March 07, 2023

56th Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA) Annual Meeting

Date: Jun 15-18, 2023

The Breakers, One South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Don't miss the 56th GDLA Annual Meeting at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida from June 15-18. Earn CLE hours* and network with your friends and colleagues at various social events.


Kick off Thursday on The Breakers' Ocean Lawn with our traditional Welcome, Y'all Reception/Dinner sponsored by BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services.

President-Elect Pamela Lee of Swift Currie, Atlanta, has planned a terrific educational program for Friday and Saturday mornings. We're especially excited for the federal judges' panel, which was the brainchild of the late Jeff Ward. It was to have taken place in 2020 when he was GDLA President-Elect, but COVID had other plans. Following are the speakers and topics:

  • Professionalism: A View from The Bench - U.S. District Court Judge Tripp Self (Middle); USDC Judge Rick Story (Northern); Lisa Godbey Wood (Southern); and moderator Pat O'Connor, Oliver Maner, Savannah
  • Legislative Update - Jake Daly, Freeman Mathis & Gary; Marty Levinson, Hawkins Parnell & Young; Kade Cullefer (GDLA lobbyist), Troutman Pepper Strategies; legislators TBA
  • Human Trafficking and Civil Liability - Jay Doyle, Lewis Brisbois, Atlanta; and Judge Rick Story, USDC (Northern)
  • It's a Trap! Responding to Complex Demand Letters Designed to Manufacture Bad Faith Claims - Elissa Haynes, Freeman Mathis & Gary, Atlanta; Matt Friedlander, Webb Daniel Friedlander, Atlanta; Marty Levinson, Hawkins Parnell & Young, Atlanta
  • Staying Alive in the Legal "Bermuda Triangle" - Navigating Ethical Issues in the Tripartite Relationship - Jennifer Guerra, Stites & Harbison, Business Litigation Service Group, Atlanta
  • Leveraging Medical Billing and Coding Experts to Combat Inflated Medical Bills - Toni Elhoms, GDLA Platinum Sponsor AccuMed and Jennifer Adair, Freeman Mathis & Gary, Atlanta
  • Reviewing Medical Cost Projections and Life Care Plans: Practice Considerations - Steve Yuhas, GDLA Platinum Sponsor InQuis Global

Enjoy Friday and Saturday afternoons at the poolside hospitality bungalows thanks to GDLA Platinum Sponsors ESi and Collision Specialists. Friday night is the President's Reception where we'll honor Dart Meadows, Balch & Bingham, Atlanta, for an unprecedented two years of leadership as GDLA President. On Saturday evening we'll say farewell at the Closing Reception/Dinner at the Beach Club sponsored by GDLA Platinum Sponsor FORCON.

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