On Saturday February 22nd, The Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation held its sixth annual Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation Cornerstone Society Gala event at the Gwinnett Center. The event was headlined by Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the man who the movie “Lone Survivor” was based on. In addition to the emotional telling of the events he and his team faced in Afghanistan in 2005, The GMC Foundation also announced its annual awards.
Tom Andersen – Distinguished Service Award
Joe Shafer – Legacy Award
Jay Desai – Physician Champion Award
Cheryl MacMillan – the Desai Compassionate Care Award
Congratulations to our own Tom Andersen, Tom Tate, Jim Joedecke, Amy Bray, Render Freeman, and Liz Clack-Freeman for making the 2014 SuperLawyers list for the State of Georgia. Matt Reeves and Trinity Hundredmark made the SuperLawyers “Rising Stars” list for 2014 as well.
Tom Andersen made the list of Georgia real estate lawyers for SuperLawyers for the eighth time. Tom is the head of our commercial real estate and banking group. His practice focus is on commercial real estate, finance, and banking.
Tom Tate made the list of Georgia SuperLawyers in business litigation for the sixth time. Tom is the head of our litigation department and has a focus in business, eminent domain, intellectual property and title insurance-related disputes. This is Tom’s sixth time being named to this prestigious list of Georgia lawyers.
Jim Joedecke made the list for business litigation SuperLawyers for the second time. His practice is focused in the areas of contract and business litigation, franchising litigation, condemnation and real estate litigation, bankruptcy, tax appeals and landlord/tenant disputes. Mr. Joedecke represents a variety of businesses and individuals in trial and appellate litigation around the country, as well as before local government boards and agencies, and in mediation and arbitration.
Amy H. Bray is making her second appearance on the Georgia real estate SuperLawyer list, after being named five times as a real estate “Rising Star”. She is a partner, heads our residential real estate and construction practice group, and focuses on community association law. Her practice includes both residential and commercial real state closings and representing all parties that may be involved in a community association, from developers, lenders, associations, to home owners and even the mediation of community association related cases. In 2013, she was named a member of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers, in recognition of her high standards of professional and ethical conduct and contributions to the development of community association law.
Render Freeman is making his first appearance on the SuperLawyers list of litigators. He has dedicated his career to helping injured victims hold wrongdoers financially responsible for their carelessness. As a trial attorney, Mr. Freeman has a broad range of experience in litigating complex disputes, including wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, motor vehicle and trucking collisions, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and malpractice, premises liability, negligent hiring and negligent security. Mr. Freeman has been lead trial counsel in jury trials all over Georgia from Federal District Court in Atlanta to smaller Superior Courts in the remote corners of our State.
Liz Clack-Freeman is making her second appearance on the SuperLaywer list of litigators. Ms. Clack-Freeman has a business and commercial litigation practice focused primarily in the areas of employment law, intellectual property and contract disputes in both federal court and state courts. Ms. Clack-Freeman’s employment practice includes not only litigation matters, but also includes preventative counseling and the drafting and reviewing of employment related documents including employee handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, confidentiality agreements and other documents related to employment practice and procedure.
This year Matt Reeves and Trinity Hundredmark, both in our litigation department, made appearances on the SuperLawyer Rising Star list.
Matt Reeves has been named to the “Rising Stars” list for the second time. His practice covers a wide range of matters within the areas of real estate litigation, commercial and banking litigation, and probate litigation, including representing private property owners and business owners in eminent domain matters.
Trinity Hundredmark has been named to the list for the third time. She focuses her practice in criminal and family law matters. She counsels and advises clients on a variety of divorce and custody related issues. Ms. Hundredmark’s criminal practice includes both state and federal white-collar and general criminal defense. Ms. Hundredmark is also certified in DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
Trinity Hundredmark recently appeared as a legal analyst on Nancy Grace on HLN.
A criminal defense and family law attorney and Partner at Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C., Trinity discussed the case of little Alexa Linboom, a 5-year old Tennessee girl who was forced to guzzle the grape soda and water after she took “one or two grape drinks” that belonged to her stepmother. She was allegedly force-fed so much liquid that it caused the sodium level in her body to go down and caused her brain to swell. She died as a result.
Trinity also discussed a case involving Sick Kids Hospital of Toronto, who allegedly overdosed a teenage boy with 7 drugs in 7 hours. These drugs were nearly life threatening and were given without any prior testing or blood work completed by the hospital and despite objections by the boys’ parents.
Catch her tonight on HLN from 3-6 as she sits on Verdict Watch in the Michael Dunn trial.
Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is proud to announce that Eadaoin Waller has been elected by the shareholders as a partner in the firm. Brad Carr, head of the firm’s corporate department, said: “Through her career at ATC, Eadaoin has developed expertise in guiding our corporate clients through the spectrum of corporate and non-profit issues, with a strong focus on common sense solutions, efficiency and service. We are excited to welcome her to the ranks of partnership.”
Eadaoin Waller is part of the corporate group of Andersen, Tate & Carr. Her practice focuses on employment law (employee handbooks and contracts; severance agreements; employer policies and procedures; non-compete/non-solicit and confidentiality agreements; intellectual property protection issues), mergers and acquisitions (stock and asset transactions), general corporate law (choice of entity and entity formation; shareholder and partnership agreements; general corporate advice) and non-profit law (including the assistance of charitable entitles in obtaining 501(c)(3) tax exempt status).
Eadaoin serves on the Boards of the Human Resources Management Group at the Gwinnett Co. Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Oconee County and the Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF). Born in Ireland, she is a passionate member of Atlanta’s Irish community and of Atlanta’s Irish Chamber of Commerce.
Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is proud to announce that Melody A. Glouton, an exceptional lawyer with a wealth of experience in litigation matters, with an emphasis in estate litigation, has joined the firm. “We are excited about the addition of Melody and the wealth of experience she brings to our practice. Her strong ties to the community as well as her excellent legal skills made her a natural choice as we continue to grow the firm,” says managing partner Don Swift.
Ms. Glouton will continue her practice as a civil litigation lawyer, including an emphasis on contested estate, trust and probate litigation matters, contested guardianships and conservatorships, as well as providing legal counsel and advice to families of wrongful death and personal injury matters. “I am very excited to join the talented group of lawyers at Andersen Tate, & Carr and look forward to being a part of the firm’s continued success,” says Melody.
Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is pleased to announce that Amy H. Bray has been named to head up the firm’s residential real estate department. “Amy was the obvious choice to take on this role for the firm, with her attention to detail and legal excellence that is balanced by her skills in client service,” says founding partner, Tom Andersen.
Amy has been part of the Commercial Real Estate & Banking group of Andersen, Tate & Carr since 2001. “I am proud and excited to take on this leadership role at ATC. Given the changing nature of residential real estate practice, I see challenges ahead for those providing closing services. I’m ready to take on that challenge and make sure ATC’s closing practice ranks among the best,” says Ms. Bray.
Amy’s practice focuses on real estate, encompassing both commercial and residential closings and extensive experience in community association law. She is also an experienced mediator, who applies her knowledge to the practical and efficient settlement of real estate-related disputes.