John E. Hall, Jr., is one of the founding partners of Hall, Booth, Smith, P.C. In... more
John E. Hall, Jr., is one of the founding partners of Hall, Booth, Smith, P.C. In his litigation practice, Mr. Hall specializes in the defense of high exposure cases, including medical malpractice, construction, commercial litigation, mass torts, transportation, and products liability. During his legal career, he has tried in excess of 100 cases to resolution. His expertise in high expo... view profile
Mr. Bain has been named one of Georgia's "Rising Stars" by Law & Politics and... more
Mr. Bain has been named one of Georgia's "Rising Stars" by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine six times in the areas of class actions and securities litigation. He has served as a lecturer at seminars on both topics and has assisted state officials in preparing to testify before Congress concerning securities legislation. Mr. Bain received his A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from the Univ... view profile
Richard Frankowski is the founding member of The Frankowski Firm, LLC. His firm is... more
Richard Frankowski is the founding member of The Frankowski Firm, LLC. His firm is based in Birmingham, Alabama and has additional offices in Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA. He has represented hundreds of investors around the country in FINRA arbitrations and in civil litigation. His practice focuses on stock broker fraud, consumer class actions and direct and derivative shareholder cases. ... view profile
Colin K. Kelly is an associate in the firm's Products Liability and Litigation and... more
Colin K. Kelly is an associate in the firm's Products Liability and Litigation and Trial Practice Groups. He focuses his practice in the areas of products liability, toxic torts, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Kelly has litigated complex matters for more than ten different Fortune 500 companies and has prepared more than 100 cases for trial over the past five years.
A class action lawsuit is a particular kind of litigation, used when a large number of people have the same problem with a company's product or activities. Many companies have had class action lawsuits filed against them, including Apple Computer, Farmers Insurance, Burger King, LP Siding, Microsoft, and Coppertone. Class action lawsuits are also filed against companies for product defects that could potentially hurt anyone buying their products. Asbestos and tobacco class action claims are examples, as are the drug class action cases against the manufacturers of Accutane, Celebrex, Ephedra, Vioxx, and Paxil. Class action attorneys can discuss the pros and cons of a class action lawsuit with you if you think one may be appropriate. Class action lawyers are usually paid on contingency, which means they receive a percentage of the money paid if you win the lawsuit.