Seminars Taught

Recent Legal Seminars Taught on the Topics of Legal Malpractice, Ethics,
Professionalism and Fiduciary Duty


May 22, 2016 Avoiding Malpractice in Family Law
33rd Annual Georgia Family Law Institute
Amelia Island, Florida
March 24, 2016 Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Seminar Chairman and Moderator
Four panels of Georgia Supreme Court Justices,
Appellate Judges and Lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 23, 2016 Common Ethical Predicaments
Georgia Law of Torts
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
February 26, 2016 Ethics and Malpractice in Personal Injury Cases
Georgia Personal Injury Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
February 12, 2016 Small Firm Bootcamp
How Often Do You Violate the Ethical Rules?
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
November 13, 2015 Malpractice Avoidance: Lawyering is a Risky Business
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
November 5, 2015 Why Would a Client Think His Lawyer
Sold Him Out?
Annual Medical Malpractice Symposium
Amelia Island, Florida
September 17, 2015 Practical Advice for Attorneys Who Want to Avoid
Bar Complaints and Malpractice Suits
Atlanta, Georgia
May 22, 2015 Step One: Know the Rules
Step Two: Follow Them
33rd Annual Georgia Family Law Institute
Amelia Island, Florida
May 1, 2015 Don't Get Sued For Malpractice on Your Malpractice Claims
Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention
Atlanta, Georgia
April 10, 2015 Georgia State University College of Law
Solo Practice Workshop
Developing and Maintaining Successful Client Relations
Atlanta, Georgia
March 26, 2015 Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Seminar Chairman and Moderator
Four panels of Georgia Supreme Court Justices,
Appellate Judges and Lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
February 27, 2015 So You Think You Know The Rules....
Georgia Personal Injury Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
February 13, 2015 Is that a Violation of the Rules?
Solo and Small Practice Workshop
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
November 14, 2014 Avoiding Bar Complaints and Malpractice Suits
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
November 6, 2014 You Only Think You Know the Ethical Rules
Annual Medical Malpractice Symposium
Amelia Island, Florida
September 18, 2014 Dealing with Ethical Challenges in Litigation
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Atlanta, Georgia
March 28, 2014 Georgia State University College of Law
Solo Practice Workshop
Developing and Maintaining Client Relationships
Atlanta, Georgia
March 27, 2014 Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Seminar Chairman and Moderator
Four panels of Georgia Supreme Court Justices,
Appellate Judges and Lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 6, 2014 Ethics and Malpractice
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Atlanta, Georgia
February 28, 2014 Plaintiff's Personal Injury Seminar
Complying with the Ethical Rules while Handling
Personal Injury Claims
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Atlanta, Georgia
December 3, 2013 Covenants Not To Compete
A Look at selected ABA Model Rules compared to the
Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct
Atlanta, Georgia
Lorman Education Services
November 15, 2013 Does Your Age Affect Your Knowledge
Of The Georgia Ethical Rules?
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
November 7, 2013 Avoiding Claims For Legal Malpractice
Annual Medical Malpractice Symposium
Amelia Island, Florida
October 9, 2013 John Marshall Law School
2013 Professionalism Series (for law students)
Topic: Attorney Malpractice - What You Need to Know Before
You Practice (or Tales of Greed, Fear and Loathing)
September 19, 2013 Avoiding Bar Complaints
Inside the Courtroom: The Trial of a Personal Injury Case
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
September 3, 2013 John Marshall Law School
Professional Responsibility Class Session
Guest Lecturer
Topic: Legal Malpractice Law
August 2, 2013 Legal Malpractice and Ethics
GTLA Annual Auto-Torts Seminar
Destin, Florida
May 16, 2013 Ethics and Professionalism-Pitfalls to Avoid
Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention
Atlanta, Georgia
March 29, 2013 How to Avoid Being Sued
Plaintiff's Personal Injury Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 28, 2013 Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Seminar Chairman and Moderator
Four panels of Georgia Supreme Court Justices,
Appellate Judges and Lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 22, 2013 Counterintuitive Ethical Rules
Winning Settlement Strategies Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
January 10, 2013 Risk Prevention in a Competitive Legal Market
State Bar of Georgia Mid-Year Meeting
Seminar Chairman and Panel Moderator
Atlanta, Georgia
State Bar of Georgia and Institute of
Continuing Legal Education
December 12, 2012 Title Law in Georgia
Ethical Considerations
Atlanta, Georgia
National Business Institute
December 5, 2012 Covenants Not to Compete
Ethics and Malpractice
Atlanta, Georgia
Lorman Education Services
November 16, 2012 Why Do Lawyers Get Sued? A Guide to Avoiding Malpractice and
Ethics Complaints
Atlanta, Georgia (and via Live Satellite Simulcast throughout the State of Georgia)
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
September 20, 2012 Avoiding Bar Complaints
Trial of a Personal Injury Case
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
September 13, 2012 Avoiding Bar Complaints and Claims for Legal Malpractice
Athens, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 30, 2012 How to avoid being sued in 2012
Plaintiff's Personal Injury Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 28, 2012 Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Seminar Chairman and Moderator
Four panels of Georgia Supreme Court Justices,
Appellate Judges and Lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 23, 2012 Georgia State University College of Law
Solo Practice Workshop
Developing and Maintaining Successful Client Relationships
Atlanta, Georgia
March 1, 2012 Ethics
Proving Damages Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
January 12, 2012 Winning Legal Malpractice Claims
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
November 10, 2011 Why Do Lawyers Get Sued? A Guide to Avoiding Malpractice and
Ethics Complaints
Atlanta, Georgia (and via Live Satellite Simulcast throughout the State of Georgia)
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
November 3, 2011 Avoiding Claims for Legal Malpractice
Ethics and Professionalism
Annual Medical Malpractice Symposium
Amelia Island, Florida
October 21, 2011 Will I Get Disbarred For This?
Annual Family Law Institute
Augusta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
September 21, 2011 Legal Malpractice and Ethics
Law Firm Management
Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
April 1, 2011 Georgia State University College of Law
Solo Practice Workshop
Developing and Maintaining Client Relationships
Atlanta, Georgia
March 28, 2011 Ethics and Malpractice
Plaintiff''s Personal Injury Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 4, 2011 Ethics
Proving Damages Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
February 24, 2011 Avoiding Legal Malpractice: Communication at the Attorney-Client Level;
Maintaining Ethical Behavior, and Dangerous Traps to Avoid
Advanced Debt Collection Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
November 5, 2010 Why Do Lawyers Get Sued? A Guide to Avoiding Malpractice and Ethics Complaints
Atlanta, Georgia (and via Live Satellite Simulcast throughout the State of Georgia)
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
October 19, 2010 Preventing Legal Malpractice: Avoid the Errors That Bring Claims
National Constitution Center
Nationwide Webinar
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September 24, 2010 Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Seminar Chairman and Moderator
Four panels of Georgia Supreme Court Justices,
Judges and Lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 29, 2010 Avoiding Malpractice in a Plaintiff's
Personal Injury Practice
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 26, 2010 Georgia State University College of Law
Solo Practice Workshop
Developing Client Relationships
Atlanta, Georgia
March 18, 2010 A Look at Some Counter-Intuitive Ethical Rules
Inside the Courtroom
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 4, 2010 Professionalism and the Duty of Loyalty to a Client;
Two Critical Concepts Which Are Not Always Aligned
Proving Damages in Litigation
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
January 22, 2010 A Nuts-and-Bolts Look at the Risks Facing
Trial Lawyers
Norcross, Georgia
Gwinnett Trial Lawyers Association
January 7, 2010 Risk Prevention in a Competitive Legal Market
State Bar of Georgia Mid-Year Meeting
Seminar Chairman and Panel Moderator
Atlanta, Georgia
State Bar of Georgia and Institute of
Continuing Legal Education
December 18, 2009 Clarence Darrow: Crimes, Causes and the
Courtroom. A review of four of Clarence
Darrow’s most famous trials and an analysis
of the conflicts between personal values and
professional ethics.
Ethics and Professionalism Panelist
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Nov 12, 2009 What Passes the Laugh Test? A look at exculpatory
language in schedules and affidavits and other
thorny ethical issues
(Presented with Hon. C. Ray Mullins, Judge, U.S.
Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia)
Chateau Elan Resort, Braselton, Georgia
Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Legal Conference
Oct 2, 2009 The Attorney or the Client: Who Benefits Most from
the Engagement Agreement?
Atlanta, Georgia (and via Live Video Conference in Savannah and Tifton, Georgia)
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Sept 25, 2009 Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Seminar Chairman and Moderator
Two panels of justices, judges and lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Brochure for Seminar
Sept 9, 2009 Perils of the Attorney-Client Engagement Agreement
Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Bar Complaints
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
June 4, 2009 Professionalism in Oral and Written Advocacy, Including Unrepresented Parties
Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Skills Training
Atlanta, Georgia
American Bankruptcy Institute
Brochure for Seminar
March 6, 2009 How Will You Handle These Ethical Challenges?
Proving Damages
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
February 16, 2009 Will I Be Disbarred for Doing That?
The Trial of a Personal Injury Case
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
February 13, 2009 Are There Any Grey Areas In Legal Ethics?
Malpractice Avoidance
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
October 10, 2008 Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Seminar Chairman and Moderator
Two panels of judges and lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Brochure for Seminar
Powerpoint Presentation
October 3, 2008 Why Do Lawyers Get Sued For Malpractice? A Guide To
Avoiding Malpractice and Ethics Complaints
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Brochure for Seminar
September 25, 2008 Punitive Damages in Georgia
Dealing with Ethical Challenges in Litigation
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Brochure for Seminar
August 9, 2008 The Top 10 Reasons Lawyers Get Sued in Auto Tort Claims
2008 Auto Torts Workshop
Destin, Florida
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
April 18, 2008 What Every Plaintiff's Lawyer Should Know About
Avoiding Claims For Legal Malpractice
Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention
April 4, 2008 Legal Malpractice and Ethics
Atlanta, Georgia
Dynamic Trial Proof and Tactics
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
March 24, 2008 Avoiding Claims for Legal Malpractice
Atlanta, Georgia
Inside the Courtroom: The Trial of a Personal Injury Case
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
February 8, 2008 Malpractice Avoidance
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
December 4, 2007 Practical Tips: Avoiding Claims for Legal Malpractice
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
October 11, 2007 Why Do Lawyers Get Sued For Malpractice? A Guide To
Avoiding Malpractice and Ethics Complaints
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
October 5, 2007 Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Seminar Chairman and Moderator
Two panels of judges and lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Brochure for Seminar
PowerPoint Presentation
May 25, 2007 Avoiding Bar Complaints and Malpractice in Family Law
25th Annual Family Law Institute
Amelia Island, Florida
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
May 18, 2007 Legal Malpractice and Ethics in the Practice of Bankruptcy
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
March 1, 2007 Legal Ethics and Malpractice
Inside The Courtroom
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
February 16, 2007 Avoiding Claims for Legal Malpractice
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
January 19, 2007 Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Seminar
Avoiding Claims for Legal Malpractice and Ethical Violations
Broadcast statewide from the studios of Georgia Public Television
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
October 18, 2006 Georgia State University
College of Law
Atlanta, Georgia
View Brochure
October 13, 2006 Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation
Seminar Chairman and Moderator
Two panels of judges and lawyers
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Brochure for Seminar
PowerPoint Presentation
October 12, 2006 K.I.S.S.
Keep it Short and Simple…and Other Trial Tips
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
August 2006 2006 Auto Torts Seminar
St. Simons, Georgia
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
April 2006 Examining the Ethics of Legal Assisting
Atlanta, Georgia
HalfMoon Seminars, Inc.
March 2006 Avoiding Claims for Legal Malpractice
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
February 2006 Update on Georgia Law
Park City, Utah
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
May 2005 2005 Auto Torts Workshop
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
March 2005 Inside the Courtroom: The Trial of a Personal Injury Case
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
February 2005 Update on Georgia Law
Park City, Utah
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
September 2004 Dynamic Opening Statements and Hearsay Hazards
Athens, Georgia
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
September 2004 Update on Georgia Law
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
May 2004 Family Law Institute
Destin, Florida
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
March 2004 Inside the Courtroom: The Trial of a Personal Injury Case
Atlanta, Georgia
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
February 2004 Family Law Annual Seminar
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
February 2004 Update on Georgia Law
Breckenridge,Colorado
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
January 2004 2004 Elder Law Forum
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association

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Phone: 706.850.8383
Fax: 706.850.8388