HGRS LLP is pleased to announce that Brian Montague has joined the firm Of Counsel in its Seagrove Beach, Florida office. Brian is an AV-rated attorney and a retired military (Colonel, ARNG JAG Corps) and Iraq War veteran with over 35 years of significant and uniquely diverse legal experience. Brian graduated from Vanderbilt University and from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Mississippi. He has been listed in A.M. Best Directory of Recommended Insurance Counsel and enjoys approved attorney status with the Mississippi Tort Claims Board and the Board of Trustees for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Brian will continue to represent Mississippi clients, upon request, and will maintain a practice in Florida that is consistent with his wide-ranging experience. His focus in Florida will be on asset purchases and sales, commercial real estate and development, corporate and LLC structuring, wills and estates, and governance of homeowner and condominium owner associations. Brian and his wife Leigh Ann live in Seagrove Beach, a bike ride away from the firm’s office on 30A. Their older son, Reid, is a Mississippi State alumnus and works with Department of Defense in Maryland. Younger son Austin recently graduated from Mississippi State and is pleased to be working with the Atlanta Falcons in team logistics. Please see Brian’s full bio by Clicking Here.Read More
Our firm congratulates partner Chris Arbery on joining the in-house legal team of one of his long-time clients. After 25 years of working in some of Atlanta’s best law firms, Chris has decided to take on this new and exciting challenge. Chris has been a trusted counselor for his clients, a skilled litigator, and a mentor to young lawyers. Although we cannot thank Chris enough for his dedication to his clients and our firm, we could not be more excited for Chris and his family as they begin their next chapter.
With Chris’s departure, the firm will be operating under a new name: HALL, GILLIGAN, ROBERTS & SHANLEVER, LLP. We will roll out an updated logo and website, and new email addresses, in the near future.
Established in 2010, HGRS LLP has steadily expanded to 14 lawyers working in four offices across Georgia and Florida. We continue to specialize in litigation, contracts, and legal counseling in employment, workplace, and business-related matters. We look forward to continued growth, and to continuing to provide sophisticated legal representation to our valued clients.Read More
Two attorneys at HAGRS LLP have been included in “The Best Lawyers in America© for 2020.” Attorneys Matt Gilligan, Chris Arbery were selected by their peers for their “high caliber of work” in the practice area of Employment Law – Management. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a “rigorous peer-review survey.” Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”Read More
Several partners at HAGRS, LLP (Wit Hall, Chris Arbery, and Matt Gilligan) have been recognized as 2019 “Georgia Super Lawyers,” as published in Atlanta Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. According to the selection committee, Super Lawyers are those who have “achieved excellence in their practice” and are selected based on “a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” The designation is limited to less than 5% of attorneys practicing in the State of Georgia.Read More
HAGRS LLP associate attorneys Elizabeth Newton and Brian Abrams have been recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2019 “Georgia Rising Stars,” as published by Atlanta Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. According to the Super Lawyers selection committee, Rising Stars are those “outstanding” lawyers age 40 and under who have “attained a high degree peer recognition and professional achievement.” The Rising Star designation is limited to less than 2.5% of attorneys practicing in the State of Georgia.Read More
HAGRS LLP is ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in two practice area categories. HAGRS is ranked regionally in Employment Law – Management (Tier 1) and Litigation – Labor and Employment (Tier 1); and nationally in Litigation – Labor and Employment (Tier 3). According to the selection committee, rankings are “based on a rigorous evaluation process,” and law firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are “recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”Read More
HAGRS LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Sniadecki has joined the firm as an associate in its Seagrove Beach, Florida office. Jennifer is a graduate of American Military University. She received her law degree at the Mercer University – Walter F. George School of Law, where she was Co-Editor of the Mercer Intraschool Mock Trial Competition, President of the Association of Veteran Students, and a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Georgia. Before law school, Jennifer served six years in the U.S. Air Force and four years in the Georgia Air National Guard as an Instructor and Airborne Missions Systems Specialist. Her practice will focus on employment law (advising employers on compliance with employment laws and defending employers in workplace-related litigation) and on general business litigation matters. See Jennifer’s full bio at: https://hgrslaw.com/team/jennifer-k-sniadecki/.Read More
HAGRS LLP is pleased to announce that Wayne Cartwright has joined the firm as an associate in its Atlanta office. Wayne joins us from the law firm of Insley & Race LLP, where he gained significant litigation experience representing businesses and individuals in a variety of general liability and professional negligence matters. Wayne is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia. He received his law degree at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and was an editor of the Georgia Law Review. His practice will focus on employment law (advising employers on compliance with employment laws and defending employers in workplace-related litigation) and on general business / commercial litigation matters. See Wayne’s full bio at: https://hgrslaw.com/team/wayne-m-cartwright/Read More
Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Robert & Shanlever LLP has secured a complete defense verdict for its client, a nationally acclaimed sports organization, following a five-day jury trial before Chief Judge Robert C. I. McBurney in Fulton County Superior Court (Atlanta, Georgia). HAGRS’s trial team of partner Matt Gilligan and associates Elizabeth Newton and Brian Abrams defended their client against defamation and other claims asserted by the Plaintiff (another business). The Plaintiff sought over $1.6 million in damages. After five days of trial testimony, the Jury rendered a complete defense verdict after less than 2 hours of deliberations.Read More
HAGRS LLP recently obtained a grant of Summary Judgment and a complete dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that its client, a national financial institution, discriminated against the plaintiff (a current employee) on the basis of her race. The plaintiff alleged that our client failed to promote her to a senior management position. HAGRS Partner Wit Hall and associate Thomas Cox represented our client through extensive discovery proceedings and then filed the Motion for Summary Judgment. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Totenberg granted the motion, adopting a favorable Report & Recommendation issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge Russell G. Vineyard.Read More