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Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death


Josh Schiffer, Anne Tyler Hamby, Joe Neal, Beth Gearhart & Emily Rowell

Josh Schiffer, Anne Tyler Hamby, Joe Neal, Beth Gearhart & Emily Rowell



10919048_924194804280416_2208590184383193604_nJoseph R. Neal, Jr., Esq. w/ Neal Law


Joseph R. Neal, Jr., Esq., is an AV pre-eminent rated, second generation Georgia trial lawyer with over two decades of litigation experience. Mr. Neal is the principal and founder of NEAL LAW, a law firm with offices in Atlanta and Augusta which provides first class legal representation for victims of Catastrophic Injuries and Wrongful death. Mr. Neal handles a wide variety of tort cases across the State of Georgia. His success as an aggressive and compassionate Plaintiff’s trial lawyer in trucking cases, fire and burn cases, and medical malpractice cases has led to him being inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, known as the “Top Trial Lawyers of America” and Rue Ratings’ “Best Attorneys of America” as a life-time charter member. Mr.
Neal considers his vocation an art and a craft and is a graduate of both Gerry’s Spence’s Trial Lawyers College and AAJ’s Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, the Art of Persuasion at Harvard Law School. A fierce advocate for his clients, Mr.Neal dedicates all of his energies to achieving Justice for those wrongfully harmed.

Focus Areas of Practice

  • Serious Road Wrecks:  auto, truck, train, bicycle, and motorcycle wrecks
  • Fire Cases:  electrical, gas, and chemical fires
  • Medical Malpractice:  hospital, nursing, doctor, pharmacy, and nursing home negligence
  • Premises Liability: slip and fall, negligent security, defective conditions
  • Defective Products: cars, drugs, electrical or gas fueled products
  • Environmental Torts:  toxic contamination of land, housing, and businesses

Professional Honors

  • Life Time Charter Member, Best Attorneys of America, Rue’s Ratings 2014
  • Top Lawyers of Georgia, 2014, As Published in Atlanta Magazine
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocates Forum, “The Top Trial Lawyers In America” – 2012
  • Mr. Neal has been nominated for the Litigator Awards for 2014 by the Trial Lawyer Board of Regents.
  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, LexisNexis – 2013
  • AVVO Client’s Choice Award, Personal Injury – 2012
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating, Top Attorney Personal Injury – 2012

Representative Recoveries

  • Vann v. Finley – double fatality trailer fire, over $4,000,000 recovered from three defendants. Defeated City of Augusta on claims of official and sovereign immunity in the trial court, Ga. Court of Appeals, and Ga. Supreme Court (2008-2012)
  • Hill v. USA Truck Inc. – $3,000,000 jury verdict in Federal Court in Anderson, South Carolina in a tractor trailer v. bicycle wreck case that resulted in a broken leg and minor brain injury to client. (2007)
  • Daniel v. Atl. Gas Light Co. – substantial confidential settlement in a wrongful death case resulting from negligent inspection of water heater (2011).
  • Curry v. Board of Regents of Georgia, MCG Hospital – $1,530,000 structured settlement for two surviving minor children against the Medical College of Georgia for failure to diagnose and treat a cerebral brain aneurysm of their 27 year old mother (2003).
  • Williams v. APAC and SC DOT – $1,050,000 cash settlement in favor of a 50 year old wife, mother, grandmother, and worker who was driving to work in the rain when she hit a patch of standing water on defective section of I-20 in Aiken, S. C. and hydroplaned into trees (2004).
  • Peterson v. Board of Regents/MCG Hospital – $777,000 cash/structured settlement for a wife and two children against several doctors of the Medical College of Georgia for failure to diagnose and treat colon cancer of one of its landscaping employees (1999).
  • Wilson v. Drew Enterprises – $650,000 cash settlement against a tractor trailer company in personal injury case (2011).
  • Morris v. Willie Smith and Waste Mgmt. – $800,000 cash settlement in wreck between logging truck and commercial trash truck (2000).

Professional Leadership

  • Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association – Vice President and Super Champion Member 2011.  Active member since 1999.
  • American Association for Justice – activemember since 2000
  • Southern Trial Lawyer’s Association – activemember since 2007
  • Melvin M. Belli Society – activemember since 2009
  • State Bar of  Georgia – active member since 1993.  Board of Governors candidate in 2011.
  • Augusta Bar Assoc. – active member 1993-2012
  • Atlanta Bar Assoc. – active member since 2013
  • Dekalb Co. Bar Assoc. – active member since 2013


  • “Double Fatality Trailer Fire – Creating a Case Where There Was None,”Southern Trial Lawyers’ Seminar, New Orleans,  La. 2012
  • “Cruising The Deep Powder of Medicare Liens,” Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Seminar, Lake Tahoe, California, 2012
  • “Cross-Examination:  Witness in the Cross-Hairs, Where Art & Science Intersect” Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008
  • “$3,000,000 Jury Verdict in Hill v. USA Truck, Inc.,” Southern Trial Lawyers’ Seminar, New Orleans, La. 2007
  • Guest Speaker at Annual Meeting of American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Atlanta, Georgia 2004 – Tort Reform
  • Guest Speaker at Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Callaway Gardens 2004 – Hospital/Doctor Liens
  • Guest Speaker at Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia 2002 – Medicaid Liens

Published Cases

  • Vann v. Finley, 313 Ga. App. 153, 721 S.E.2d 156 (2011), certiorari denied 2012 Ga. Lexis 387 (2012)
  • Hill v. USA Truck Inc., 2007 WL 1574545 (D. S.C., Anderson Division, 2007)
  • Lindsey v. State, 271 Ga. 657, 522 S.E.2d 459 (1999)

Community Leadership

  • Chairman of the 2011 SummervilleSesquicentennial Celebration
  • Chairman of the 2011 and 34th Annual Summerville Tour of Homes
  • President Of Summerville Neighborhood Assoc. 2009-2011; Vice Pres. 2008-2009
  • Chairman of the St. Johns Towers Advisory Board 2011; Member 2008-2010
  • Assistant Football Coach, EDS Panthers, 2010-2011 (Defensive Coordinator)
  • Assistant Football Coach (Defensive Coordinator), Neal Law Falcons, 2008
  • Team Sponsor, North Augusta Recreation Department 2008
  • Irish-American Heritage Society – Member since 2008
  • Honorary Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army – 2009
  • William Daniel National Mock Trial Championships – Juror – Atlanta, Ga. 2013
  • American Mock Trial Association Championships – Presiding Judge – Furman University 2008
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach – Rich. Co. Rec. Dept. Little League T-Ball and YMCA Soccer. 2001-2005
  • Leadership Augusta – 2000
  • Mentor, High School High Tech Program 2004
  • Mentor, Junior Achievement Job Shadow Program 2003
  • Member, Judiciary Subcommittee, Citizen’s Advisory Committee, Augusta-Richmond County Consolidation Taskforce – 1995
  • Head Football Coach, Richmond County Recreation Department 1993-1996


  • J. D. – Walter F. Georgia School of Law, Mercer University, Macon, Ga. 1993
    Honors – Dean’s List, Highest Grade in Tax Class
  • B.B.A. – J. M. Tull School of Accounting, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 1990
    Dean’s List, Accounting Honor Society
  • Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College – 2000, 2001
  • Graduate of AAJ’s Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, The Art of Persuasion, Harvard Law School, 2012
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ATHSAnne Tyler Hamby w/ Hamby Benefits Law, LLC

Prior to forming Hamby Benefits Law, LLC, Anne Tyler Hamby (“Anne Tyler”) practiced employee benefits law with Alston & Bird LLP and King & Spalding LLP, two of Atlanta’s largest law firms. She earned a Master of Laws in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center and her Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law. Anne Tyler earned a Master of Science in International Development from the University of Bath. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics, magna cum laude, from Birmingham-Southern College.

Representative Case/Client

  • Multinational telecommunications company with Atlanta subsidiary
    Led negotiation of a reduction of more than 80 percent of the original 401(k) retirement plan penalty assessment by the Department of Labor.
  • Staffing company, Atlanta, GA and Alpharetta, GA
    Prepared templates, policies and procedures for determination of full-time employee and variable hour employee status under the Affordable Care Act (to assist with defense in the event of a DOL audit).
  • Community bank, Manchester, GA
    Advised on Code Section 409A issues related to a supplemental executive retirement plan (SERP), which prevented a compliance error that would have cost the client more than $100,000.
  • Multinational company with San Diego, CA subsidiary
    Reviewed purchase agreement and advised parent company of its ERISA obligations with respect to provision of long-term disability benefits to a legacy employee of a recently acquired subsidiary.
  • Closely held concrete company, Alpharetta, GA
    Drafted Section 162 executive bonus plan agreements; prepared DOL top hat plan filing.
  • Vision clinic with offices throughout Atlanta
    Advised on design and legal requirements for cash-out option alternative under its Section 125 cafeteria plan.
  • Marketing company in Roswell, GA
    Prepared and filed IRS 401(k) plan correction for plan loan errors.

Anne Tyler was the featured speaker at a fiduciary training seminar in November 2014.  She was the moderator for “Fiduciary Bootcamp: Department of Labor Update” at the Southern Employee Benefits Conference in September 2014 with speaker Robert Lewis, Regional Counsel for ERISA  and Employee Benefits at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Solicitor. She also spoke to a group of small business owners on “Retirement Plans: Washington Update” in September 2014. Anne Tyler spoke to the Community Bankers Association of Georgia on same sex spousal benefits and compliance issues in August 2014. Anne Tyler spoke to the Kettering Executive Network (KEN) Banking, Finance & Investment Group in June 2014 on employee benefit plan legal compliance issues. Anne Tyler spoke to the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce CEO Roundtable in April 2014 on health care reform legal updates.  She spoke to the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance in March 2014 on employee benefits legal updates. In February 2014, Anne Tyler spoke to the Cetera Financial Advisors on retirement plan legal updates.  Anne Tyler spoke to a group of employee benefits consultants and brokers in December 2013 on health care reform and risk mitigation.

Anne Tyler regularly speaks at employer “Lunch and Learns” on various employee benefit topics. Please contact Anne Tyler if you are interested in a speaker to discuss an employee benefits or executive compensation issue.

In her spare time, Anne Tyler enjoys running and biking.  She completed her first marathon in 2010 and completed her first triathlon in fall 2013.

Professional Associations and Memberships 

  • Georgia State Bar, Employee Benefits Section
  • Farrah Law Society, Board of Trustees
  • Worldwide Employee Benefits, Atlanta Chapter, Steering Committee
  • OnBoard, Membership Committee
  • Southern Employee Benefits Conference
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Atlanta Chapter
  • Living Tree Charities, Board of Directors
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Association for Corporate Growth

Practice Areas Include:

Alumni News

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BethHSBeth Gearhart w/ Gearhart Law Group
Beth Gearhart was born and raised in Ohio before attending the University of Arizona for undergraduate work where she majored in Business Administration, was in the honor’s program and graduated cum laude. She then attended the University of Arizona for law school. During her time in law school she spent extensive time working as a clerk in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office conducting preliminary felony hearings.
Upon graduation she moved to California and began her law practice in San Francisco at a boutique defense firm specializing in handling workers’ compensation claims. She then relocated to Atlanta and practiced for several prominent defense firms before launching Gearhart Law Group in November of 2014. She now exclusively represents injured workers throughout Georgia. Beth has handled thousands of workers’ compensation claims from inception to trial or settlement. She has extensive experience with mediations, hearings and all aspects of workers’ compensation claims. She also has a thorough knowledge of orthopedic injuries and practicing physicians in the state of Georgia. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family as well as competitive cycling.
Beth Gearhart has over over a decade of experience working with workers’ compensation claims. Prior to moving to Georgia she practiced in San Francisco. Having previously worked representing insurance companies she is acutely aware how claims are handled and defended. She now exclusively represents injured workers throughout Georgia. Gearhart Law Group is a unique work comp law firm that represents the rights of injured workers across the State of Georgia.
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Myrlin Earle w/ Hagen P.C. & more


A. Arauz, M. Earle, N. Hansford, L. Saedi, M. Cobb, E. Rowell (Host)





Myrlin Earle w/ Bruce A. Hagen P.C., Trial Lawyers

Myrlin Earle w/ Hagen P.C. started his career in Georgia at the Fulton Solicitor General’s office. He then moved up to the Fulton District Attorney’s office. From there, Myrlin moved into the corporate, private sector by spending the last 10 years working for State Farm Insurance Company’s legal department in Atlanta, Sharon Ware & Associates. After spending a good bit of time defending car wreck cases.

Myrlin has now come to the “Good Side” and will be putting all that experience to work to help his clients get a fair treatment in court.


2011-Present, Bruce A. Hagen P.C., Trial Lawyers.  Personal Injury Trial Attorney.

2001-2011 Senior Attorney for Sharon Ware and Associates;  In-House Counsel for State Farm Insurance Company. Myrlin accumulated numerous defense verdicts in metro Atlanta which saved State Farm Insurance Company millions of dollars.  In 2010, he successfully defended a $10 Million lawsuit involving avascular necrosis which resulted in defense verdict.

1996-2001, Chief Senior/Assistant District Attorney, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.  Supervised Major Drug Trafficking Unit. He was the Assistant. D.A. in the trial division.  Myrlin handled thousands of Felony prosecutions and supervised jury trials and hundreds of seizure cases.

1993-1996, Senior Asst. Solicitor General, Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office. Myrlin started his illustrious career handling thousands of misdemeanor cases, including DUI Prosecutions.

Mr. Earle belongs to the Atlanta and County Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. He also is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Practice:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia
  • Washington DC

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association


  • Howard University School of Law
  • California State University Long Beach

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Nathaniel F. Hansord w/ The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC.

Nathaniel F. Hansford has many years of experience in the workers’ compensation field. He spent over five years defending insurance companies against personal injury and workers’ comp claims. Since 2007, Mr. Hansford has represented injured workers and has used the knowledge he gained as a defense lawyer to help his clients.

Due to his experience as an insurance defense attorney, Mr. Hansford has an advantage in understanding the tactics of the defense attorneys and provides expertise in getting a better resolution. Mr. Hansford will act protect your rights and handle all of your workers’ compensation needs.

Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC will obtain all the necessary information about your case, give you options and make recommendations in order to allow you to make the best decision for you and your family and your case. We will aggressively work to obtain all the maximum amount of workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.

Workers’ compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. Please understand there are no fees unless we recover. To schedule an initial free consultation, contact us today at 770 922 3660.

Having an Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney like Nathaniel F. Hansford, will ensure that you will file the correct workers’ compensation documents, communicate effectively with insurance company, and obtain a case settlement which will be for your best interest.

If having to pursue trial, Mr. Hansford is a trial attorney who enjoys going to court. He has tried many workers’ compensation hearings and understands the process. It can also be difficult and confusing in trial, so having an expert such as Mr. Hansford will be in your best interest in order to protect your rights and obtain the full benefits you deserve.

Mr. Hansford understands that getting injured is very stressful and can change an individual’s and family’s life. If you have been injured in a work accident, please contact Nathaniel F. Hansford in order for him to begin working on your case. The sooner you contact Mr. Hansford, the sooner we can move forward and fight for your rights.

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Lorena Saedi w/ Saedi Law Group

Ms. Saedi is a partner at Saedi Law Group, where she concentrates her practice in all areas of bankruptcy law. Ms. Saedi offers clients quality legal services in all aspects of federal bankruptcy law, and is committed to providing personal attention and affordable solutions to each and every client’s financial obstacles.

Prior to starting Saedi Law Group, LLC, Ms. Saedi was a founding partner of the consumer bankruptcy firm of Saedi & Wells, LLC for eight years. Prior to that Ms. Saedi worked as a corporate attorney representing technology companies on a variety of issues. Ms. Saedi was responsible for drafting corporate technology policies, preparing domestic and international license agreements and assisting companies with day to day counseling on all business related matters.

Ms. Saedi has tried numerous matters before the bankruptcy courts in the Northern District of Georgia involving creditor actions to enforce foreclosure sales, debtor’s objections to creditor claims, motions for sanctions regarding creditor abuse and various other matters. Ms. Saedi has also been a lecturer on bankruptcy issues and speaks to community and corporate groups regarding debt management, bankruptcy and asset protection.

Ms. Saedi is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, American Bankruptcy Lawyer Institute, and American Bar Association. She is a volunteer with the International Refugee Committee and the Special Olympics of Georgia.

Ms. Saedi can be reached at 404.889.8663 or [email protected].

B.A. Political Science, University of Tennessee
J.D. Emory University School of Law
Admitted to practice in Georgia
Admitted to practice Northern and Middle District of Georgia and Georgia Supreme Court
Member, Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Group
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Mark A. Cobb w/ Cobb Law Group

Practice Areas:

•    Construction Law
•    Subcontractor Law
•    Bond & Surety Claims
•    Materialmen Liens
•    Small Business Law
•    Corporate Law
•    Transactional (Buy/Sell)


Mark is the named, founding partner of the Cobb Law Group.  For over 20 years, Mark has concentrated his practice primarily in the area of subcontractor & construction law and small business law including such diverse areas as business entity formation, contract drafting and interpretation, AIA document review, construction liens, payment bond claims, and Miller Act litigation.  Throughout the course of his distinguished legal career, Mark has represented many international, national and regional firms while also serving on numerous private and non-profit boards.  He is currently working on a book to be published by the ABA on Subcontractor Law (click here for more information on this publication) and serves as adjunct faculty in the Thomas University MBA program.

Mark was born in Pensacola, Florida, and spent his childhood in Pensacola and Atlanta.  After receiving the Presidential Scholarship, Mark attended Berry College and earned a degree in English with a double minor in economics and political science.  His name regularly appeared on the Dean’s List, and he was a member of several academic societies including Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), as well as the national English honor society and the national political science honor society.  While a student, he managed a 25 person, student newspaper staff, and while editor-in-chief, the newspaper received the highest award from the Georgia College Newspaper Association.  While in college, Mark began preparations for his legal career by working for the law firm of Boling, Rice & Bettis in Cumming, Georgia and the Florida District Attorney’s Office in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  He considers both of these experiences invaluable for shaping his legal mind and beginning good business habits.

Immediately following his graduation from college, Mark began his legal studies at top-rankedWashington and Lee University School of Law.  Founded in 1749, W&L is the sixth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and it is the only school named for George Washington for which he supported financially.  Following the American Civil War, General Robert E. Lee assumed the presidency of the small liberal arts college (then known as Washington College) and worked to make the school thrive.  He attached a local law school to the college, and, following Lee’s death the school was renamed to honor him.  The law school remains one of the best in the country, and Mark studied under some of the finest legal minds in the profession.  While there, his classmates elected him to serve as their class representative to the Executive Committee, a university-wide committee of 13 students who are responsible for all aspects of student government and the honor council.  In addition, Mark was a member of the Student Bar Association, and Phi Delta Phi, a legal fraternity.  As a part-time job during school, Mark was a research assistant for a professor researching the limits of the Freedom of Information Act.  He also volunteered at the Reeves Center, a museum on-campus concentrating in Chinese export porcelain.  Although he had several successful law school internships, Mark remembers his time at Taylor, Moseley and Joyner (now Moseley, Warren, Prichard & Parrish) in Jacksonville, Florida vary fondly as he tackled maritime and international law issues.

Following law school, Mark accepted a job at a small, boutique law firm in Atlanta where he began to build his own client base, hone his legal skills, and increase his business skills.  In 1994, when Georgia’s lien laws began to change, Mark took the initiative and began a service sending Notices to Owner’s on behalf of his clients.  As a result, several Fortune 500 firms began to use his services, and in 1998, Mark opened his own firm.  Although he did not do any advertising, clients continued to seek his services.

In 2007, Mark took a sabbatical from work.  During this time he and his wife lived in France and began working on some personal writing projects.  Upon his return to work, he felt a renewed enthusiasm for his career and clients and began focusing his energies on client development.  Under his leadership, he moved the firm away from paper files, and using an off-site server, was able to increase the efficiency of the firm.  His current project includes taking the firm “virtual”, offering a la carte legal services, and improving efficiency in order to improve legal services while lowering costs to his clients.

Mark lives in Thomsville with his wife, two children and an English Setter named Molly.  They attend All Saints’ Episcopal Church where he serves on the Vestry.  Mark is the chairman-elect of the Board of Trustees for the Vashti Center, president of the Washington and Lee Thomasville–Tallahassee Alumni Club, and acting treasurer of the Southwest Georgia Technical College Foundation.  Mark was recently appointed to the Board of the Thomasville Antique Show Foundation which supports local children’s charities.  His is an active member of the American Ceramic Circle as well as several genealogical societies.  He enjoys hiking, tennis, backgammon, and wing shooting.

Bar and Court Admissions:
•    American Bar Association
•    Georgia State Bar
•    Alabama State Bar
•    United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
•    United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
•    Georgia Court of Appeals
•    Georgia Supreme Court

•    Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1991
•    Berry College, B.A., 1988
•    Institut de Francais, certificate, 2007

Memberships & Awards:
•    American Bar Association (ABA)
•    ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
•    ABA Sub-Committee on Specialty Contractors & Suppliers
•    ABA Sub-Committee on Insurance, Surety & Liens
•    ABA Sub-Committee on Dispute Avoidance & Resolution
•    ABA Law Practice Management Section
•    Alabama State Bar Association
•    Thomas County Bar Association
•    Georgia Branch, Associated General Contractors (AGC Georgia)
•    Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (AGC)
•    American Subcontractor’s Association (ASA)
•    American Subcontractor’s Association–Georgia Chapter (ASA Georgia)
•    Construction Suppliers Association (CSA)
•    Omicron Delta Kappa (national honor & service fraternity)
•    Thomasville Landmarks, Inc.
•    National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Randy Kessler w/ Kessler & Solomiany, LLC & more


Kathryn Boortz, Robert Miller, Randy Kessler, Terry McGinn, Emily Rowell





TerryTerence O. McGinn, Attorney at Law, LLC

Specialized Legal Fields:

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • All areas of Civil Litigation

Professional development:

1977 – Bachelor of Arts in Business, University of Missouri, Kansas City

2008 – Juris Doctor John Marshall Law School, Atlanta Georgia

2009 ~ 2011 – Joined the Legal Practice of Montlick & Associates, Atlanta, Georgia

2012 – Founded Terence O. McGinn, Attorney At Law, LLC


  • Georgia Bar Member, June 2009 – Present
  • Licensed to  practice throughout Georgia in State and Superior Courts
  • Admitted to practice in The Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to practice in The Georgia Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice in U.S. Federal Court in the Northern District of Georgia
  • Admitted to practice in U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Georgia

My business experience includes being a C.O.O. for the former  Liberty Service Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia, a consumer finance firm that had 300+ offices throughout the U.S.

Past owner and President of Georgia Investment Partnership Company, a debt collection and factoring firm.  (Yes, I am a past bill collector who wants to work for you!)




RandyKRandall Kessler, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC.

Founding partner of the 13 lawyer, Atlanta family law firm – KS Family Law.

Practiced family law for over 25 years.

Frequently represents high profile individuals, particularly Athletes and Entertainers.

Former Chair of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, GA Bar and Atlanta Bar.

Authored Family Law books including:

Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your Future (

Georgia Library of Family Law Forms.

Has taught the Domestic Relations course at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta since 2005.
Editor of NEXT Magazine, a magazine to help people survive divorce (see it online at
Editor Emeritus of the Family Law Review, the official magazine of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of GA.
Media: Often quoted in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, People Magazine, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated.
Guest commentator for CNN, HLN, NBC Today Show, ESPN, and others.
LinkedIn “Influencer” with over 135,000 followers.

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Robert Miller, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC.

Robert began his legal career at Kessler & Solomiany as an intern while attending law school. After graduating, Mr. Miller worked for a prestigious family law firm in Atlanta. In 2012 he returned to Kessler & Solomiany, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in matters related to divorce, child support, child custody, legitimation, paternity, adoption and juvenile law.

Robert is extremely active in the Atlanta legal community and is a member of the Young Lawyers Division and Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Prior to law school, Robert graduated from California State University, Fullerton earning his B.A. and M.A. in History, with an emphasis in modern Germany and Holocaust studies. Robert subsequently earned his J.D. from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where he excelled academically and was an active member in student government. Robert and his wife make their home in Sandy Springs with their sons, Harrison and Dylan.

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KBoortzKathryn BoortzBoortz Law LLC


J.D., University of Georgia School of Law

A.B.J., University of Georgia

Selected Honors

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale- Hubbell (HERE)

“Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Georgia” by the National Trial Lawyers organization (HERE)

“Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney Under 40” by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (HERE)

Criminal Law Section Co-Chair for Young Lawyers Division of State Bar of Georgia (2010-12)

2011 Graduate of Leadership Academy for the Young Lawyers Division of State Bar of Georgia

Junior League of Atlanta Political Affairs Committee Chair (2010-12)

Junior League of Atlanta Community Outreach Council (2011-12)

Virginia-Highland Morningside Parent Association Community Outreach Chair (2013-present)

Member of State Bar of Georgia Child Protection and Advocacy Section


Speaking Engagements and Publications

Featured Speaker at Georgia Society of CPA’s Continuing Education Seminar (HERE)

Quoted in 2011 Fulton County Daily Report (HERE)

Featured on 2010 CBS Atlanta Tough Questions Segment

Speaker at 2012 Junior League of Atlanta’s Day at the Capitol: Political Affairs Update

Featured Speaker at 2014 Virginia-Highland Morningside Parent Association Educational Series—“Teens and the Law”

Monthly E-Newsletter “Boortz Law Blast” (Recent Edition)



Kathryn Boortz is a trial attorney with nearly 10 years of litigation experience in courtrooms across the state of Georgia. She began her legal career in the public sector with the Metro Conflict Defender’s Office in Fulton County and then became an associate attorney at the boutique litigation firm of Conaway and Strickler. In June 2013, Kathryn founded Boortz Law, LLC.  Boortz Law was founded so that Kathryn could focus on the areas of law that resonate with her gifts of compassion and creativity as a counselor to her clients, focusing exclusively in the area of criminal and juvenile defense.  Always empathetic to the situations her clients are facing, Kathryn has the unique ability to put her clients at ease, while still wearing the hat of a tenacious and aggressive advocate. Kathryn is admitted to practice in all of Georgia’s state and juvenile courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Kathryn lives in Atlanta with her husband, adorable young son and daughter, and energetic yet old mixed lab. She enjoys reading and going to the library with her children, running, and traveling. (FULL BIO)

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