George R. Hall

George R. Hall

Representative Experience

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Tried more than 110 jury and bench trials.
  • Served as mediator or arbitrator in over 250 cases.
  • Obtained Summary Judgment in shooting case on county property resulting in paraplegic injury (Reid vs Augusta Richmond Coliseum Authority).
  • Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of Railroad in derailment case alleging multi-million dollar damages (Midville River Tract, LLC v. Central of Georgia Railroad Company, et al.)
  • Obtained Summary Judgment involving witness with emotional distress to traumatic amputation (Stewart vs Central of Georgia Railroad Company).
  • Successful defense of premises liability case involving triple fatality from explosion at industrial plant.
  • Jury Verdict in favor of insurer over exclusion for shooting death in Declaratory Judgment Action.
  • Defense verdict on behalf of major construction company in negligent construction case.
  • Defense verdict in defense of civil rights involving settlement demand of $1,000,000
  • Defense verdict in jury trial involving invasion of privacy and computer invasion of privacy against national pharmacy
  • Favorable jury verdict in FELA (Federal Employment Labor Act) case involving injury to employee with 2 surgeries and alleged inability to return to work.
  • Favorable jury verdict in FELA case involving back and ankle injuries.
  • Defense verdict in lawsuit alleging RESPA & TILA violations against national bank.
  • Defense verdict in products liability case against national pharmaceutical company.
  • Defense verdict in jury trial seeking 5.9 million alleging Title VII violations, false arrest, false imprisonment and excessive force.
  • Defense verdict jury trial for products liability claims against national manufacturing company.
  • Defense verdict in malpractice case against local accounting firm.
  • Favorable jury verdict for shopping center owner in premises liability case.
  • Defense / favorable verdicts in over 30 trials involving automobile accidents, including defense verdicts in 6 jury trials alleging permanent disability from automobile accidents.

Background Information

George has an active trial practice with a concentration in personal injury defense and commercial matters. He has tried more than 110 cases in his career.  He has also has served as a mediator and arbitrator in over 250 cases since 1997. This experience enables him to provide practical, effective, and efficient legal services to his clients. In particular, George has represented clients and has tried cases in a variety of areas encompassing all types of tort claims, product liability claims, FELA claims, truth-in lending claims, professional malpractice claims, civil rights, lender liability, banking issues and lease and contract disputes.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 - Legal Malpractice Law, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law
  • Georgia Super Lawyers - Civil Litigation Defense (2008-2016) and Georgia Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Paul C. Harris Fellow of Rotary International

Publications

  • A Survey of the Law of Non-Contractual Indemnity and Contribution, "Georgia", April, 2012, p33-36.

Speeches

  • “What Lawyers Like (and Hate!) About Mediators and Mediation”; Dispute Resolution For Trial and Non-Trial Lawyers CLE; Augusta, Georgia; May 2, 2013.

  • “Small Things That Make A Big Difference In Mediation”; Dispute Resolution for Trial and Non-Trial Lawyers CLE; Augusta, Georgia; May 1, 2014.