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I am a partner at the law firm of Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC (BKBM).  I work out of the primary Atlanta, Georgia, office.  I handle or am responsible for lawyer liability claims or coverage matters in a number of different states.  I am licensed in Georgia, Texas and Kentucky

Although I have a broad litigation practice history, my practice has developed into a specialty of defending attorneys in various claims of liability, defending attorneys in bar complaints, defending other professionals in claims and licensing matters, representing insurance carriers in coverage disputes and declaratory judgment and bad faith litigation, and defending premises owners in various types of matters, including negligent security, mold and fall claims.  For a more complete overview of my practice history, go to my bio at the BKBM law firm web site.

This blog is focused on my primary practice areas, with a focus on lawyer liability claims and insurance coverage issues.  Although I will discuss national cases and trends, my focus will be on Georgia law where most of my practice is focused.

My practice is significantly devoted to defending attorneys, and this blog is devoted to the issues that affect attorneys.  This is the site for attorneys to visit to keep abreast of trends in attorney liability and ethics issues in Georgia.  My goal is to make this blog interesting and interactive, and has included input from other leading attorneys, insurance providers and other related professionals in the state.

What ethical or lawyer liability issues are on your mind?  Let me know.

My Professional affiliations

Some Of My Honors

Some CLE Presentations I Have Done

“Winning Your First Civil Trial: Select The Right Jury For Your Case and Avoid Common Ethical Pitfalls,” NBI Seminars (March 2010).

“Houston We Have A Problem,” Legal Malpractice Focused CLE of the State Bar of Georgia Professional Liability Section, co-chair, 2012 and 2013.

“Abusive Litigation: Defending Abusive Litigation Claims”, Georgia ICLE Seminar (February 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) (co-chair since 2014)

“Specialty Ethics in Georgia (Eliminating Bias and Building Credibility): The Impact of Religious Orientation in Performance of One’s Professional Duties and Ethical Obligations”, NBNR Seminars (November 2004)

“Gaining the Competitive Edge: Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy in Georgia: Using Jury Selection To Increase Your Success At Trial”, NBI Seminars (April 2006)

“Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation,” panelist, ICLE Seminar (October 2008).

“Litigation Skills: A Short Course For Legal Assistants: Understanding Georgia Civil Courts and Procedure”, Half Moon Seminars (April 2006, 2007)

“Depositions A-Z: Ethical Challenges in Depositions and Deposition Reflections”, NBI Seminars (live presentation August 2007; Internet Seminar December 2007)

“Ending the Attorney-Client Relationship:  Ethical and Fiduciary Duties,” panelist and presenter, Strafford Publications (August 2010, 90 minute CLE webinar).

“Trucking Litigation From Start To Finish,” Ethical Considerations, NBI Seminars (December 2010).

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young Trial Tactics Seminar, in-firm CLE approved presentations; Motions for Summary Judgment; (January 2011).

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