Hull Barrett Selects Two Attorneys as Shareholders of the Firm

Christopher A. Cosper & Chris Driver have been elevated to members of the firm.

Hull Barrett, PC is pleased to announce our two newest members of the firm, Christopher A. Cosper & Chris Driver, effective January 1, 2011. “I congratulate and commend Mr. Cosper and Mr. Driver for all they have done and continue to do for Hull Barrett and our clients,” said managing partner Douglas Batchelor. “These talented attorneys are the best, brightest and future of the firm and will enable Hull Barrett to grow and provide exceptional client services.

Christopher A. Cosper graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2004 and completed a Clerkship in 2005 with the Honorable B. Avant Edenfield, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia. His practice focuses in the area of general civil litigation with an emphasis in commercial litigation, construction litigation, class actions and medical malpractice. He has tried numerous cases to jury verdict in both state and federal trial courts, including successfully defending two recent cases in which the plaintiffs sought damages at trial of more than $5 million each. He also has handled numerous cases in mediation and in arbitration settings. From this firsthand experience, Chris is able to represent both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of litigation from small claims to multi million dollar torts, class action and malpractice claims and commercial and business disputes. Chris serves on the editorial board for Calendar Call; a periodical published by the General Practice and Trial Section of the Georgia Bar Association, and he graduated with Leadership Augusta Class of 2009.

Chris Driver graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2002. Since joining Hull Barrett, he has practiced in the areas of construction and real estate law, both transactional and litigation, with a focus on the use and enjoyment of real estate, including land use, zoning, eminent domain, and property rights. He also practices local government law and has been Columbia County’s primary counsel for its right-of-way acquisitions and eminent domain litigation. Chris is instrumental in working with both large national employers and small local businesses for their transactional needs and provides counsel to help prevent litigation. He is a member of the County Attorney’s Section, Georgia Association of County Commissioners and the Local Government Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and has attended on numerous occasions the annual Institute for City and County Attorneys. Chris currently serves on the board of the Kiwanis Club of Augusta and recently finished serving on the board of the Georgia/Carolina Boy Scout Council. Prior to joining Hull Barrett in February 2005, Chris worked with nationally respected law firms of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP and Ashe, Rafuse & Hill, LLP in their employment litigation departments.