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We win high-risk cases in claims spanning the entire spectrum of business litigation. With more than 50 experienced attorneys in our litigation practice, we bring the resources that are necessary to prevail in any matter. We regularly represent both defendants and plaintiffs in state, federal and appellate courts across the country and have tried hundreds of cases to successful verdicts on virtually every type of claim.

While we are always prepared to go to trial, we recognize that often the best resolution is to avoid litigation or quickly resolve disputes at the outset. Working with our corporate attorneys, many of whom served as general counsel at major corporations and are experienced at applying cost/benefit analyses to litigation, we often craft settlements before disagreements escalate into costly court battles. Some of our best work is designed to keep you out of trial, through negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, and summary judgment, as well as the pursuit of injunctions, declaratory judgments and other creative forms of relief.

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Michele L. Stumpe is a seasoned litigator whose practice concentrates on premises liability, business litigation, hospitality and dram shop litigation, as well as alcohol licensing and consulting.

In this Litigation Fundamentals with Henry M. Quillian III, Mr. Quillian speaks on the topic "Proof of Reasonable and Necessary Attorneys' Fees and Expenses."

In this Litigation Fundamentals with Henry M. Quillian IIIJulian A. Fortuna speaks on the taxability of litigation outcomes.

In this Litigation Fundamentals with Henry M. Quillian IIIJohn K. Rezac continues the discussion on the impact of bankruptcy law on litigation.

In this Litigation Fundamentals with Henry M. Quillian IIIJohn K. Rezac leads the discussion on the impact of bankruptcy law on litigation, including the scope of the automatic stay, the power of trustees to upset pre-bankruptcy settlement agreements, tolling of limitation periods and risks faced by attorneys and other professionals providing services prior to and following a client's bankruptcy case. 

In this Litigation Fundamentals with Henry M. Quillian III, Donald R. Andersen and Catherine M. Banich lead the discussion on the topic "Attorneys' Fees in Federal Court," to include calling upon the inherent power of the Court as a basis for recovery.

Henry M. Quillian III, Donald P. Boyle Jr., Catherine M. Banich, and Vanessa Y. Suh of Taylor English discusses the topic "Exposure to Attorney's Fees Claims Under Georgia Law as a Result of Litigation" in this Litigation Fundamentals video.

Jay Bland, VP of Sales and Marketing presents the PeachCourt system and basic training.

In this segment of Henry M. Quillian III's Litigation Fundamentals, guest speaker RoseAnn Annesi speaks on the topic, "Don’t Get a Blank Page and a Big Bill: Getting What You Pay for and Need from Court Reporters."

Henry M. Quillian III focuses on the very preliminary stages of a lawsuit after it has been properly commenced, also known as the Rule 26(f) conference, which leads to the Rule 16(b) planning conference and order.

The Georgia Restaurant Association presented Michele L. Stumpe with the Chairman’s Award at its 7th annual Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards on November 10, 2013. The Chairman’s Award honors a single individual in the restaurant industry who has provided extraordinary service to the industry as a whole.

LeeAnn Jones is a trial lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience handling a wide variety of complex litigation matters in federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings.

Henry M. Quillian III discusses how to use mediation as a tool in the midst of litigation or before litigation gets commenced. One topic touched on will be mediation confidentiality, particularly in connection with Advisory Opinion No. 8. Also discussed are topics on strategically using mediation to keep settlement discussions super secret, and things to think about when planning to pursue mediation.

Litigation Fundamentals with Henry Quillian | The Differences Between Federal and State Court Depositions

Henry M. Quillian III focuses on Initial Disclosures and discusses avoiding difficulties at the trial when you want to produce evidence, but can’t.

Henry M. Quillian III continues the discussion on the topic of federal rules of civil procedure. When the plaintiff has filed a lawsuit and the defendant has filed a motion in response to the lawsuit, what should the plaintiff and defendant be doing during the time the motion is pending? Watch the video to learn more about responding to preliminary motions in federal court.

Henry M. Quillian III discusses the topic, "Motions for Summary Judgment: Standards, Evidentiary Support, Procedures, Presentation and Purposes."

Henry M. Quillian III discusses how to deal with the unexpected at trial in this edition of Litigation Fundamentals with Henry Quillian.

Litigation Fundamentals with Henry Quillian | Trial in the Trenches: What You Don’t Take to Trial and Prepare to Do at Trial Will Hurt You
Litigation Fundamentals with Henry Quillian | The Pre-Trial Order and Jury Charges: Parsing Through the Nitty Gritty
Litigation Fundamentals with Henry Quillian | Headed to Trial: Final Amendment of Pleadings, Prep for Pre-Trial Order and Checking Claims and Defenses
Litigation Fundamentals with Henry Quillian | Deposition Dilemmas, Ethics and Strategy: The Lines Not to Cross
Litigation Fundamentals with Henry Quillian | Real Depositions: How to Prepare, Question, Negotiate and Fight for the Evidence You Need
Litigation Fundamentals with Henry Quillian | Getting the Right Type of Deposition Launched: Choose Your Weapon and Get the Deponent to the Table
Litigation Fundamentals with Henry Quillian | Smart, Wise and Boneheaded Responses to Discovery – Helping or Killing Your Case

Henry M. Quillian III discusses federal practice, while using the Northern District of Georgia as the "home base," and speaks about Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the anomalies we have seen amongst us across the country in various federal courts.

Henry M. Quillian III discusses Voir Dire and the process by which a jury is obtained for a civil jury trial.

Henry M. Quillian III reviews techniques and advice for maintaining the court reporter's record so that you can utilize it throughout the litigation.

Henry M. Quillian III and LeeAnn Jones address how experts are to be retained, utilized, managed throughout the course of litigation, and how to keep them from stepping into traps.

Henry M. Quillian III and Natalie N. Mark discuss the use of video depositions at trial and the steps necessary to get video depositions that are useful for trial.

When in doubt, read the rules. In this Litigation Fundamentals segment, Henry M. Quillian III concentrates on some of the distinctions between going under the civil practice act and operating in the federal courts under the federal rules of civil procedure both with respect to local rules and with respect to federal rules of civil procedure versus the civil practice act. This is with the goal of not making mistakes in one court or another based on the presumption that something is the same when in fact it is not, and sometimes you have very material differences in the outcome. Donald P. Boyle Jr. makes a guest appearance on the issue of restrictions on amendment to pleadings.

Taylor English colleagues and legal leaders shared best practices and strategies for adapting to today’s changing litigation landscape and improving the management and performance litigation departments and companies.

Litigation Fundamentals with Henry Quillian | Post-Verdict Motions for Attorneys’ Fees & Damages

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