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Michael L. Neff

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Phone: (404) 531-9700
Fax: (404) 531-9727

945 E. Paces Ferry Road N.E., Suite 1770
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

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  • Has handled all facets of personal injury and civil litigation including mediation, arbitration, and trial
  • Is recognized as an Advocate by the National College of Advocacy
  • Is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and its Tractor Trailer Litigation Section
  • Is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and its Motor Vehicle Collision and Premises Liability Section
  • Is a member of the National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Has been interviewed on radio for both personal injury litigation and business litigation
  • Is a graduate of George Washington University (B.S. Finance) and The Dickinson School of Law at The Pennsylvania State University (J.D.)
  • Is active in his community, having served as President of the Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce, President of his Sunday School Class at Church, and has volunteered for numerous charities

Education

J.D, Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

B.S, George Washington University

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Georgia
Member Since: 1995

Classes/Seminars

  • Waging War with Daubert in Hours of Service Trucking Cases, The Verdict, Summer, 2003
  • Chair, Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar, G.T.L.A., 2004
  • Speaker, Medicine for Lawyers, I.C.L.E., 2004
  • Speaker, Civil Litigation for the Traumatized Child, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, 2004
  • Co-Chair, Advanced Slip and Fall, I.C.L.E., 2004
  • Co-Chair, Advanced Slip and Fall, I.C.L.E., 2005
  • Co-Chair, Advanced Slip and Fall, I.C.L.E., 2007
  • Speaker, Technology, G.T.L.A., 2008
  • Speaker, Annual Convention, G.T.L.A.,, 2008
  • Faculty, Trial Skills Clinic, I.C.L.E., 2008
  • Speaker, Auto Torts Seminar, G.T.L.A., 2008
  • Speaker, Plaintiff's Personal Injury, I.C.L.E., 2009
  • Speaker, Use of PowerPoint in Law Practice, 2009
  • Speaker, Use of Sanction Software at Trial, GTLA, 2009
  • Faculty, Trial Skills Clinic, I.C.L.E., 2009
  • Presenter, "Eastern Europe's Policy of Restitution of Property in the 1990s", 10 Dickinson Journal of International Law 357
  • Presenter, "USE OF MEDICAL NARRATIVES & RECORDS AT TRIAL", Medicine for Lawyers, I.C.L.E. Georgia, 2004
  • Presenter, "Case Selection and Preparation of Fall Cases for the Plaintiff", Advanced Slip & Fall, I.C.L.E. Georgia, 2004
  • Presenter, "Using Focus Groups & Trial Consultants to Win", Advanced Slip & Fall, I.C.L.E. Georgia, 2005
  • Presenter, "CREDIBILITY AND PERSUASION: PRESENTING TBI CASES", Traumatic Brain Injuries, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
  • Presenter, "Deposing the Biomechanical Engineer in Fall Cases", Advanced Slip & Fall, I.C.L.E. Georgia, 2007
  • Presenter, "The Sun Was in My Eyes and Other Insurer Favorites", , Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Torts Workshop, 2008
  • Presenter, "What Every Plaintiff's Lawyer Should Know About Addressing Abusive Litigation Tactics", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, GTLA Annual Seminar, 2008
  • Presenter, "Use of Summation by the Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, GTLA Technology Seminar, 2008
  • Presenter, "Dealing with Preexisting Conditions", Plaintiff's Personal Injury , I.C.L.E. Georgia, 2009
  • Presenter, "How to Use Technology to Be a More Effective Communicator", Atlanta Bar Association, , 2009
  • Presenter, "Waging War with Daubert in Trucking Cases", APITLA Webinar, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chair CRPS Section AAJ
  • Executive Committee TBI AAJ
  • Vice President Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, National Advisory Board
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Voir Dire Litigation Section, Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Special Needs Trust Committee,
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Voir Dire Litigation Section, Co-Chair, Special Needs Trust Committee
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Voir Dire Litigation Section, Co-Chair, Legislative Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Fellow
  • American Association for Justice, Auto & Premises Liability Section, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Section, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member, Tap Water Burn Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Section, Member
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Sarah Jane Brain Project - National Advisory, Board Member, Legal Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • WGUN Radio interview - Personal Injury Basics
  • WAEC Radio interview- “Winning in Business Litigation”
  • Radio Sandy Springs interview - Personal Injury Law
  • Community activities - volunteer for The W.I.S.E. Center
  • Article, Waging War with Daubert in Hours of Service Trucking Cases, The Verdict, Summer 2003
  • Chair, Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar, G.T.L.A., January 2004
  • Speaker, Medicine for Lawyers, I.C.L.E., May 2004
  • Speaker, Civil Litigation for the Traumatized Child, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, June 2004
  • Co-Chair, Advanced Slip and Fall, I.C.L.E., October 2004
  • Co-Chair, Advanced Slip and Fall, I.C.L.E., October 2005
  • Co-Chair, Advanced Slip and Fall, I.C.L.E., April 2007
  • Speaker, Technology, G.T.L.A., March 2008
  • Speaker, Annual Convention, G.T.L.A., April 2008
  • Faculty, Trial Skills Clinic, I.C.L.E., June 2008
  • Speaker, Auto Torts Seminar, G.T.L.A., August 2008
  • Speaker, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, I.C.L.E., January 2009
  • Speaker, Use of PowerPoint in Law Practice, February 2009
  • Speaker, Use of Sanction Software at Trial, GTLA, April 2009
  • Faculty, Trial Skills Clinic, I.C.L.E., June 2009
  • Speaker, Daubert & Trucking, APITLA, January 2010
  • Speaker, Auto Torts Seminar, G.T.L.A., August 2010
  • Chair, Advanced Slip and Fall, I.C.L.E., October 2010
  • Speaker, Holiday Seminar, G.T.L.A., December 2010
  • Speaker, Handling Fall Cases, G.T.L.A. Breckinridge, Co. , January 2011
  • Speaker, Voir Dire, G.T.L.A. Annual Convention, April 2011
  • Article, “In Defense of Voir Dire: Legal History and Social Science Demand Appropriate Voir Dire”, Georgia Bar Journal, August 2011
  • Co-Chair, Getting Your Case Ready for Trial, G.T.L.A. November 2011
  • Speaker, Lessons Learned From Getting Ready for Trial, G.T.L.A. Holiday Seminar, December 2011
  • Speaker, Negotiations, C.R.E.W. Atlanta, January 2012
  • Speaker, S.T.L.A., Asking a Jury for Money, February 2012
  • Article, Use of a Human Factors Expert in a Fall Down Stairs, February 2012, AAJ Premises Liability Section Newsletter
  • Chair, Handling Fall Cases Professionally, I.C.L.E., March 2012
  • Speaker, Traumatic Brain Injuries in Fall Cases, I.C.L.E. March 2012
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, AAJ TBI Section, Miami, March 2012
  • “Superstar Personal Injury Lawyers Best Verdicts 2011, I.C.L.E., March 2012
  • “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury”, Voir Dire, I.C.L.E., March 2012
  • “Asking a Jury for Money”, G.T.L.A. Annual Convention, May 2012
  • Premises Liability, G.T.L.A. Annual Convention, May 2012
  • Voir Dire, AAJ Annual Convention, Chicago, July 2012
  • Article, “Overcoming the Challenges in Litigating a Traumatic Brain Injury Case.” CaseMetrix, Winter 2013 - republished with permission by AAJ.
  • “Superstar Personal Injury Lawyers Best Verdicts 2012, I.C.L.E., January 2013
  • “Asking a Jury for Money”, G.T.L.A. Ski-LE, Beaver Creek, March 2013
  • “Damages in a Premises Liability Case”, I.C.L.E., March 2013
  • Article, “Understanding and Evaluating Trial Consultants”, GTLA, The Verdict, Spring 2013
  • Faculty, Trial Skills Clinic, I.C.L.E., June 2013
  • “Proving the Invisible Injury”, AAJ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Section, San Francisco, July 2013
  • Article, “Understanding the Changing World of Telematics”, AAJ Trucking Litigation Newsletter, January, 2014
  • “Million Dollar Verdicts”, Martin v. Six Flags, Fried Rogers Goldberg, Atlanta, January 2014
  • “Superstar Personal Injury Lawyers Best Verdicts 2013, I.C.L.E., January 2014
  • Chair, “Handling Fall Cases Professionally”; ICLE Georgia, March 2014
  • Moderator, Professionalism Round Table, “Handling Fall Cases Successfully”; ICLE Georgia, March 2014
  • “Lessons Learned from V.V. vs. Monitronics - $9,000,000 verdict”. Georgia State Bar Young Lawyers Division “War Stories” March 2014
  • Co-Chair, Premises Liability; GTLA Atlanta, Georgia, April 2014
  • Article, “Monsters in Our Midst - The Story of Our $35,000,000 verdict”; The Verdict, Summer 2014
  • Chair, “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” AAJ, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2014
  • Moderator, “Damages in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Cases” AAJ, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2014
  • Speaker, “Trying cases on behalf of clients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Chronic Pain”, Medical Legal Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2014