Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

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Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


Waldon, Adelman, Castilla, Hiestand & Prout, LLP

900 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 1040, Atlanta, Georgia 30339

Established: 1984

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Truck Liability
  • General Liability

Cases Gone to Trial : 1000+

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About Us

Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout (WACHP) was founded in 1984 by a core group of litigators in Atlanta with a mission to meet the special needs of clients. Thirty years later, the team at WACHP continues to achieve their mission of client satisfaction through favorable results, attention to detail and excellent value.

Our lawyers are well-known, respected litigators in Atlanta. In 2016, six of our attorneys were named Georgia Super Lawyers in Atlanta Magazine. One of our lawyers has been named in the Super Lawyers' list of Top 100 Georgia attorneys. Our lawyers are regularly invited to speak at seminars and educate other attorneys and industry representatives about important and constantly evolving legal issues. Furthermore, our lawyers have assumed leadership roles in the drafting of legislation and the preparation of appellate briefs at the request of our clients. The firm has earned an "AV" Martindale-Hubbell rating, which signifies the highest level of excellence for legal ability and ethical reputation.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • DHL Express (USA), Inc.

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    Personnel Information

    Partners


    Jonathan M. Adelman

    Atlanta, GA

    Practice Areas
    • Insurance Defense
    • Insurance Coverage
    • Bad Faith
    • Motor Vehicle
    • Trucking Law
    Admitted
    • Georgia, 1995
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1995
    Memberships:
    • State Bar of Georgia
    • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Atlanta Claims Association
    Education:
    • The University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1992
    • Georgia State University, J.D., 1995

    Born: 1969

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    Hilliard V. Castilla

    Atlanta, GA

    Practice Areas
    • Insurance Defense
    • Sports and Entertainment Liability
    Admitted
    • Mississippi, 1986
    • Georgia, 1987
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1988
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1994
    Memberships:
    • Atlanta and Gate City Bar Associations
    Education:
    • Jackson State University, B.S. (cum laude), 1982
    • University of Virginia, J.D., 1985

    Born: 1962

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    Trevor G. Hiestand

    Atlanta, GA

    Practice Areas
    • Insurance Defense
    Admitted
    • Georgia, 1996
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
    Education:
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. (with distinction), 1993
    • Emory University, J.D., 1996

    Born: 1970

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    Kimberly A. McNamara

    Atlanta, GA

    Practice Areas
    • Insurance Defense
    Admitted
    • Georgia, 2002
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2002
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2006
    Education:
    • Auburn University, B.A./B.A. (magna cum laude), 1998
    • Auburn University, M.A., 1999
    • Washington State University, J.D., 2002
    Language:
    • French

    Born: 1975

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    Daniel C. Prout, Jr.

    Atlanta, GA

    Practice Areas
    • Insurance Defense
    Admitted
    • Georgia, 1991
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1991
    Memberships:
    • State Bar of Georgia
    Education:
    • Wake Forest University, B.A. (cum laude), 1988
    • The University of Alabama, J.D., 1991

    Born: 1966

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    Russell D. Waldon

    Atlanta, GA

    Practice Areas
    • Insurance Defense
    Admitted
    • Georgia, 1982
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
    Education:
    • Georgia State University, B.A. (with honors), 1978
    • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (with distinction), 1982
    Honors:
    Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers

    Born: 1957

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    All of the lawyers are admitted to the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court


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