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

We so appreciate your presentation and obvious preparedness for yesterday's motion hearing. It is our belief that your last summary brief probably helped the judge understand the sequence of events much better and landed you that whopping sum you were awarded. [...] Anyway, thank you and we appreciate your efforts. The first and only glimmer of a bright spot since [we were sued].
Insured Client
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
Great result. Another Matt Moffett verdict that will become a standard part of my mediator shtick.
Mediator
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
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
Thank you and David Sawyer and our insurers for the outstanding work to get the not-guilty verdict in this case for us. It seems to us that David Sawyer's outstanding legal work left the protagonist absolutely no toehold for pursuing the appeals process. If you had an evaluation form, we would give David a hearty "exceeds expectations." And we had very high expectations.
President of Defendant Company
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
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
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
Congratulations Matt! Many thanks to you and your staff for all of your hard work on this case.
Sr. Litigation Examiner for National Insurer
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