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Waldon, Adelman, Castilla, Hiestand & Prout, LLP
900 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 1040
Atlanta, Georgia 30339Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 770-953-1710
Fax: 770-933-9162
E-Mail: jadelman@wachp.com
www.wachp.com
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Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1984

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Truck Liability
  • General Liability
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Cases Gone to Trial : 1000+

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
AssuranceAmerica Insurance CompanyCanal Insurance Company
Direct General Insurance CompanyFarmers Insurance Group
First Acceptance Insurance Company, Inc.GAINSCO Auto Insurance
Grange Insurance CompanyGrocers Insurance Company
Infinity Property & Casualty GroupOmni Insurance Company
Sedgwick CMSSouthern General Insurance Company
State Farm Insurance Companies
Non-Insurance Clients
DHL Express (USA), Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Jonathan M. Adelman
Atlanta, GA
E-Mail:jadelman@wachp.com
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
E-Mail:thiestand@wachp.com
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
E-Mail:kmcnamara@wachp.com
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
E-Mail:dcprout@wachp.com
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
E-Mail:rwaldon@wachp.com
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