In Memoriam: Robert R. “Rusty” Gunn, II, November 27, 1951 - August 10, 2015
Thomas C. Alexander of Macon is a partner in the firm of Jones, Cork & Miller and has primarily practiced in the area of civil litigation. His practice includes personal injury/wrongful death and business litigation and also representation of doctors, lawyers and other professionals in professional negligence claims.
John D. Carey of Macon has been engaged in the practice of law in Macon since 1973 and since 1980 has engaged in civil litigation limited to cases involving personal injury, workers' compensation and medical malpractice. Mr. Carey has represented one automobile liability insurance carrier since 1981, with the remainder of his practice devoted to representing plaintiffs.
Jason E. Downey of Macon, Georgia, is the managing partner of The Downey Law Firm, LLC. He handles a variety of personal injury litigation matters across the State of Georgia. He has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury matters. He is a certified civil and domestic mediator and has mediated cases throughout Georgia. More information is at www.downeylawga.com.
John A. Draughon of Macon is a partner in the firm of Sell & Melton, LLP where he is engaged in both a plaintiff and defense practice. Mr. Draughon's civil litigation experience involves employment discrimination and sexual harassment, eminent domain proceedings, ERISA/benefits and hospital law, construction law, workers' compensation and bodily injury cases. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia. Mr. Draughon is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. ("AV" is a Registered Certification Mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell Certification Procedure, Standards and Policies.) A more complete bio is available at www.sell-melton.com.
John C. Edwards of Macon is a partner in the Litigation Section of Martin Snow, LLP and has extensive experience in litigation matters. The major emphasis of his practice has been in the medical malpractice insurance defense field.
James L. Elliott of Valdosta is a partner in the firm of Elliott & Blackburn, P.C., where he is engaged in both a plaintiff and defense practice. He serves on the State Bar of Georgia General Practice and Trial Section Executive Committee and is a member of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.
Loring Gray of Albany is a former Judge of the Superior Courts for the Dougherty Judicial Circuit, serving from 1986 until 2009. He was Chief Judge in the Circuit from 1996 to 1999. Prior to serving as a Judge, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Dougherty Judicial Circuit and was a partner in the firm of Gilberg, Kraselsky & Gray and with Hodges, Irwin & Gray, both in Albany, GA.
Neal Graham, a founding member of Buzzell, Graham & Welsh, has over 25 years’ experience handling civil litigation. His practice also includes worker’s compensation claims, and Mr. Graham is available exclusively for mediation of worker’s compensation claims.
Joel A. Howe of Macon is a partner in the Litigation Section at Martin Snow, LLP. He has extensive experience in a wide range of civil trials and litigation matters, for both plaintiffs and defendants, including personal injury and wrongful death cases involving motor vehicle accidents, motor carrier liability, premises liability (slip and falls, negligent/inadequate security), professional liability, and dram shop cases. Mr. Howe also has extensive experience with insurance coverage disputes and declaratory judgment actions.
Jerome L. Kaplan of Macon is a partner in the firm of Stone & Baxter where his practice primarily focuses on commercial, corporate, and insolvency issues, including bankruptcy. A former adjunct professor of law at Mercer University, Mr. Kaplan is the co-author of Georgia Corporations and Limited Partnerships, Kaplan's Nadler Ed., and is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. A more complete bio is available at www.stoneandbaxter.com.
T. Kyle King of Jonesboro is a partner with Hodges, McEachern & King, has been engaged in the general civil practice of law for more than a decade. Mr. King has represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation over business and construction disputes, estate and probate contests, and personal injury actions. A more complete bio is available at www.hmklawoffice.com/attorneys.
Michael Meyer Von Bremen of Albany is a partner in the firm of Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C., where he is engaged in both a plaintiff and defense practice. Mr. Meyer von Bremen is State Senator for the 12th District, a past President of the Dougherty CircuitBar Association, a Regional Vice-president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the Southwest Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association.
S. E. (Trey) Moody, III of Perry is a sole practitioner engaged in the practice of civil (non-domestic) litigation with 14 years of experience. Mr. Moody represents both plaintiffs and defendants and has conducted numerous mediations and arbitrations. He is the presiding Judge over the Municipal Court for the City of Montezuma. He is also an adjunct professor associated with Georgia College and State University where he teachesAutomobile Insurance Law, Civil Practice and Torts in connection with that institution's paralegal certificate program.
Philip R. Taylor of St. Simons Island is a partner in the firm of Taylor, Odachowski & Sperry, LLC, where he is engaged in both plaintiff and defense practices. Mr. Taylor is a past President of the Macon Bar Association and a member of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. A more complete bio is available at www.toscadr.com.
F. Bradford Wilson, Jr. of Macon is a partner in the firm of Adams, Hemingway and Wilson, L.L.P. where he has practiced for over 30 years. His practice primarily includes the areas of personal injury, probate, real estate, school law and worker’s compensation. Mr. Wilson is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Middle Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association.