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Joseph A. Fried

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Joe grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his undergraduate education at Oglethorpe University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1990) while working full time as a police officer in metropolitan Atlanta. He attended law school at The University of Georgia (J.D., cum laude, Law Review, 1993) and after graduating served as an attorney law clerk to the Honorable B. Avant Edenfield, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia. In 1994, Joe entered private practice in Atlanta. Also in 1994, he was appointed as a part-time Magistrate Judge in Fulton County, which position he continues to hold today. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest judge to ever have been appointed in Fulton County, Georgia.

Joe brings to his cases an in-depth knowledge of physics, engineering, forensics, dynamics, biomechanics, human factors and accident reconstruction, which knowledge has proven crucial when investigating cases, examining opposing expert witnesses and in devising innovative visual aids for trial. He is known for thinking outside the box when it comes to case strategy, development and presentation and his work is sought after by other attorneys all over the country. He is on the faculty of the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College In Dubois, Wyoming, through which he continues to help develop and teach innovative and cutting edge case development and trial presentation techniques.
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Joe’s talents as a lawyer helped him to quickly develop a very strong local and national reputation. His work has been featured in major national media such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Detroit News, and hundreds of local and national television broadcasts. He was honored by his peers in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 by being named to the Georgia Super Lawyers list and featured in Atlanta Magazine.

Joe is licensed in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and New York and has been retained in cases across the nation.

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Brian D. Rogers

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Buck is a partner at Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC. A native of Atlanta, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia in 1990 and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1994. Buck is a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer’s Safety Training) Certified Guest Lecturer, Commercial Motor Vehicle Collisions and Law.

Buck is on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia and has been on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia since 2008. He works primarily as a civil attorney representing victims of catastrophic claims but is also a Magistrate Judge in Fulton County.

Buck was selected as one of the “14 Under 40” in the Fulton County Daily Report in 2006 and as one of the “Top 100 lawyers” in Georgia by Atlanta Magazine.  He is the Secretary of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and served on the Atlanta Bar Association’s Continuing Education Committee.

Buck is a graduate of the National College of Advocacy, the Ultimate Trial College in Washington, D.C., and the Trial Lawyers College. He is a Master in the Lamar Inn of Court.

Buck has devoted himself to community service. His philanthropic work includes serving on the Board of Directors for Roadsafe America (trucking safety advocacy group), Chair of the Board of Directors of the Civil Justice PAC Inc., State Council of Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) for which he is the Chair of Leadership, and the Shepherd Spinal and Brain Injury Center, where he is a Trustee and serves on the Auxiliary Board and the Advisory Board.

Buck is also on the faculty at the Trial Skills Clinic at the University of Georgia as well as the Keissler-Eddison program at Emory.  In addition, Buck worked on the Georgia Fire Fighter Task Force as well as the Georgia Department of Transportation’s “Secondary Collision Avoidance” initiative. He trains Georgia State Patrol Trooper cadets regarding cross-examination at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, in Forsyth Georgia.

Buck is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a sustaining member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, and an associate member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Inc.

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Michael L. Goldberg

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Michael L. Goldberg was born in Augusta, Georgia and played for the Division I Basketball Team at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where he graduated with a B.S. in Political Science in 1994. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia in 1997. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina.

Michael has been named as a Rising Star Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine from 2007-2011. He is the author of the Library of Georgia Personal Injury Forms and co-author of Understanding Motor Carrier Claims, now in its 3rd edition. He is a frequent speaker at legal seminars and has published several articles for the Georgia Bar Journal, the Verdict magazine and AAJ publications. He has been a faculty member of the Georgia Trial Skills Clinic held annually in Athens, Georgia and the Kessler Eidson Emory Law School Trial Techniques Program in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of several legal organizations including the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, Association of Plaintiff Trucking Lawyers of America, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Association of Justice, the American Association of Justice, the Atlanta Bar Association, the DeKalb Bar Association, and the Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta, and has served as the President of the North Metro Trial Lawyer’s Association (2006-2008) and President of the Atlanta Bar Association ACYL Division (2009-2010).

Michael represents victims suffering catastrophic personal injuries or wrongful death throughout the Southeast primarily in the area of trucking and commercial vehicle accidents but also handles cases involving vehicular accidents, negligent security, premises liability, medical malpractice, constitutional rights, and products liability. In the last five years, he has been lead counsel for the plaintiff on eight cases with verdicts in excess of a million dollars.

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Brad W. Thomas

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Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, Brad was taught the value of helping others at an early age. He would watch his parents tirelessly serve other people to make their lives better. Because of that influence, Brad pursued a law degree from Mercer University after getting his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. In 1992, he obtained his law degree from Mercer University where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. Upon graduation from law school, Brad hit the ground running, trying his first case three weeks after starting work as a lawyer.  Over the past two decades, he has tried cases throughout the Southeast, holding record verdicts in several counties. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition to serving his clients as a lawyer, Brad is actively in involved in the community, volunteering as a youth football and baseball coach at Northside Youth Organization for several years. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Board for Kids and Pros Youth Football Experience as well as on the Board of Directors for Leaders Legacy, Inc.

Brad and his wife, Christine, have three children - Anna, Brett and George - who keep them busy shuffling between sporting events. In his spare time, Brad enjoys triathlons, fishing, and cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Richard P. Hamilton

Rich was born and raised in New York, living most of his life just outside New York City.  He moved to Atlanta in 2000.  Before moving to Atlanta, he practiced law in New York for six years, nearly five of which was with the New York Office of the Attorney General in Manhattan.  While there, Rich tried dozens of civil cases before judge and jury representing various New York State Agencies.

When Rich relocated to Atlanta, he took a position with an old established insurance defense firm representing trucking companies and their insureds in catastrophic personal injury claims, a line of work he continued until 2012.  In that year he made the decision to focus his career upon representing victims of negligence in catastrophic personal injury claims and brings his significant experience to his practice at Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC.

Rich is a Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice and the Trial Lawyers Guild.

In his free time, Rich enjoys buying and restoring antique cars, fishing and spending time with his family.

You can arrange a consultation with Rich by clicking here.

R. Sean McEvoy

Sean joined Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC after practicing with a firm that specialized in defending railroad, intermodal and commercial carriers.  From this experience, Sean gained important insights into the inner-workings of insurance and transportation companies.  More importantly, he learned how these companies respond to catastrophic accidents, analyze claims for settlement, and prepare for trial.  Sean now uses his past experience and knowledge to evaluate, plan, and prepare cases to secure the best compensation for individuals and families who are injured as a result of the carelessness of these transportation companies.

Sean graduated from the University of Georgia and went on to earn his law degree in 1995 from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.  Wanting to be a trial lawyer, Sean worked to learn as much as he could about trial and appellate advocacy.  As a freshman, Sean was the winner of the Parham Williams Trial Competition.  During his second and third years, he was a member of both the Trail Advocacy Board and the Henry Upson Simpson Moot Court Board and served as an editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, the nation’s oldest law review dedicated to the advancement of trial advocacy.  In his senior year, he was the winner of the Janie L. Shores Appellate Advocacy Competition and was a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Team.

As an attorney, Sean has successfully argued motions and appeals and has tried cases to verdict in multiple state and federal courts.  One of his trademarks is his ability to analyze complex fact patterns and to develop creative legal approaches favoring his clients.  That expertise and his “out of the box” thinking often leading to solutions to problems others have missed are just two of the reasons he attracts clients and referrals to the firm.

When Sean is away from the office, he spends most of his time with his family.  He and his wife, Emily, grew up in Atlanta and attended the Marist School.  Emily is employed as an Occupational Therapist by the Gwinnett County School System in the Special Education Department.  She works on a day to day basis with special needs children and is active within the community providing further assistance to families of special needs children.  Sean and Emily have two children, Emma and Hudson.

You can arrange a consultation with Sean by clicking here.

Eric J. D. Rogers

Eric grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  He received his undergraduate education at the University of Georgia where he received a B.S. in Political Science.  He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University in Atlanta where he graduated Cum Laude in 2008.  While in law school Eric worked for the Attorney General’s office and in the Georgia State Legislature.  He is licensed to practice in Georgia and is admitted to practice in the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia.

Prior to joining Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC, Eric worked at a defense firm representing trucking companies in catastrophic accidents.  After several years, he decided to take the knowledge he obtained on the defense side and use it to represent those injured by commercial vehicles.  Eric is also the President of the Atlanta Renegades Rugby Club.

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