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Ralph O Scoccimaro
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Ralph O Scoccimaro

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Trucking Accident, Personal Injury, Birth Injury

About Me

I currently have the premier Trucking accident firm in south Ga, and possibly the state. Discovery is the key to trucking cases. They are not simple garden variety car wrecks. These cases require a detailed mastery of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules Of Evidence.


Lately, insurance/trucking defense firms are showing a penchant for removing cases with diversity citizenship to the federal arena, expecting to find a more conservative judge and jury, and a Plaintiff's attorney who is unfamiliar with its formality. Plaintiff's attorneys should know what to do when removal occurs, especially with regard to expanding discovery that is otherwise limited in the federal context.


Trucking defense law firms hire some of the most effective and polished lawyers in the country. They are good at what they do - minimizing the compensation due to an injured or dead plaintiff. They are also excellent at stonewalling legitimate discovery requests relating to the driver's or company's safety history.


A good Plaintiff's lawyer must have the staying power and drive to get to that "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow. Too many lawyers will undersettle a case or should have referred the case at the outset to a more competent and better funded lawyer. A typical trucking case will take about three years to get to trial and cost the attorneys upwards to $100,000.00, depending on the seriouness of the injuries.


You should ask a prospective attorney two questions: How many trucking cases have you handled in your career? and how many have you taken to trial? The bottom line is that you should know your attorney's track record before you hire him or her.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    33 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Trucking Accident: 30%
    29 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    31 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  4. Birth Injury: 5%
    29 years, 30 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-50%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Thomas V. Duck III

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Thomas Duck Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Tyson Phillips

    Tough, tenacious, a real fighter! I have known Ralph for 18 years. Excellent lawyer with true battle skills!

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    Mark Phillips Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1801 Gillionville Road
Albany, GA, 31701

Brown and Scoccimaro, PC

P O Box 71866
1801 Gillionville Rd
Albany, GA, 31702

1801 Gillionville Road
Po Box 1646
Albany, GA, 31702-2303

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199605/25/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198407/06/2015
CAInactive198305/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2011
Pro Bono AwardGa Legal Services Corporation1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Municipal Court JudgeCity of Albany, Ga2004 - Present
PartnerBrown and Scoccimaro, P.C.1985 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Interstate American Trucking Lawyers Assoc.Member2003 - Present
Marine Corps LeagueMember in good standing1987 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember in Good Standing1985 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Trucking SectionMember1984 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Confidential v. International Transit, Superior Court Dougherty County, 98-cv-2423-2Settled after failed mediation $3.8 million
Spell v. All Coast Intermodal Services, Inc, Superior Court of Lowndes County, 2005-CV-256$995,000.00
Hill v Ga. DOT, Superior Court of Randolph County, 2001 CV 046$2.6 million.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education -gaDiscovery in Tractor Trailer cases2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1983
University of Nevada-Las VegasEnglishBA1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Workers CompensationWorkers Compensation for the Immigrant Worker2003
Discovery in a Trucking CaseDiscovery In a Trucking Case2003