Carlock Copeland Welcomes Attorneys to our Atlanta Office
Carlock, Copeland & Stair Professional Liability Seminars
Risk Management for Audit Firms and Accountants
Risk Management for Architects and Engineers
June 15 Charleston, South Carolina
Construction Phase Services: The Contact Sport of Design Professionals
Registration: Starts at 12:30 p.m. Program: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Save the Date: August 11
Risk Management for Audit Firms and Accountants - Nashville, TN
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Save the Date: August 24
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Seminar - Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA
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Save the Date:
Risk Management for Architects and Engineers - Atlanta, GA
Carlock, Copeland & Stair is proud to sponsor the Jawbones vs. Sawbones annual basketball event, a benefit for the Side By Side Brain Injury Clubhouse.
will participate again this year. This fundraiser allows spectators to not only enjoy a competitive basketball game but also provides an incredible silent auction and live entertainment.
will participate in a panel presentation at the
CLM Annual Conference
in March entitled,
The Glass Ceiling: Does it Still Exist in the Workplace?
The conference is scheduled from Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017. This roundtable will explore if the glass ceiling still exists or is "self-imposed" or a natural by-product of women typically being the primary caregiver at home. During the discussion, Millennial, Generation Y and X, Baby Boomer and Mature panelists will share stories and consider the commonality and differences working for a company and a law firm. The panelists will then determine if a problem still exists. If so, what would be some resolutions or solutions moving forward.
DRI's Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute
on April 5-7 in Chicago, Illinois.
TIDA Cargo & Skills Seminar
on April 5 in Tempe, Arizona.
The State of the Insurance Market
a panel presentation on April 20 at 2 p.m. at the
ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference
in Boston (April 19-21).
will also attend the conference.
will attend the
GSHRM Annual Meeting
on Hilton Head Island May 10.
National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association's Annual Conference
in San Diego, CA from March 1 to March 3.
participated in the Beginning Lawyers Program on February 27. Shannon presented
How To Avoid Bar Complaints & Malpractice
at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center in Atlanta and via videoconference at the State Bar of Georgia Coastal Georgia Office in Savannah and the State Bar of Georgia South Georgia Office in Tifton.
ABA Midyear Meeting
in Miami, Florida from February 1 to February 7.
obtained a dismissal for their community association client in Beaufort County, South Carolina. The plaintiffs originally brought claims for civil conspiracy and slander against the association. After an early motion to dismiss was filed, the plaintiffs amended their complaint and dropped the association from their slander cause of action. Doug and Clinton proceeded with their motion to dismiss against the plaintiffs' amended complaint, arguing that the plaintiffs had failed to plead special damages in their civil conspiracy cause of action. The Circuit Court agreed and ultimately dismissed the plaintiffs' final remaining claim against the association.
Lee C. Weatherly
obtained a defense verdict for a Columbia, South Carolina orthopedist and his practice group. During the four day trial, Plaintiff claimed that the defendant doctor was negligent in failing to diagnose her failed knee replacement and recommend a revision surgery. After ending treatment with the Defendant orthopedist, the Plaintiff sought a second opinion from another local orthopedist who recommended that the artificial knee be revised. After the revision surgery the Plaintiff's new local orthopedist encouraged her to retain a lawyer and agreed to serve as her expert witness at the inception of the lawsuit. This local orthopedist went even further and testified against Lee's client at trial. Plaintiff claimed that the delay in diagnoses caused her to undergo unnecessary medial treatment, including an arthroscopic surgery, as well as suffering unnecessary pain and suffering. However, during trial Lee presented overwhelming evidence showing the clear retrospective bias of the Plaintiff's local expert and that the Defendant doctor complied with the standard of care in his treatment of the Plaintiff. The jury agreed that the Defendant doctor did not breach the standard of care and returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the orthopedist and the practice group.
Brian Spitler obtained dismissal for his client in a premises liability case. The motion to dismiss successfully argued that the plaintiff failed to bring claims within the statute of limitations and that the common law discovery rule did not apply to lengthen the time to file because it was subsumed by the savings statute under T.C.A. § 20-1-119.
Gary Lovell and Doug MacKelcan recently defended a gynecologic surgeon in Lancaster County against claims of a ureteral injury as the result of negligence in performance of an open hysterectomy surgery. Although a verdict was returned in favor of the Plaintiff, the amount awarded was significantly less than the economic and non-economic damages sought from the jury.
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Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP is proud to announce the following lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the
Georgia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists for 2017.
(South Carolina list will be published on April 24.)
Carlock, Copeland & Stair is proud to sponsor the
Jawbones vs. Sawbones
annual basketball event, a benefit for the Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse.
Save the Date - April 8th!
As a follow up to our August 2016 efforts, we will be hosting another Habitat for Humanity work day on
Saturday, April 8th
! Come join our team as we help build another house for folks in need in the Charleston area. Lunch and refreshments provided. Please contact
to RSVP. We hope to you out there!