Author Archives: Heidi Boe

AAJ Addresses Top Concerns With Congress

BY DREW ASHBY On March 28–29, 2017, Lance Cooper, AAJ Parliamentarian Navan Ward, Patrick and Emily Matson, and I traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with the Republican members of the Georgia Congressional delegation. We were there along with approximately 60 other AAJ members who were meeting with members of Congress from their states, where are main focus was to ...

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Cheerless Clarity

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Act’s express preemption prescription overriding state law prohibiting subrogation and reimbursement BY SHAWN OWEN AND WESLEY STARRETT The Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959 (FEHBA), 5 U.S.C. § 8901 ., authorizes the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to contract with private carriers for federal employees’ health insurance. Additionally, FEHBA contains a provision expressly preempting ...

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Pope Langdale: Community Investigator For a Cause

BY ROSS MOORE II Former GTLA President Pope Langdale has given back to his community in several ways: Most notably by his contributions of scholarships to qualified high school students; cars to deserving teachers; and the organization of “Lawyer for a Day,” a program encouraging attorneys from around the state to donate their time and legal expertise to those who ...

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6 Questions for Verdict

BY JENNIFER KURLE AND AARON MARKS Participants for this feature in order of speaker: Lloyd Bell Bell Law Firm www.belllawfirm.com Terrence Lee Croft CroftADR tlc@CroftADR.com Robby Hughes Robert W. Hughes & Associates hughespclaw.com Michael Rafi Rafi Law Firm www.rafilawfirm.com Nick Schnyder Schnyder Law Firm schnyderlawfirm.com Tom Stubbs Stubbs Law Office stubbslaw.com Ryan A. Johnson Ryan A. Johnson, P.C. ryanjohnsonattorney.com Alex ...

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Note taking for the Digital Lawyer

> Notetaking BY JOSH SILK AND JAMES STONE These days, everywhere you turn, there is now a digital representation for things that historically existed in “real” form. From snail mail to email, parchment paper and Word docs, most productivity items have taken on a digital identity. For those that are not aware, the same can be said for digital notebooks. ...

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Amazing Things That Happen When Women Get Involved

BY TRACEE R. BENZO The fiber of our Constitution, progression of civil and human rights and the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, is being tested. For this reason, it is our obligation as trial lawyers to defend the Seventh Amendment right to trial by jury. Our calling as lawyers is more important than ever before, ...

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Don’t Stop Fighting: Overcoming Obstacles Leads to Record Verdict in Camden County

BY L. CHRIS STEWART   Rape is a devastating crime traumatizing victims physically, emotionally, and psychologically for years after the attack occurs. Social stigmas of “victim blaming” are becoming more common. This is a stigma I want to annihilate. On April 21, 2009, our 64-year-old client’s life was forever changed. Our client, Jane Doe, after months of making and finalizing ...

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I Beat the Offer of Judgment and/or Policy Limits. What Now?

>FEATURE STORY I Beat the Offer of Judgment and/or Policy Limits. What Now? BY ALAN J. HAMILTON AND MARY ELLEN LIGHTHISER, SHIVER HAMILTON, LLC There are few thrills (at least in law practice) like securing a jury verdict for a deserving client. To see months or years of hard work culminate in a jury’s affirmation is a great reward. Even ...

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