Attorney Spotlight

Harvey S. Gray

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

  • Phone: (404) 870-7376
  • Fax: (404) 870-1076

Mr. Gray’s diverse trial practice over the past thirty-three (33) years has included a particularly heavy concentration on litigation within the public sector.

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

Michael, I must say, this is why I like working with you and your firm. You have been aggressively thorough where it counts. The results of this expert investigation will significantly aid our defense. This is why, according to the jurors in our last trial, we prevailed with the defense verdict on the multi-million dollar fire loss you tried for one of our clients.
Client, Insurance Trial
I have been very impressed with your work on this novel case. The quality of your preparation was evident at the hearing and will be shared with the claims department. I’m optimistic for a favorable result in this case!
Vice President and Counsel for a national insurance company
Rishi – I love working with you! You totally have all the balls in the court.
Claims Examiner with a Major Client
That is great news Matt, thanks for all your efforts.
Regional Claims Manager, National Insurer
I want to thank you for a job well done, as well as all the hard work put into this by Jeff and the rest of the team. On behalf of my company we very much appreciate your collective efforts.
Risk Manager of Fortune 1000 Company
Outstanding work! Great job!
National Coordinating Counsel for Fortune 500 company
Thanks Matt. You are the man to beat these days, so good luck. I really appreciate our friendship and look forward to many more years of this together. Good luck in Cobb. I will call the FCDR for you if you need some press, or give a great quote on your behalf.
Adverse Counsel Testimonial
Matt, congrats on another win. You have my nomination for the Defense Lawyer of your generation. No doubt you are separating yourself from the pack. Keep up the good work.
Mediator
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
Matt, You have been a delight to work with and you are a phenomenal lawyer. I appreciate all you did for us.
Chairman of the Board, national insurance company
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