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Robert J. Fleming

Medical malpractice Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.6   11 reviews

also known as Robert Joseph Fleming, Rob Fleming

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 29 years
    Texas - TX 28 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

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Robert J. Fleming is a lawyer who specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice and dental malpractice litigation. He received his undergraduate degree from New York University, his M.B.A. from Hofstra University and his law degree from Emory Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the State Bar of Texas, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, The Atlanta Bar Association and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Fleming has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict, resulting in millions of dollars of recovery to his clients. In addition, he has obtained substantial confidential settlements for his clients in numerous personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial cases. 

Notable cases that Mr. Fleming has served as lead counsel on include: Wert v. Weiser, et al. No. 99VS15524D (Fulton County, Georgia State Court, September 26, 2002). This was the first medical malpractice case Mr. Fleming tried as lead counsel and resulted in a $5.5 million verdict. Defendants made no offer of settlement prior to trial. Mr. Fleming's first trial as lead counsel, Wilson v. Brantley, No. 93VS7837 (Fulton County State Court, February 22, 2002) resulted in a $705,000 verdict. The last offer of settlement by defendants prior to trial was $30,000.

Recently, Mr. Fleming successfully represented the founders of a small software company in a securities fraud case in the U.S. District Court—Northern District of Georgia. The clients were the founders of an Indiana company that developed and sold computer-based practice management systems to medical offices. The defendant corporation acquired the company in a stock-for-stock exchange. Soon after the merger (and prior to the clients being able to sell their newly acquired stock), the stock price of the acquiring company crashed. Mr. Fleming asserted claims against the acquiring company and its top management based on false and misleading statements made in the Merger Agreement about the defendant’s financial condition and business prospects. The case settled on the eve of trial for $3,250,.

Mr. Fleming is a partner in the law firm of Katz Wrigth Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, LLC. Prior to joining his current firm, Mr. Fleming was the founding partner of an Atlanta, Georgia based litigation law firm, Fleming Fried & Bonder LLC, and a litigator with Evert & Weathersby, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. During his four-year tenure at Evert & Weathersby, Mr. Fleming acquired considerable trial and courtroom experience in commercial litigation, products liability, personal injury and toxic tort cases. Mr. Fleming started his legal career as an associate in the litigation section of Coats, Rose, Yale, Holm, Ryman & Lee in Houston, Texas. 

Mr. Fleming is an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). His speeches and publications to other lawyers on trial advocacy include: Effective Use of Technology in the Courtroom (Invited Speaker) at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas; Trial Advocacy, How to Deliver an Effective Closing Argument (Invited Speaker) for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education; How to Achieve Large Verdicts (Invited Speaker) to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; and Recent Developments in Medical Malpractice Law published in the Verdict Magazine, Summer 2003.

Mr. Fleming enjoys the highest rating ("AV") in both legal professional ability and ethical standards given by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Lawyer ratings are based on confidential evaluations by members of the Bar and the Judiciary. The ratings include over one million lawyers in 160 countries and only about 21% have achieved an “AV” rating, which signifies that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. Mr. Fleming has been named one of Georgia's "Super Lawyers" for Business Litigation by the publishers of Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia and Texas State Courts and the Northern District of Georgia and Southern District of Texas federal courts. In addition, he has successfully litigated throughout the country pro hac vice. He is the former chairman of the board of the Atlanta Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Services, a mentor to new lawyers in Georgia through the Georgia Bar Association, and serves on the Atlanta Bar Association Wellness committee.

Prior to attending college, Mr. Fleming served as a Military Policeman in the United States Army. During his tour of duty, Mr. Fleming served as a Military Police Liaison between East and West Berlin at Check Point Charlie in the American Sector along the Berlin Wall. While in the Army, he received numerous certificates of achievement and letters of appreciation for outstanding performance and professional competence.

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Robert J. Fleming
945 East Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA, 30326

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Ron | September 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Epitome of Professionalism
Robert has been a beacon of legal assistance to myself, friends and family for over 20 years. Always quick to respond with a great deal of insight regardless of the gravity of the situation. I am fortunate to have crossed paths with such a well versed legal professional.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Rob Fleming did an outstanding job representing me in a medical malpractice case. His legal mind is outstanding and his level of expertise in medical malpractice is second to none. From the moment that I went in for the first consultation to the very successful resolution of my case, Rob was amazing. He is an outstanding listener and he brilliantly navigated the legal process from start to finish for me. Rob is one of the best attorneys, if not THE BEST, in his field. The level of communication throughout the entire legal process was excellent. Each step of the process was appropriately discussed and all options were carefully detailed. His attentiveness to my phone calls and emails was excellent and always very prompt. I hope you never need representation with a malpractice issue, but if you do, your first call should be to Rob Fleming. I absolutely could not be any happier with his representation and you should consider yourself in the BEST MALPRACTICE LEGAL HANDS available in the Southeast. I wish I could give him 50 stars!
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Posted by Christopher | September 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney! Very thorough and knowledgeable.
Rob Fleming took my medical malpractice case when no one else would. He believed he could help me and worked hard to do so. I received a good settlement from the insurance company due to Rob’s knowledge, experience, and hard work. He communicated well and regularly with me. I am very grateful a friend referred me to him, or I probably would have given up on my case. I consider Rob a friend after working with him for years on my complicated case. I am grateful to him and strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Jessica | September 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Mr. Fleming was wonderful! I had a dental malpractice case in 2012. Mr. Fleming kept me updated throughout the entire case from start to finish. We settled quickly & he was very kind the entire way through. Highly recommend him for any lawsuit! Very helpful, very informative & got me what I deserved monaterily wise for my pain & suffering.
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Posted by Renia | April 24, 2015
I highly recommend Mr. Robert J. Fleming.
I highly recommend Mr. Robert J. Fleming. I hired Mr. Fleming to represent me in a dental malpractice case. It was a pleasure to work with him during the time of legal battle. My family and I have grown to respect and admire him as an attorney and as a friend. He is a kind and generous man, as well as professional and effective attorney. His words always became his actions, NOT once did I feel deceived or misinformed. He was always on top of his game, very loyal and honest man. His dedication to me and my case has impressed me. It was a pure blessing to work with Robert throughout the time of chaos and legal complexity…and at the end, of course we won!
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Posted by J | December 18, 2010
Excellent Atlanta Injury Lawyer
If you need an experienced atlanta injury lawyer, you should consider Robert J. Fleming. He is excellent. He is a partner in a well-respected firm and he actually does the work on your case. That is special. He knows how to get results for his clients. I think he is professional, smart and aggressive.
Posted by An | July 16, 2010
Well Versed and Helpful
I contacted this lawyer for advice. He gave me prompt, understandable responses. He was courteous and took time to clearly explain my situation.
Posted by Vince | February 13, 2010
Excellent Lawyer...
Rarely do I comment so enthusiastically and confidently on a lawyer’s performance, so I am most pleased to offer this endorsement for attorney Robert Fleming. As a business owner with interest in a liability suit, I had the opportunity to work with Robert in 2008. Through his council, Robert displayed a keen sense of awareness and was knowledgeable in commentary on liability, prosecution perspective, defense perspective, insurance company involvement, corporate legal structures, and any other situations that could potentially arise. In this way, he instills legitimate confidence in his abilities. I extend him my very best wishes. Vincent P. Akelis
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2009
Awesome Lawyer
I sought legal help from Robert J. Fleming after having been hurt by a chiropractor. Mr. Fleming did all that he told me he would do. Once I hired him as my lawyer, he worked very hard on my case and he kept me informed on what was happening every step of the way. I am a hairdresser. After my case settled, I was able to buy my own salon and that has changed my life. Robert J. Fleming did a fabulous job for me. I could not have asked for more from him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2008
A. Fulton Cooke
Due to the defendant's stalling tactics, my case took several months to come to trial, but Mr. Fleming was always willing to discuss my case and took a personal interest in every aspect of my suit. He explored every angle, which meant very much to me after other attorneys had dismissed my case as too much trouble to pursue. Unfortunately, the facts of my case are sealed, but I believe I am allowed to say that Mr. Fleming did win a substantial amount for my injuries. If you want someone who will hear you out and "go the extra mile" to win your case, Robert J. Fleming is your man. I highly recommend Mr. Fleming. It was always comforting to know that he was on the case.
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Posted by Ashley | September 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very rude and unprofessional
He reached out to me to hear out my case. As I explained my case to him about my daughter dental injury, he cut me off while talking to say “JUST PULL THE TOOTH OUT” I then said “Can I finish? that’s not the end and it’s not the problem I’m leading up to it.” After I was done he said to me “well that’s not a case and good luck” Fleming, shows no empathy or patience. He was pretty rude and it is a bit disturbing that he is a lawyer when he has the character of a criminal. I am not going to put my case in this review but I’ve consulted with a lawyer that says it is indeed a case. I am thankful he will do for me what this Fleming, guy cant do.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Katz Stepp Wright & Fleming LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fleming Fried & Bonder
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Evert And Weathersby
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Coats Rose
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Account Executive
  • AT&T
  • 1986 - 1992
  • Military Policeman
  • US Army
  • 1981 - 1983
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Hofstra University
  • MBA
  • 1989
  • New York University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Business Litigation Dispute
  • $3.25 Million Settlement
  • Pay Dispute
  • $705,000 Verdict
  • Wert v. Weiser, et al
  • $5.5 Million Verdict

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia Lawyer Referral and Information Service
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program
  • Mentor
  • 2006 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2010
  • Superlawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Superlawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2009
  • Superlawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyers
  • Law and Politics and Atlanta Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • The Verdict Magazine (ASCDC)
  • Recent Developments in Medical Malpractice Law
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • How to Achieve Large Verdicts
  • 2003
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Trial Advocacy, How to Deliver an Effective Closing Argument
  • 2002
  • George R. Brown Convention Center
  • Effective Use of Technology in the Courtroom
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Robert
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert Fleming for over 6 years and he is an excellent attorney who achieves great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is a fantastic lawyer. He is one of the lawyers other lawyers call, including myself, when they are looking for advice on a case. He is also tenacious and any client would be extremely pleased and lucky to have him as their attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working closely with Rob on several matters this year, spanning from personal injury to legal malpractice to business litigation. Rob is a skilled litigator who has an excellent way with clients and a keen sense of the bottom line. I highly recommend Rob."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is an outstanding lawyer in the area of business law and personal injury. He is extremely dedicated to his clients and performing a high level of work for each. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
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