Top 50 Verdicts in Georgia in 2016

Top 50 Verdicts in Georgia in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in the State of Georgia in the year 2016. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$40,000,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen G. Lowry, Kristy S. Davies of Harris Penn Lowry LLP; Robert B. Langstaff, Jr. of Langstaff Law LLC
Case:Jenkins v. Lambert, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Truck Accident
2
Amount:$30,545,655.00
Attorneys:Daniel S. Weinstock, G. Scott Vezina, Carolyn M. Chopko of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP; Jed D. Manton, Yvonne S. Godfrey of Harris Penn Lowry LLP
Case:Louis v. Hearin, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Delayed Diagnosis; Medical Malpractice
3
Amount:$30,485,664.00
Attorneys:Ben C. Brodhead, Ashley B. Fournet, Jennifer S. Mundy of Brodhead Law, LLC
Case:Mezquital v. Almassud, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
4 (tie)
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael L. Goldberg, Joseph A. Fried, Eric J.D. Rogers of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC
Case:Khan v. Moore Freight Service Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
4 (tie)
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Darren Summerville, Mecca S. Anderson of The Summerville Firm; Jeffrey P. Shiver, Alan Hamilton of Shiver Hamilton, LLC
Case:Kirschenbaum, et al. v. JamCo Properties
Type:Wrongful Death; Inadequate Security; Premises Liability
5
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Lloyd Bell of Bell Law Firm
Case:Nelson v. Emory Healthcare Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
6
Amount:$8,608,781.00
Attorneys:Derrick L. Bingham, M. Michael Egan, W. Seaborn Jones of Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney LLP
Case:Chemence Inc., et al. v. Quinn, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract; Trade Secrets
7
Amount:$5,352,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph W. Weeks of McNally Weeks; Andrew R. Lynch of Andrew R. Lynch, P.C.
Case:Rinehart v. GFI Management Services Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Fall; Premises Liability
8
Amount:$5,020,000.00
Attorneys:Jefferson C. Callier of The Callier Firm; Hardy Gregory, Jr., George H. Carley of Carley, Gregory & Gregory; Dustin T. Brown of Daughtery, Crawford & Brown, LLP
Case:James v. CSX Transportation Inc.
Type:Whistleblower; Retaliation; Employment
9
Amount:$4,700,000.00
Attorneys:David Krugler, Andrew B. Cash of Cash, Krugler & Fredericks LLC
Case:Estate of Smith v. McDonough Primary Care Inc., et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
10
Amount:$3,312,189.00
Attorneys:Eric P. Schroeder, Damon J. Whitaker, Edwin M. Cook, Aiten M. McPherson, Christopher P. Galanek, J. Bennett Clark of Bryan Cave LLP
Case:WIKA Instrument Corp. v. Ashcroft Inc.
Type:Consumer Protection; False Advertising; Unfair Competition & Business Practices
11
Amount:$2,546,355.00
Attorneys:P. Keith Lichtman, Zack D. Anderson of Mills Paskert Divers
Case:Guarantee Co. of North America v. Gary’s Grading & Pipeline Co. Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract; Indemnity
12
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce A. Hagen, Myrlin D. Earle of Hagen, Rosskopf & Earle; James R. Hodes, Esther Panitch of The Panitch Law Group, PC
Case:Lacoste v. White
Type:Personal Injury; Car v. Pedestrian Accident
13
Amount:$2,025,000.00
Attorneys:Alan J. Hamilton of Shiver Hamilton, LLC
Case:Mckenzie v. Casselman
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
14
Amount:$1,670,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher M. Simon of Christopher Simon, Attorney at Law; Michael Ruppersburg of Michael Ruppersburg, Attorney at Law; Leland H. Kynes of Kynes Law, LLC
Case:Maust v. Pike Electric LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Work Accident; Negligent Supervision
15
Amount:$1,262,844.00
Attorneys:James O. Wilson, Jr. of Law Offices of James Wilson; Lawrence B. Schlachter of The Schlachter Law Firm, PC
Case:Evans v. Sutton, M.D., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Failure to Diagnose; Medical Malpractice
16
Amount:$1,070,288.00
Attorneys:Daniel Bullard, IV, Kevin A. Wangerin of Bullard & Wangerin, LLP
Case:McAlister-Jones v. Foote
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
17
Amount:$977,579.00
Attorneys:John D. Hipes of Hipes & Belle Isle LLC
Case:Erebia v. Allstate Property & Casualty Insurance Co.
Type:Property Damage; Breach of Contract; Insurance Bad Faith
18
Amount:$850,000.00
Attorneys:Robert F. Glass, James A. Robson of Glass & Robson LLC
Case:Martin v. Earthalene Greene Blue
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
19
Amount:$816,000.00
Attorneys:Timothy K. Hall, Adam M. Collins of Law Offices of Timothy K. Hall LLC
Case:Gottlieb v. Ashamole
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
20
Amount:$739,500.00
Attorneys:Joseph A. Fried, Brian T. Mohs of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC
Case:Mavromatis v. Murphy
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
21
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:David E. Oles of Law Office of David E. Oles
Case:Harrison v. Parkway Law Group LLC, et al.
Type:Libel; Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; Invasion of Privacy
22
Amount:$590,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew Q. Wetherington, Adam L. Hoipkemier, Michael L. Werner of Werner Wetherington, PC
Case:McWilliams v. Bayona, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
23
Amount:$572,000.00
Attorneys:W. Russell Hodges of Hodges Law Firm, LLC; Stacey E. Carroll of Carroll Law Firm LLC
Case:Avery v. Schwartz, et al.
Type:Probate, Trusts & Estates; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Fraud & Misrepresentation; Legal Malpractice
24
Amount:$551,946.00
Attorneys:Gregory S. Ellington, William B. Hardegree of Hall Booth Smith, P.C.; LaRae D. Moore of Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, PC
Case:The Grand Reserve of Columbus LLC v. Property-Owners Insurance Co.
Type:Property Damage; Insurance Bad Faith; Breach of Contract
25
Amount:$533,580.00
Attorneys:Ryan A. Johnson of Ryan A. Johnson, PC; Alan J. Hamilton of Shiver Hamilton, LLC
Case:Wolpe v. Littlewood
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident; Underinsured Motorist
26
Amount:$530,648.00
Attorneys:Berrien L. Sutton of Law Offices of Berrien L. Sutton, LLC
Case:Nixon v. Zurich American Insurance Co., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car v. Truck Accident
27
Amount:$522,490.00
Attorneys:Douglas L. Brooks of Douglas L. Brooks, PC
Case:Epstein Becker & Green PC v. La Famiglia Family Trust, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract; Unpaid Legal Fees
28
Amount:$522,295.00
Attorneys:Cale H. Conley, Alyssa Baskam, Andre T. Tennille, III of Conley Griggs Partin LLP; Dana B. Miles of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC
Case:Cheeley Investments LP, et al. v. Zambetti
Type:Breach of Contract; Unpaid Legal Fees
29 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:T. Andrew Miller of The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller LLC; Eric L. Jensen of Graham & Jensen, LLP
Case:Shack v. Waddell
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
29 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas G. Tidwell of The Tidwell Law Firm LLC
Case:Hardy v. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Civil Rights Violation; Assault and Battery; Excessive Force; False Imprisonment; Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
30
Amount:$350,667.00
Attorneys:Randal A. Mangham of Randal A. Mangham LLC
Case:Henderson v. Watkins
Type:Personal Injury; Car v. Pedestrian Accident
31
Amount:$331,556.00
Attorneys:Adam M. Cain of Law Offices of Adam M. Cain LLC
Case:Club Babaloo Inc. v. Black Mane Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract; Fraud & Misrepresentation
32
Amount:$325,000.00
Attorneys:Quinton S. Seay, Eugene Felton, Jr. of Stewart, Seay & Felton
Case:Ford v. West Georgia Medical Center
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
33
Amount:$306,195.75
Attorneys:Jon David W. Huffman, Daniel A. Greene of Poole Huffman LLC; Kevin A. Maxim of The Maxim Law Firm, P.C.
Case:Palloto, et al. v. Neri, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract; Fraud
34
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:William Morgan Akin of Akin & Tate PC; W. Curtis Anderson of Downey & Cleveland LLP
Case:Millwood v. Maronie
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
35
Amount:$290,000.00
Attorneys:Jason W. Graham, Mary E. Meyer of Graham & Jensen, LLP
Case:Smith v. American Family Insurance Co., et al.
Type:Insurance Bad Faith; Breach of Contract; Promissory Estoppel; Fraudulent Inducement
36
Amount:$270,000.00
Attorneys:J.L. King, J. Shane Hudson of Hudson King LLC
Case:Sheffield v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., et al.
Type:Property Damage; Breach of Contract; Insurance Bad Faith; Fraud & Misrepresentation
37
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Regina S. Molden, Alec C. MacInnes of The Molden Law Firm LLC
Case:Cheney v. Fulton County, Georgia
Type:Age Discrimination; Race Discrimination; Hostile Work Environment
38
Amount:$227,368.00
Attorneys:Michael E. Mayo of Martin Snow LLP
Case:George v. Wagner, et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty
39
Amount:$219,000.00
Attorneys:Norman R. Miller of Miller Legal Services LLC; A. Joel Williams of Joel Williams Law LLC
Case:Rosen v. Engel, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Truck v. Car Accident
40
Amount:$213,000.00
Attorneys:J. Matthew Dwyer Jr. of Dwyer Law Group
Case:Witkowski v. Cutzu, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident; Underinsured Motorist
41
Amount:$199,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher D. Gunnels of Rohan Law PC
Case:Kushner v. Estate of Simonton
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident; Underinsured Motorist
42
Amount:$189,520.00
Attorneys:Regina S. Molden, Alec C. MacInnes of The Molden Law Firm LLC
Case:Carroll v. ATA Retail Services Inc.
Type:Sexual Harassment
43
Amount:$174,000.00
Attorneys:Kimberly N. Martin, Thomas F. Martin of Martin & Martin LLP
Case:Pollard v. Metro Dental LLC
Type:Wrongful Termination; Sexual Harassment; Retaliation
44
Amount:$153,218.00
Attorneys:Jason T. Schneider, Robert M. Hammers, William R. Musgrove, Enrique A. Fernandez of Schneider Hammers LLC
Case:Monjaraz, et al. v. Davis
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
45
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Foy R. Devine, Kyle M. Baker of Taylor English Duma LLP
Case:Walker v. MAC Acquisition LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Fall; Premises Liability
46
Amount:$135,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew Lampros of Hall & Lampros, LLP; Timothy D. Roberts, George T. Major Jr., Lauren E.H. Meadows of Oliver Maner LLP
Case:Green v. Lung
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
47
Amount:$125,000.00
Attorneys:G. Brian Spears of G. Brian Spears, PC
Case:Berger v. Lawrence
Type:Civil Rights Violation; Personal Injury; Excessive Force
48
Amount:$115,000.00
Attorneys:Michael R. Braun, Steven J. Jackson of Jackson & Braun, LLP
Case:Allen v. Worrall
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
49
Amount:$110,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey P. Shiver, Alan J. Hamilton, R. Scott Campbell of Shiver Hamilton, LLC
Case:Magbegor v. Triplette, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Truck v. Car Accident
50
Amount:$101,261.00
Attorneys:C. Caleb Connor, Kenneth L. Connor, Laura S. Jordan of Connor & Connor LLC; Tracee R. Benzo of Hasner Law
Case:Estate of Anderson v. Tenet HealthSystem GB Inc., et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice

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