Pete’s practice is unique.
After 15 years as a defense lawyer—the last eight as a partner at a 70-lawyer Atlanta-based firm—he now represents plaintiffs and defendants in legal-malpractice cases and other professional-liability and discipline matters, including those involving accountants, escrow and title agents, and insurance and real-estate brokers. He also has experience in a wide variety of other civil-litigation matters, including personal-injury and insurance-coverage actions, business torts, contested probate, and contractual and commercial disputes, particularly those involving real estate.
For most of his career, Pete has devoted the majority of his practice to legal-malpractice actions. He has handled malpractice claims and litigation arising from many different practice areas, from personal-injury cases to real-estate transactions to estate planning. Pete represents and consults with both plaintiffs and defendants and thus brings to each engagement a unique perspective, informed by experience with different types of clients, judges, juries, and insurance companies.
State Bar Defense / Ethics and
Pete has represented many lawyers before the State Bar, from initial correspondence with the Office of General Counsel to matters before the Investigative Panel or where a formal complaint has been filed with the Georgia Supreme Court. Pete’s practice has also included representation of attorneys and clients regarding fee disputes, sanctions motions, and abusive-litigation actions. To assist his attorney and law-firm clients with proactively avoiding such problems, Pete provides ethics opinions and analysis and consultations regarding issues as varied as conflicts of interest, E&O insurance, and attorney advertising.
Pete has many years of experience in other professional-liability matters, including malpractice actions against accountants, escrow and title agents, and insurance and real-estate brokers. Early in his career, he defended health-care providers in medical-malpractice actions.
General Civil Litigation
Pete’s career began with a general-practice firm; since then, he’s handled a wide variety of civil-litigation cases in state and federal courts, including representation of plaintiffs and defendants in personal-injury and business litigation, policyholders and insurers in insurance-coverage actions, and various parties in contested probate matters.