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General Defense


Tower Place 100, 3340 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1445, Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Established: 2006

Practice Areas

  • Aviation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Motor Carriers
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
  • Trucking Law

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About Us

Focused on liability defense litigation, the firm of Strawinski & Stout, P.C. was founded on the principle of providing clients with the industry-specific experience, superb advocacy, and the dedication to success that sets this firm apart.

Whether defending individuals, major retailers, local and national corporations, or insurance companies, the lawyers and staff at Strawinski & Stout bring the same attention to detail and unflagging commitment to excellence in pursuit of an efficient and cost-effective resolution to each case.

From offices in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia the attorneys of Strawinski & Stout are committed to working closely with clients throughout the U.S., developing individual litigation plans designed specifically for the client's needs, and keeping clients up to date during each stage of the process.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Airtex Products, LP/United Components, Inc.
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Forward Air, Inc.
  • Kmart Corporation
  • Roadsprint, Inc.
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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Personnel Information

Partners


James S. Strawinski

Atlanta, GA

Years of Experience: 41

Practice Areas
  • Aviation
  • Insurance Law
  • Motor Carriers
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
  • Truck Liability
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia, 1979
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1979
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
Additional Biographical Details:

Judge, 2009 William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition

Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia (Chairman, Aviation Section, 1987, 1994)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • International Air & Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Aviation Insurance Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Author: "Georgia Jurisprudence, Personal Injury and Torts," Chapter 29, Aviation Accidents (through 2017)
  • "Where is the ACAA Today? Tracing the law developing from the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986," Southern Methodist University School of Law, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol. 68, No. 2, Spring 2003
  • "Crash Scene Investigations," State Bar of Georgia/Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 1994
  • "Pre-Impact Pain and Suffering," Georgia State Bar Journal, Vol. 26, No.2, November 1989
Education:
  • Duke University, A.B., 1971
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, M.B.A., 1975
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1979
Fraternity Information:
Phi Alpha Delta
Military:
USAF, Active Duty, 1971-1976; Major, USAFR 1977-1985, Command Pilot

Born: 1949


Nicole Wolfe Stout

Atlanta, GA

Years of Experience: 19

Practice Areas
  • Aviation
  • Truck Liability
  • Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA)
  • Aviation Insurance Association (Director, Attorneys Division)
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Author: "Insurance Issues: Fresh and Familiar," Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Twenty-Ninth Annual Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium, 2018
  • "Your Contractual Indemnity Obligation: Is it a Business Dispute or a Covered Event, Embry-Riddle Twenty-Fifth Annual Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium, 2014
  • "The Tripartite Relationship," Pre-Flight, State Bar of Georgia Aviation Law Section, Winter 2006
  • "Parameters of the Passenger-Carrier Relationship in Commercial Travel," Pre-Flight, State Bar of Georgia Aviation Law Section, Summer 2005
  • "Privileges and Immunities Available for Self-Critical Analysis and Reporting: Legal, Practical and Ethical Considerations," Journal of Air Law & Commerce, Vol. 69, No.3, Summer 2004
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.A., 1995
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1998

Born: 1972

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Associates


Ashley House Hill

Atlanta, GA

Years of Experience: 8

Practice Areas
  • Aviation
  • Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Carrier Liability
  • Homeowners Liability
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1999
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A. Accounting (with honors), 1996
  • The University of Georgia, J.D. (cum laude), 1999

Born: 1974


Keelin C. Cronin

Atlanta, GA

Years of Experience: 2

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2019
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2014
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2019

Kellie A. Lowery

Atlanta, GA

Years of Experience: 2

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2019
Education:
  • California Baptist University, B.S. (summa cum laude), 2009
  • Georgia State University, J.D., 2019

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