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Amanda Wilson Speier is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Ms. Speier is a litigation attorney who focuses her practice on the health care industry, particularly medical malpractice defense. She represents all types of health care providers, including nurses, physicians, hospitals, home health companies and insurers. Her representation of these clients also includes general liability, contract and billing disputes.
Ms. Speier also handles professional liability defense claims in the insurance and financial services arena. In her insurance defense practice, Ms. Speier handles complex insurance issues, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), life and disability benefits, and broker, producer and agent disputes. She is adept at dealing with various tort claims asserted against professionals in the medical, insurance and financial services industries, whether the forum is litigation, mediation or arbitration.
Ms. Speier has experience handling all aspects of civil litigation. From the moment a claim is anticipated, Ms. Speier advises clients on how to possibly avoid litigation entirely to minimizing the risks and inconvenience of an impending suit. She helps her clients evaluate defenses and assess the factual and legal merits of the claimant’s allegations. She has extensive experience drafting pleadings and motions, managing written discovery and large document productions, taking and defending the depositions of parties, experts and other witnesses, and arguing motions of all kinds before the court. Ms. Speier has successfully resolved many cases on dispositive motion, but is experienced with preparing for trial and taking a case to jury verdict when necessary. At the appellate level, Ms. Speier continues to advocate for her clients’ legal positions, often defending the trial court’s decision to dismiss or grant summary judgment in her client’s favor.
State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Summary judgment obtained for hospital in a “trip and fall” premises liability case based on contributory negligence.
Summary judgment obtained for building owner in a premises liability case involving elevators; decision affirmed by the Court of Appeals.
Plaintiff sued for recovery of insurance benefits. We determined that the plaintiff had participated in a class action lawsuit involving this type of insurance product and that plaintiff was a member of the class who had released all claims against the predecessor insurance company. The Court granted summary judgment to our client, the insurer, based on res judicata of the prior class action lawsuit.
Plaintiff sued our client, defendant hospital, in connection with an alleged air embolism incurred as a result of alleged nursing negligence. Case was resolved through mediation with defendant hospital paying none of the settlement amount due to a successful argument that the co-defendant would be liable for damages, if any.
Plaintiff sued my client, Insurance Office of America, Inc., alleging negligent procurement of a commercial general liability policy. Based on a novel legal argument regarding the statute of limitations, the Court granted the client’s motion to dismiss.
Injunction obtained against employees who were subject to covenants not to solicit. Affirmed by FINRA arbitration panel. Confidential settlement before hearing on damages.
Litigation of “usual, customary and reasonable” rates for out-of-network healthcare services in light of the Affordable Care Act.
- "Jet-Setting Orphan Works: The Transnational Making Available of Works of Unknown Authorship, Anonymous Works, or Lost Authors," 23 Emory Int’l L. Rev. 783 (2009)
Emory University School of Law, JD, 2010
- Emory International Law Review, Managing Editor, 2009-2010
Tulane University, BA, cum laude, 2007
- Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
Georgia State Courts
Georgia Superior Courts
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia