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See You In Court covers a great deal about trials, what happens at trials and verdicts. We will also be covering various appellate court opinions from both the GA Court of Appeals and the GA Supreme Court. We will try to bring to you appellate cases you may find interesting and that have a broad impact on GA citizens.

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See You In Court covers a great deal about trials, what happens at trials and verdicts. We will also be covering various appellate court opinions from both the GA Court of Appeals and the GA Supreme Court. We will try to bring to you appellate cases you may find interesting and that have a broad impact on GA citizens.

    An Enlightening Look Into The Office of General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia | Paula Frederick | See You In Court

    An Enlightening Look Into The Office of General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia | Paula Frederick | See You In Court

    Today we are discussing The General Counsel’s Office of the State Bar of Georgia. To help us understand it, we are thrilled to have with us the General Counsel of the State Bar herself, Paula Frederick.


     


    Paula Frederick:


    Paula Frederick is General Counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, a unified bar organization with over 50,000 members.  As General Counsel, Ms. Frederick is responsible for interpreting the ethics rules for lawyers, prosecuting lawyer discipline cases, and providing legal advice to the officers and directors of the organization.  She has served in the Office of the General Counsel for 33 years and was Deputy General Counsel for Discipline before becoming General Counsel in 2009.


    Ms. Frederick is a 1982 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law and a 1979 graduate of Duke University.  Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, she spent six years as a staff attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society handling civil legal matters for low-income people.


    Ms. Frederick is a Past President of both the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys.  She is also an active member of the American Bar Association, where she serves as State Delegate for Georgia.  She sits on the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and recently chaired the Standing Committee on Professional Regulation.  In the past she served on the Commission on the Future of Legal Services,  chaired the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and the ABA Diversity Center, and served as a member of the Board of Governors.    


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    Links:


    Georgia State Bar


    http://www.akintate.com/


    https://www.gatriallawyers.net/


    See You In Court Website


    To learn more about the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, visit fairplay.org

    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Arena of Products Liability and Cobalt Coverup | Lance Cooper | See You In Court

    The Arena of Products Liability and Cobalt Coverup | Lance Cooper | See You In Court

    Today on See You in Court, we are talking about products liability and, more specifically, about a defect in the Chevy Cobalt uncovered by our guest, Lance Cooper.


     


    Lance Cooper:


    Lance Cooper is the founding partner of The Cooper Firm and represents clients in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. He specializes in product liability cases involving automobile design and manufacturing defects. Lance has been lead counsel for plaintiffs in a large number of jury trials including trials against General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Kia, Chrysler, Honda, as well as other motor vehicle manufacturers and large corporations.


    His 2011 wrongful death case against General Motors (Melton v. GM, 2011-A-2652) exposed the cover-up of faulty ignition switches resulting in millions of recalled vehicles.


    Lance received his law degree from Emory University in 1989 where he was a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985.


    Lance served as the 2002-2003 President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and is a past President of the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice and was honored to receive the Steven J. Sharpe Public Service Award in 2014. Lance was also a 2014 nominee for the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year award.


    In addition to his law practice, Lance is actively engaged in numerous community and charitable activities. He and his wife, Sonja, are the proud parents of five children, Rachel, Rebekah, Michelle, Asa, and Aaron.


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    Links:


    The Cooper Firm


    http://www.akintate.com/


    https://www.gatriallawyers.net/


    See You In Court Website


    To learn more about the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, visit fairplay.org


     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Honorable Stephen Louis A. Dillard, Presiding Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals | "Appellate Courts: Righting Wrongs or Simply Correcting Errors?"

    Honorable Stephen Louis A. Dillard, Presiding Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals | "Appellate Courts: Righting Wrongs or Simply Correcting Errors?"

    Today on See You in Court, we are honored to be joined by the Honorable Stephen Louis A. Dillard, presiding 73rd Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia. 


    Honorable Stephen Louis A. Dillard:


    Presiding Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard was appointed as the 73rd judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia on November 1, 2010, by Governor Sonny Perdue. Prior to his appointment, Judge Dillard was in private practice with James, Bates, Pope & Spivey in Macon, serving as chairman of the firm's appellate practice group. Judge Dillard was elected and reelected by his fellow Georgians in 2012 and 2018. On July 1, 2017, Judge Dillard was sworn in as the 30th Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia for a two-year term that ended on June 30, 2019. He currently serves as the presiding judge of the Court’s Fourth Division.


    Judge Dillard was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 13, 1969. He attended and graduated from Hillwood High School in Nashville, Tennessee; Samford University (B.A. 1992); and the Mississippi College School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1996). In college, Judge Dillard was a member of The Sigma Chi Fraternity and Omicron Delta Kappa. He was also given the Evelyn Meadows Historical Essay Award, as well as the William McMillian Rogers Colonial Dames Overall Essay Award for "The Tempting of America to be America: Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Papers." During law school, Judge Dillard was a member of the Moot Court Board and received the Judge Robert G. Gillespie Outstanding Achievement in Appellate Advocacy Award, as well as the American Jurisprudence Award in Appellate Advocacy. He also reactivated the Mississippi College Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, serving as its president for three years.


    After graduating from law school, Judge Dillard joined the Macon law firm of Stone & Baxter, where he practiced from 1996 until 2001. In September 2001, he left private practice for a two-year period to serve as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit for Judge Daniel A. Manion (who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986). In September 2003, Judge Dillard joined James Bates as of counsel, specializing in appellate practice and complex litigation. While in practice, he received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was named by Super Lawyers as one of Georgia's "rising stars."


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    Links:


    Judge Stephen Dillard Twitter


    Court of Appeals of the State of GA


    http://www.akintate.com/


    https://www.gatriallawyers.net/


    See You In Court Website


    To learn more about the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, visit fairplay.org


     

    • 1 hr 39 min
    A Primer In Worker's Compensation | Frank Burns | See You in Court

    A Primer In Worker's Compensation | Frank Burns | See You in Court

    Today on See You in Court, we are excited to be joined by Frank Burns of J. Franklin Burns, P.C. On the show, Frank shares his expertise on worker’s compensation law, how the worker’s comp system works, as well as some common misconceptions about the law. 


    Frank Burns:


    Frank Burns, Esq. is the founder of J. Franklin Burns, P.C. and a native of Gainesville, Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1982. He earned his J. D. at Mercer University School of Law in 1987. He began his legal career at Gorby & Reeves, an insurance defense law firm where he represented employers and insurance companies in Workers' Compensation matters across the State of Georgia.


    In 2002, he opened his law practice, J. Franklin Burns, P.C., devoting his practice exclusively to the representation of injured workers and personal injury victims. He has served on the State Board of Workers' Advisory Council. and on the Legislative Committee of the Advisory Council. The Legislative Committee represents all stakeholders in the workers' compensation system and is charged with crafting workers' compensation laws for the State of Georgia.


    In 2010, Mr. Burns was nominated and selected as a member to the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1987 and has been practicing workers’ compensation law ever since.


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    Links:


    https://www.jfblaw.com/


    https://sbwc.georgia.gov/


    http://www.akintate.com/


    https://www.gatriallawyers.net/


    See You In Court Website


    To learn more about the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, visit fairplay.org

    • 1 hr 29 min
    How Whiskey Law Shaped America | Brian Haara

    How Whiskey Law Shaped America | Brian Haara

    Today we are delighted to have Brian Haara with us. He is a Kentucky lawyer and author of Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America and we are going to talk about his book and how litigation involving Bourbon, the great American Spirit, shaped our country’s laws.


    Brian Haara:


    Brian primarily serves the trial and litigation needs of clients in the insurance, financial services, and bourbon industries, but more broadly, Brian represents businesses and professionals in defense of employment claims and professional liability claims, fiduciary liability, disputes among owners, conflicts with competitors and vendors, insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, construction defects, and personal injury defense.  Clients have also called on Brian to coordinate and manage multi-state non-compete litigation.


    Before disputes arise, Brian focuses with clients on being able to avoid them through planning, drafting practical policies and proactive employment contracts with reasonable restrictive covenants, and protecting clients by counseling them on their insurance policies and risks.


    Brian’s practice also includes land-use planning litigation, receiverships, Community Association disputes, and other real property disputes, including as a Mediator approved by the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors for residential sales disputes.


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    Links:


    https://tachaulaw.com/


    http://www.sippncorn.com/


    https://twitter.com/sippncorn


    See You In Court Website


    To learn more about the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, visit fairplay.org

    • 1 hr 26 min
    In Conversation with Luther Battiste, III, Esquire | See You In Court

    In Conversation with Luther Battiste, III, Esquire | See You In Court

    Today we are delighted to have Attorney Luther Battiste with us. He is a lawyer in Columbia, S.C. and the former National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also the host of World Class Jazz that airs each Sunday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on WVCD 96.5 Voorhees College.


     


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    Luther Battiste, III, Esquire:


    Luther J. Battiste, III is a founding shareholder of Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Emory University Law School.


    In 1983, Luther entered the political arena and made history by becoming one of the first two African-Americans elected to Columbia City Council since Reconstruction. He served fifteen years as a member of the Columbia City Council including two terms as Mayor Pro Tempore. In 1998, the City of Columbia dedicated to Luther J. Battiste, III the Monument and Plaza in honor of his dedicated service as a public servant.


    Luther has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America, and Super Lawyers and also has been awarded the “AV” highest rating for ethics and legal ability by the Martindale-Hubbell national rating service. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Association of Barristers. Membership is by invitation only.


    Luther has served as president of the Columbia Lawyers Association, the Richland County Bar, Association, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, and The Southeastern Region of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SEABOTA).


    He is also a member of the John Belton O’Neil Inn of Court, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, the National Bar Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice, Injured Workers Advocates, and The American Trial Lawyers Association. In 2017, Luther was elected National Vice President of the American Board of Trial Advocates.


    He served two terms as Commissioner of the Richland-Lexington Airport Commission which operates the Columbia Airport and as Chairman for two years. In 1999, Luther Battiste received the coveted Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of South Carolina. In 1999, he was selected to the South Carolina Black Hall Fame and for inclusion in the Bell South African American Calendar for 2004. In 2007, the Richland County Bar Association awarded him the John W. Williams Award, its highest honor. In 2008, he was selected by Historic Columbia Foundation as one of the 30 Most Significant African-Americans in Richland County.


    Luther presently serves on the boards of South State Bank, the National Center for State Courts and the executive committee and board of directors of American Board of Trial Advocates. He is the Chairman of University Associates, a group of business, professional and community leaders who support the University of South Carolina


    His previous community service includes serving on the boards of Columbia College and as President of the Board of the Columbia Museum of Art and as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Capital City Club.


    Luther is married to Judy M. Battiste, and they have two children, Justin and Jade.


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    Links:


    JOHNSON TOAL & BATTISTE PA


    World Class Jazz each Sunday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on WVCD 96.5 Voorhees College


    Miles Davis - All Blues


    See You In Court Website


    To learn more about the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, visit fairplay.org

    • 1 hr 13 min

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