Attorney Spotlight

Michael D. St. Amand

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

  • Phone: (404) 870-7383
  • Fax: (404) 870-1083

Michael D. St. Amand practices general civil litigation, with specialization in the areas of insurance defense, commercial litigation, products liability, life insurance, insurance coverage, and ERISA litigation. He serves as statewide counsel for numerous large and small insurance companies, as well as several private…

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

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
You are all true professionals, and it was a pleasure working with all of you through this 'interesting' matter.
Corporate Risk Manager
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
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
Michael & Matt, This is an excellent result in a case with significant injuries! Thank you for your long, enduring effective job protecting our insured. Best Regards,
Client
You just keep knocking them out of the park. Am I ever going to read the FCDR and not see your picture under the title "Big Defense Win".....?
Court
Great result. Another Matt Moffett verdict that will become a standard part of my mediator shtick.
Mediator
I have personally witnessed Matt in action and he is an exceptional lawyer with an excellent moral compass.
Lawyer Peer Praise for Matt Moffett
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
Mike is an excellent attorney and I would have no problem recommending him. From the day we met him to the last days of our homeowners meeting, Mike was always on top of this case. He always supplied us with valued legal opinions and always made the right decisions. For me, I really enjoyed the time spent with Mike throughout all the depositions and the way he worked the witnesses in getting to the bottom line. He was impressive. There is not one doubt in my mind, that if we did not have Mike on our side, the conclusion of this case would not have been as it is. We have a conclusion we are happy with and Mike is on main reason for that.
Client
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