Brent Savage

Brent Savage

Brent Savage is a founding partner at the firm. He is lead trial counsel in serious personal injury cases and a variety of complex business disputes. Brent also handles cases involving catastrophic events at the ports and other industrial sites.

His trial wins include a $150 million verdict – the largest verdict in Georgia that year – and several verdicts over $1 million. Brent’s work has resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars for his clients.

Named one of the state’s “Legal Elite,” by Georgia Trend Magazine; Brent is known by his peers as an authority on trial practice. He served on the Emory Law School Council for five years and mentored attorneys and students as a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy program at Emory University School of Law. Brent is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Robert Bartley “Bart” Turner

Robert Bartley “Bart” Turner

Bart Turner is a founding partner at the firm. He is lead trial counsel in cases involving serious personal injuries, professional malpractice, wrongful death, and a variety of complex business disputes. Bart also handles class actions and environmental tort cases.

Bart is frequently called upon by lawyers around the state to handle complex cases.

His recent trial wins include a $4.47 million verdict and an $8.6 million verdict over powerful corporate defense teams. Bart’s notable settlements and verdicts have resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars for his clients.

James D. Durham

James D. Durham

Jim Durham is an accomplished trial lawyer who joins the firm after serving as the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.

During 15 years of public service as a federal prosecutor – handling some of the most complex criminal cases in the Department of Justice – Durham gained national recognition as a relentless advocate.

Durham’s prosecutions led to the return of over $75 million to victims of crimes and the American taxpayers in the last five years alone.  In recognition of his superior trial skills, he was recently inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.

Kathryn H. Pinckney

Kathryn H. Pinckney

Kathryn Pinckney is a founding partner of the firm. Concentrating her trial and appellate practice on complex civil litigation, Kathryn’s research, writing, and oral advocacy has been critical in obtaining and supporting the firm’s trial verdicts.

She handles catastrophic injury cases, environmental tort actions, and a variety of business disputes.

Kathryn graduated from Rhodes College. She earned her J.D. from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. Kathryn’s note – concerning the tension between the right to a free press and privacy rights of rape victims – was published in the Mercer Law Review, and she served on the editorial board as the student writing editor.

Brent Savage Jr.

Brent Savage Jr.

Brent Savage, Jr., a partner at the firm, serves as lead trial counsel in serious personal injury cases and business disputes.

His trial wins have resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars for his clients. Brent has served as co-counsel in a case that earned a $3.1 million dollar jury verdict. He has obtained several settlements for more than one million dollars. Following his first verdict as lead counsel, Brent was nominated by his colleagues and selected by the Daily Report as one of 40 “On the Rise” attorneys under the age of 40.

Brent graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in history. He earned his J.D. from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law.

R. Brian Tanner

R. Brian Tanner

Brian Tanner is a seasoned lawyer who brings both trial and appellate expertise to the firm after a 12-year stint at the United States Attorney’s Office, where he served as Chief of the Appellate Division and as the interim United States Attorney.

Tanner received his undergraduate degree with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his law degree from the Emory University School of Law, where he graduated second in his class, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and served as a managing editor of the Emory Law Journal.

Shannon O’Reilly

Shannon O’Reilly

Shannon O’Reilly is an associate concentrating her practice in complex litigation, business disputes, and other high-stakes cases.

Shannon graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. While in law school, she clerked at CSX headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, worked at the EEOC in the Litigation Unit, and completed an externship at NCR, Corp. in Duluth, Georgia in the employment & labor department. She has also assisted small businesses, start-up companies, and entrepreneurs with a variety of corporate transactional matters as a member of the Business Law Clinic at UGA Law.

Zachary R. Sprouse

Zachary R. Sprouse

Zach Sprouse is an associate concentrating his practice in complex civil litigation, serious injuries and insurance bad faith, business litigation and counseling, and other high-stakes cases.

Zach earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

While in law school, Zach clerked for the Criminal Appeals division of the SC Attorney General’s Office and a three-time Chairman of the Consumer Law Section of the South Carolina Bar. In cases concerning the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Zach’s work alongside lead counsel has led to settlement wins over mortgage servicing companies and other debt collectors.

Samuel L. Mikell

Samuel L. Mikell

Sam Mikell is an associate concentrating his practice in serious personal injury, catastrophic events at the port and other industrial sites, toxic torts, and other complex civil cases.

Previously, Sam handled business disputes and civil cases involving local governments. A Savannah native and the son of the late Judge Charlie Mikell, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia, Sam earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, cum laude, from Princeton University. He studied abroad in Beijing, China, and became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He is a member of Christ Church Episcopal, where he serves as a lay eucharistic minister.