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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


303 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3500, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Established: 1983

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arson
  • Automobile Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Bodily Injury
  • Business Law
  • Casualty Insurance Law
  • Collections
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Litigation
  • Daycare Liability
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • First Party Matters
  • Fraud
  • General Liability
  • Health Care Liability
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Labor and Employment
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Managed Care Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Medical Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Defense
  • Property Subrogation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Reinsurance
  • Retail and Restaurant Defense
  • Retail Liability
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Slip and Fall
  • Sports Law
  • Subrogation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation Subrogation

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About Us

With over 30 years of experience, the attorneys at Drew Eckl & Farnham offer uncompromising legal service to our clients, and strive to implement innovative solutions to complex problems. Our attorneys are renowned for their abilities in and out of the courtroom. There is no civil, corporate or individual matter, large or small, that our diverse personnel cannot handle.

Our approach to practicing law is to resolve each new lawsuit as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. We view lawsuits as a problem to be solved rather than an economic opportunity. Thanks to the firm's longstanding reputation in working with the risk industry, we learned early how to be efficient and cost conscious. Because of this efficiency, we strive to propose a litigation strategy that directly correlates with the risks involved.

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Additional Locations

  • Brunswick, Georgia
  • 777 Gloucester Street, Suite 303
  • Brunswick, Georgia 31520
    • Telephone: 912-280-9662
    • Fax: 912-267-0654

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC

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Personnel Information

Partners


John A. Ferguson, Jr.

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1976
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (with distinction), 1973
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1976

John P. Reale

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1976
Education:
  • Trinity College, B.A., 1971
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1976

Stevan A. Miller

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1977
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (with high distinction), 1974
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1977

H. Michael Bagley

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1980
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1977
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1980

Hall F. McKinley, III

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1981
Education:
  • Princeton University, B.A., 1978
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1981

G. Randall Moody

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1982
Education:
  • Georgia State University, B.S., 1978
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1982

Paul W. Burke

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Florida, 1983
  • Georgia, 1984
  • Alabama, 2001
Education:
  • Sewanee, The University of the South, B.A., 1980
  • Stetson University, J.D. (cum laude), 1983

Daniel C. Kniffen

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1984
Education:
  • Mercer University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1981
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1984

John C. Bruffey, Jr.

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1984
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1979
  • University of Cambridge, England
  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 1984

John G. Blackmon, Jr.

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1986
Education:
  • The Citadel, B.S., 1976
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 1986

Gary R. Hurst

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1978
Education:
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1975
  • The University of Georgia, M.P.A., 1985
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., 1978

Bruce A. Taylor, Jr.

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1978
Education:
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian College, B.A., 1974
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1978

Joseph C. Chancey

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1985
Education:
  • Mercer University, B.A. (cum laude), 1982
  • Florida State University, J.D. (with highest honors), 1985

David A. Smith

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1983
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A. (with honors), 1980
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1983

James P. Anderson

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1991
Education:
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.I.E., 1987
  • Georgia State University, J.D., 1991

Julie Y. John

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1987
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.S. (with high honors), 1984
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D. (cum laude), 1987

Sandra S. Cho

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1995
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1990
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1994

Barbara A. Marschalk

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1998
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.A. (cum laude), 1995
  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 1998

Brian T. Moore

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2000
  • Georgia, 2001
Education:
  • DePauw University, B.A., 1997
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2000

Robert L. Welch

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1989
Education:
  • State University of West Georgia, A.B. (cum laude), 1985
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1989
  • Georgia State University, M.S., 1998

Michael L. Miller

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1994
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.S. (with honors), 1990
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1994

Andrew D. Horowitz

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1994
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Education:
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1989
  • Emory University, J.D., 1994

J.C. Roper, Jr.

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2000
Education:
  • Samford University, B.S., 1992
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1995

Burke A. Noble

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1998
Education:
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1993
  • Mercer Law School, J.D., 1998

Brian W. Johnson

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2000
Education:
  • Samford University, B.A., 1997
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 2000

Douglas K. Burrell

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Iowa, 1995
  • Georgia, 2001
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 1986
  • The University of Iowa, M.B.A., 1994
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1994

Karen K. Karabinos

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1986
  • Texas, 1991
Education:
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1986

Gary D. Beelen

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Ohio, 1998
  • Georgia, 1999
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., 1984
  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1998

Jeffrey S. Ward

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2002
Education:
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, B.A. (cum laude), 1992
  • Arizona State University, M.S., 1995
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2002

Garret W. Meader

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2005
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1997
  • Georgia State University, M.B.A., 2001
  • Georgia State University, J.D., 2005

Christopher A. Bennett

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1993
Education:
  • Stetson University, B.S., 1988
  • Mercer University, J.D., 1993

Eric R. Mull

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2007
Education:
  • Berry College, B.S., 2004
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2007

Dean A. Dellinger

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2005
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2000
  • Campbell University, J.D., 2005

Stephen J. Graham

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2006
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 2003
  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2006

Matthew A. Nanninga

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2005
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 1999
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2005

Ryan V. Klee

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2005
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.S., 2001
  • Vermont Law School, J.D., 2005

Matthew D. Walker

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2006
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1997
  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2006

J. Benson Ward

Atlanta, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2005
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 2002
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 2005

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Of Counsel


  • Charles L. Drew, Retired
  • W. Wray Eckl, Retired
  • Clayton H. Farnham, Retired
  • Katherine D. Dixon

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Resources

Georgia Insurance Law Digest

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(Revisors of the Georgia Insurance Law Digest for this Publication)


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