2022 Georgia Defense Lawyer’s Association Annual Meeting
BIG CASE DEFENSE: FROM PROFICIENT EVALUATION TO POSITIVE RESOLUTION
November 2021 |
Handling Big Cases, CLE Event, Georgia Bar Association
THOUGHTS ON PROFESSIONALISM POST-SJEO
September 2021 |
Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism CLE- Professionalism After the Statewide Judicial Emergency Order
AN EMERGING LIABILITY: MANAGING FLSA EXPOSURE FROM INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR
65 Mercer L. Rev. 1131
Clients & Cases
Negrete v. National Unity Insurance Company, U.S.D.C., N.D. GA. Partial summary judgment in federal bad faith lawsuit granted in favor of defendant insurer eliminating over $2.25 million in potential damages.
Luster v. 58 Notting Hills, LLC, et al., Cobb County State Court
Summary judgment granted in favor of defense in negligent security action arising from shooting death.
Flanagan v. The Kroger Co., Cobb County State Court Summary judgment granted in favor of The Kroger Co. on breach of contract claim against construction company arising from indemnity agreement.
Wade v. The Kroger Co., U.S.D.C., N.D. GA. Summary judgment granted in favor of The Kroger Co. in slip and fall action after showing of the Plaintiff’s equal knowledge of allegedly hazardous condition.
Fleming v. Marriott Int’l, Inc., U.S.D.C., N.D. GA. Summary judgment granted in favor of Marriott International, Inc. in premises liability action in flooded stairwell.
Souza et al. v. Milton Hall Surgical Associates, LLC, et al., Fulton County State Court Motion to dismiss granted in breach of contract action holding that Plaintiff could not recover on claims arising from restrictive covenants that were held invalid under Georgia law.
Givens v. Southern Mut. Ins. Co., Georgia Court of Appeals Dismissal of appeal obtained based on appellant’s failure to follow time constraints for filing notice of appeal.
Premises liability, negligent security, commercial liability, insurance defense, products liability, and construction litigation
Chris Perniciaro is a partner at Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske practicing primarily in the premises liability and commercial general liability practice groups. Chris has a wide range of skills as an accomplished legal writer, advocate, and presenter. His practice primarily focuses on defending business in wrongful death and serious injury claims stemming from criminal attacks, automobile accidents, construction accidents, and product liability claims. Chris has been successful in trials, appeals, and multiple high exposure cases obtaining dismissals in favor of the defense.
In 2014, Chris obtained his J.D. from Mercer University School of Law graduating magna cum laude. During law school, he served on the Mercer Law Review, several moot court teams, and a student group devoted to providing volunteer legal services.
Chris is admitted to practice in Georgia’s trial and appellate courts as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia. He often serves as a speaker at continuing legal education courses and seminars for the civil defense bar.
Education & Bar Admissions
Middle District of Georgia
Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
Memberships & Associations
Georgia Bar Association 2014
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
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