Catherine Banich is a seasoned attorney with more than 25 years of experience in civil defense litigation. She focuses on complex and catastrophic personal injury claims and has extensive experience in defending claims involving child care, premises liability, general aviation accidents, transportation and trucking, lender liability, and a broad range of other general liability areas.…

Seth Trimble has an international practice with a focus in technology litigation and intellectual property disputes involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights.Mr. Trimble has nationwide experience litigating patent and trademark infringement cases, including cases in federal district courts in Georgia, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, New York, and Virginia. Mr. Trimble’s patent litigation and…

Bryan P. Tyson is a partner in Taylor English’s litigation department. He focuses his practice on civil and appellate litigation in state and federal court.Mr. Tyson previously served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Public Defender Council, a role that has been described as the managing partner of the largest criminal defense firm in…

Frank Virgin’s practice includes civil litigation (commercial contracts, real estate disputes, domestic relations and an occasional personal injury case), real estate transactions, securities arbitration and probate matters. Mr. Virgin works with real estate brokers and brokerage firms on matters related to landlord/tenant disputes, purchase and sale agreements, closings and miscellaneous issues and disputes. Mr. Virgin…

Steve Whitehead is a former general counsel of a multinational staffing company who left his in-house practice to “re-invent” the experience of clients in interacting with outside counsel and in obtaining solutions to their problems. While in-house, Mr. Whitehead was the head of his company’s franchise and strategic accounts divisions, and this business operations experience…

Peter Spanos brings more than four decades of nationwide employment law experience to Taylor English. He represents a variety of local, regional, national, and international employers on complex employment law issues across numerous industries, including technology, manufacturing, healthcare, professional services, nonprofits, real estate, transportation, pharmaceuticals, construction and consulting. Mr. Spanos handles trials in federal and…

Amanda Wilson Speier is a partner in Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department who focuses her practice on the health care industry, particularly medical malpractice defense. She represents all types of health care providers, including hospitals, nurses, physicians, physical therapists, mid-level providers, radiology technicians, and pharmacists. Her representation of these clients also includes general…

Jim Standard has been serving as a trusted advisor to his clients for almost 25 years. Mr. Standard applies his diverse background in law, business, finance and tax to provide a unique and perceptive approach to representing his clients. He works with clients on the acquisition and divestiture of businesses, including stock purchases, asset purchases,…

Frank Strickland is a general practice lawyer. He serves as a court-appointed special master and receiver in commercial litigation matters and is a certified mediator registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Mr. Strickland’s practice also includes assisting clients with interests in legislative and public policy matters. President George W. Bush nominated Mr. Strickland…

Joe Sullivan has been recognized as an elite attorney based on his ability to successfully prevent potentially devastating legal matters from escalating out of control, while at the same time demonstrating the tact and skill required should those legal matters proceed to trial. While Mr. Sullivan thrives on the sometimes frenzied and chaotic aspects of…