Second Generation Georgia Lawyer. Admitted to United States Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for Northern District of Georgia, United States District Court for Middle District of Georgia. Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and all Georgia Courts.
Numerous jury trials as first chair to verdict. Highest wrongful death award $35,000,000.00. Millions of dollars recovered for personal injury through settlement and trial
Numerous Worker's Compensation hearings and settlements resulting in millions of dollars of recovery for injured workers.
Appellate experience in all Georgia appellate courts and federal courts. Numerous published decisions in appellate courts.
First chair trials include medical malpractice, wrongful death, auto collisions, and direct actions against insurance companies.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1976||09/24/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2020|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2016|
|Commitment to the Profession Award||Younger Lawyers Division State Bar of Georgia||2014|
|President and founder||Hilley & Frieder||1976 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2016 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||1976 - Present|
|The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Workers' Comp Updates||2015|
|The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Workers' Comp Updates||2014|
|Women and the Law||workers compensation contributor to chapter||1996|
|Emory University||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Emory University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|
|Oxford College of Emory Universtiy||N/A||1970|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Cross Examination of Vocational Experts||2008|
|Pittman v Martin and Tri-Hi Transportation||Confidential settlement|
|King v Conyers Nissan||Confidential settlement|
|Robinson v Berry||$35,000,000.00 for plaintiff|
|Herron v Webb and Caduceus Occupational Medicine||Confidential settlement|
|Acosta v Handley||$800,000.00 jury verdict|
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