I was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. After high school, I attended the College of Charleston for a year before transferring to the University of Georgia. I am the son of a plaintiff’s attorney, and I was not sure that I wanted to be a lawyer until after I graduated from college. I took some time off between college and law school and worked in Atlanta, both for a criminal defense lawyer and performing maintenance work at a local golf course. A few years after college, I returned to law school at Mercer University, and I ultimately started practicing law with my father and several other lawyers. I focus on plaintiff’s personal injury work, and I absolutely love it. I have a wonderful wife, named Laura, and three great kids – an 11 year old son, and two daughters, aged 8 and 3. I am an avid college football fan, and I love the Georgia Bulldogs. I also enjoy spending time on or near the water with my family.
Damages are a key part of any personal injury trial.The ways you think about and present your client’s damages can make a world of difference.This breakout session is designed to help you get beyond the specials and think about your client’s more powerful, human damages.
We will discuss techniques designed to help you develop and present your best damages case.Topics will include looking for damages evidence in unexpected places and weaponizing defense positions to add strength to your case.
After some initial discussion, participants will be asked to share a working case with the group, including their best and most concerning facts.This is breakout group is designed to be an interactive roundtable to help you work through tough issues and think about your client’s damages in new and potentially powerful ways.