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

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
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
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
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 am still wondering how you pulled it off for the at fault driver!!
Defense Lawyer Peer
Matt, You have been a delight to work with and you are a phenomenal lawyer. I appreciate all you did for us.
Chairman of the Board, national insurance company
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
To Matthew Moffett: A tough case with such a sympathetic plaintiff, well done sir, I’d have you as my lawyer any time!
Client
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
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
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