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Education
  • West Virginia University College of Law
    J.D., 1983, Order of the Coif
  • West Virginia University
    B.A., 1979, Chemistry, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 1983
  • West Virginia, 1983
About Dart
Q&A
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    My clients are comprised of both publicly-traded and privately-held corporations.  I represent several manufacturers and distributors of industrial woodworking machinery and power tools in product liability litigation.

  • How are you involved in your community?
  • What type of matters do you work on most often?
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

Select Matters

  • Summary judgment for manufacturing client in product liability case in Gwinnett County, Georgia on assumption of risk defense (July 2020)
  • Defense verdict in jury trial for hospitalist in a medical malpractice case in Cobb County State Court, Georgia, involving an unexpected heart attack where plaintiff alleged proper cardiac monitoring was not performed. Following a four-day jury trial the court ruled in the client’s favor. (May 2019)
  • Summary judgment for manufacturing client in product liability suit in federal district court in Brooklyn, NY.  This was a sliding table saw case involving the amputation of several fingers. The trial court granted summary judgment in a 54 page order. (March 2019)
  • Dismissal for manufacturer in product liability action.  Plaintiff suffered severe hand injuries when jaw chuck flew off of lathe made and sold by client.  Following inspection and lab testing, suit was dismissed with no payment by manufacturer. (November 2018)
  • Dismissal for manufacturer in product liability action.  Plaintiff struck in face from object flying up from table saw that was subject to recall.  Following discovery the case was dismissed with no payment by manufacturer. (May 2018)
  • Defense verdict for manufacturer following arbitration trial involving dispute with dealer claiming $40,000,000 in damages.  Award was $43,000. (April 2018)
  • Summary judgment for manufacturer in product liability action in federal district court in Philadelphia. (March 2016)
  • Dismissal following jury trial for manufacturer in product liability case in Riverhead NY (October 2015)
  • Defense verdict in jury trial for manufacturer in product liability case in St. Louis, Missouri, following mistrial.  Plaintiff suffered head and facial injuries operating a horizontal panel saw.  (May 2015)
  • Summary judgment affirmed by Georgia Court of Appeals in suit against insurance broker. Lockton Insurance Companies, Inc. et al v. APAC-Southeast, Inc., et al.; 297 Ga. App. 553, 677: Summary Judgment affirmed. (2009)
  • Defense verdict in jury trial for manufacturer in product liability case in Boston, Massachusetts in involving severe hand injuries.  (2001)
     

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        Credentials

        Education
        • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1983, Order of the Coif
        • West Virginia University, B.A., 1979, Chemistry, magna cum laude
        Courts
        • Georgia Superior Court, 1983
        • Georgia State Courts, 1983
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
        • Supreme Court of Georgia
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2006
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
        • West Virginia Supreme Court
        • U.S. Supreme Court
        Bar Admissions
        • Georgia, 1983
        • West Virginia, 1983
        Professional Affiliations
        • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, President
        • Atlanta Bar Association
        • American Bar Association
        • DRI - Lawyers Representing Business
        • Federation of Defense and Corporate Council, Vice-Chair, Product Liability Section
        Awards & Accolades
        • The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 1995 - present
        • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
        • Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare, American Media