Peter A. Law

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Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
404-814-3700
Fax:
404-842-7710
Email:

Peter A. Law is the senior principal of LAW & MORAN, a six-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 and is annually selected as one of Georgia's Top 100 Lawyers. (Atlanta Magazine, Super Lawyers, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - present). The Georgia business community also selects Pete annually as a top trial lawyer, selecting him as a "Georgia Legal Elite," (Georgia Business Trend, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - present). In the past few years, the firm has over $100,000,000.00 worth of jury verdicts and significantly more in out-of-court 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 100 recoveries each exceeding one million dollars, including dozens of multi-million dollar jury verdicts, as well as more than 200 recoveries exceeding $100,000.00. In addition to trying cases, Pete regularly speaks at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminars required of all Georgia attorneys.

SIGNIFICANT CASE RESULTS: For a listing of the significant recoveries, please go to the Significant Case Results page on this website for Pete's significant case results.

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

Education

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

Published Works

  • "Establishing Damages in a Premises Case", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), Premises Liability, October 21, 2010
  • "Damages" presentation and Panel Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), Savannah Georgia, GTLA 2010 Fall Workshop, October 1, 2010
  • "Premises Liability", Chairman Day 1, and Invited Speaker Day 2, "Masters in Trial", GTLA 2010 Annual Convention, April 22-23, 2010
  • "Directs and Cross", Georgia State College of Law (GSU Series), Practice Pointers Law School Class, March 16, 2010
  • "Damages Update, Trends and Challenges", Plaintiff's discussion of large damages award to defense bar (DRI), Strictly Retail Seminar, March 5, 2010
  • "Closing Arguments", Atlanta Bar Association Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association (ABA Manual's Tavern Series), November 19, 2009
  • Program Chair, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), November 6, 2009
  • "Premises Liability", GTLA 2009 Annual Convention, Speaker Day 1, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), April 16, 2009
  • "Premises Liability and Motor Vehicle Cases", GTLA 2009 Annual Convention, Seminar Chair and Speaker Day 2, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), April 17, 2009
  • "Advocacy and Professionalism", John Marshall Bobby Lee Cook Symposium, 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
  • "Cross Examination: Leading the Witness and Jury", Jury Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), January 16, 2009
  • "It's a Wonderful Trial - Topic Analysis and Wrap-up, GTLA Annual Holiday Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), December 8, 2008
  • "Closing Arguments", Atlanta Bar Association Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association (ABA Manual's Tavern Series), November 19, 2008
  • Program Chair, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), November 7, 2008
  • "The Trial of a Sexual Assault Premises Case", Premises Liability, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 30,, 2008
  • "Closing Arguments, Talking Straight about the Numbers", Atlanta Bar Association Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association (ABA Colonade Litigation Section), October 17, 2008
  • "Next Level Closing Arguments", Taking your Practice to the Next Level, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), September 24, 2008
  • Wrongful Death, Auto Torts Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), August 7, 2008
  • "Trial of a Motor Vehicle Collision Case", Jury Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 14, 2007
  • Program Chair, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December, 2007
  • "Proving Damages in a Third Party Criminal Assault Case", Premises Liability, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 26, 2007
  • Persuasion at Trial, Georgia Personal Injury Practice, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), October 26, 2007
  • "Direct Examination Demonstration of a Lay Witness", Rules of the Road, American Association for Justice Education (AAJ), September 15, 2007
  • "Efficient Trial Preparation: Voir Dire to Closing", Jury Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), May 11, 2007
  • "Co- Program Chair/Persuasion and Closing Argument", GTLA Annual Holiday Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), December 8, 2006
  • Program Chair, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 1, 2006
  • "Proving Damages in a Negligent Security Case - Legal Requirements and Jury Persuasion", Premises Liability, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), October 27, 2006
  • Proving Liability of the Corporate Defendant, Punitive Damages, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), September 22, 2006
  • "Jury Persuasion in Opening and Closing", GTLA Auto Torts Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), August 11, 2006
  • "Closing Arguments, Getting the Jury to Give You Everything You Want", GTLA Annual Convention, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), April 28, 2006
  • "Making Damages Presentable", Proving Damages, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 10, 2006
  • "Your Professional Responsibility when Civil Implications Can be Worse that the DUI", Drinking and Drivers Institute, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 9, 2005
  • Program Chair, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 2, 2005
  • Closing Arguments, STLA Fall Retreat, Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA), Nassau Bahamas, October 7, 2005
  • Malicious Prosecution, Punitive Damages, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), September 23, 2005
  • "Creative Evidence in Auto Cases: How to Get it in and Maximize Your Case", Auto Torts Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), August 6, 2005
  • "Compelling Lay Witness Testimony: The Key to Persuasion at Trial", Winning Brain Injuries Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 31, 2005
  • Program Chair, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 3, 2004
  • "Powerful Demonstrative Evidence", Georgia Personal Injury Practice, 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
  • Plaintiff's Trial of Fall Case, Advanced Slip and Fall, 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
  • "Opening Statements and Voir Dire", Voir Dire: Practical Tips and Techniques, Lorman, June 17, 2004
  • "Cost Effective Demonstrative Evidence to Maximize Damages", GTLA Damages: The Full Measure of Justice, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), April 23, 2004
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy in Georgia, National Business Institute (NBI), March 24, 2004
  • "Examination of the Plaintiff", Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), January 30, 2004
  • Program Chair, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), December 19, 2003
  • Opening and Closing Arguments, Atlanta Bar Association, November, 2003
  • Best of the Best, GTLA Fall Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), October, 2003
  • Premises Liability Trial Strategies, Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers, October 1, 2003
  • "Handling Premises Liability Cases", Jury Trials, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), May 23, 2003
  • "Compelling Lay Witness Testimony: The Key to Persuasion at Trial", Winning Brain Injuries Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 28, 2003
  • "Using Demonstrative Aids", Proving Damages, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 21, 2003
  • Plaintiff's Closing Arguments, Personal Injury Trials, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 7, 2003
  • Program Chair, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), December 20, 2002
  • Proving Damages with Demonstrative Aids, Proving Damages, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 22, 2002
  • Plaintiff's Closing Arguments, Handling Soft Tissue Injury Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 8, 2002
  • "This Year's big Verdicts, Program Chair", Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), December 14, 2001
  • "Trucking Liability Litigation", Torts of Sorts, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), May 4, 2001
  • Proving Damages with Demonstrative Aids, Proving Damages, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), March 23, 2001
  • "Malicious Prosecution and Large Punitive Damages Awards", Punitive Damages, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), October 26, 2001
  • "Malicious Prosecution and Large Punitive Damages Awards", Punitive Damages, 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
  • Southern Trial Layers Association
  • International Society of Barristers

Past Employment Positions

  • Drew, Eckl & Farnham, 1993 - 1995