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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


2405 West Broad Street, Suite 250, Athens, Georgia 30606

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 627, Athens, GA 30603

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Wills and Estate Litigation
  • Criminal Defense

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About Us

Cowsert Heath, LLP has offices in Athens, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia and represents clients in counties throughout Northeast and Middle Georgia. Our experienced litigators have been successfully representing clients throughout Northeast Georgia since 1983. Together, we have more than 125 years of combined experience in civil litigation.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Georgia Power Company
  • St. Mary's Health Care System

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


William S. Cowsert

Athens, GA

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1983
Additional Biographical Details:

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2008; State Senator, Georgia District 46

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Presbyterian College, B.S. (cum laude), 1980
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1983

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M. Steven Heath

Athens, GA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

A.V. Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell; Best Lawyers in America

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A. (magna cum laude), 1974
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1977
Law Review:
Editorial Staff, Georgia Law Review

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Susan S. Elder

Athens, GA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1996
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Florida State University, B.A., 1992
  • University of South Carolina, M.H.R., 1996
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1996

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Matthew A. Moseley

Athens, GA

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2008
Memberships:
  • Western Circuit Bar Association (President 2010-2011)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 1993
  • Cumberland University School of Law, J.D., 1997

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Michael S. Broun

Athens, GA

Practice Areas
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2006
Additional Biographical Details:

Ole Miss Moot Court Board; Federalist Society

Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 2003
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2006
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
Law Review:
Associate Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal

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Joseph D. Stephens

Athens, GA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia
Memberships:
  • American and Western Circuit Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 2007
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2010

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David F. Ellison

Athens, GA

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Probate
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
Memberships:
  • American and Western Circuit Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2007
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2010

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