Peter A. Law

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Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
404-814-3700
Fax:
404-842-7710
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Peter A. Law is the senior principal of LAW & MORAN, a five lawyer trial firm dedicated to the representation of individuals who have suffered injuries and death due to the negligence of others. Pete Law has been recognized by various independent surveys as one of Georgia's top trial lawyers, was selected as 2011 Georgia's Top Trial Lawyer by Best Lawyers, and is annually selected as one of Georgia's Super Lawyers, including multi-year Top 10 and Top 100 vote recipient by the Super Lawyer independent survey. (See, Atlanta Magazine, Super Lawyers, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 - present). The Georgia business community also selected Pete as a top trial lawyer, selecting him as a "Georgia Legal Elite," (Georgia Business Trend, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 - present). The firm has exceeded $800,000,000.00 worth of jury verdicts and settlements. Pete is also rated by his peers as AV rated, the top designation available by legal publication Martindale Hubbell, and is listed annually in the Best Lawyers in America trade publication.

Areas of practice include automobile accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability, negligent security, and virtually all types of cases involving injury or business torts. Pete has been counsel for the Plaintiff in approximately 150 recoveries each exceeding one million dollars ($1,000,000.00), including more than 50 separate recoveries exceeding three million dollars ($3,000,000.00), approximately 300 recoveries exceeding $100,000.00, and total case recoveries exceeding $800,000,000.00. In addition to trying cases, Pete regularly speaks at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminars nationwide.

Venues of Past/Present Cases:

Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Indiana, New York, Arizona, Minnesota, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, as well as cases occurring, or for families, residing in Indonesia, Africa, Jamaica, Iraq and Mexico.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1993
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor - 1993
  • Florida State University
    • Business Degree - 1990

Representative Cases

  • Miller v. Turner Broadcasting, Inc. and Inglett Stubbs, Inc., et.al, Case no. A16A1403 (Nov. 2015), certiorari pending
  • Waldrop v. Golden Coastline/CCIC, et al., Case no. S16Q0022, 2015 Ga. S. Ct. (settled and dismissed while pending after argument)
  • Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. v. F.F., 328 Ga. App. 217, 761 S.E.2d 613 (2014)
  • Mastec North America, Inc. v. Wilson, 325 Ga. App. 863, 755 S.E.2d 257 (2014)
  • Georgia Clinic, P.C. v. Stout, 323 Ga. App. 487, 747 S.E.2d 83 (2013)
  • Hickory Lake, L.P. v. A.W., 320 Ga. App. 389, 739 S.E.2d 836 (2013)
  • Reese v. Ford, 320 Ga. App. 78, 738 S.E.2d 301 (2013)
  • Woods v. Allied Van Lines, Inc., 316 Ga. App. 548, 730 S.E.2d 35 (2013)
  • Great West Cas. Co. # 2 v. Bloomfield, 303 Ga. App. 26, 693 S.E.2d 99 (2010)
  • Burroughs v. Mitchell County and Seminole Sanitation, 303 Ga. App. 8, 720 S.E.2d 335 (2011)
  • McGarity v. Hart Electric Membership, 307 Ga. App.739, 706 S.E.2d 676 (2011)
  • Great West Cas. Co. #1 v. Bloomfield, 303 Ga. App. 26, 693 S.E.2d 99 (2010)
  • Carmichael v. Kellogg, Brown & Root Service, 572 F.3d 1271 (2009)
  • Ford Motor Company v. Reese, 300 Ga. App. 82, 684 S.E.2d 279 (2009)
  • Becks v. Pierce, 282 Ga. App. 229, 638 S.E.2d 390 (2006)
  • Carmichael v. Kellogg, Brown & Root Services, 450 F. Supp. 2d 1373 (N.D. Ga. 2006)
  • Freeman v. Walmart, 281Ga. App. 132, 635 S.E.2d 399 (2006)
  • Glover v. Ware, 276 Ga. App. 759, 624 S.E.2d 285 (2005)
  • AT Systems Southeast, Inc. v. Carnes, 272 Ga. App. 671, 613 S.E.2d 150 (2005)
  • American Multi-Cinema, Inc. v. Walker, 270 Ga. App. 314, 605 S.E.2d 850 (2004)
  • Mattox v. Condo, 261 Ga. App. 519, 583 S.E.2d 193 (2003)
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Johnson, 249 Ga. App. 84, 547 S.E.2d 320 (2001)
  • Bible v. Jack Eckerd Corp., 227 Ga. App. 882, 490 S.E.2d 553 (1997)
  • Coopers v. Corporate Prop. Inv., 220 Ga. App. 887, 470 S.E.2d 689 (1996)
  • Seibers v. Dixie Speedway, Inc., 220 Ga. App. 811, 470 S.E.2d 452 (1997)

Classes/Seminars

  • GTLA 2017 Secrets from the Vault, My Approach to Discovery - What Matters and What Doesn’t, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), May 16, 2017
  • Trial War Stories, State Bar, Young Lawyers Division (YLD), April 11, 2017
  • Truck Wreck Cases, Trucking Themes and Theories: Voir Dire Through Closing, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 3, 2017
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair and Moderator, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), November 3, 2016
  • Premises Liability in Georgia, Evidentiary Hurdles for the Plaintiff in a Negligent Security Case, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 7, 2016
  • Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice, Thinking Outside the Box for Damages and Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), September 9, 2016
  • GTLA 2016 Annual Convention, Speaker, Premises Liability, Foul Ball Battle with the Braves, and Trucking, Proving Someone is an Unsafe Driver, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), April 29, 2016
  • Annual Atlanta Claims Association Convention, Mediations in Liability Cases, April 14, 2016
  • 15th Annual General Practice and Trial Institute, Streamlining Evidence at Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 18, 2016
  • Handling Big Cases, Powerful Closing Arguments in Big Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 3, 2016
  • Superstar Plaintiff Lawyers – Best Verdicts of 2015 Seminar, Wells v. Aslan Commons, et. al., $72,960,000, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), January 21, 2016
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair and Moderator, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 30, 2015
  • Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice, How to get the Jury to See and Feel My Client’s Damages, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), September 11, 2015
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair and Speaker, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), Demonstrative Evidence at Trial, October 31, 2014
  • Premises Liability in Georgia, Maximizing Damages in a Premises Case: What does the Jury want to Hear? Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 10, 2014
  • Winning Settlement Strategies, Winning Mediation Strategies and Tactics, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 21, 2014
  • Truck Wreck Cases, Direct Action Cases, What is and What is Not, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 7, 2014
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair and Speaker, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), Persuasion at Trial, November 8, 2013
  • Premises Liability, The Trial of a Sexual Assault Premises Case, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 11, 2013
  • Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice, How to get the Jury to See and Feel My Client’s Damages, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), September 6, 2013
  • Winning Settlement Strategies, Winning Settlement Strategies, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 22, 2013
  • Superstar Personal Injury Lawyers, Best Verdicts 2012, $3,400,000.00 - 86 year old decedent wrongful death recovery, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), January 24, 2013
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), November 9, 2012
  • John Marshall 10th Annual Bobby Lee Cook Practical Legal Symposium, Advocacy and Professionalism, John Marshall School of Law, September 7, 2012
  • GTLA 2012 Annual Convention, Speaker, Champions Trial Skills, Persuasion at Trial; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), May 11, 2012
  • Superstar Personal Injury Lawyers, Best Verdicts 2011, $15,000,000.00 multi-plaintiff recovery, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 16, 2012
  • Winning Settlement Strategies, Winning Mediation Strategies and Tactics, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), January 12, 2012
  • Dispute Resolution - Atlanta Bar, Mediator Likes and Dislikes, Atlanta Bar Dispute Resolution Section, Atlanta Bar Association, January 4, 2012
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 9, 2011
  • Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice, Negligent Security, What to do when someone is shot, stabbed or assaulted, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), September 9, 2011
  • GTLA 2011 Annual Convention, Chairman Day 2, Premises Liability, Speaker, Points for Success; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), May 6, 2011
  • Superstar Personal Injury Greatest Hits Seminar, Multi-million Dollar Recoveries, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 18, 2011
  • NRRDA, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association, Trial Strategies and Techniques for both Sides, Orlando, Fl., February 24, 2011
  • Premises Liability, Establishing Damages in a Premises Case, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 21, 2010
  • GTLA 2010 Fall Workshop, Damages presentation and Panel Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), Savannah, Georgia October1, 2010
  • GTLA 2010 Annual Convention, Chairman Day 1, Premises Liability, and Invited Speaker Day 2, Masters in Trial; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), April 22-23, 2010
  • Practice Pointers Law School Class – Directs and Cross, Georgia State College of Law (GSU Series), March 16, 2010
  • Strictly Retail Seminar – Damages Update, Trends and Challenges, Plaintiffs’ discussion of large damages award to defense bar (DRI), March 5, 2010
  • Atlanta Bar Association Seminar - Closing Arguments, Atlanta Bar Association (ABA Manual’s Tavern Series), November 19, 2009
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), November 6, 2009
  • GTLA 2009 Annual Convention, Speaker Day 1, Premises Liability, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), April 16, 2009
  • GTLA 2009 Annual Convention, Seminar Chair and Speaker Day 2, Premises Liability and Motor Vehicle Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), April 17, 2009
  • John Marshall Bobby Lee Cook Symposium, Advocacy and Professionalism, John Marshall School of Law, April 3, 2009
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, Maximizing Damages and Trial Efficiency , Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 31, 2009
  • Jury Trial, Cross Examination: Leading the Witness and Jury, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), January 16, 2009
  • GTLA Annual Holiday Workshop, It’s a Wonderful Trial – Topic Analysis and Wrap-up, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), December 8, 2008
  • Atlanta Bar Association Seminar - Closing Arguments, Atlanta Bar Association (ABA Manual’s Tavern Series), November 19, 2008
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), November 7, 2008
  • Premises Liability, The Trial of a Sexual Assault Premises Case, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 30, 2008
  • Atlanta Bar Association Seminar - Closing Arguments, Talking Straight about the Numbers, Atlanta Bar Association (ABA Colonade Litigation Section), October 17, 2008
  • Taking your Practice to the Next Level, Next Level Closing Arguments-, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), September 24, 2008
  • Auto Torts Workshop, Wrongful Death, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), August 7, 2008
  • Jury Trial, Trial of a Motor Vehicle Collision Case, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 14, 2007
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December, 2007
  • Premises Liability, Proving Damages in a Third Party Criminal Assault Case, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 26, 2007
  • Georgia Personal Injury Practice, Persuasion at Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 26, 2007
  • Rules of the Road, Direct Examination Demonstration of a Lay Witness, American Association for Justice Education (AAJ), September 15, 2007
  • Jury Trial, Efficient Trial Preparation: Voir Dire to Closing, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), May 11, 2007
  • GTLA Annual Holiday Workshop, Co- Program Chair/Persuasion and Closing Argument, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), December 8, 2006
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 1, 2006
  • Premises Liability , Proving Damages in a Negligent Security Case – Legal Requirements and Jury Persuasion, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), October 27, 2006
  • Punitive Damages, Proving Liability of the Corporate Defendant, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), September 22, 2006
  • GTLA Auto Torts Workshop, Jury Persuasion in Opening and Closing, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), August 11, 2006 (paper presentation only)
  • GTLA Annual Convention, Closing Arguments, Getting the Jury to Give You Everything You Want, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), April 28, 2006
  • Proving Damages, Making Damages Presentable, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 10, 2006 (paper presentation only)
  • Drinking and Drivers Institute, Your Professional Responsibility when Civil Implications Can be Worse that the DUI, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 9, 2005
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 2, 2005
  • STLA Fall Retreat, Closing Arguments, Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA), Nassau Bahamas, October 7, 2005
  • Punitive Damages, Malicious Prosecution, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), September 23, 2005
  • Auto Torts Seminar, Creative Evidence in Auto Cases: How to Get it in and Maximize Your Case, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), August 6, 2005
  • Winning Brain Injuries Cases, Compelling Lay Witness Testimony: The Key to Persuasion at Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 31, 2005
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 3, 2004
  • Georgia Personal Injury Practice, Powerful Demonstrative Evidence, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 29, 2004
  • Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), Panel faculty member, Oct 15, 2004
  • Advanced Slip and Fall, Plaintiff’s Trial of Fall Case, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 15, 2004
  • Preparing Tractor-Trailer Cases for Trial, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), September 23, 2004
  • Voir Dire: Practical Tips and Techniques, Opening Statements and Voir Dire, Lorman, June 17, 2004
  • GTLA Damages: The Full Measure of Justice, Cost Effective Demonstrative Evidence to Maximize Damages, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), April 23, 2004
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy in Georgia, National Business Institute (NBI), March 24, 2004
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar, Examination of the Plaintiff, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), January 30, 2004
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), December 19, 2003
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Opening and Closing Arguments (ABA), November 2003
  • GTLA Fall Workshop, Best of the Best, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), October 2003
  • Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers – Premises Liability Trial Strategies, October 1, 2003
  • Jury Trials, Handling Premises Liability Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), May 23, 2003
  • Winning Brain Injuries Cases, Compelling Lay Witness Testimony: The Key to Persuasion at Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 28, 2003
  • Proving Damages, Using Demonstrative Aids, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 21, 2003
  • Personal Injury Trials – Plaintiff’s Closing Arguments, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 7, 2003
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), December 20, 2002
  • Proving Damages, Proving Damages with Demonstrative Aids, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 22, 2002
  • Handling Soft Tissue Injury Cases, Plaintiff’s Closing Arguments, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 8, 2002
  • Trial Advocacy Seminar, This Year’s big Verdicts, Program Chair, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), December 14, 2001
  • Torts of Sorts, Trucking Liability Litigation, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), May 4, 2001
  • Proving Damages, Proving Damages with Demonstrative Aids, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 23, 2001
  • Punitive Damages, Malicious Prosecution and Large Punitive Damages Awards, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), October 26, 2001
  • Punitive Damages, Malicious Prosecution and Large Punitive Damages Awards, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), October 27, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Verdict Editorial Board, 1999 - 2001
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Regional Vice President, 2002 - 2006
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Co- Chair, Membership Committee, 2002 - 2005
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Justice League, Fulton County Regional Committee, 2004
  • American Association for Justice
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Past Employment Positions

  • Drew, Eckl & Farnham, 1993 - 1995