- University of Georgia School of Law, Juris Doctorate, graduated with honors, 2014
- Wake Forest University, Economics, 2009
- Georgia Superior/State Courts of GA (2014)
- Court of Appeals of GA (2014)
- Supreme Court of GA (2014)
- Southern District Court of GA (2014)
- Northern District Court of GA (2014)
- Middle District Court of GA (2014)
- U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2019)
Summary Judgment in Correctional Medicine Case
U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirms U.S. Southern District Court’s Grant of Summary Judgment in Correctional Medicine Case in favor of a physician in a case alleging the physician had been deliberately indifferent to a prisoner’s serious medical need in violation of the prisoner’s constitutional rights.
Summary judgment in active shooter case
Dan McGrew, Sam Britt, and Colleen Callaghan obtained summary judgment for a private security contractor in a case involving an active shooter situation at the attacker’s commercial workplace.
Pedestrian versus automobile tort action
Obtained voluntary dismissal of corporate client and employee in a matter arising from a pedestrian versus automobile tort action. After investigation, we were able to show (1) that the accident occurred when plaintiff was fleeing the scene on foot after shoplifting at a nearby convenience store; (2) that the driver had a green light and the right of way at the time of the incident; and (3) that plaintiff failed to take any action to ensure that it was safe to cross the street before the accident occurred.
Summary judgment for OB-GYN in shoulder injury incident
Obtained summary judgment for OB-GYN client in a case alleging medical malpractice leading to the development of a brachial plexus injury as a result of shoulder dystocia encountered during delivery. Judge ruled directly from the bench at oral argument that plaintiff’s expert’s opinion impermissibly relied upon the doctrine of res ipsa loquitor, which is inapplicable as a matter of law in medical malpractice actions. On appeal, the Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the trial court, and the Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari.
Wrongful death dismissal
Successfully briefed and argued motion to dismiss in medical malpractice wrongful death and survival action by showing court that plaintiff initially named and served the wrong corporate entity, and that plaintiff’s failure to perfect service upon the proper entity following the filing of an amended complaint entitled defendant-hospital to dismissal on the merits. Court of Appeals denied plaintiff’s motion for interlocutory review.
Summary judgment for hospital
Obtained summary judgment for hospital client in medical malpractice action by successfully showing court that the allegedly negligent physician was not an employee or agent of the hospital, and that there was no basis for plaintiff’s claims of apparent agency.
South Carolina hospital dismissal
Obtained dismissal on the merits for hospital client in medical malpractice action by showing that plaintiff failed to demonstrate in her complaint that South Carolina hospital was subject to personal jurisdiction in Georgia.
Voluntary dismissal for hospital
Obtained voluntary dismissal in medical malpractice action alleging that hospital client was liable under theory of respondeat superior for plaintiff’s alleged vision loss by showing plaintiff that hospital did not employ the allegedly negligent physician and did not provide any care or treatment to plaintiff through any other health care provider.
Summary judgment in tort action
Obtained summary judgment in tort action alleging negligent security at a motel by demonstrating that plaintiff’s admissions in response to discovery requests removed all genuine issues of material fact.
Voluntary dismissal of physician client
Obtained voluntary dismissal of physician client in medical malpractice action alleging that physician failed to appropriately evaluate patient and protect against risk of fall. Client was voluntarily dismissed within days after deposition of plaintiffs’ expert, which demonstrated that the expert did not have admissible opinions that client violated the applicable standard of care.
Dismissal for client in automobile litigation matter
Obtained dismissal for client in automobile litigation matter based upon failure to diligently pursue service such that the date of service would relate back to the date of filing. Judge agreed that plaintiff’s complaint was barred by the statute of limitations because plaintiff made no efforts to pursue service of the Summons and Complaint upon client for over four (4) months after the statute of limitations had expired. Appeal pending.
Dismissal for corporate client in alleged negligent repossession of a vehicle
Obtained dismissal for corporate client and two employees in action alleging negligent repossession of a vehicle resulting in bodily injury. State Court and Federal Court (after removal by co-defendant while one motion was still pending) each ruled that clients were not subject to personal jurisdiction in Georgia as they had no contacts with the State and the subject incident did not occur within the State of Georgia.
U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms U.S. Southern District Court’s Grant of Summary Judgment in Correctional Medicine Case
Spencer Bomar and Sam Britt represented a physician who was alleged to have been deliberately indifferent to a prisoner’s serious medical need in violation of the prisoner’s constitutional rights.