I returned to this camp annually for the next six years. We weren’t able to get Earl back into the fields, but we were able to get him a fair recovery that reflected the REAL value of his loss. However, your insurance policy contains a duty of cooperation, and if you refuse to attend the IME, it will terminate your coverage anyway. Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. When I was a kid, we had a station wagon.Read More
Personal Injury Claim
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident.
Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in . Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling us or fill up a quick form to schedule a call back.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Stephen I. Leshner
- Jeffrey Ginzberg
- Matthew Schiller
- Carmen L. Durso
- W. Matthew Sakkas
- Michael A. Hackard
- Jual F. Reyes
- James B. Kennedy, Jr.
- Christopher P. Ragucci
- Lee Tucker
- W. Jesse Forbes
- Marc Howard
Stephen I. Leshner
Steve Leshner has been practicing law in Arizona since 1976. He is a charter member of the first group of lawyers in Arizona in 1991 to be certified as a specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. He is a Past President of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, has been included in ,Best Lawyers in America,, named an ,Arizona Top Lawyer,, is an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is a co-author of the chapter on Negligence in the ,Arizona Tort Law Handbook,, published by the State Bar of Arizona in 2012, and a frequent seminar speaker on various personal injury topics for national and local organizations. Steve limits his practice to plaintiffs accidents, personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability cases. He has represented thousands of Arizonans who have been harmed by the intentional, careless and negligent conduct of others, and has collected millions of dollars for individuals from major corporations, large insurance companies, the health care industry and the government. In the largest settlement in Arizona history, Steve was one of only two Arizona lawyers designated by the state of Arizona as its outside counsel during the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement in its $3 billion settlement with leading U.S. tobacco companies. Steve was a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee (PSC) in the Zicam Products Liability Litigation, and was elected Lead Counsel in the concurrent Zicam Arizona state court litigation. Currently, he is personally representing individuals in the DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Stryker, Smith & Nephew, Zimmer, Encore, Biomet and Wright Medical hip replacement cases; AMS, Bard, Coloplast, Boston Scientific and Ethicon transvaginal and hernia mesh cases; and mass tort product cases involving Januvia, Propecia, and Xarelto.
Jeffrey Ginzberg is an attorney at Perelmutter Potash and Ginzberg, P.C. where he divides his practice between family law matters and personal injury litigation. Based in Seymour, Connecticut, he provides representation to clients through New Haven and Fairfield counties, and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice in Connecticut since 1980, Mr. Ginzberg is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the Supreme Court of the United States.Mr. Ginzbergs family law practice encompasses the legal issues that often arise when a marriage is ending, including alimony, spousal support and property division. In that regard, he places a particular emphasis on child custody and visitation, and he is the author of the section on that topic that appears in a treatise on Connecticut family law. In one notable case on this issue, Mr. Ginzberg successfully represented grandparents who were seeking visitation rights that had been denied by the childs biological mother. In his personal injury practice, he has provided advice and counsel to people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in incidents involving motor vehicle accidents, defective products and premises liability, and he has been able to obtain several significant settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients.Highly regarded by his colleagues for his successful track record in his professional endeavors, Mr. Ginzberg has received a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo and a Distinguished peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. After beginning his undergraduate education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he transferred to Brandeis University and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1977. Mr. Ginzberg then went on to attend Boston College Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
The founder of Schiller Law Offices, Matthew Schiller focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area who have suffered economic and noneconomic harm due to the negligence of other persons or entities. Also possessing experience in workers compensation matters, Mr. Schiller is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.The types of personal injury cases that Mr. Schiller has worked on during his career have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, construction site accidents, and animal bites. He has been able to obtain numerous high-dollar jury awards and negotiated settlements in this regard, and his fellow professionals have taken note of his successful track record. The recipient of a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo, Mr. Schiller has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has included him in its list of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Indiana.After attending Butler University, Mr. Schiller transferred to Indiana University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1996. He subsequently pursued his legal education at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2002. Mr. Schiller is frequently asked to speak at seminars on topics related to his practice area, and he is the author of an Avvo guide on automobile insurance coverage. His memberships include the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association.
Carmen L. Durso
Attorney Carmen L. Durso is the founder of Durso Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Durso focuses his practice entirely on sexual abuse cases, representing clients throughout the Boston metropolitan area. He provides exceptional legal representation to victims of various type of sexual abuse.Mr. Durso has more than 50 years of legal experience. Over his career, he has successfully litigated hundreds of sexual abuse matters. He has experience with all stages of the process and uses his knowledge and skill to guide his clients on each step of the way.Before founding his firm, Mr. Durso served in a variety of different legal roles, including an assistant attorney general and a town counsel. He is a former lecturer at New England Law School, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. He is a current board member of the child advocacy organization Massachusetts Citizens for Children and an advisory board member of the National Crime Victim Bar Association.In recognition of his accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Durso an AV Preeminent peer review rating. In 2003, he received the Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice award. He continues to be an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and various other legal organizations.Mr. Durso earned his law degree from New England Law and obtained his license to practice law in 1965. He holds a license to practice law before all Massachusetts state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
W. Matthew Sakkas
Matthew Sakkas is an accomplished trial lawyer and appellate lawyer in the field of personal injury and wrongful death. He draws on more than 25 years of experience – on both the plaintiff and defense sides of the equation – to advocate effectively for people who have been injured through the negligence or willful actions of others.His long and distinguished record includes published appellate decisions, notable recoveries in big cases, and representing the family of a victim of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.A Career Spent In injury Law,Matthew Sakkas graduated from Clark University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1988, including undergraduate studies at the prestigious London School of Economics. He graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1991 and passed the New York State Bar exam the same year. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1992. He is also admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York and the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Mr. Sakkas began his law career as an associate at a well-known insurance defense law firm, defending clients primarily in premises liability and construction accident cases. After several years working for the defense, Mr. Sakkas put those skills and insights to work on behalf of the injured. He joined a plaintiffs law firm where he was responsible for prosecuting a wide variety of personal injury cases from intake through trial, as well as preparing and arguing appeals.In 2000, Mr. Sakkas opened his own law firm concentrating on plaintiffs personal injury practice and worked in an of counsel capacity to other law firms, where he conducted depositions, tried cases and handled appeals. In 2005, Mr. Sakkas and Mr. Cahn joined their practices. In 2008, they merged their practice with Mr. Weiss, forming the partnership of Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss.A True Trial Lawyer,Mr. Sakkas is a long-standing member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, New York County Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, where he has served as a judge for the Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Mr. Sakkas has also served as an arbitrator for the New York City Civil Court.Following the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center towers, Mr. Sakkas participated in the Trial Lawyers Care (http://triallawyerscare.org/) initiative in which attorneys volunteered their services to advocate for the families of 9/11 victims. He successfully represented the family of a woman who died in the attack on the North Tower.Matthew Sakkas is best known in some circles for his skill and accomplishments in civil appeals. His noteworthy appellate cases include:,· Washington v. Montefiore Medical Center et. al,. 9 A.D.3d 271, 780 N.Y.S.2d 322 (1st Dept. 2004) which held that the plaintiff produced sufficient evidence to raise a question of fact as to the defendants negligence in the fatal stabbing of the plaintiffs decedent at her workplace.· Barnett v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,, 40 A.D.3d 325, 835 N.Y.S.2d 183 (1st Dept. 2007) which held that the plaintiff established a sufficient connection between an engineers job-site duties and the conditions that created an unreasonable risk of serious injury to the plaintiff in a New Jersey construction accident case.· Felton v. Tourtoulis,, 87 A.D.3d 983, 929 N.Y.S.2d 493 (2nd Dept. 2011) which reinstated the plaintiffs claim for punitive damages in a drunk driving accident after it was dismissed by the trial court.
Michael A. Hackard
As founder of Hackard Law, Michael A. Hackard is committed to representing clients in the Sacramento Valley and San Francisco Bay Area, including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Solano, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Michael Hackard regularly provides legal services to out of state clients dealing with California matters. Mr. Hackard focuses his practice on handling cases that involve probate, trust and estate litigation, including financial elder abuse cases, and business litgation as well as personal injury cases.After earning a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Sacramento, Mr. Hackard went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1976.With four decades of experience, Mr. Hackard has taken cases to both state and federal trial courts as well as to appellate courts. He understands the challenges facing clients throughout the litigation process, and he is committed to advocating for their interests and goals, whether through the courts or through a skillfully executed settlement.For his track record of success, Mr. Hackard has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; has been designated by his peers as a member of Northern California Top Lawyers; he holds an Avvo Superb rating; and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Local and national media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and C-SPAN have also sought his legal opinion.Active in the legal community, Mr. Hackard holds memberships with The State Bar of California, the Sacramento County Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before all California state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Jual F. Reyes
Attorney Jual F. Reyes is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes, which has offices in Los Angeles and Glendale, California. A Los Angeles native, Mr. Reyes genuinely cares about the legal matters that affect the members of his community, and he delivers unmatched advocacy and support to aggrieved employees as well as to individuals and families suffering from someone elses negligent, reckless or unlawful actions.Along with handling all types of employment law and personal injury claims, Mr. Reyes delivers exceptional counsel to business owners for their legal issues involving entity formation and planning, contracts, commercial transactions, business litigation, and more.A licensed real estate broker, he also has extensive experience in real estate law, including landlord-tenant law, and he delivers comprehensive, effective estate planning options to those looking to protect themselves, their companies and their loved ones for the future.A cum laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Reyes returned to his alma mater and attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 2004. While in law school, he was active with the La Raza Law Students Association and the moot court competition, and he served as managing editor for the Chicano-Latino Law Review.Mr. Reyes is licensed to practice before all California state courts, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.Since entering private practice, Mr. Reyes has remained active in several professional legal organizations, including the Mexican American Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He holds a perfect 10 out of 10 rating from Avvo and is a member of The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers.
1875 Century Park East, Suite 600,, Los Angeles CA 90067
James B. Kennedy, Jr.
James B. Kennedy Jr. the founder of The Law Firm of James Kennedy P.L.L.C. in El Paso, Texas, focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death. He has handled many cases involving work injuries, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents and brain and spine injuries. He also handles personal injury cases in which people were injured or killed due to defective products and employment-related cases in which people were fired from their job in violation of their legal rights.Mr. Kennedy is admitted to practice in state courts in Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for New Mexico, the U.S. District Court for Nevada and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. He has been board-certified in personal injury law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Having taken cases to trial in Texas and New Mexico state courts as well as federal courts, Mr. Kennedy has the skill and experience to take cases all the way to judgment when necessary. However, he also has experience with alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration, through which he has negotiated numerous cases to a settlement favorable for his clients without the expense and uncertainty of going to trial.Mr. Kennedy is a 1994 honors graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, he graduated with special honors from the University of Texas at Austin.In addition to his law practice, Mr. Kennedy is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has received a BV Distinguished peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Christopher P. Ragucci
Christopher P. Ragucci is an attorney at OConnor & Partners, PLLC, specializing in Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, Matrimonial/Family Litigation and Criminal law.Christopher grew up in New Paltz, New York, and has resided in the Hudson Valley most of his life. After graduating from the Quinnipiac University School of Law, Christopher returned to the Hudson Valley, joining the firm of Wolfson, Greller & Egitto, P.C. located in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he practiced in a variety of areas of law, including Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Municipal Law, Matrimonial/Family Law, Trusts and Estates, and Criminal Law. In 2013, Christopher was named as a partner at the firm of Wolfson, Egitto & Ragucci, P.C. During his time at Wolfson, Egitto & Ragucci, P.C. Christopher gained experience as a trial attorney in a broad spectrum of civil and criminal matters.Christopher also serves as Legislative Counsel to the Ulster County Legislature and was previously an Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York, College at Dutchess.Learn more about Christopher P. Ragucci here...Personal Injury Practice Areas Christopher handles:,Auto Accidents,Motorcycle Accidents,Truck Accidents,Construction Accidents,Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents,Dog Bite Injuries,Medical Malpractice,Wrongful Death
11 Market Street, Suite 203,, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Lee Tucker has almost two decades of experience in personal injury cases involving primarily medical malpractice, automobile negligence, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, police brutality, premises liability, and dog bite cases. He also will take on criminal defense cases since he was a former member of the King County Prosecuting Attorneys Office and also worked as a law clerk at the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorneys Office in Cincinnati, Ohio during law school. As founder of The Tucker Law Firm, PLLC, he works with clients all across Washington State and in Oregon, California, Kentucky, and New York.Much of Lees academic career has shaped his professional career. In 1992, Lee earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Swarthmore College. He has studied abroad in countries including Italy and Israel. He was a member of the 1990 NCAA Division III National Champtionship Tennis Team at Swarthmore College, a 3 time NCAA Division III All-American, and the 1991 Rolex Intercollegiate Division III National Singles Champion. He played tennis professionally in both France and Germany. He also received a Juris Doctor in 1998 from the University of Dayton School of Law.Recently, the Tucker Law Firm has recovered significantly for victims of medical malpractice. In 2016, The Tucker Law Firm represented a surviving spouse, who lost her 49 year old husband to the negligence of a local WA hospital where a feeding tube was misplaced in her husbands left lung. Her husband was tube fed into his left lung for several hours before the hospital staff realized their error. Although his death could have been prevented, the family was able to hold the doctors, staff and hospital accountable for their egregious error.The Tucker Law Firm also obtained a favorable settlement for another victim of medical malpractice, when a radiologist failed to recognize a kidney stone on a lumbar x-ray. The failure to recognize the kidney stone led to the total loss of our clients one kidney and the eventual required removal of that kidney. Although our client is able to lead a fairly functional life without the one kidney, his settlement will help him with some of his future medical treatment needs.The Tucker Law Firm has also been involved in other major recoveries for pedestrians and motorists. One such case was a motorcyclist who was involved in a collision with a car. The cyclist suffered a multitude of injuries, including fractures to his femur, tibia, pelvis and foot. Lee obtained a $1.3 million policy limits settlement in that case.Lee has also been tested in both State and Federal Courts here in Washington State. He has tried at least 12 jury trials and 100s of arbitrations over the course of his career. In addition, he recently graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubious, Wyoming. With his graduation, Lee hopes to continue obtaining justice for his clients in the courtroom whenever it is needed.Lee has earned the rating of Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished from Martindale-Hubbell and has an Avvo Superb rating. Even more important to him, however, are the glowing reviews from past clients who are thankful to have had an invested, committed, attentive and quality attorney on their side. He has met with people while they were still in the hospital, and regularly goes beyond the call of his job to ensure a clients comfort and success in his or her case.Part of the way Lee is able to maintain a thriving practice is because he constantly looks for new resources and avenues that may be taken. He is a member of the medical malpractice sections of both the American Association for Justice and the Washington State Association for Justice. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
W. Jesse Forbes
An attorney at Forbes Law Offices, W. Jesse Forbes divides his practice primarily between criminal defense matters, and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Charleston, West Virginia, his background also encompasses consumer protection issues, including his work on a 2012 case involving unfair trade practices by a credit card issuer that resulted in an $18 million settlement for cardholders throughout the state who had seen their accounts wrongly charged. Admitted to practice in West Virginia, Mr. Forbes is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Forbes represents clients who have been charged with the commission of misdemeanor or felony offenses. His experience in this regard has covered white collar crimes, driving under the influence of alcohol, drug possession and trafficking, assault, murder, and burglary. Mr. Forbes also assists people throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in incidents arising out of motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. His successful track record throughout his career have earned him the respect of his colleagues, as evidenced by his receipt of a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo and a Distinguished peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Forbes has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.Mr. Forbes is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he majored in journalism and received a Bachelor of Science in 2002. His legal education came at Wake Forest University School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. After graduation, he clerked for a judge on West Virginias 5th Judicial Circuit before entering private practice. Mr. Forbes is active in several professional and community organizations.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
As a founding partner with the Pope & Howard P.C. law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, attorney Marc Howard devotes his practice exclusively to helping those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing secure the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for the damages they incurred.Prior to focusing on plaintiff personal injury claims, Mr. Howard represented insurance companies, trucking companies, airlines and other corporations during complex, high-stakes liability litigation. As such, he understands the tactics insurance providers and defendant companies use to deny culpability in an effort to circumvent accountability, which makes him all the more effective as he aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for his plaintiff clients.Throughout his career, Mr. Howard has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and awards for those he has served. In recognition for his impeccable professionalism and success, he has earned numerous awards and honors. In 2009, Georgia Trend Magazine voted him among the states Legal Elite, and Jezebel Magazine named him as a Lawyer of Distinction. The National Trial Lawyers also voted him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country, and he holds top ratings from Avvo as well as an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.As further evidence of his reputation and leadership abilities, Mr. Howard was voted to serve on the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, and he has testified before the Georgia General Assembly on a variety of issues, including attorney conduct, legal reform and more. Mr. Howard also routinely conducts lectures and seminars across his region, and he serves on several committees with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the Atlanta Bar Association, among his numerous other professional affiliations, and he serves as chairman of the Civil Justice Political Action Committee.Mr. Howard obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1993, and he holds his license to practice in Georgia and Virginia.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.