For over a decade, Pete devoted the majority of his practice to defending legal-malpractice claims and litigation arising from many different practice areas—from estate planning to personal injury to real estate. Pete now represents and consults with both plaintiffs and defendants and thus brings 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 matters in state and federal courts. His experience includes representation of plaintiffs and defendants in contractual and commercial disputes (particularly those involving real estate) and personal-injury cases, policyholders and insurers in insurance-coverage actions, and various parties in contested probate matters.