ATLANTA, GA (June 3, 2013) Leading Atlanta trial attorney Nick Moraitakis, partner in the Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia, recently spoke at the 2013 Annual Convention for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA).
Held May 16th-17th, 2013 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, the 2013 GTLA convention included a number of speakers and special events designed to educate attendees on ethics, professionalism and other topics.
Mr. Moraitakis was tapped to speak on the following topic: off campus premises liability, more specifically the dram shop case. As a top dram shop lawyer in Atlanta, Mr. Moraitakis went into detail on the dram shop statute and case law in Georgia.
Georgia is a dram shop state, meaning that if a patron at a bar, nightclub or restaurant is visibly intoxicated and the bar tender continues to serve alcohol with the knowledge that the patron will be driving, the establishment has shared legal liability.
‘The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association is a great organization that helps protect the right to a trial by jury, Mr. Moraitakis said. I was thrilled to be able to share my insights on dram shop cases and the statute in general.
Mr. Moraitakis, co-founder of the Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, Law Firm in Atlanta, has over 30 years of experience in the legal field. After graduating from Emory Law School in 1977, Mr. Moraitakis immediately began practicing law with a defense litigation firm in downtown Atlanta, which eventually became known as Fain, Gorby, Reeves & Moraitakis. In 1993, Nick joined Glenn Kushel to begin a plaintiff’s practice dedicated exclusively to the representation of individuals injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, product liability, premises liability and other negligent and intentional acts. Mr. Moraitakis has litigated many cases in State, Superior and Federal Courts to successful conclusion, and has served as lead counsel for presentation of oral argument in many cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court. His full bio is available online at /attorneys/nick-c-moraitakis/.
The GTLA, founded in 1956, has a mission of protecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians, according to the website, https://www.gtla.org/GA.
About Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP
The expert legal team at Atlanta, Georgia law firm Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, led by top Atlanta trial lawyers Nicholas C. Moraitakis and Glenn E. Kushel, has over 70 years of combined legal experience. With accolades such as a 2013 ranking as one of the Best Law Firms in America (U.S. News and World Report), Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, is one of the leading law firms in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm has a proven record of success representing clients against corporations, health care providers and individuals who have caused their clients harm. Practice area specialties include personal injury, auto and trucking accidents, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and many others. Please visit MKTrialLaw.com to learn more about the firm and its partners.