Legal Updates

By Kevin Patrick|October 23, 2017|Articles

Are personal injury settlements taxable?

People often wonder whether or not their personal injury settlement is considered taxable income. It’s a great question and a very real consideration for any case. Fortunately, the IRS has given us a fair amount of guidance on this topic. The most important aspect is that the IRS typically will not disturb a settlement that…

By Kevin Patrick|March 27, 2017|News,Reflections

Pro Bono Representation: A Bond Forged between a Naval Officer and Trial Lawyer

Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.  -Abraham Lincoln Officer Motes’ Reflections: I have always been given the short end of the stick as they say and…

By Kevin Patrick|December 21, 2016|Articles

Five Tips to Starting and Growing a Personal Injury Law Practice

Starting a law firm takes a lot of hard work and effort, but it’s one of the most rewarding journeys. The State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyer’s Division recently gave me the opportunity to offer advice to younger lawyers for starting and growing a personal injury law practice. To this end, I would respectfully offer other lawyers…

By Kevin Patrick|November 23, 2016|Reflections

Thanksgiving Day Reflections and a Quick Recipe

We have so much to be grateful for these days. Instead of a legal blog post for the end of the month, we want to share with all of you, one of our favorite Thanksgiving Day reflections and one of our favorite quick and easy recipes. Count your blessings instead of your crosses; Count your…

By Kevin Patrick|November 2, 2016|Articles

Three Tips After an Automobile Accident

Over the years, we have developed four tips to help you and your loved ones after a car accident in Georgia. We know that there is a lot going through your mind right after an accident in Georgia. It’s scary! The police are arriving at the scene. The paramedics are coming too. Then, shortly after…

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