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How Should I Behave During A Deposition?

How to Prepare For a Deposition in a Personal Injury Case

Six months ago, you were in a car accident on Macon Street in McDonough. Another vehicle struck you from behind, and since then you have suffered from excruciating back pain. Today, you received a notice of deposition – what does that mean?
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How Troubled Blood Can Help Lawyers

Cormoran Strike, the private dective in the book Troubled Blood, has a few things to teach lawyers about litigation and discovery.
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Advice For Lawyers: Thoughts on How Clients and Witnesses Should Dress for Court

Expert advice from an attorney and what he shares with his clients and what you should be doing as well.
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The 3 Best Tools Attorneys Use

Lester Tate joined me on my most recent podcast episode of The Advocate’s Key to discuss a variety of topics. A few months in as a podcaster and I am just beginning to see the value of these monthly conversations.
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A Lawyer’s Look at Unconventional Advice About Being Unconventional

Over the holidays I had lunch with a law student. The setting was perfect — great food and excellent cocktails. She had great questions about legal practice and the conversation was delightful, although there was one topic that stood out and I wanted to share it with you.
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How We Won the Rice v. The State Case

The trial was not starting out well at all. At the end of a half-day of motions, I had won exactly zero. All my motions had been overruled. All of the State’s had been granted.
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When Is It Time To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?

Is it any wonder that, according to Avvo, "59% of people surveyed have tried to solve their legal issues by themselves?"
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How To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

When you hire a lawyer, particularly on something as potentially complex as a personal injury matter, you are not hiring a mere technician.
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Senate Candidate Loeffler Attacks Collins for Work as a Defense Attorney

In a recent ad, incumber Senator Kelly Loeffler has attacked challenger Doug Collins for purportedly being a criminal defense attorney, having a website that advertised for clients, and for accepting appointed cases. Her campaign website posted a list of Georgia sheriffs who condemned Collins for his “criminal defense history.” Sen. Loeffler presumably had the assistance…
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Why the Upcoming Amendment to the Georgia Court of Appeals Rules is a Good Idea

Beginning on August 1, a single dissent in a three-judge Court of Appeals case will no longer remove its value as precedent for future cases, nor will one judge’s disagreement with the reasoning of the case. Here is the text of new Court of Appeals rule 33.2: If an appeal is decided by a division…