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Associate Named to Leadership Macon Class of 2017

Posted on March 28, 2017

Katie O’Brien Berg is an associate practicing real estate at our Vineville Office. This year, she was selected to be in the 2017 Leadership Macon class. As a member of the class, Katie will have the opportunity to learn more about her hometown of Macon and its areas of need. So far in 2017, she has participated in classes focusing on poverty and healthcare in Macon. She looks forward to future classes and to the project this year’s class will select and complete in order to improve the Macon community. Please join us in congratulating Katie on her acceptance into this year’s Leadership Macon class.

Partnership Announcement

Posted on January 6, 2017

Martin Snow is pleased to announce that Michael E. Mayo has been named the firm’s most recent partner.  Michael, who has extensive experience in complex business litigation, insurance defense litigation, construction law, personal injury litigation and property disputes, joined the firm as an associate in 2011.  Since that time, he has successfully defended multiple clients in jury trials.  He has also successfully represented several plaintiffs though settlement and trial. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Mercer University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. In 2009, Michael earned his Juris Doctor from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where he received the George W. Woodruff Scholarship.

Michael is a member of Woodfield Academy’s Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Macon Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, William Augustus Bootle American Inn of Court, and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.

Passing of Cubbedge Snow, Jr.

Posted on January 6, 2017

The Martin Snow family sadly notes the passing of our longtime friend and colleague, Cubbedge Snow, Jr., who died on December 4, 2016.  Cubbedge was a lifelong resident of Macon, Ga.  He earned his juris doctor from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1952 and was commissioned as a legal officer in the U.S. Air Force after graduation.  His illustrious career with Martin Snow began in 1952 immediately after he completed his active duty in the Air Force and he stayed with the firm until he retired in 1997.   During that time, he was blessed to practice with both his father, Cubbedge Snow, and his son, Cubbedge Snow, III, who has also been with Martin Snow his entire career and who is currently a managing partner in the firm.

Cubbedge, Jr. was a leader in the Georgia Defense Lawyer Association and he was a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He was dedicated to the legal profession on the local, state and national levels, serving as president of the Macon Bar Association in 1967 and the State Bar of Georgia in 1974.  He served for many years on the State Bar Board of Governors.  On a national level, he served on the American Bar Association Board of Governors and he was in the ABA House of Delegates from 1994-2014.

It is impossible to overstate how important Cubbedge was to this firm and to our community.  He was beloved by many and will be missed by all.

Cubbedge Snow, Jr.’s Obituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/macon/obituary.aspx?pid=182991995

Passing of Jerry Harrell

Posted on September 7, 2016

The Martin Snow family sadly notes the passing of our longtime friend and colleague, Jerry Harrell, who died on September 5, 2016. Mr. Harrell’s distinguished career with Martin Snow began in 1969. In 1970, while employed by the firm, he obtained his L.L.M. in taxation from Emory University. His many roles here included leading the firm as a managing partner and as general counsel for the Georgia Community Bankers Association (beginning 1978). In addition, he moderated the Community Bankers Association of Georgia Regulation and Tax Liaison Committee’s quarterly meetings and frequently addressed Georgia bankers. Among his many career achievements, Mr. Harrell was named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine, a honor achieved each year by only 5 percent of Georgia lawyers. Mr. Harrell was a leader of our firm and statesman of our community. He will be deeply missed by his family at Martin Snow. A link to his obituary is here.

Martin Snow Gets Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal

Posted on August 29, 2016

Martin Snow recently obtained a victory in the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of its client, a physician and former bank organizer who had been sued for approximately $500,000 on claims arising out of a bank organization that did not materialize. The trial court granted summary judgment to the firm’s client, and that judgment was affirmed unanimously on appeal. John C. Daniel, Stuart Walker, and Will Davis were responsible for the successful representation.

Martin Snow wins Rezoning appeal in Bibb Superior Court

Posted on August 15, 2016

Martin Snow recently obtained a victory in a certiorari appeal to the Bibb County Superior Court on behalf of its client, a local developer. The appeal was pursued by challengers to a rezoning decision by the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission, which authorized the firm’s client to pursue development plans for an upscale multi-family housing development on Bowman Road. On appeal, Martin Snow established that the challengers lacked standing to appeal the decision and that the Commission did not commit error in rezoning the property. William Larsen and Stuart Walker were responsible for the successful representation.

Partner Sworn in as President of The Macon Bar Association

Posted on July 25, 2016

On May 13, 2016, Stuart Walker was sworn in as the 2016-2017 president of the Macon Bar Association. The Macon Bar Association, a voluntary association consisting of approximately 450 lawyers in Macon and surrounding areas, promotes collegiality among the local bar and strives to encourage civic engagement throughout the community. The MBA plans programs of interest for its members and meets regularly throughout the year for fellowship.

Martin Snow Wins Medical Malpractice Trial

Posted on June 17, 2016

Martin Snow recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of its clients, an OBGYN, a nurse practitioner, and the practice that employed both of them.  The case was tried by the father and son team of John Edwards and Slade Edwards who are both partners in the firm’s litigation section.

Plaintiffs alleged that the nurse practitioner failed to diagnose and treat pre-term premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) during an unscheduled office visit. Plaintiffs further alleged that the failure to timely diagnose PPROM resulted in pre-term labor and delivery of a stillborn. Defendants contended the mother did not have PPROM on the visit in question and that if she had ruptured on that date as alleged, she would have delivered sooner.

The trial lasted a week and a half and the jury heard from six different experts. The jury deliberated for four and a half hours before returning a verdict in favor of all defendants on all claims. The defense successfully convinced the jury that the mother did not have PPROM on the visit in question and that the treatment provided by the nurse practitioner was at all times appropriate. The defense was also able to convince the jury that a number of other allegations against the physician and practice did not constitute breaches of the standard of care sufficient to warrant a recovery by plaintiffs.

John and Slade have now won all four medical malpractice cases they have tried together.

Martin Snow Counsels Investment Company on Large Out of State Real Estate Acquisition

Posted on May 12, 2016

Martin Snow, LLP, through its partner K. Amber Duff, advised a timberland investment company on the acquisition of 172,000± acres of timberland in Idaho. The transaction was financed by AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA. Amber was assisted by other attorneys and staff in the firm’s real estate section, litigation section, and corporate/business section. Under Amber’s leadership, the team made a complex out of state acquisition a seamless transaction for Martin Snow’s client.

Trial Won by Martin Snow Associate

Posted on May 2, 2016

Michael E. Mayo, an associate in Martin Snow’s litigation department, recently obtained a successful jury verdict in the Superior Court of Cobb County, Georgia. Michael represented a corporation and its owner in defense of a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a former officer/employee of the business. On behalf of the clients, Michael filed a counterclaim against the Plaintiff for breach of fiduciary duty and attorney’s fees.

During the trial, Michael examined several witnesses, including some of the Plaintiff’s past business partners and associates. Defendants’ primary witness was deemed an expert in the field of Business Accounting. Following a four-day trial, the jury deliberated for over five hours before returning a verdict in favor of Martin Snow, LLP’s clients on all claims. The jury returned a defense verdict on Plaintiff’s original breach of contract claim, and the jury awarded Martin Snow’s clients just over $217,000 on the counterclaim for breach of fiduciary duty. The jury also awarded attorney’s fees and costs after finding that Plaintiff’s original lawsuit lacked substantial justification.

Martin Snow Assists in Large Real Estate Closing

Posted on May 2, 2016

Martin Snow, LLP, through its partner Ben McElreath, Jr., assisted in the closing of a $26.5 million sale transaction and the $19.9 million acquisition loan involving an apartment complex in Houston County, GA, roughly 20 miles south of Macon. The complex is a 300 unit Class A facility that was built in 2008. The property features gated access, walking trails, poolside grills, a clubhouse, fitness center, playground, basketball court and a tennis court.

Martin Snow Obtains Successful Court Judgment

Posted on April 4, 2016

Martin Snow recently obtained summary judgment in favor of the Macon Housing Authority. The State Court of Bibb County found that the client was entitled to judgment as a matter of law, and therefore entered judgment in favor of the Macon Housing Authority without allowing the case to proceed to trial. This was a personal injury case involving a “rainy day” fall at McAfee Towers. The plaintiff did not appeal the ruling of the Court, and the decision in now final. The case was handled by partner John C. Daniel, III and associate William J. Davis.

Martin Snow Attorney Recognized as 2015 Legal Elite by Georgia Trend

Posted on March 22, 2016

Martin Snow, LLP is pleased to announce that Blair K. Cleveland, of the firm’s real estate practice group, was recently recognized as 2015 Legal Elite by Georgia Trend—the Magazine of Georgia Business, Politics & Economic Development Since 1985. The listing was published in the annual Legal Elite section, which appears in the December 2015 issue.

Martin Snow Recently Featured In Media Reports

Posted on March 22, 2016

Martin Snow, LLP was recently featured in multiple media reports following oral argument in a Jones County court. Partner, Cubbedge Snow, III and associate, Michael E. Mayo represented the defendant in the case, in which they filed a motion asking the Court to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims as matter of law. Video excerpts from Mr. Mayo’s successful oral argument were featured in local news reports on television and online media. The oral argument and post-interview may be viewed online.

The lawsuit sought $2 million and alleged that the plaintiff was injured and lost a pregnancy following the collision. Martin Snow, LLP’s oral argument focused primarily on the fact that there was no evidence to support Plaintiff’s claims that she was pregnant, though there was also discussion as to whether Georgia law supports a claim for the wrongful death of an embryo at three (3) weeks of gestation. Following oral argument, the Plaintiff dismissed her case before the Court entered its judgment. The Plaintiff has since refiled the lawsuit, and Martin Snow, LLP maintains the defense.

Associates Named To Board Of Trustees For Woodfield Academy

Posted on March 7, 2016

Michael E. Mayo, an associate in Martin Snow, LLP’s litigation department, and Joshua T. Hale, an associate in Martin Snow, LLP’s real estate department, were recently appointed by Woodfield Academy to its Board of Trustees. Woodfield Academy is located in Macon, Georgia and empowers students with diagnosed learning differences or developmental disorders to reach their maximum potential through an individualized education approach

Recent Judgement Affirmed On Appeal

Posted on March 7, 2016

Martin Snow, LLP recently received a decision from the Court of Appeals affirming the previous award of judgment in favor of its defendant client on all claims. The defense was prepared and argued by John C. Edwards and Michael E. Mayo. The lawsuit alleged that plaintiff was entitled to damages relating to various business dealings between the parties and others. Following a lengthy and document-intensive discovery period, Martin Snow, LLP asked the Court to enter judgment on behalf of its client before submitting the case to a jury. The trial court granted judgment in favor of the defendant and concluded that the plaintiff could not prove its case as a matter of law. Martin Snow, LLP successfully defended the judgment in the Court of Appeals.

Recent Recovery

Posted on February 26, 2016

Martin Snow, LLP recently recovered over $1.7 million on behalf of clients whose funds were wrongfully converted from various trusts and financial accounts. Representing the plaintiffs, the case was tried by Associate Michael E. Mayo and co-counsel from another firm. In addition to compensatory damages, the trial court awarded interest, attorney’s fees, and punitive damages against the defendant following the trial. Firm partner, Stuart E. Walker, joined Michael in successfully defending the judgment on appeal. SeePhillips v. Phillips, 2016 WL 104516. The judgment was collected in full through a series of garnishments and other collection efforts.

Recent Directed Verdict for Martin Snow Client

Posted on February 26, 2016

Joe Howe, a partner in the firm’s litigation section, recently obtained a directed verdict for a client in a motor vehicle collision case in the Superior Court of Houston County. Joe acted as co-counsel for the defendant in the two day trial. The subject action arose out of a three-vehicle collision in which the Plaintiff was the driver of the lead vehicle and the Defendant was the driver of the middle vehicle. The Defendant testified at trial that she came to a complete stop behind the Plaintiff’s vehicle and was pushed into Plaintiff’s vehicle by a third vehicle. The Plaintiff could not testify as to the sequence of events behind him, and, therefore, could not establish negligence on the part of the Defendant. No other eye-witnesses testified. At the conclusion of Plaintiff’s case, the trial court granted the Defendant’s motion for directed verdict and entered a judgment against the Plaintiff.

Recent Defense Verdict

Posted on February 17, 2016

Joe Howe, a partner in the firm’s litigation section, recently obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death action in the State Court of Houston County, Georgia.

The case arose out of a motor vehicle – pedestrian collision that occurred on a busy, five lane road in Warner Robins, Georgia. The pedestrians were attempting to cross the road near an intersection where the through traffic had the green light. The collision occurred at night, and the pedestrians were wearing dark clothing. The defendant driver was proceeding through the intersection at a speed well below the posted speed limit, when the pedestrians entered the roadway and crossed into the path of his vehicle.

Plaintiffs presented expert testimony that the defendant driver should have seen the pedestrians in time to take evasive action and avoid the collision. However, the defendant driver testified that he simply never saw the pedestrians until it was too late. Defendant argued that it was the pedestrians who failed to yield the right of way to the defendant driver and that the defendant driver did not contribute to the cause of the accident.

Following a three-day trial and deliberating for less than an hour, the jury returned a verdict for the defendant driver and against the plaintiffs.

Recent Defense Verdict

Posted on February 17, 2016

Martin Snow, LLP recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of one of its clients, a resident of Bibb County. The case was tried before a jury by attorney Michael E. Mayo.

Following a motor vehicle collision, the plaintiff filed suit alleging injuries to her head, neck, back, and hip. Though the defendant admitted rear-ending the plaintiff, there was a dispute as to whether the collision caused the plaintiff’s alleged injuries.

After a two-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant on all claims, thereby concluding that the plaintiff was not injured as a result of the collision in question. While plaintiff submitted evidence of substantial medical expenses and testimony from one of her providers, the defense successfully argued that the medical expenses were attributable to preexisting injuries unrelated to the collision in question.

Passing of Remer Crum Daniel

Posted on January 25, 2016

The Martin Snow family sadly notes the passing of our friend and colleague, Remer Crum Daniel, who died on January 16 after a battle with cancer. Remer was a lawyer in the firm’s real estate section for nearly 40 years, specializing in commercial real estate and business transactions. Remer was a cornerstone of the firm’s real estate practice. He will be deeply missed by his family here at Martin Snow. A link to Remer’s obituary is HERE.

Martin Snow Adds 10 years of Real Estate Experience to the Firm

Posted on December 11, 2015

JONATHAN D. MOORE

Jonathan Moore has joined the firm’s Real Estate Section. Jonathan’s practice focuses on handling
commercial and residential real estate acquisitions, sale and loan closings, contract negotiations,
contract drafting and review, title examinations, and resolving title issues. Jonathan has been
licensed to practice law since 2005 and brings over 10 years of experience to Martin Snow’s real
estate team. As such, he is joining the firm in an “of counsel” position.

Jonathan received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mercer University in 1996, and his
Juris Doctor from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2005. He is a member
of the Macon Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law in the
Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and Georgia trial courts.

Jonathan grew up in Macon and stayed in the area to obtain his law degree and to practice. He and
his wife, Jennifer, are members of Ingleside Baptist Church and are parents to a beautiful daughter,
Kate. When he is not practicing law, Jonathan enjoys running, playing golf, and reading.

Martin Snow Hires Two Associates

Posted on December 11, 2015

M. CATHERINE O’BRIEN

Katie O’Brien is joining the firm’s Real Estate Section as an Associate. Her practice will be focused
on title examinations and the closing of residential real estate transactions. Katie graduated Summa
Cum Laude with a degree in Biology from Wofford College in 2012 where she was a member of the
women’s track team for one year and the women’s soccer team all four years. Katie made the
Dean’s List all four years, and she was selected for the NCAA Division I Southern Conference
Academic Honor Roll all three years she was eligible.

Katie obtained her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law. During
law school, Katie served as President of the Health Law Society and President of the Environmental
Law Association. She was also selected to be a member of the Editorial Board for Volume 47 and
an Articles Editor for Volume 48 of the Georgia Law Review. Although she has many other
noteworthy accomplishments, Katie’s favorite honor was Class of 2015 Best Smile, an award given
to her by her fellow third year LawDawgs.

Katie was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. She attended high school at Mount de Sales Academy
where she played soccer and basketball and ran cross country. In 2007, she was part of a state
championship cross country team, and in 2008 she was part of a state championship soccer team,
the first ever state championship in women’s soccer at Mount de Sales. That same year, she earned
the Macon Telegraph’s All-Middle Georgia Women’s Soccer Player of the Year award.

Katie is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Macon Bar Association. She is licensed to
practice law in Georgia trial courts. She is also a member of the Middle Georgia Association of
Realtors, the Junior League of Macon, Inc., and the Macon Tracks running club.

 

TAYLOR C. MARTIN

Taylor Martin is joining the firm’s Litigation Section as an Associate. His practice includes the
defense of medical malpractice lawsuits, automobile and premises liability actions, and other
personal injury and wrongful death tort litigation. Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in
French from Davidson College in 2012 and received his Juris Doctor from Walter F. George School
of Law at Mercer University in 2015.

While at Davidson, Taylor was all-conference in the 400 meter hurdles for the Southern Conference.
He studied abroad in Cambridge, England and Paris, France, and he is fluent in French.

While in law school, Taylor competed on Mercer’s Intrastate Moot Court team and served as the
Moot Court Editor on the Mercer Advocacy Counsel. He also participated in the legal writing
certificate program and the William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court. Taylor is a member of the State
Bar of Georgia and the Macon Bar Association. He is licensed to practice law in the trial courts of
Georgia.

Taylor attended high school at First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, Georgia where he ran track.
He is a member of First Presbyterian Church. When he is not practicing law, Taylor is an avid
runner, and also enjoys playing golf, reading, and traveling.

John C. Edwards Receives Recognition Awarded by EliteAmerican

Posted on September 14, 2015

Martin Snow, LLP is proud to announce that John C. Edwards has been selected to participate in the EliteAMERICAN program. Mr. Edwards was chosen for this honor because of his demonstrated dedication, leadership and longevity in the practice of law.

Passing of Robert R. “Rusty” Gunn, II

Posted on August 12, 2015

The Martin Snow family sadly notes the passing of our friend and colleague, Robert R. “Rusty” Gunn, II, who died on August 10 after a battle with cancer. Rusty was a lawyer in the firm’s litigation section for 38 years, specializing in insurance defense generally and the defense of bad-faith litigation against insurance companies specifically. Rusty was also a well-respected mediator with a reputation for fairness and integrity reaching throughout the State of Georgia. He will be deeply missed by his family here at Martin Snow. A link to Rusty’s obituary is HERE.

Martin Snow Hosts Free Legal Clinic

Posted on May 20, 2015

Through the leadership of its partner Ben McElreath, Jr., Martin Snow, LLP sponsored a free legal clinic in conjunction with Georgia Legal Services Program and Macon Area Habitat for Humanity.  While Ben routinely handles real estate closings for the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, this event gave attorneys in other practice areas the opportunity to share their talents in conjunction with this vital Macon organization.  The clinic was held at Southside Community Church the evening of Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  Free legal advice was provided to the Macon residents of Lynmore Estates neighborhood in the areas of Bankruptcy/Creditor’s Rights, Taxation, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Cyber Bullying/Threats, Criminal Law, Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estate Planning. Along with Ben McElreath, Jr., attorneys Jenny Stansfield, Amy Fletcher, and Will Davis participated in the pro bono clinic.

Martin Snow Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Legal Elites by Georgia Trend

Posted on January 12, 2015

Martin Snow, LLP is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s lawyers were recently recognized as 2014 Legal Elites by Georgia Trend—the Magazine of Georgia Business, Politics & Economic Development Since 1985.This list was published in the annual Legal Elite section, which appears in the December 2014 issue.

  • Blair K. Cleveland – Business Law
  • Stuart E. Walker – Corporate Law
  • John C. Daniel II – Labor Employment Law
  • C. Brown Edwards, Jr. – Taxes & Estate
  • William H. Larsen – General Trial Practice
  • John McGoldrick – Bankruptcy Creditors Rights
  • Cubbedge Snow III – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Jenny M. Stansfield – Family Law

Partnership Announcement

Posted on January 2, 2015

Martin Snow, LLP is pleased to announce that Benjamin F. McElreath has been named the firm’s most recent partner. Mr. McElreath, who has extensive experience in the real estate field, has been practicing in the firm’s real estate practice group since 2012 and will continue to work with clients at our Vineville Avenue location. Mr. McElreath has practiced law in Macon since 2003.

Martin Snow Lawyer selected for YLD Leadership Academy Class of 2015

Posted on December 4, 2014

Amy Fletcher has been selected to participate in the Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy Class of 2015.  The Leadership Academy of the State Bar of Georgia is a program for young lawyers who are interested in developing their leadership skills as well as learning more about their profession, their communities, and their state.  According to the State Bar, participants are selected through a competitive application process and are chosen from every corner of the state and every imaginable practice area. Alumni of the Leadership Academy have gone on to be elected to the Georgia Bar Board of Governors, recognized in the Daily Report’s “On the Rise-10 to Watch,” and Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” and a variety of other accolades.

Associate Appointed to Wesleyan Board of Trustees

Posted on October 24, 2014

Amy Fletcher, an associate at Martin Snow, LLP, has been appointed by Wesleyan College to its Board of Trustees.  As a 2006 Wesleyan graduate, Ms. Fletcher is the youngest Trustee on the Board.  In addition to her endeavors with Wesleyan College, she is an active member of the Junior League of Macon and Northminster Presbyterian Church.  Ms. Fletcher practices in the firm’s Taxation, Corporate Law, and Trusts, Probate, and Estate Planning sections.

Third Quarter Contributions by Martin Snow

Posted on October 15, 2014

Martin Snow, LLP makes contributions to many local causes and participates in various charitable community events, including the following events during the third quarter of 2014:

  • Lending a Hand to End Hunger – August Food Drive in partnership with AgGeorgia Farm Credit, ACA.
  • Georgia Bankers Association BankPac Golf Tournament – Co-Sponsored with McNair, McLemore and Middlebrooks.
  • Middle Georgia Regional Commission – Central Georgia Joint Development Authority as well as other Community Development Projects in Middle Georgia.
  • Sweet Onion Classic Golf Tournament to benefit Meadows Regional Medical Center.
  • Macon’s Young Lawyer Division – benefiting Crisis Line/Safe House for abused women and victims of domestic violence.
  • Bragg Jam Arts and Musical Festival – benefiting the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail as well as other nature programs, art and music in the Macon area.
  • Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing – Silver Sponsor and participants.

Martin Snow congratulates its summer law clerks on the completion of their summer employment.

Posted on July 31, 2014

Martin Snow congratulates its summer law clerks on the completion of their summer employment.

Rachel Rozier Turnbull, Taylor Martin, and Nicholas Kinsley spent time this summer at the firm working with attorneys and gaining extensive real-world legal experience.  Ms. Turnbull and Mr. Martin are rising 3L students at Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, and Mr. Kinsley is a rising 2L student at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Martin Snow Announces Summer Clerks

Posted on June 2, 2014

Martin Snow would like to welcome their summer clerks.

Katie O’Brien, Trenton Turner and Nicholas Kinsley will spend time this summer at the law firm working with attorneys in order to gain real world experience.  Katie O’Brien is a rising 3L student at the University of Georgia School of Law. Trenton Turner is a rising 3L student at Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. Nicholas Kinsley is a rising 2L student at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Partnership Announcement

Posted on January 3, 2014

Martin Snow, LLP is pleased to announce that J. Slade Edwards has been named the firm’s most recent partner. Mr. Edwards, who has litigation experience in a variety of fields, practices in the firm’s litigation section and focuses principally on the defense of medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors and other health-care professionals. Mr. Edwards joins his father, John Edwards, as a second-generation partner in the firm.

Recent Verdict

Posted on January 3, 2014

Martin Snow, LLP recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of one of its clients, a family-practice physician, in a medical malpractice suit in Baldwin County, Georgia. The case was tried by the father and son team of John Edwards and J. Slade Edwards, their first trial together.

The lawsuit alleged that the physician negligently tested for, and failed to timely diagnose, a soft-tissue cancer (synovial sarcoma) that metastasized and eventually resulted in the plaintiff’s death. At trial the defense contended that the plaintiff was properly advised of the need for further testing and that the physician in fact ordered and scheduled a recommended ultrasound.

Following a four-day trial and deliberating for less than three hours, the jury concluded that the physician properly informed the plaintiff of the need for further testing and that the plaintiff failed to follow up on the recommended treatment.

Both John and Slade Edwards are partners in the firm’s litigation section and principally focus on the defense of medical malpractice lawsuits.

Martin Snow Adds New Lawyer

Posted on January 3, 2014

Martin Snow is proud to announce the addition of a new lawyer to its premier team.

Joshua T. Hale has joined the firm’s real estate section. Joshua’s practice encompasses real estate acquisitions, sale closings, contract review, negotiations, document drafting, title examination, and zoning matters.

Joshua graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgetown College and received his Juris Doctor from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

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