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Nelson Tyrone devotes his practice to
representing people who have been seriously injured and to representing
families who have lost a loved as a result of another’s negligence.


Mr. Tyrone is a graduate of the University of Virginia in
Charlottesville, Virginia (CLA&S 1992) and received his law degree
(with honors) from the University Of Georgia School Of Law (1998). Mr.
Tyrone first practiced as an associate attorney with Atlanta’s
pre-eminent criminal defense law firm, Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C.
While an attorney with Garland, Samuel & Loeb, Mr. Tyrone
represented clients in a variety of major felony and white collar
criminal defense work in both state and federal courts and received
acquittals from juries in a variety of major felony criminal
prosecutions.   Among the cases he was involved in were the defense of
Baltimore Ravens defensive back Ray Lewis and the defense of the United
States Government's prosecution of the Gold Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
After leaving Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C. he worked for Butler,
Wooten P.C. in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia working primarily in the
areas of medical malpractice, aviation and auto products liability work.

Since 2002 Mr. Tyrone has practiced as Nelson O. Tyrone
P.C. – representing people who have been severely injured and families
who have lost a loved one as a result of a Defendant’s negligence. He
is very selective about the cases he is willing to take on as the time
and effort involved with each client allows him to only represent a few
clients at one time.   He is often brought in to cases by other
attorneys to lead the trial of their client’s cases. He prepares every
case for trial – believing that is the best way to obtain full justice
for his clients.

He has represented individuals in
thirty-seven (37) jury trials in state and federal courts in Georgia,
Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Nebraska, Mississippi, Ohio and New


Nelson Tyrone devotes his practice to representing
people who have been catastrophically  injured and to representing
families who have lost a loved as a result of another’s negligence.  He
is a guest lecturer on "Discovering the Story" of the trial, the use of
focus groups in trial preparation, and the nerve disorder Reflex
Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).

Mr. Tyrone is a founding member of the Red Clay Democrats of Georgia
and is member of the Board of Covenant Community, a residential
treatment home for men suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. Mr.
Tyrone represents the men of Covenant Community pro-bono while
they are residents of the treatment program.  In 2008 he completed his
first Marathon in Birmingham, Alabama and his first Iron Man Triathlon
in Tempe, Arizona.  He is married to Leslie Katharine Tyrone, an
architect.  He has two daughters: McGowan who is nine years old and
Leslie Munday (Munday) who is two years old, a lab (Beau) and mix
(Emily).  They live in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    17 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
    17 years
  3. Car Accident: 20%
    17 years
  4. Birth Injury: 10%
    17 years
  5. Brain Injury: 10%
    17 years



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  • James E. Douglas Jr.

    Mr. Tyrone is an extremely well respected trial attorney in Georgia and has received great results for his clients.


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  • Lloyd Noland Bell

    Nelson is one of the best trial lawyers I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He is "all on" with every trial, fully dedicating himself to obtaining the best possible outcomes for his client. Many lawyers in Georgia turn to Nelson to help with their most challenging cases, often involving catastrophic injuries such as complex regional pain syndrome or paralysis.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

400 Colony Square, Suite 1900
1201 Peachtree St, N.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30361


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 25 Georgia VerdictsVerdict Search2012
Top 25 Georgia VerdictsVerdict Search2012
Top 25 Georgia VerdictsVerdict Search2010
Top 25 Georgia VerdictsVerdict Search2009
Award of the Sword: Courage in Federal LitigationFederal Defenders of the Northern District of Georgia2008
Award for Service, Pro Bono CouncilCovenant Community of Atlanta2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyTyrone Law Firm2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Covenant Community of AtlantaBoard Member2007 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeFaculty2001 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1998 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
WarriorBoard Member2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Stacey Camacho v. Seung C. Park$5.83 Million dollar verdict
Nance v. Quik Trip$1.2 Million dollar verdict and a confidential settlment for punitive damages
Jane Doe v. MyersConfidential six figure settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationA Primer on Birth Injury Cases and How to Keep Them "Simple" for the Jury2013
Fulton County Daily ReportBlood test error is worth $5.4M, jury says2012
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association"How I Obtained Justice for My Client: Cynthia Nance v. QuikTrip Corporation."2011
Trial (American Association for Justice)"Store Patron Burned by Scalding Water"2011
Fulton County Daily Report"Woman Awarded $1.2 M in Burn Case."2010
Fulton County Daily ReportWoman's Estate Wins $5.8 M From Fatal DUI Wreck2009
Fulton County Daily Report"Why I'm Here."2009
Fulton County Daily Report"Ironman Goes the Distance."2009
Fulton County Daily Report"Patience Pays for Lawyer, Client."2007
Fulton County Daily Report"Mistrial Prompts Double Jeopary Claim."2006
Fulton County Daily Report"Reaffirm Fair Report Privilege, Court Told."2001
Fulton County Daily Report"Lawyer Wins Round in AJC Libel Case."2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of VirginiaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Instructor (2000 - present) Trial Lawyer's College, Dubois, Wyo.Trial skills2011
Southern Trial Lawyers Association"Using Focus Groups to Find Story, Rules and Reptile."2010
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association"Top Verdicts: The Keys to Verdicts in Camacho and Nance."2010
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association"How to Conduct Your Own Focus Group"2010
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers Colllege"Conducting Your Own Focus Groups: Discovering the Story"2009