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Covers Georgia injury and accident law including medical malpractice, car accidents, and product liability.

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Wild Animal Attacks: Does the Premises Owner Have Liability?

Posted on April 18, 2014
As a plaintiff's personal injury trial lawyer who handles premises safety cases on a regular basis, I have been reading with interest an article about a wrongful death lawsuit recently filed in Illinois against a condominium owner regarding the death of a resident killed by black swans on the property...


Jury Duty: The Tenet of the American Judicial System

Posted on April 07, 2014
I read with horror the article in today's Fulton County Daily Report, our legal news organ, about a lawyer who received a summons for jury duty in DeKalb County and who then promptly and arrogantly emailed the judge informing the judge, Hon. Dax Lopex, DeKalb County State Court, that if selected for the jury she would blame the plaintiff and automatically find for the defendant...


Judge or Jury? Which Would You Prefer Decide Your Fate?

Posted on March 13, 2014
I have been watching with great interest news reports on the Oscar Pistorius trial that is going on right now in South Africa. Oscar is known as the "Blade Runner" as he runs on prosthetic legs and was the first person with prosthetics to run in the Olympics, not the Para-Olympics...


What is the Value of the Life of a Teacher? Is is Worth a Major League Baseball Player's Salary?

Posted on March 10, 2014
As a plaintiff's personal injury trial lawyer in Georgia, I often represent the loved ones of someone who was killed in a car or tractor-trailer wreck. More and more of my trials in Georgia now involve the death of someone due to someone else's negligence or carelessness (carelessness is simply another word for negligence)...


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Georgia Supreme Court Rules Against Ford Motor Co. in Wrongful Death Case

Posted on February 24, 2014
In an opinion issued today, in a case in which I represented the Plaintiffs, The Conley Family, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Plaintiffs and against Ford Motor Company and affirmed the trial court's granting of a new trial to the Plaintiffs...


"State of Emergency" Means Immunity

Posted on January 30, 2014
We here in Atlanta, Georgia are digging out from the unbelievable experience of Snow Gridlock 2014. On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, many Atlantans, who normally had a commute of 30 minutes or so, found themselves stuck in a nightmarish gridlock that super-sized their commute to 12 hours or even more, as they attempted to leave the city at the same time that the other 1...


Seatbelts Not Always the Answer

Posted on January 27, 2014
So often in personal injury lawsuits I have filed in Georgia involving injuries sustained during a car wreck, the defense attorney boasts that the plaintiff wasn't wearing her seat belt, the jury will know it and, voila! Defense verdict! Not so fast!! Many times, even a seat belt won't prevent a serious or even fatal injury in a car wreck...


Remembering a Great Lawyer and Friend: Cliff Brashier

Posted on January 09, 2014
On December 20, 2013, we lost an icon of the State Bar of Georgia, our Executive Director of 23 years, Cliff Brashier. Yesterday, I had the distinct honor of delivering remarks at his Memorial Service held at the State Bar of Georgia Bar Center. Cliff was one of my dearest friends and represented the best that lawyers can be...


Retrial of an Obstetrical Medical Malpractice Case: Better Than Reality TV

Posted on January 06, 2014
I have tried numerous medical malpractice cases in Georgia over the last several years. I represent only plaintiffs, the victims of someone else's carelessness or negligence. Even after trying cases in Georgia for 25 years I still enjoy watching great trial lawyers try cases...


Deference to the Trial Court? Complete Submission or Polite Respect?

Posted on December 09, 2013
As many of you know, I have tried a lot of cases over the last 25 years as a plaintiff's personal injury trial lawyer here in Atlanta, Georgia. I also have appeared numerous times (37 at last count) in Georgia's appellate courts and as a trial lawyer I handle my cases through completion, including the appellate process...


$35 Million Dollar Verdict Returned in Cobb County

Posted on November 21, 2013
Following up on my blog from a few days ago regarding the Joshua Martin v. Six Flags trial, the jury returned a verdict last night in favor of Joshua for $35 Million. The jury apportioned 2% fault to each of the four gang members who plead guilty to some criminal charge in relation to the beating of Joshua, which means Six Flags Over Georgia is responsible for roughly $32 Million of the verdict.


Joshua Martin v. Six Flags: A Landowner's Nondelegable Duty to Keep Its Property Safe

Posted on November 19, 2013
The case of Joshua Martin v. Six Flags Over Georgia is being tried this week in Cobb County State Court before the Honorable Kathryn Tanksley. You may recall the sad incident in which a gang beat Joshua severely to the point of putting him into a coma at Six Flags of Georgia...


Waiting on a Jury

Posted on October 03, 2013
Well, I am writing from the witness room next to Courtroom 2F of the Fulton County State Court, Atlanta, Georgia. This has been my home-away-from-home for the last two weeks. I am waiting on a jury. This may be the most gut-wrenching time of a trial, although there are many...


Jurors Should Walk a Mile in Your Client's Shoes

Posted on September 20, 2013
As a plaintiff's personal injury trial lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, I have tried many personal injury cases on behalf of very deserving clients. My job is to persuade the jurors my client is deserving of money damages to compensate them for the injuries they have received that may be permanent, something they'll have to deal with the rest of their lives...


Swimming Pool Pumps Need Emergency Cutoff Switches

Posted on August 16, 2013
Recently, in Atlanta, Georgia, there has been a lot of media coverage of the near-drowning incident of Usher's son in a private swimming pool. Apparently, the child's arm became stuck in a drain at the bottom of the pool and he could not free himself...


Hit and Run Motorcyle Wreck in DeKalb County Creates Uninsured Motorist Claims

Posted on July 17, 2013
I was just reading about devastating wreck in DeKalb County caused by two racing motorcycles. The photographs from this wreck make it clear this was an horrific wreck. The victims are lucky to be alive. It is also unbelievable that one of the racing motorcyclists, who, apparently, slid up under a car, was able to get up and leave the scene of the wreck...


Seizure Causes Fatal Car Wreck in Clayton County

Posted on June 03, 2013
On Saturday, a head on collision in Clayton County left one dead and another in critical condition in Atlanta Medical Center. Mookie Blaylock, former Atlanta Hawks All-Star, drove over the median into southbound lanes on Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro, GA and ran into a van head on, killing the passenger of the van...


DeKalb County Bicycle Wreck Results in Death

Posted on May 30, 2013
Traveling on a bicycle can be extremely beneficial to ones health and environment, but can be exceptionally dangerous, particularly in a busy city filled with anxious, and often careless drivers such as Atlanta. Drivers are multitasking constantly, and with so many other tasks to complete, looking out for bikers and pedestrians while driving is often neglected...


Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage Covers You When You Are a Pesdestrian and Hit by a Hit and Run Vehicle

Posted on May 07, 2013
As a plaintiff's personal injury attorney who handles a wide variety of car wreck cases in Atlanta and the surrounding Metro area, I am sometimes, though not that often, asked to represent people in hit and run incidents. I say not that often because I don't think many people know that their own car insurance may provide coverage to them when they are involved in a hit and run incident, especially when they are hit as a pedestrian...


Law Day 2013

Posted on April 28, 2013
May 1st is traditionally known as "Law Day" in America, a day in which the rule of law is celebrated. It was officially designated "Law Day" by Congress in 1961. Law Day underscores how law and the legal profession contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share...


All I Really Know About Professionalism I Learned in Golf

Posted on April 16, 2013
You probably recall Robert Fulghum?s popular book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, which was first published in 1988. Its premise was that the world would be a better place if we simply adhered to the basic rules of kindergarten, such as sharing, being kind to one another, cleaning up after ourselves, etc...


State Bar of Georgia Has Successful 2013 Legislative Session

Posted on April 05, 2013
Here is my last weekly update of the 2013 Georgia General Assembly Session for the State Bar of Georgia, which was extremely successful for the State Bar with the passage of the Juvenile Justice Reform bill and the passage of an amendment making legal malpractice claims nonassignable to third parties...


DeKalb Bar Association Honors Judge Clarence Seeliger

Posted on March 28, 2013
As President of the State Bar of Georgia, I recently had the distinct honor and high privilege of being the keynote speaker for the DeKalb Bar Association's Annual Bench & Bar Dinner at the Emory Conference Center. This year the DeKalb Bar honored Judge Clarence Seeliger, a trailblazer in Civil Rights in DeKalb County, Georgia, with its Pioneer Award...


Georgia State Bar Honors Community Service

Posted on February 27, 2013
REMARKS OF PRESIDENT ROBIN FRAZER CLARK 14TH ANNUAL JUSTICE ROBERT BENHAM COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS STATE BAR OF GEORGIA FEBRUARY 26, 2013 It was with great pleasure and honor that I delivered remarks last night at the Fourteenth Annual Justice Robert Benham Community Service Awards...


Reforming Georgia's Juvenile Justice System

Posted on February 24, 2013
Here is my op/ed piece that is appearing tomorrow in the Savannah Morning News and the Columbus Ledger Enquirer. Clark: Reforming Georgia's juvenile justice system: It's time Posted: February 24, 2013 - 12:27am By ROBIN FRAZER CLARK Crossover day, the 30th-day deadline for legislation to pass either the House of Representatives or the Senate in time to be considered by the other chamber, is fast approaching for the current session of the Georgia General Assembly...


State Bar of Georgia Honors Judge Carla Wong McMillian

Posted on February 22, 2013
Last night I had the great honor and distinct privilege, as President of the State Bar of Georgia, to recognize Judge Carla Wong McMillian, recently appointed by Governor Nathan Deal, as the first Asian Pacific American state appellate judge in the Southeast...


Georgia Needs Juvenile Justice Reform

Posted on February 14, 2013
Yesterday, as President of the State Bar of Georgia, I testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee in support of HB 242 which is a comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform Act. It includes both Juvenile Criminal Justice reform and a rewrite of the Juvenile Code, which is Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia...


Georgia Presumption that Physician Automatically Acted with "Due Care" is Unfair

Posted on January 17, 2013
I am in intense trial preparation this week for a medical malpractice trial I start on Tuesday in the DeKalb County State Court. As a plaintiff's personal injury lawyer, I take just about any sort of case, including cases like the one I will try next week, against a physician for a medical error he committed during surgery...


Landlord's Failure to Provide Smoke Detectors the Real Cause of Four Siblings' Deaths

Posted on January 15, 2013
It was a tragic story of unspeakable loss when we learned of four siblings' deaths in a Conyers, Georgia fire in a duplex on January 8, 2013. As a plaintiff's personal injury lawyer, I so often help families deal with unexplainable loss and sorrow...


Georgia Highway Deaths Total 19 Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted on November 26, 2012
It is a rather morbid statistic that the Georgia State Patrol keeps but it is helpful to keep track of, and that is the number of deaths on Georgia Highways during a holiday. For the just completed Thanksgiving Holiday, that unfortunate number is 19...


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