Neal W. Dickert will be presenting on the Proposed New Georgia Rules of Evidence & Daubert on Thursday, December 8th at Savannah Rapids Pavillion. Click here to find out more information & to register.
Hull Barrett, PC was recently was recognized at the 2011 Primerus Annual Conference as one of the finalist for the annual community service award. This year’s award went to Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. from Chicago. Other finalists included Rothman Gordon of Pittsburgh.
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Hull Barrett, PC has been recognized by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® as one of the top nationally ranked law firms in the United States, as determined by the firm’s percentage of AV Preeminent rated lawyers. Out of 254,000 firms rated by Martindale-Hubbell, only 966 firms were selected nationally. This ranking was determined by the firm’s percentage of AV Preeminent rated lawyers through the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Rating system.
Hull Barrett, PC is proud to announce the firm has earned eleven first-tier rankings in the second edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Rankings of practice areas are included in U.S.News & World Report’s Money issue, available November 15, with the full results available online now at www.USNews.com.
In the survey, Hull Barrett, PC was recognized with first tier rankings in the following practice areas:
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - First Amendment
|Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Tax
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s a startling statistic. On Denim Day®, October 7, Hull Barrett, PC employees donated $5 to wear jeans to help raise awareness and funds for the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
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After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate David E. Hudson on being selected as the ‘Augusta, GA Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year’ for 2012.”
F. Michael Taylor will participate in Leadership North Augusta, which is designed to identify, cultivate and develop leaders in the North Augusta area through knowledge of history, community, government, education, health care, recreation and social awareness. Leadership North Augusta is a program that came out of the North Augusta 2000 Strategic Planning Process that selects potential class members through an application and interview process. Students of the LNA class of 2012 will gain exposure to local and regional issues concerning the North Augusta government and community. They will also gain a diverse resource pool of area business leaders as well as refining leadership skills. LNA's goal is examine the strengths and weaknesses in the community and find ways to improve them to evolve into a thriving society.
Chris Driver has been selected to the 2012 Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class. Leadership Columbia County, which was created in 2010, is aimed to encourage, develop, and provide community leadership that will enhance the quality of life in Columbia County and to further connect leaders, businesses, and the community together locally and regionally. The10-month leadership development program will offer class members a broad look at civic issues, including education, history, media, healthcare, local government, economics and community service.
Members of the 2012 Class are:
Teka Allen – CC Community Connections
Daniel Blanton – Georgia Bank & Trust
Carson Brown – Kendrick Paint & Body
Travis Cain – East Georgia Fence & Construction
Angel Carter – American Cancer Society
Lance Danko – Doctors Hospital
David Duncan – Georgia Power
Joe Edge – Sherman & Hemstreet
Maria Fuller – ADP
Sonia Gowen – Serotta Maddocks Evans, CPAs
Rachel Grant – Verizon Wireless
Rusty Hall – The Family Y Marshall Branch
Donna Harris – University Hospital
Kellie Johnson – Shane’s Rib Shack
Michael Lamar – Knology
Angela Martin – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Ryan McKinney – First Citizens Bank
Jennifer McKinzie – Attorney
Adam Nelson – Fleming & Nelson
Shane Pangle – Culpepper Lumber Company
Mike Ruark – Advanced Services
Laura Smith – SRP Federal Credit Union
Susan Whiddon – Georgia Health Sciences University
Reagan Williams – U.S. Congressman Paul Broun
On July 26, 1990 President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disability Act into law. When the President signed the bill he said ”Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” If you are an employers and need advice or have questions on how to properly accommodate disabled employees, avoid liability or have questions regarding ADA let our Labor & Employment attorneys help you.
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Augusta Magazine announced ten of Augusta’s most outstanding young professionals to watch in 2011. The Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch was developed in 2009 by the chamber to annually highlight ten young professionals (age 25-35). Nominations for the honor were received in March and reviewed by a selection committee panel of business leaders in Augusta. The top ten young professionals that emerged as this year’s most promising and rising stars are:
Chavone R. Holliman
Shizuo Z. Kuwahara
Director Managed Care & Reimbursement, MCGHealth
HR Benefit Specialist, MAU Workforce Solutions
Health Awareness/Communications Manager, Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc.
Director of Marketing & Communications, Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Orchestra Conductor, Symphony Orchestra Augusta
Assistant Project Manager, R.J. Griffin & Company
Licensed Architect, Dickinson Architects, PC
Owner, Newsome Electrical Construction, LLC
Community Relations Manager, The Augusta Chronicle
“We salute the achievements of these outstanding individuals and we look forward to watching their professional careers grow and prosper. The 10 in 10 recipients demonstrate what makes our community unique and full of promise,” said Sue Parr, chamber president. Each of the finalists will be featured in the June/July issue of Augusta Magazine and honored at the Chamber’s Economic Luncheon on June 22nd by Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver. All will also be nominated for statewide recognition in Georgia Trend magazine's 40 under 40 list.
Hull Barrett, PC participated in the 2011 Relay for Life of Augusta on May 13th & 14th. Relay for Life is a life-changing event that brings together members of the community each year to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the deadly disease. This year’s firm team was able to raise $995 which will enable the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well and get well. Partner George Hall said, “I am honored to have participated and proud to support two causes that have touched members of my family, friends, and our firm. I look forward to continuing our efforts at Hull Barrett to help those who have been effected by cancer.”
Hull Barrett is pleased to announce it has secured a major victory for one of our clients, an automobile dealership, against a cybersquatter who registered two domain names with bad faith and intent to profit from them. Timothy E. Moses, head of Hull Barrett’s Intellectual Property practice group, represented the automobile dealership and was able to provide evidence that an individual had registered two domain names that were related to the client’s personal name and business. Mr. Moses further alleged that the individual had actual knowledge of our client’s mark and registered the disputed domain names in bad faith for personal profit and created a parked website with links to third-party websites who were in direct competition with our client. On behalf of Hull Barrett’s client, Mr. Moses requested that the domain names be transferred. The National Arbitration Forum agreed and found the individual had no right to or legitimate interest in the two domain names and that our client had successfully satisfied the elements of the internet corporation for assigned names and numbers policy.
This month marks two celebrations: Earth Day on Friday, April 22nd & Arbor Day on Friday, April 29th. Both remind us at Hull Barrett of numerous ways we can personally and professionally conserve the Earth's natural resources. To learn more about Hull Barrett's efforts to be Greener contact: ClientRelations@HullBarrett.com
Paul K. Simons, Jr. and Trent Arnold MA CPA, of Arnold Advisors, LLC, discuss the legal and tax consequences of various business entity types.
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Hull Barrett, PC is pleased to announce that Paul K. Simons, Jr. has been elected president of the Aiken County Bar Association. Paul earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2006 and completed a clerkship for the Honorable James R. Barber, III, 5th Judicial Circuit, State of South Carolina. Paul works out of Hull Barrett's Aiken office and is licensed to practice in Georgia and South Carolina where he represents banking and corporate clients in transactions such as commercial loans, real estate acquisitions, corporate acquisitions and mergers.
January 25, 2011
Hull Barrett, PC is pleased to announce it has been chosen for three legal awards by Corporate INTL Magazine. The three titles the firm received are: Product Liability Law Firm of the Year in Georgia, Construction Law Firm of the Year in Georgia and Dispute Resolution Advisor of the Year in Georgia.
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By virtue of a constitutional amendment which passed in November of 2010, legislation went into effect on January 1, 2011, that changes Georgia law regarding covenants not to compete in employment contracts.
Shannon joined the firm in 1996 and was named partner in 1998. From 1996 to 2001 she maintained an active practice in the area of general civil litigation with an emphasis on media law, tort defense and commercial litigation. Learn More About Shannon
In the article, "Officials Hold Closed Vote in Meeting," Hull Barrett attorney David E. Hudson weighs in on a closed meeting by Covington City Council, Board of Commissioners and Industrial Development Authority regarding land acquisition. During the session a vote took place to direct attorneys to draft a letter to make an offer to purchase land for expansion or relocation.Mr. Hudson reported that due to decision last year the Georgia Court of Appeals held that "real estate acquisition votes could be taken in a closed meeting." Mr. Hudson also stated that the vote is still allowed to take place in closed session based on the 2010 case of Johnson vs. Bibb County Board of Commissioners, in which the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that Bibb County officials did not violate the Open Meetings Act by voting to purchase property to build a new courthouse during executive session.
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January 1, 2011
Hull Barrett, PC is please to announce that James V. Painter's article, "Expertly Impeaching the Medical Expert" is featured in the American Bar Association's Health Law Litigation Volume 9, Number 1, Fall/Winter newsletter. Health Law Litigation is published quarterly by the Health Law Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association.
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