Attorney Spotlight

James T. Brieske

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

  • Phone: (404) 870-7387
  • Fax: (404) 870-1087

James T. Brieske graduated from the University of Georgia of Law, Cum Laude in 1990. Since that time, he has maintained a defense oriented trial practice in the State of Georgia in both state and federal courts. Mr. Brieske's areas of practice are insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage advice and litigati…

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

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
Thanks to you and your firm. First rate job.
Sr. Claims Specialist for national insurance company
A friend of mine was a juror in one of your cases a few years ago and she respected you and your work. This is why I am contacting you. I would love to speak with you at your convenience.
Juror Recommendation
Great settlement guys. Nice work. The client is very pleased.
From National Counsel
Congratulations Matt! Many thanks to you and your staff for all of your hard work on this case.
Sr. Litigation Examiner for National Insurer
I am still wondering how you pulled it off for the at fault driver!!
Defense Lawyer Peer
I have personally witnessed Matt in action and he is an exceptional lawyer with an excellent moral compass.
Lawyer Peer Praise for Matt Moffett
Great result. Another Matt Moffett verdict that will become a standard part of my mediator shtick.
Mediator
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
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
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