Attorney Spotlight

J. Skye Wellesley

  • 1700 Atlanta Plaza
    950 East Paces Ferry Road
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326

  • Phone: (404) 870-7372
  • Fax: (404) 870-1086

Skye Wellesley is an associate with Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske LLP where he specializes in all stages of civil tort litigation in Federal and State Court. Skye is admitted to practice in the courts of Alabama and Georgia including the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Practice Areas

At Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP, our practice focuses on civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. Our attorneys have been defending insurance companies, local governmental entities, and private corporations for over thirty years...

Representative Cases

Coggins v. Moore’s Auto Care

Mike St. Amand successfully defended Moore’s Auto Care and its employee, Wade Wilhoit, in the case of Gary Coggins v. Moore’s Auto Care in a Polk County trial October 20-23, 2014. Mr. Coggins was represented by an experienced and accomplished local trial a…

Hulsey v. Nicely

Mike St. Amand obtained a defense verdict in the Superior Court of White County on behalf of Kenneth Nicely in the case of Donna Hulsey and Timothy Hulsey v. Kenneth Nicely. This case was tried November 17-20, 2014 with the jury returning a verdict for the De…

A Great Result for the Defense Where Plaintiff was Seeking Eight Figures

Recently, we obtained a very defense-favorable resolution to a shooting-injury case in which Plaintiff’s counsel sought an “eight figure” verdict. In this case, the Plaintiff was a young woman who was shot and injured when she and her family were visi…

Court of Appeals Agrees That a Manufacturer Does Not Have a Duty to Warn of Obvious and Avoidable Dangers

On March 17, 2011, the Georgia Court of Appeals in Kelly v. Hedwin Co.¸ affirmed the principle that a manufacturer has no duty to warn of a product-connected danger which is obvious and generally known. The Court upheld the granting of summary judgme…

Divided Court of Appeals Applies Assumption of Risk to Nine-Year-Old

On March 30, 2011, a divided Georgia Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to a playground equipment design company in a suit filed on behalf of a 9-year-old boy who sustained serious injuries when he fell off the “Infant Maze…

Testimonials

Matt, we had a total of 80 registrants. That is an all-time record for the webcasts I’ve done. The presentation was outstanding! On behalf of the Trial Tactics Committee, thank you for your good work. If our clients need counsel in Atlanta, you are the man we are calling.
Trial Tactics Committee, DRI
Great result. Another Matt Moffett verdict that will become a standard part of my mediator shtick.
Mediator
Matt, I wanted to pass along my congratulations to you for the result on this case and the appreciation of our insured. I have shared a letter sent to me from the insured with our management here. It expresses appreciation for the professionalism and skill demonstrated by all involved in this case, including the legal representation your firm provided. Thank you for your efforts as our panel counsel.
Client
Matt, Thank you. It was a great verdict and I am sure the insured individual is in a better state of mind now. You did an excellent job in the defense of this case. It was my pleasure to work with you.
Client
Matt Moffett is an honest and straightforward lawyer with excellent trial skills.  He is highly regarded by his professional colleagues.
Adverse Counsel Testimonial for Mr. Moffett
To Matthew Moffett: A tough case with such a sympathetic plaintiff, well done sir, I’d have you as my lawyer any time!
Client
Matt- I finally got around to reading the case summaries {Daily Report}. While these were older claims, my understanding is that to try 4 claims in one year would be a lot; much less to have done so within 3 months. I note the high/low agreement as to the pedestrian claim. Very impressive!
Client
Client response to Matt's latest blog, Paying your fair share (but only your fair share)!   Matt, I enjoyed watching you "do your thing" and I appreciate you sharing. I look forward to seeing what decision the court renders. Thank you for all you do for us and our industry. - Senior Vice President of national insurer  
Client Appreciation for Matt Moffett
Matt, let me join the parade of people offering their congratulations. Great article. The article had you holding your own before a barrage of questions. I must admit I am not surprised. Your intellect, drive and work ethic are unsurpassed. The article in the FCDR is terrific. You can't buy publicity like that.
Mediator
Matt, congratulations to you on yet another jury trial victory this year. You and Mike Rust have had great jury trial victories this year.
Client
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