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Laura Reis, Darl Champion, Alan Hamilton, & Doug Dumont


Alan Hamilton, Darl Champion, Laura Reis, Doug Dumont, Emily Rowell



LReisHSLaura Reis/Reis Law

Laura Reis, a workers compensation lawyer with Reis Law in Atlanta,  has successfully resolved over one thousand workers compensation claims and procured millions of dollars for the injured workers she represents.  Along with her dedication to the representation of injured workers, Laura has handled hundreds of third party injury claims through selected associations with leading attorneys across the country. Since she understands these claims, she also understands the need to hire a specialist who will work well with your workers compensation attorney. Reis Law is fully equipped to handle these claims and understands that bringing in legal experts can increase the value of third party claims, all at no additional cost to the client. Sometimes a single injury can result in multiple claims against multiple parties- meaning a higher recovery and multiple settlements. Most of the time these associated cases are complex and Reis Law has a network of top attorneys in every legal specialty across the country that understand the delicate balance among the associated claims. You can rest assured that when you hire Reis Law, you are hiring a team of legal specialists with strong contacts across the country for all of your injury-related issues, from products liability to medical malpractice to employment-related claims.

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DChampionHSDarl Champion/The Champion Firm, P.C.

Darl Champion is a trial lawyer with significant experience representing plaintiffs in a variety of catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving serious car and trucking accidents, premises liability claims, defective products, medical negligence, and railroad accidents and injuries. He has represented plaintiffs in every federal district court in Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court, and numerous state and superior courts throughout the state. He has helped recover millions of dollars on behalf of his clients, and in each of the last three years Georgia Super Lawyers has recognized him as a Rising Star in the area of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation.   In June 2014, he founded his own law firm, The Champion Firm, P.C., where he specializes in personal injury and wrongful death cases, insurance disputes, and constitutional rights cases.

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DougDHSDoug Dumont/Warshauer Law Group

Doug joined the Warshauer Law Group over seven years ago after working at an insurance defense firm. This experience gave him an important understanding and familiarity with insurance companies and corporations and how they approach lawsuits involving serious personal injuries.  Although Doug enjoyed the attorneys he worked with at his prior firm, he realized that his calling was join a team of Georgia personal injury lawyers representing individuals and their families. Fortunately he was given the opportunity to work with lawyers like Michael and Lyle Warshauer who have dedicated their professional careers and much of their personal lives defending those wrongfully injured and their families. As a member of our team of  Atlanta personal injury attorneys, Doug works every day to plan, strategize, and prepare cases to secure the best compensation for individuals and families who are injured as the result of the carelessness of others. He now feels his successes truly make a difference and improve people’s lives, which is very rewarding.

Like the other attorneys at the Warshauer Law Group, Doug strives to be the best both inside and outside the courtroom. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1998 with a degree in Political Science and then received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law. He has successfully argued motions for clients in state, federal, and appellate courts throughout the state of Georgia. In fact, Doug’s appellate record is unbeaten.

Doug has been lead counsel in several jury trials, including a disputed liability snow skiing incident he won in Forsyth County last year.  Doug and Michael also won a $20,000,000 verdict in Federal Court in 2012.

When Doug is away from the office, he enjoys spending most of his time with his wife and three children going to soccer, swim team, vacations, or just hanging around the house.

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AlanHSAlan Hamilton/Shiver Hamilton, LLC

Alan Hamilton focuses his law practice on significant personal injury cases, wrongful death, and business torts.  Alan has helped numerous clients obtain seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements during his career.  He has represented individuals and appeared before courts in ten different states.  Prior to co-founding Shiver Hamilton, LLC, Alan practiced with a nationally recognized trial firm and served as a federal judicial law clerk.  Since founding the firm in 2011, Alan and Jeff have obtained a series of jury verdicts far exceeding the insurance company’s best offer.

Alan has been recognized as “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine, and as a “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta Magazine.  Alan holds an “AV-Preeminent” peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell Lexis-Nexis, which is the highest rating available. Alan has also been named to “Top 40 under 40″by the National Trial Lawyers Association and by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Alan decided early on to dedicate his career to representing injured victims of negligence and corporate wrongdoing, turning down multiple job offers from corporate defense law firms to pursue a law practice representing plaintiffs.

Alan’s practice and experience covers a wide range of catastrophic injury cases, including automobile wrecks, business torts, product liability, tractor-trailer and log truck cases, dram shop (alcohol) liability, commercial vehicle cases, road defect cases, workplace injuries, premises liability/negligent security, wrongful death and professional malpractice. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and successfully represented clients in appellate courts in Georgia and other states.

Alan is involved in numerous bar and pro bono legal organizations.  He served for several years as a campaign coordinator raising funds for non-profit legal aid organizations through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.  Alan is also a member of Buckhead Church, where he serves as a community group leader.  Alan and his wife, Morgan Henritze Hamilton, live in Atlanta with their three sons.

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Alcohol Administrative & Regulatory Law


Emily Rowell (Host), Eleanor Benson, Tommy Williams, Nancy Palmer, Taylor Harper

Emily Rowell (Host), Eleanor Benson, Tommy Williams, Nancy Palmer, Taylor Harper

Taylor HarperTaylor Harper/Taylor, Feil, Harper, Lumsden & Hess, P.C.

Taylor Harper with Taylor, Feil, Harper, Lumsden & Hess, P.C.  Mr. Harper’s practice involves all aspects of commercial litigation, including contract disputes, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, business torts, insurance coverage, landlord/tenant issues, premises liability claims, secured transactions and real estate litigation.  His firm has a heavy focus on the hospitality and beverage alcohol industries. Specifically, Mr. Harper assists breweries, wineries, distilleries, importers, brokers, wholesalers, hotels, restaurants, package stores, and others in beverage alcohol administrative and regulatory matters at the federal, state, and local levels.

Mr. Harper graduated from Georgia State University College of Law where he was a member of the Moot Court Board as well as the Student Trial Lawyers Association.  During law school, Mr. Harper received several accolades including the Honors Award for Excellence in Litigation, the Nai Award for Achievement in Advanced Evidence, the C.A.L.I. Award for Excellence in Advanced Evidence, the Weltner Inn of Court Star Pupil Award and Scholarship, and the Patrick Wiseman Award for Most Dedicated Moot Court Member.  Additionally, during his second year of law school, Mr. Harper was chosen as one of seventy-five students nationwide to participate in the United States Army JAG Corps Internship Program.  Mr. Harper earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Affairs from Georgia State University where he was graduated with honors.

When not lawyering, he serves as president and chairman of Maji Mazuri USA, Inc., a non-profit organization which raises funds to support projects based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Buckhead, and he serves on the City of Dunwoody Board of Ethics. Mostly, though, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son and their two labs.

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nancy palmerNancy Palmer/GA Craft Brewers Guild

Nancy is the Vice President of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild  and the founder and president of Cork & Key beverage consulting company. Founded in 2010, the Guild is organized to promote, protect and further, in every lawful manner, the common interests of the members and the licensed brewing industry in Georgia.  Nancy Palmer is a perennial student of the beverage industry, having spent a decade exploring all facets of the business.  Though she’s concentrated on wine for most of her career, she’s found tremendous pleasure in learning about both beer and spirits.  Her favorite aspect of the business is certainly education – she enjoys making the complicated and often intimidating world of high-end beverage accessible and interesting for anyone with any background.

Nancy’s career began while working for Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia she worked at several establishments not only waitressing and bartending, but also conducting many wine classes at area restaurants.  She then went on to become the wine buyer for Athens’ largest volume package store, Five Points Bottle Shop West. After a very successful stint there, she moved on to try her hand at the distribution side of the beverage business. She worked for Avant Partir representing the best international wine portfolio in the state and became familiar with the best restaurants and shops throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

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IDCTommy Williams/Independent Distilling Company, LLC

Tommy Williams is the Chief Operating Officer of Independent Distilling Company, LLC located in Decatur, GA. IDC is the first legal distillery in the Metro Atlanta Area since Prohibition. Along with his business partner Michael Anderson they are focusing on whiskey and rum at the moment and have begun shipping to their distributor for introduction into the market. The first product they are selling is Hellbender a copper pot distilled corn whiskey, the Rum will be available later this summer.

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EleanorEleanor R Benson/Moondog Growlers

A lawyer by training, Eleanor became interested in craft beer back in law school when craft beer meant only Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada & Sam Adams. Twenty years later – she had the opportunity to enter the craft beer business as the co-owner of Moondog Growlers. With three locations and over 100 taps – she is keenly aware of the changes in the craft beer industry as well as the challenges facing brewers and retailers of craft brews.  Her love of special beer began way back in the late 80’s while attending GSU law school. Her study group was made up of her beer tasting buddies (fortunately), and together—between bar review sessions—they blind-tasted an array of types and styles of beer (little did she know back then that she was preparing for a career that’s a far cry from practicing law). Eleanor has enjoyed successful careers in law, marketing, and interior design, so she jumped at the chance to combine her background and creativity with one of her favorite hobbies – craft beer.

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Rosen Immigration Law Group


Anna Sokol, Joe Rosen, Emily Rowell (Host), Jacky Clements



JoeCropJoseph H. Rosen, Esq.

Joseph Rosen is the managing attorney for Joseph G. Rosen, Immigration Law Group. Mr. Rosen began practicing Immigration Law in June 2001 after retiring from the U.S. Government, where he spent twenty years as a Special Agent with both the FBI and U.S. Customs. His law enforcement career included ten years working on or near the Mexican border and three years working Sex Crimes against Children.

Mr. Rosen represents foreign athletes, entertainers, artists, business men, professional and family members of U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents.

Mr. Rosen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a BA in Political Science from American University and a M.Ed. from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. After graduating Widener’s Delaware Law School Cum Laude in 1983 as a night student, Professor Rosen has been an Adjunct Faculty member at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School since 2006. He teaches an Immigrations Law class and is a Clinical Director at the JMLS Immigration Clinic located at Catholic Charities Atlanta. Mr. Rosen is a Past President of the North Fulton Bar Association and has spoken at numerous CLE Training seminars, appeared on CNN, and been interviewed by radio, newspaper, and TV news providers in regard to immigrations issues. Mr. Rosen is admitted to practice in Georgia, California, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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JackyCropJacky Clements

Mrs. Clements was born and raised as a citizen of Venezuela. She initially came to the U.S. as a foreign student on a tennis scholarship. She played tennis at Clayton State College, from where she also received a B.A. in Business Administration. While there she met her U.S. citizen husband, married, received Legal Permanent Resident status, and then U.S. citizenship. Mrs. Clements was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2014. She received her Juris Doctorate in 2013 from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Jacky joined the Rosen Immigration Law Group in 2010 and progressed from a legal assistant, to a paralegal, to a law clerk, to an attorney. She is responsible for representing clients in Removal proceedings, accompanying clients to Green Card and citizenship interviews, directly assisting clients, preparing forms and submitting them to U.S. CIS and the Department of Labor, and responding to case inquires. Mrs. Clements is fluent in both English and Spanish.


AnnaCropAnna Sokol

Ms. Sokol is a Polish Citizen and Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) in the U.S. Ms. Sokol has a law degree from the University of Lodz, Poland and a Master of Law, LLM from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. She is anticipating taking the Georgia State Bar in January 2015.

Ms. Sokol has assisted the Polish Embassy to the U.S. in registering Polish citizens in the U.S so that they could vote in the Polish national elections. She has been employed as a Law Clerk in the Joseph Rosen Immigration Law Group since 2006. Ms. Sokol specializes in working with foreign athletes, entertainers, artists, foreign professionals, and U.S. businesses seeking to employee foreign professionals. Ms. Sokol is fluent in Polish, English, and Italian.



Wendy Ellin and Jeff Sheehan

Emily Rowell (Host), Wendy Ellin, Starr Jarrard, Jeff Sheehan

Wendy EllinWendy Ellin, Momentum

Wendy Ellin is a living example of what it takes to be organized and successful in business, and in life.  As founder and president of Momentum, she has developed simple, street-smart tools and techniques to help even the most disorganized people “get more life out of life” through a variety of organizational systems, tools and techniques.  Wendy Ellin spent 20+ years in corporate America, only to learn that most people were working hard while she was working smart. It was when she left to start her own business that she realized she had a gift for sharing her secrets for managing your life in a way that can serve you well, not defeat you.

Wendy has helped attorney’s all over the country set up easy systems for getting control of their work and their life so that they not only love what they do, they finally love the way they do it!

Her book is Enough is Enough, Get Control of Your Stuff!  One Woman’s Insight into an Organized Life.

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Jeff SheehanJeff Sheehan, Sheehan Marketing Strategies

Founder and principal in Sheehan Marketing Strategies. With over 30 years of high-tech global sales, marketing, and advertising experience marketing to many Fortune 500 companies including Intel, and Apple Computer, as well as many others, Jeff is now a marketing consultant and job search mentor. He is also the co-author of the just released book: ‘HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era ( and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top people in the world to follow on Twitter for social media, marketing, and sales.

In his interview he stressed the importance of LinkedIn and good SEO for attorneys.

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