News – Carlock Copeland https://carlockcopeland.com Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:54:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP Named to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 50 Law Firms https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-stair-llp-named-atlanta-business-chronicles-top-50-law-firms/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:09:19 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=17399 Once again, Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP was named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 50 Law Firms list.  Please click here to see the entire list.

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Once again, Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP was named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 50 Law Firms list.  Please click here to see the entire list.

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Carlock Copeland Announces Attorneys Elevated to Partner https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-announces-attorneys-elevated-partner/ Tue, 01 Jan 2019 20:52:58 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=17281 Carlock, Copeland & Stair is pleased to announce eight attorneys, across three offices have been elevated to partner effective January 1, 2019. We congratulate each of them for this achievement and couldn’t be prouder of the manner in which they have distinguished themselves, both in the courtroom and within the community. “The class size, location,…

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair is pleased to announce eight attorneys, across three offices have been elevated to partner effective January 1, 2019. We congratulate each of them for this achievement and couldn’t be prouder of the manner in which they have distinguished themselves, both in the courtroom and within the community.

The class size, location, and diversity of this year’s new partner group demonstrates the emerging talent CCS has worked hard to cultivate throughout the Firm. We are proud to support and elevate the attorneys helping us grow and transition the Firm in the future.”

~Managing Partner, Shannon Sprinkle ~

Stephen J. Cohen, of our Atlanta office, received his J.D. from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, his M.P.A. from the University of Georgia and his B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Prior to practicing law, Steve was a police officer, and then a claims adjuster at a commercial automobile insurer.  Both professions afforded him invaluable experience and a unique perspective in his thriving trucking and transportation litigation practice with Carlock Copeland.

Alexander E. (Alex) Davis, of Carlock Copeland’s Charleston office, earned his J.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. Alex has vast experience in complex insurance coverage disputes, construction defects claims and regularly represents clients in a variety of business and commercial tort claims. Alex is accomplished author, having been published in several national and regional magazines and is a participant of SCDTAA’s Emerging Leaders Program.

Michael P. (Mike) DiOrio earned his law degree at The Catholic University of America, Columbus Law School, where he was a Moot Court member, and his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.  Prior to joining Carlock Copeland, Mike practiced as a criminal prosecutor in a metro Atlanta area District Attorney’s Office.  Mike’s practice is focused primarily on medical malpractice defense and general liability litigation out of our Atlanta office.  He has been first chair in over 50 jury trials.  Mike volunteers his time with several worthy organizations, including serving as a past co-chair of Slyland Trail’s Annual Southern Shindig event.  He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Morgan, and daughter, Virginia Dare.

Abby C. Grozine earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia and her J.D. from Mississippi College of Law with honors. Abby focuses her practice in the area of commercial litigation, general liability defense and trucking and transportation litigation, from our Atlanta office. Prior to joining Carlock Copeland, Abby served as a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th District where she gained valuable research, writing and analytical skills used today in her expanding litigation practice.

Jennifer Guerra, in the Atlanta office of Carlock Copeland, focuses her practice on commercial litigation, representing clients in professional liability claims, product liability claims and bad faith/coverage disputes.  Jennifer attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her B.A. with honors, and then the University of Pennsylvania Law School for her J.D.   Prior to practicing in the civil arena, Jennifer clerked with the State Court of DeKalb County where she learned the ropes of complex tort and multi-party litigation.

Angela Cirina Kopet opened Carlock Copeland’s Chattanooga, TN office in 2014 and has managed the office since its inception.  Angela practices primarily general liability, transportation and insurance coverage litigation, and is licensed in Georgia, Tennessee and Washington D.C.  She is heavily involved with the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), serving on several committees, the Educational Task Force, and was named The CLM Professional of the Year in the Outside Counsel Category in 2017.  She was appointed to the Executive Council for the School of Leadership and remains a faculty member in the School of Casualty within CLM’s Claims College.  Angela is Martindale –Hubbell  AV Preeminent rated, awarded Top 100 Litigation lawyer in the State of Tennessee, and honored with a Senior Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America, a Trial Lawyer Honorary Society where she was inducted into the Order of Juris and Order of Certus for her trial and appellate work.  Angela earned her B.A. from Fairfield University, her M.B.A. from Widener University and her J.D. from Delaware Law School.

Claire A. Sumner, in our Atlanta office, focuses her practice in health care and general liability defense litigation. Claire has a number of trials under her belt, in both state and federal court, and has appellate experience as well. Claire attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her undergraduate degree in English and religious studies. She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she interned at the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kristen K. Thompson, in Carlock Copeland’s Charleston office, started her career with the firm in 2012 upon graduating law school. Kristen focuses her practice primarily in medical malpractice and general liability litigation and has impressive experience developing litigation strategies and writing persuasive briefs and motions in defense of her clients.  Kristen is the current Vice President of the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Affiliate’s Board of Directors and a former Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow.

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Carlock Copeland Adds Attorney to Our Growing Chattanooga Office https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-adds-attorney-growing-chattanooga-office/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:16:45 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=17177 Please join us in welcoming Molly Simbeck to the Chattanooga office of Carlock Copeland & Stair.  Molly, our newest associate, focuses her practice in general liability defense, including automobile and motor carrier accidents, premises liability, insurance coverage issues, and trucking and transportation litigation. To read more about Molly, please click here.

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Please join us in welcoming Molly Simbeck to the Chattanooga office of Carlock Copeland & Stair.  Molly, our newest associate, focuses her practice in general liability defense, including automobile and motor carrier accidents, premises liability, insurance coverage issues, and trucking and transportation litigation. To read more about Molly, please click here.

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Lee Weatherly Graduates From CLM Litigation Management Institute in Chicago on October 21, 2018 https://carlockcopeland.com/news/lee-weatherly-graduates-clm-litigation-management-institute-chicago-october-21-2018/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:41:43 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=17134 On October 21st Lee Weatherly graduated from the four day CLM Litigation Management Institute hosted at Loyola Law School in Chicago, IL. The Litigation Management Institute (LMI) is the first certification program specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the business of litigation. To obtain the CLMP designation (Certified Litigation Management Profession) Lee took…

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On October 21st Lee Weatherly graduated from the four day CLM Litigation Management Institute hosted at Loyola Law School in Chicago, IL. The Litigation Management Institute (LMI) is the first certification program specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the business of litigation. To obtain the CLMP designation (Certified Litigation Management Profession) Lee took over 20 hours of intensive course work on topics such as client relations and expectations, legal analytics, alternative fee agreements, reserving and data managements from actuarial perspectives, litigation reporting and reserving, litigation metrics, coverage, risk transfer, resolution strategies, e-strategies and practical aspects of litigation management. Lee then presented, with a group of nine other attorneys and claims professionals, to claims executives regarding a model catastrophic event and their plan to address the resulting complex multi-party claim. He was graded by both judges and his peers before receiving the CLMP designation, which is held by less than 350 attorneys nationwide.

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Carlock Copeland Welcomes Associates to our Atlanta Office https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-welcomes-associate-atlanta-office/ Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:48:35 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16858 Please join us in welcoming new Associates to our Atlanta office. Brittany DeDiego joins our general liability and insurance coverage and bad faith practice groups.  Jessica G. Patterson focuses her practice in general liability defense, including premises liability, automobile liability and trucking and transportation litigation.

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Please join us in welcoming new Associates to our Atlanta office. Brittany DeDiego joins our general liability and insurance coverage and bad faith practice groups.  Jessica G. Patterson focuses her practice in general liability defense, including premises liability, automobile liability and trucking and transportation litigation.

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Carlock Copeland Welcomes Associates to Our Charleston Office https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-welcomes-associates-charleston-office/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:21:25 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16853 Please join us in welcoming new Associates to our Charleston office.  Lacey Houghton will be practicing primarily commercial litigation and is licensed in all Georgia and South Carolina Courts. Arden Lowndes joins our general liability and insurance coverage and bad faith practice groups, specializing in automobile liability and premises liability defense.  Johnny Stewart focuses his…

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Please join us in welcoming new Associates to our Charleston office.  Lacey Houghton will be practicing primarily commercial litigation and is licensed in all Georgia and South Carolina Courts. Arden Lowndes joins our general liability and insurance coverage and bad faith practice groups, specializing in automobile liability and premises liability defense.  Johnny Stewart focuses his practice in medical malpractice and health care litigation,  product and premises liability, and hospitality and retail liability defense.

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Carlock Copeland Attorneys Selected for South Carolina 2018 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-attorneys-selected-south-carolina-2018-super-lawyers-rising-stars/ Fri, 25 May 2018 16:08:45 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16713 Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP is proud to announce that several of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the South Carolina Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists for 2018. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Attorneys are chosen for this honor through a nomination process, peer review by…

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP is proud to announce that several of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the South Carolina Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists for 2018. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Attorneys are chosen for this honor through a nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates. The lengthy process identifies lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Meet our Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®!

Super Lawyers®, only five percent of attorneys in the state of South Carolina are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers list:

D. Gary Lovell, Jr.

Kent T. Stair

Rising Stars® list recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or those who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys are named to the Rising Stars list, here are ours:

J. Patrick Norris

Laura Paris Paton

Tyler P. Winton

 

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Will Farley Named as 2018 Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow https://carlockcopeland.com/news/will-farley-named-2018-roper-st-francis-foundation-fellow/ Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:35:44 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16637 Will Farley has been named to the 2018 Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow Class. RSF Fellow class is composed of professionals and volunteers who actively demonstrate leadership in our community, serve as advocates for the Roper St. Francis Foundation and assist in fundraising.  They give of their time to actively participate in the program, meeting…

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Will Farley has been named to the 2018 Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow Class.

RSF Fellow class is composed of professionals and volunteers who actively demonstrate leadership in our community, serve as advocates for the Roper St. Francis Foundation and assist in fundraising.  They give of their time to actively participate in the program, meeting together as a class during the year, and with RSF physicians, professional staff, and donors.  Furthermore, Fellows lend their names and reputation to the advancement of the Foundation, and embrace the mission of Roper St. Francis Healthcare.

For more information on Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellows program or the nomination procedure, please click here.

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Carlock Copeland’s Shannon Sprinkle Presented at the State Bar of Georgia 2018 Annual Meeting – June 8, 2018 https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copelands-shannon-sprinkle-present-state-bar-georgias-2018-annual-meeting-june-8-2018/ Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:14:14 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16558 The 2018 State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting was June 7-10, 2018 in Amelia Island, FL.  Shannon Sprinkle joined a panel presentation during the Social Media and Technology for Judges and Lawyers CLE, on June 8, 2018.  Shannon’s segment, Technology and Ethics for Lawyers occurred at 2:05 p.m. For more information on The Georgia Bar’s annual…

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The 2018 State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting was June 7-10, 2018 in Amelia Island, FL.  Shannon Sprinkle joined a panel presentation during the Social Media and Technology for Judges and Lawyers CLE, on June 8, 2018.  Shannon’s segment, Technology and Ethics for Lawyers occurred at 2:05 p.m.

For more information on The Georgia Bar’s annual meeting, please click here.

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Carlock Copeland Attorneys Selected for Georgia 2018 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-attorneys-selected-georgia-2018-super-lawyers-rising-stars/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:02:55 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16387 Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP is proud to announce that several of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the Georgia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists for 2018. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Attorneys are chosen for this honor through a nomination process, peer review by practice…

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP is proud to announce that several of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the Georgia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists for 2018. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Attorneys are chosen for this honor through a nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates. The lengthy process identifies lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Meet our Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®!

Super Lawyers®, only five percent of attorneys in the state of Georgia are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers list:

Thomas S. Carlock

Wade K. Copeland

Eric J. Frisch

Johannes S. Kingma

D. Gary Lovell, Jr.

Rolfe M. Martin

David F. Root

Douglas W. Smith 

Kent T. Stair

Fred M. Valz, III

Rising Stars® list recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or those who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys are named to the Rising Stars list, here are ours:

Lauren E. H. Meadows

Jay M. O’Brien

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