No law firm, regardless of its size, has a monopoly on top-notch attorneys. “Bigger” does not mean “better,” especially when the Client’s case or matter does not require an army of attorneys. The prudent Client understands that the attorney-Client relationship ultimately boils down to people. It is the individual, not the entity, who gives unconditional loyalty to the Client; who provides personal accountability to the Client; and who brings passion to the Client’s cause.

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According to one Southern saying, “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Another old saw , however, advocates the opposite: “Sometimes you have to crack some skulls.” The prudent attorney understands both of these perspectives and understands when each should apply. Unfortunately, in a disproportionate share of personal injury cases – especially when an insurance company is involved – the latter axiom holds true. Wellborn brings to every personal injury case he handles the same stubborn determination and (when necessary) the same controlled fury that he relied upon as a linebacker at Georgia Tech. There is a reason that the media tagged Wellborn with the nickname “The Hammer.” Said Dan Tynan of CNET: “You can have Johnny Cochran. If I’m ever in a legal wrangle – or a bar fight – I’d want Pete Wellborn on my side.”

Personal Injury & Plaintiff Cases

The Firm handles, on a selective basis, personal injury cases involving serious or catastrophic injury or wrongful death. The Firm has had many victories on behalf of its personal injury Clients, including:

  • one of the largest slip-and-fall settlements ever won in the State of Georgia;
  • the successful litigation of a dram shop case in North Carolina against a national restaurant chain that served alcohol to the drunk driver at fault; and
  • the successful resolution of an Atlanta-area premises liability case against a national restaurant chain and its contractor.

The Firm’s attorneys likewise have extensive experience in the medical malpractice arena. Prior to its formation, the Firm’s attorneys represented MAG Mutual, Grady Hospital, Coastal Emergency Services, Spectrum Emergency Services, Charter Healthcare, and a variety of other entities in the health-care field. This “behind the lines” experience on the defense side of these cases gives the Firm’s attorneys unique insight and perspective as they now represent Clients injured by the negligence of health care professionals.

The Firm’s attorneys also represent individuals and small businesses as plaintiffs in cases involving property damage or financial injuries. Representative victories in this category of cases include:

  • a hotly-litigated case in which a national chain of storage facilities was found to have illegally seized and sold the Client’s property via a botched eviction process;
  • a forgery case in which a national health club chain paid a substantial settlement to a Client whose supposed membership contract had been forged by a club employee;
  • a most-unusual case in which the Firm’s attorneys forced a cemetery to disinter and move a body erroneously buried in a plot owned by the Client; and
  • a case involving the wrongful efforts of a mortgage company to exact an “early payment penalty” from Client mortgagees who were paying off their mortgage "early" only because their home had burned to the ground.