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Laurie Vickery

Senior Litigation Attorney
Laurie Vickery

Laura (“Laurie”) Vickery has represented individuals and businesses for over fifteen years throughout Georgia in state and federal courts.  She received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, reflecting that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.  Laurie also earned the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell®, awarded to less than 4% of the attorneys listed on martindale.com.

Laurie was selected as a Super Lawyer from 2016 through 2022, awarded to 5% of attorneys in Georgia, and a Georgia Rising Star in 2013, an honor given to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Georgia.  Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice following a rigorous selection process that includes third-party validation and peer nominations.  Laurie was also recognized as Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite in 2017.

Education

  • Emory School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1999
    • Atlanta Law School Fellow
    • Coordinating Director, Emory Moot Court Society
    • Order of Barristers and Order of Advocates
    • American Inns of Court, Lamar Chapter, Pupil
    • Moot Court Competition and Law Day Finalist
  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts, 1995
    • Emory College Scholarship
    • Gwinnett Physician and Dental Scholarship
    • Snellville Lion’s Club Scholarship
    • Snellville American Legion (Paul Gilleland) Scholarship
    • American Business Women’s Association Scholarship

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, admitted 1999
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chair, Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus, 2017-2020
    • Membership Committee, 2013-2014
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
    • Past President, 2016-2017
    • President, 2015-2016
    • President Elect, 2014-2015
    • Co-Chair, Judicial Applicant Review Committee, 2016-2018
    • Vice President, Programs Committee, 2013-2014
    • Vice President, Communications Committee, 2012-2013
    • Chair, Membership Committee, 2011-2012
    • Mentor Circle Facilitator, 2011-2012
    • Spotlight Award, 2013, awarded to member achieving most publicity for GAWL
  • Cobb County Bar Association
    • Women of the Bar Section
    • Business Law and Litigation Section
    • Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
  • Partnership Against Domestic Violence
    • Board Member, 2019-2022

Speaking Engagements

  • Practice Rounds, Civil Litigation Panel, Emory Law, March 30, 2011
  • Paralegal Certificate Program, Chattahoochee Technical College, September 4, 2012
  • Cost Control Strategies for Effective Trial Lawyers, Tort Cases Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, March 25, 2013
  • Investigating and Preparing a Premises Liability Case for Trial, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, ICLE, February 28, 2014
  • Handling the Usual Road Wreck Defenses, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Torts, July 19, 2014
  • What Are Ethicial Issues Solo Practitioners Encounter?, Solo Practitioner Boot Camp, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, November 5, 2015
  • Continuing Challenges and Opportunities Women Lawyers Face Today, Ancient Foundations & Modern Equivalents III, ICLE, February 10, 2016
  • Women in the Profession at 10:  A Panel Discussion, Atlanta Bar Association, February 18, 2016
  • Doing Well and Being Well in the Law:  A Guide for Managing Professional Success, ICLE, April 28, 2016
  • Jury Trials:  Approaches, Strategies and Best Practices, Cobb County Bar Association, February 3, 2017
  • Lessons Learned in a Tough Venue, Auto Torts, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, July 27, 2018
  • A Demanding Practice, Auto Torts, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, July 18, 2019

Court Admissions

  • State and Superior Courts of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

 

The best compliment an attorney receives is praise from a client. A client recently wrote after resolution of her case: “Thank you for all you did with my case. I greatly appreciate the sincerity you showed me and seeing it not as just another tally mark but as another human being needing your help.”

Another client wrote, “Thank you so much for all of your help. I really have an excellent attorney.”  A previous defense client wrote, “Thank you so much for your hard work and for settling the case against me… I will certainly keep you in mind for any future issues for myself or for anyone that may need an awesome attorney.”

The Vickery Law Firm strives to provide personalized service to its clients so each client feels similarly satisfied at the conclusion of a case.

SAMPLING OF RECENT RESULTS

  • $1 million policy limits wrongful death settlement for client who received a traumatic brain injury and subsequently passed following a motorcycle crash.
  • Confidential settlement with insurance company including allegations of fraud and RICO violations for failure to reveal an umbrella policy prior to a liability policy settlement.
  • Confidential settlement with grocery store for client injured when automatic entrance doors closed on him, resulting in head, back and lower extremity injuries.
  • $50,000 policy limits settlement for client injured in a rear-end automobile collision.
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement for victim of a brutal attack by two dogs.
  • Confidential settlement with gas station for a fractured clavicle and lower back and hip injuries sustained by a truck driver when he slipped and fell in diesel fuel.
  • Obtained waiver of non-competition and non-solicitation restrictive covenants for executive leaving one consulting firm for employment with another firm.
  • Insurance policy limits settlement for client who was a rear seat passenger in a rear-end automobile collision.
  • Settlement of breach of contract claim against former business partner who failed to pay insurance benefits and late fees pursuant to share purchase agreement.

REPORTED DECISIONS

  • Owens v. American Refuse Systems, 244 Ga. App. 780, 536 S.E.2d 782 (2000), certiorari denied October 27, 2000 – successfully argued the trial court properly granted summary judgment to the defendants on the plaintiff’s tort claim for spoliation of evidence, breach of contract based on promissory estoppel, tortious interference with contractual rights, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud.
  • Gay v. Georgia Department of Corrections, 270 Ga. App. 17, 606 S.E.2d 53 (2004), certiorari denied January 24, 2005 – successfully argued the trial court properly granted summary judgment to the defendants based upon sovereign immunity and because the plaintiff was not a third-party beneficiary of a service contract.
  • McCraney v. Chasse, 174 Fed. Appx. 473 (11th Cir. 2006) – argued the District Court erred in denying summary judgment to a Department of Juvenile Justice probation specialist because she was entitled to immunity and did not violate due process.
  • Battle v. Board of Regents for the State of Georgia, 468 F.3d 755 (11th Cir. 2006) – successfully argued the District Court properly granted summary judgment to the defendants on the plaintiff’s claims for retaliatory discharge and a violation of the federal False Claims Act.
  • Blue Moon Cycle, Inc. v. Jenkins, 281 Ga. 863, 642 S.E.2d 637 (2007) – successfully argued the trial court properly granted summary judgment to the defendants on the plaintiff’s claims for false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

Case results depend upon a variety of factors, and each case is different.  These prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome.

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Memberships:

Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group – Gore

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, admitted 1999
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chair, Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus, 2017-2020
    • Membership Committee, 2013-2014
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
    • Past President, 2016-2017
    • President, 2015-2016
    • President Elect, 2014-2015
    • Co-Chair, Judicial Applicant Review Committee, 2016-2018
    • Vice President, Programs Committee, 2013-2014
    • Vice President, Communications Committee, 2012-2013
    • Chair, Membership Committee, 2011-2012
    • Mentor Circle Facilitator, 2011-2012
    • Spotlight Award, 2013, awarded to member achieving most publicity for GAWL
  • Cobb County Bar Association
    • Women of the Bar Section
    • Business Law and Litigation Section
    • Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
  • Partnership Against Domestic Violence
    • Board Member, 2019-2022

Education
  • Emory School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1999
    • Atlanta Law School Fellow
    • Coordinating Director, Emory Moot Court Society
    • Order of Barristers and Order of Advocates
    • American Inns of Court, Lamar Chapter, Pupil
    • Moot Court Competition and Law Day Finalist
  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts, 1995
    • Emory College Scholarship
    • Gwinnett Physician and Dental Scholarship
    • Snellville Lion’s Club Scholarship
    • Snellville American Legion (Paul Gilleland) Scholarship
    • American Business Women’s Association Scholarship

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