Attorney Spotlight

Nicholas D. Bedford

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

  • Phone: (404) 870-7386
  • Fax: (404) 870-1033

Nicholas Bedford is a native of Atlanta Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia and his law degree from Emory University School of Law. While attending law school, Nicholas received scholarship recognition from Emory University School of Law, the National Association for the Advancement…

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, congratulations to you on yet another jury trial victory this year. You and Mike Rust have had great jury trial victories this year.
Client
Great result. Another Matt Moffett verdict that will become a standard part of my mediator shtick.
Mediator
You are all true professionals, and it was a pleasure working with all of you through this 'interesting' matter.
Corporate Risk Manager
I have personally witnessed Matt in action and he is an exceptional lawyer with an excellent moral compass.
Lawyer Peer Praise for Matt Moffett
We so appreciate your presentation and obvious preparedness for yesterday's motion hearing. It is our belief that your last summary brief probably helped the judge understand the sequence of events much better and landed you that whopping sum you were awarded. [...] Anyway, thank you and we appreciate your efforts. The first and only glimmer of a bright spot since [we were sued].
Insured Client
To Matthew Moffett: A tough case with such a sympathetic plaintiff, well done sir, I’d have you as my lawyer any time!
Client
Great settlement guys. Nice work. The client is very pleased.
From National Counsel
I want to take a minute to thank you and your firm very much for assisting us in our defense of the legal actions taken against our members here at Falls View HOA by Clark Scherer/Oakdale Wiley. Mike St. Amand was a perfect fit for our community. He not only met our expectations but certainly exceeded them. Please know he has our full respect and gratitude and will always have a place in our hearts.
Defense Client
Matt: Congratulations on the decision. Thank you for your great work! You guys are developing almost a mythic reputation for your positive results. I am glad you are working on our side.
Client
Thank you and David Sawyer and our insurers for the outstanding work to get the not-guilty verdict in this case for us. It seems to us that David Sawyer's outstanding legal work left the protagonist absolutely no toehold for pursuing the appeals process. If you had an evaluation form, we would give David a hearty "exceeds expectations." And we had very high expectations.
President of Defendant Company
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