Legal Updates

By Kevin Patrick|January 17, 2018|Articles

Accidents on Snowy & Icy Roads: What’s the law in Georgia?

With the winter weather covering our state, many people are probably wondering — What’s the law in Georgia when it comes to snow and ice on the roads, especially if there’s been car or semi-truck accident?  Well, let’s take a quick look at this area of the law: HIGHWAYS AND ROADS First things first, we…

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…

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