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James Vance Painter

Medical malpractice Attorney at Augusta, GA

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also known as Jim Painter


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Jim practices in the area of general civil litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice defense. Managing partner of our Augusta office, Jim’s practice focuses on representing hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other health care providers throughout Georgia and South Carolina. From pre-suit investigation through final judgment, Jim has obtained numerous medical malpractice defense verdicts in State and Federal Courts. He also handles comprehensive general insurance defense, including suits involving allegations of premises liability, product liability, defamation, breach of contract, worker’s compensation, and automobile and trucking liability.

Licensed for 28 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/17/2022
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 01/22/2023
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/03/2022

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Brennan Wasden & Painter, LLC
801 Broad Street
Suite 501
Augusta, GA, 30901
Brennan Wasden & Painter, LLC
801 Broad Street
Suite 501
Augusta, GA, 30901
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Posted by Louis | June 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Mr Painter has represented my organization on multiple occasions. Each time he has done his homework extremely well and worked very effectively to bring resolution to the matters at hand. Mr Painter is very knowledgeable in his fields of practice, an insightful and quick thinker and a consummate professional. I give him and his firm my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Melissa | June 2, 2016
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Highly recommend
Jim was very supportive and understanding from the beginning. Going through my first med malpractice case was very distressing but he made the process much easier. He has a lot of medical knowledge, he is organized and logical, readily available and your biggest advocate.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2016
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Excellent lawyer
Mr. Painter has worked on two cases for me, both of which were ultimately dismissed due to his tireless efforts. I would recommend him without reservation.
Posted by JC | May 25, 2016
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Confident and Competent
Jim was extremely professional and friendly throughout the entirety of the case. He made me feel like a priority and was thorough in all of his research. I always felt confident in his abilities. He and his team were always easily accessible and answered any questions thoroughly and in a way I could understand.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2016
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+Medical Malpractice suit
Mr. Painter was thoroughly aware of all facets of the case. He understood my thoughts and decisions in my care of my patient and answered my questions patiently. That he was experienced was clear to me and was accessible. I felt very comfortable with Mr. Painter
Posted by BG | May 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Medical Malpractice
I have worked with Jim Painter on medical malpractices cases for many years. Jim is always professional and available to his clients. His vast depth of knowledge and experience allows him to focus on the important details of each case to obtain the best outcome possible. I have complete confidence in Jim and his team. He is my only choice for medical malpractice defense.
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Posted by Jon | June 16, 2011
Jim Painter is highly recommended
Jim Painter is a very sharp attorney whose attention to detail gives him the advantage in litigation. I have been impressed with his ability to quickly master complex issues and move cases forward. He surrounds himself with a talented team of lawyers and support staff who work together to assure each case is thoroughly prepared. I watched Jim try a high exposure case in federal court, and it was a pleasure to watch his finely honed trial skills in action. The case eneded with a verdict in favor of his client. I look forward to working with Jim again in the future.
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Posted by E.S.R. | June 14, 2011
Medical Malpractice Claims Director
This is an experienced and seasoned litigator that continually achieves fabulous results for his clients. On multiple occasions, this lawyer has discovered pertinent hidden facts that were missed by other experienced attorneys representing co defendants in the same complex cases, that would later provide dismissals for his respective clients. Furthermore, should one need to proceed to trial to defend their position, one could not be in more capable hands. The continuous and unrivaled success can not be disputed.
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Posted by Paul FIscher MD | June 14, 2011
Excellent malpractice lawyer
Mr Painter was the lead lawyer on the defense team for a malpractice case against me 2 years ago. He is tireless, smart, organized, attentive to detail, and excellent on court room strategy. He made it possible for me to contribute my medical expertise to the case, which both made the case stronger and helped me to feel a part of my defense. I would rehire him in a minute if I am ever faced with another malpractice claim. We won the case by jury verdict!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2011
A superior lawyer
Jim Painter is an outstanding lawyer. As a lawyer tasked with hiring counsel and working with them in the represention of my enterprise's interests, I routinely deal with a number of excellent attorneys throughout this region. Jim Painter stands out as a example of true professionalism: he brings to bear on each project a fierce dedication, and a patient and thourough focus on detail which enables him systematically dismantle the vulnerable aspects of opponents' cases. I have never seen any lawyer prepare a case more thoroughly. So long as he is available, I cannot imagine proceeding into high stakes medical malpractice litigation without having retained Jim to represent us.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Brennan Wasden & Painter, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hull Barrett, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Brennan & Wasden
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Brennan & Wasden
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Dennis Peter Helmreich
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • James V. Painter Successfully Defends Hull Barrett's Clients in Medical Negligence Claims
  • Obtained dismissals without payment for clients
  • James V. Painter Obtain Summary Judgments
  • Obtained summary judgments on behalf of clients

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Health Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair for Medical Malpractice Sub-Committee
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Augusta Sports Council
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Bar, Health Care Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Defense Research Institute
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • N/A
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Awards

  • Augusta: Medical Malpractice Law - "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Diplomate, Medical Professional Liability
  • The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • N/A
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Publications

  • American Bar Association's Health Law Litigation Volume 9, Number 2
  • "Deposition and Trial Testimony in 'Med Mal' Litigation: A Survival Guide For Young Lawyers and Their Clients."
  • 2011
  • American Bar Association's Health Law Litigation, Volume 9, Number 1
  • "Expertly Impeaching the Medical Expert."
  • 2010
  • Georgia Defense Lawyer’s Association Journal
  • “The Impact of O.C.G.A. § 24-9-67.1 in Medical Malpractice Cases. “
  • 2008
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Journal
  • Recent Developments In Georgia Premises Liability Law, Criminal Liability Cases
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia State Bar Mid Year Meeting
  • "Handling Experts-Yours and Your Opponent's"
  • 2013
  • Trial Skills
  • "Building Your Civil Trial Skills"
  • 2012
  • Richmond County Medical Society Continuing Medical Education
  • "Malpractice Suits"
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education Dispute Resolution for Trial and Non-Trial Lawyers
  • "What Plaintiffs' and Defense Lawyers Like and Don't Like About Mediation and Mediators"
  • 2012
  • James B. Hudson Nephrology Update and Annual Meeting
  • "How to Avoid Malpractice Suits: Legal & Ethical Issues in Nephrology"
  • 2011
  • Family Practice Physician Presentation
  • How to Fire Patients and Deal with Drug Seaking Patients while Protecting Yourself
  • 2011
  • Continuing Medical Education Seminar at The Medical College of Georgia Grand Rounds
  • "Your Medical Record Documentation: You’re in the Crosshairs – Kill or Cure?”
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • "Sources of Impeachment Materials for use in the Examination of an Opposing Expert”
  • 2008
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 23rd Annual Medical Malpractice Institute
  • Resources for Impeachment of Experts
  • 2007
  • Continuing Medical Education Seminar
  • Called to the Stand - You’re on Trial, a Mock Trial Presentation
  • 2007
  • Continuing Medical Education Seminar
  • How to Avoid Malpractice Suits
  • 2006
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Augusta Medical malpractice Lawyer James Vance Painter
James Vance Painter
Medical malpractice Attorney
Augusta, GA
Licensed for 28 years