained his J. D. degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Additionally, he won various mock trial competitions in the Intensive Advocacy Program at the University of San Francisco.
Member: Mr. Adkins holds membership in the State Bars of California and Georgia, and he is a member of the American Bar Association, Cobb County Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and he has served as a Barrister in the Bleckley Inns of Court, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia, and all Georgia Superior, State, Probate and Magistrate Courts. He is also a member of Kennesaw Lodge No. 33, F. & A. M., of the Kennesaw State University Alumni Association and of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
Member: He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1968, and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th, 5th and 11th Circuits; Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia and other District Courts in the United States. His education is University of Alabama (B.S., 1961); Naval Justice School (1963); Emory School of Law (J.D., 1968). He served as Trial Counsel, Special Court Martials, U.S. Navy; and Legal Officer, Fleet Air Wing 10, U.S. Navy. He is a Certified Mediator and Certified Arbitrator. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and has membership on various employment law, corporate and litigation committees. Mr. Goodman has litigation experience in Federal and State courts in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. He also has consulted with clients and attorneys in the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, Costa Rica, England, Holland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Trinidad and Turkey regarding litigation and employment issues.
Practice Emphasis: Mr. Goodman has been quoted in over 300 newspapers in the United States and featured as a guest commentator on national (i.e. Pat Buchanan), regional (i.e. Wisconsin Public Radio) and local radio talk shows in many cities across the United States, Canada and New Zealand, has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and BBC, CTV Television (Canadian national television), TV2/Danmark (Danish national television), Channel 4 (British national television), Italian national television and the syndicated television shows, "Hard Copy" and "The Jerry Springer Show." He also speaks at various national and regional conventions and professional seminars.
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