Attorney Spotlight

Nicole C. Leet

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

  • Phone: (404) 870-7434
  • Fax: (404) 870-1044

Nicole C. Leet is a partner with Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett and Brieske in Atlanta, Georgia. She practices civil defense litigation focusing on products liability, premises liability and construction liability. An active litigator, Nicole has been solo or lead counsel on multiple cases leading to a defense verdict …

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 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, 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
Nicole and Michael: Great work! Amazing result.
Client In-House Counsel
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
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
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
From the risk manager of a commercial products distributor, for whom we recently prevailed in a case: "This is fantastic news and sets the precedence for future claims against us. I really appreciate your firm's efforts in this case."
Client Praise
I am still wondering how you pulled it off for the at fault driver!!
Defense Lawyer Peer
I want to thank you for all of your hard work and the great job you did preparing and trying the case.  I heard along the way what a good job you both did during trial, and several colleagues asked me to pass along their respects for a job well done.   I just got off the phone with the insured and he couldn't say enough about what great lawyers you both are and how much he appreciated how well you treated him.  His wife used words like "superb" and "fantastic," and said that she couldn't have hand picked better attorneys.   They both felt a great sense of relief getting what they called vindication.  I think this will help them move on after almost five years. Thanks again for your hard work.
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