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Professionalism And Ethical Dilemas

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Kim M. Jackson will be a panelist at the Georgia ICLE called Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation.


Unrelated Pi Day recognition.


This annual seminar is presided by David N. Lefkowitz, one of premier legal malpractice plaintiff’s attorneys in Georgia and Adjunct Professor, University of Georgia School of Law.

Kim Jackson’s panel will start at 10:15 and break at 11:45. This is a very useful seminar and a great way to get those CLE ethics hours.


NBI Seminar – Damages In Personal Injury

Kim Jackson will be speaking at the NBI seminar called Damages in Personal Injury.

I will be giving the Ethics hour presentation at 1:45 in the afternoon.

This is good seminar for plaintiff and defense personal injury attorneys, and the speakers are outstanding.

Don’t miss it.


Kim Jackson and Sarge “Win” Trial in Floyd County

Facts MeaninglessKim M. Jackson, Partner at Bovis Kyle Burch & Medlin, LLC, and local Rome counsel J. Anderson (Andy) Davis (aka “Sarge”) of Brinson Askew Berry Seigler Richardson & Davis, LLP, tried an accounting malpractice claim to victory in the Superior Court of Floyd County during the week of March 2, 2015.

The jury returned a verdict of only $6,195.00 for the Plaintiffs against one of Rome, Georgia’s largest CPA firms.  The claim arose out of an allegation by the Plaintiffs that they had overpaid certain taxes in 2004, and had to pay to amend returns in 2005-2007, as a result of an alleged error by the CPA firm. 

Plaintiffs’ asserted actual damages of over $70,000.   Plaintiffs also presented an OCGA 13-6-11 claim for attorney fees and expenses of litigation of nearly $300,000, which the jury rejected in its entirety.  The verdict was limited to the fees necessary to amend the 2005-2007 tax returns, which resulted in a refund without audit.  The jury clearly rejected the professional negligence claims against the accounting firm. 

This was actually the second trial of this case.  The first trial resulted in a jury verdict for the Defendant, after which the Judge granted a motion for new trial. 

A motion for fees by the Defendant pursuant to OCGA 9-11-68 is expected.

Kim Jackson was quoted after the trial as saying, “Of the non-metro Atlanta cities in Georgia in which I have tried cases, Rome has been my favorite.”


Kim M. Jackson to participate in Professionalism and Ethics panel

Panelist Kim M. Jackson

On March 16, 2015, Kim M. Jackson will participate as a panelist in the Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation Seminar put on by ICLE.

The seminar is chaired and moderated by David N. Lefkowitz, a premier lawyer in Georgia that presents claimants in lawyer liability claims.  David is founder of The Lefkowtiz Firm, LLC and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Kim will be a member of the first panel (8:30-10:00 a.m.) which will include Hon. Herbert E. Phipps, Chief Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals; Hon. Christopher S. Brasher, Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County; and Jonathan Hewett, Esq., Senior Assistant General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia.

Sign up soon.  This will be updated with a link to the I.C.L.E. sign-up page once it is put on the I.C.L.E. website.


The Abusive Litigaiton Seminar is Coming February 4

The Georgia ICLE Abusive Litigation Seminar will be held against this year at the State Bar of Georgia, downtown Atlanta at 104 Marietta St. NW, on February 4, 2015.  This is one of the better attended CLE events, and it boasts one of the longest running, in tact, faculty going.

This seminar covers all aspects of abusive litigation in Georgia.

For over a decade, this seminar has boasted a core group of speakers that include Frank J. Beltran, Kim M. Jackson, James W. Penland, Christine L. Mast, and Hugh C. Wood.  The written materials have been used and updated for over a decade, and could be marketed as its own treatise.  The written materials are essentially a hornbook on Georgia attorney fee and abusive litigation law.

In addition, the seminar attracts some of the best and brightest judges in Georgia each year.  This year, the participating judges include Hon. David E. Nahmias, Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, a Court of Appeals panel consisting of judges Hon. Sara L. Doyle, Christopher J. McFadden, Elizabeth L. Branch, and J.D. Smith, and Fulton County Superior Court Judge Hon. Christopher S. Brasher.

It starts early (8:10) and ends early (3:00).  The schedule is here.

The seminar is presided by Frank J. Beltran and Kim M. Jackson.

If you litigate civil cases, this is a seminar you want to attend.

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