Attorney Spotlight

W. Drew Gilliland

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

  • Phone: (404) 870-7448
  • Fax: (404) 870-1048

Drew Gilliland is an associate at Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske LLP. He defends insurance carriers, businesses, and individuals against claims for wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury.

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 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
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
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.
Client Testimonial
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
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
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
Congratulations Matt! Many thanks to you and your staff for all of your hard work on this case.
Sr. Litigation Examiner for National Insurer
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
Nicole, We found no inaccuracies in either document. We are very impressed with the depth of research evidenced by the thoroughness of both documents and thankful that you are on our side. Thanks
Effective Research
You are all true professionals, and it was a pleasure working with all of you through this 'interesting' matter.
Corporate Risk Manager
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