Georgia Civil Litigation Defense Law Firm

Recognizing and meeting the particular needs of each individual client is the overriding philosophy of Fain, Major & Brennan, P.C. We are large enough to take on large, complex cases, yet small enough to provide personal service to our clients.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, our lawyers represent insurance companies and businesses in a wide range of litigation defense cases, including product liability, premises liability, motor vehicle litigation, workers’ compensation and insurance coverage disputes. If you would like to learn more about the litigation services we offer, please view our practice areas page for more information.

As a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, we are held to rigorous evaluation which includes candid assessments from judges, fellow attorneys, current and former clients, bar associations and malpractice insurance carriers.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Professional Liability

Our firm has the means to protect your rights and future. To contact a premier litigation defense attorney, in Atlanta call today at 123-456-7890 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Gene A. Major

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1979

Education:

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Michigan State University
    • B.A. - 1975

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Association of Transportation Practitioners

Attorney Thomas E. Brennan

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1986

Education:

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Marquette University
    • B.S. - 1983

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Association of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy

Attorney James W. Hardee

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 2000
  • Florida, 1990

Education:

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Auburn University
    • B.S. - 1987

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta Claims Association, past GDLA Education Coordinator
  • Distinguished Community Service Award
  • Top Rated Lawyer by The Atlanta Journal and Constitution in Insurance Defense field from 2010 to present
  • Georgia Legal Leader as recognized by Defense Research Institute

Attorney James F. Taylor

Mr. Taylor graduated from the University of Georgia with High Honors with a degree in Political Science in 1989. While at Georgia, he was member of the Golden Key Honor Society. He attended the Georgia State University College of Law, graduating in 1993, where he served as President of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.

James F. Taylor, III joined Fain, Major & Brennan, in 2005. Jim has represented insurers in first-party and third-party fraudulent bodily injury claims, auto theft, insurance fraud, marine and inland marine cases, subrogation, and commercial and residential property losses. He is also experienced in the handling of general liability claims and representation of insurers and their insureds in cases involving acts of negligence and other tort claims. He is admitted to practice in Georgia, and has served as lead and co-counsel in numerous trials at both the State and Federal levels. Jim is admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


Attorney Richard W. Brown

After enlisting and serving four years in the United States Air Force, Richard attended Boston College. He graduated suma cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science in 1984. He also was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Nation's oldest academic honor society and Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Economics Honor Society. Richard then attended Duke University School of Law where he graduated with honors in 1987 and was an Editorial Board Member of the Duke Law Review.

To date, Richard has been lead counsel in a wide variety of litigated matters involving personal injury and wrongful death resulting from product liability, premises liability, and automobile and trucking accidents. He has extensive jury trial experience as well as appellate experience. Representative cases include Powell v. Alan Young Homes, Inc., 251 Ga. App. 71 (2001); Gilliam v. Fletcher Bright Co., 244 Ga. App. 315 (2000); Wells v. Vi-Mac, Inc., 226 Ga. App.261 (1997) and Allen v. ReMax North Atlanta, Inc., 213 Ga. App. 644 (1994).


Attorney Jessica Elizabeth Sanford

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 2004
  • Florida, 2000
  • District of Columbia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2005

Education:

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 2000
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: with Honors

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of Georgia, 2004 to 2004
  • Florida State Bar, 2000 to 2000
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2002 to 2002
  • Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 4.9 out of 5

Attorney W. Jason Pettus

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 2004
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2004

Education:

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
  • J.D. - 2004
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science - 2001
  • Major: Psychology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of Georgia, 2004 to 2004
  • American Bar Association, 2004 to 2004
  • Atlanta Claims Association, Member, 2008
  • Georgia Defense Lawyer's Association, Member
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Chairperson, 2010 to 2011

Attorney Dale C. Ray

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2000
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1982
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1982

Education:

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
  • J.D - 1982
  • Honors: cum laude
  • Honors: With Honors
  • Georgia State University
  • B.S. - 1979
  • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Honors: With Honors
  • Honors: Roy B. Sewell Award Recipient
  • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, 1982 to 1982
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1984 to 1984
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1989 to 1989
  • Forsyth County Bar Association, Member

Attorney Robyn Melanie Roth

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 2005
  • Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2006

Education:

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Emory University
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: Psychology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of Georgia, 2005
  • State Bar of Florida, 2007
  • Atlanta Bar Association

Attorney Ellen Ash

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1998

Education:

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, GA
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Honors: With Honors

Attorney Benjamin S. Dorfman

Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi, 2004
  • Georgia, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2017

Education:

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 2001
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Major: Government

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Mississippi
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member

Attorney David A. Olson

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals

Education:

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • Honors: President, International Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • B.S. - 2003
    • Major: International Affairs and Spanish
    • Minor: Law, Science & Technology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of Georgia, 2006
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Atlanta Bar Association

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