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Brennan, Wasden & Painter, LLC

411 East Liberty Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8047, Savannah, GA 31412

Established: 1989

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Casualty
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Discrimination

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Additional Locations

  • Augusta, Georgia
  • 801 Broad Street, Suite 501
  • Augusta, Georgia 30901
    • Telephone: 706-250-7373
    • Fax: 706-550-0614

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Catholic Diocese of Savannah
  • Champion International Corporation
  • Chatham Area Transit Authority
  • Comcar Industries, Inc.
  • Embarq Corp.
  • Georgia Ear Institute
  • Islands Moving & Rentals
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center, Inc.
  • New South Federal Savings Bank
  • Pep Boys, Inc.
  • The Price Communications Group
  • Re-Bars, Inc.
  • St. Joseph's/Candler Health System
  • Seacrest Partners
  • US Antenna
  • Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


Wiley A. Wasden III

Savannah, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1992
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia (Executive Council, Young Lawyers Section, 1987-1989)
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyers Association (Board, 1991-present)
  • American Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • Georgia Society of Hospital Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Editor, Georgia Defense Lawyer Journal, 1997
  • Co-Author: "Recent Developments in Georgia Premises Liablity Law: Criminal Activity Cases," Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Journal, 1996
Education:
  • Sewanee, The University of the South, B.A., 1981
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1984
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi

Born: 1959


Joseph P. Brennan

Savannah, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1978
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyers Association
  • Savannah Claims Association
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Education:
  • Spring Hill College, B.S., 1968
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1977
Military:
Lieutenant Colonel, Georgia Air National Guard

Born: 1946


Marvin W. McGahee

Savannah, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1981
  • South Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1989
Memberships:
  • South Carolina Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia (Insurance Defense Section, Workers' Compensation Section)
  • Savannah Bar Association
Education:
  • Georgia State University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1978
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1981

Born: 1957


W. Richard Dekle

Savannah, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1993
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Mercer University, B.A., 1990
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 1993

Born: 1968


Tracie Macke

Savannah, GA

Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1988
  • Georgia, 1989
  • Texas, 1993
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
Education:
  • Emory & Henry College, B.A. (cum laude), 1985
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1988

Born: 1963


James V. Painter

Augusta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1994
  • South Carolina, 1997
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Memberships:
  • American, New York State and Augusta Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 1991
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1994

Born: 1968


F. Michael Taylor

Augusta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1988
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
Memberships:
  • American and Augusta Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 1981
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1988
Law Review:
Managing Editor, Mercer Law Review

Born: 1955

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Junior Partners


Sandra Vinueza Foster

Savannah, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1998
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Education:
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, B.A., 1994
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 1997

Born: 1973


Robert S. D. Pace

Savannah, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, 2006
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2009
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
Additional Biographical Details:

Hugh Lawson Oral Advocacy Competition Finalist

Memberships:
  • Savannah Bar Association
Education:
  • Oglethorpe University, B.S., 1999
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (Dean's List), 2003
Honors:
Moot Court Board; Ryals Scholar

Born: 1976


William E. Dillard III

Savannah, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1987
Additional Biographical Details:

Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (1987)

Memberships:
  • American and Savannah Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1982
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1987

Born: 1955


T. Daniel Tucker

Savannah, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, 2005
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Clayton College & State University, B.A., 2001
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2004

Born: 1977


Travis D. Windsor

Savannah, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2011
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 1997
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2002
Law Review:
Mercer University Law Review

Born: 1974

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Associate


Amanda DiOrio Lynde

Augusta, GA
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2008
  • Georgia, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2012
Memberships:
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2004
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2008

Born: 1982

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