January 20, 2020

Congratulations to MSP attorneys Jule Peek and Ben Stell for their recent settlement of two personal injury cases! In one case, Peek and Stell recovered $310,000 for a client who was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in 2017 while stopped at a red light. The client suffered back, leg, and rib injuries in the collision. Thankfully, the client had no permanent injuries and has made a full recovery. The case was set for trial in early 2020.

In the second case, the MSP attorneys recovered $305,000 for a family involved in a collision with a commercial work truck. The family was transported by ambulance to the emergency room for various soft tissue and whiplash injuries, some of which required several weeks of physical therapy. This case was pending against the at-fault driver’s employer and was set for trial in mid-2020.

These settlements are just the most recent examples of MSP attorneys generating significant recoveries for personal injury and workers compensation clients across the state of Georgia.

In just the past five years alone, MSP attorneys have recovered more than $10 million in compensation for injured clients, highlighted by some of the following results.

-$2 million by Jule Peek for wrongful death in a tractor trailer collision.
-$1.7 million by Jason Sanker for a client injured in a collision with a drunk driver who was operating a company vehicle.
-$1.3 million by Jule Peek for shoulder injury sustained in tractor-trailer collision.
-$1.1 million for noise nuisance claims against utility conglomerate.
-$380,000 by Brian Bojo and Lee Niedrach for leg injuries sustained by a pedestrian after being struck by a vehicle in a parking lot.
-$365,450 recovered by Mike McRae and Lee Niedrach in terminating an irrevocable family trust which had outlived its useful purpose.
-$350,000 by Jule Peek for a client injured in a rear-end collision with a logging truck.
-$300,000 by Jason Sanker for injuries sustained by motorcycle driver.
-$250,000 by Jule Peek and Ben Stell for back injuries sustained in rear-end tractor-trailer collision.
-$249,977 by Lee Niedrach recovered for a telephone company by having a garnishment overturned.
-S200,000 by Lee Niedrach for an elderly patient who fell at a nursing home.
-$175,000 by Jule Peek for injuries sustained by motorcycle driver.
-$145,000 by Jason Sanker for injuries sustained in auto collision.
-$127,000 by Jule Peek for leg injuries sustained in auto collision.
-$125,000 by Jule Peek for neck injury sustained in auto collision.
-$115,000 by Rob Monroe for employee with rotator cuff injury sustained while lifting countertops at work.
-$115,000 by Chris Jackson and Lint Johnson for collar bone injury sustained in collision caused by a logging truck.
-$100,000 by Rob Monroe for employee with shoulder injury sustained in wreck involving long log truck.

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries or damage as the result of an automobile or tractor-trailer truck collision, slip and fall, workplace accident, or by other means, call our office today at (706) 291-6223 to set up a free consultation.

December 23, 2019

The firm had a great Christmas party at the beautiful home of Andy & Ashley Garner!

November 25, 2019

MSP Partner Lee Niedrach was crowned “The Catfish King” at CRBI’s annual fish fry on Saturday! Lee raised the most money in donations for the local river keeper among the Catfish King contestants!

November 13, 2019

MSP Partner and Georgia Conservancy Board of Trustees Member Virginia Harman and her daughter Kate were in attendance at the Atlanta History Center where President Jimmy Carter was honored as 2019 Distinguished Conservationist at 26th Annual ecoBenefête on November 7. The Distinguished Conservationist Award, bestowed at that Conservancy’s annual gala, ecoBenefête, recognized President Carter’s profound and lasting impact on the conservation and protection of Georgia’s natural resources.

As one of the Georgia Conservancy’s charter members in 1967, President Carter’s notable environmental legacy in Georgia and beyond merits celebration by all. From his role in preserving the Upper Flint River at Sprewell Bluff, to his establishment of the Georgia Heritage Trust, to his support of significant environmental policy changes and unwavering commitment to our natural resources, President Carter has left our lands and water for the better. President Carter’s childhood experience on his family farm in Georgia and early notions of stewardship contributed to a strong environmental ethic, which was expressed during his tenures as State Senator, Governor, and President of the United States. That environmental awareness and concern bore fruit in Georgia at Panola Mountain, at Sweetwater Creek, and at Sprewell Bluff, along the Chattahoochee River, in the wild and scenic waters of the Chattooga, and on Ossabaw Island.

“My thoughts on conservation are grounded in a lifelong love of the natural wonders of Georgia and our responsibility to pass on the land, water, and forests in a better condition than we inherited them,” wrote President Carter in his acceptance of the Distinguished Conservationist Award. “Growing up on a farm, I understood the protection of the earth was the individuals’ responsibility and that we must carefully manage and enhance nature rather than degrade it. I am proud to have had the opportunity to share these ideals with the Georgia Conservancy. Their leadership in environmental preservation, protection, and policy enactment was helpful to me as State Senator, Governor of Georgia, and then President of the United States.”

“Future generations of conservation leaders must remember that we are stewards of a precious gift, which is not an unpleasant duty but rather an exciting challenge,” wrote President Carter. “We must safeguard our land so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy freshwater, clean air, scenic mountains and coasts, fertile agricultural lands, and healthy save places to live and thrive.”

The 26th annual ecoBenefête was a singular opportunity to honor the legacy of President Carter and his extraordinary impact on Georgia, the Georgia Conservancy, and the environment.

November 11, 2019

Today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month, MSP joined a large crowd at the foot of Myrtle Hill to honor our service men and women on Veterans Day. Thank you to all who have served or are serving our Country!

September 24, 2019

THANK YOU FOR VOTING MSP AS ROME, GEORGIA’S BEST LAW FIRM – 3 YEARS IN A ROW!!!

For the third year in a row MSP has been voted as Rome, Georgia’s BEST Law Firm by Rome News-Tribune’s Rome Life “Best of Rome” Contest. The announcement came last week at the Best of Rome Reception held at the Forum River Center.

With 15 attorneys and growing, MSP practices across a broad range of disciplines and brings a deep set of legal skills and a strong commitment to success for its clients. From personal injury to complex business transactions, MSP is a full service law firm ready to handle any client need. Founded in Rome, Georgia in 1899, we continue to show why our tradition of excellence endures over a century later.

Thank you Rome, and congratulations to all the other winners!

Pictured left to right are Mike McRae, Scott Smith, Carey Pilgrim, Jordan Knight, Brian Bojo, Virginia Harman, Lint Johnson, Chris Jackson, Andy Garner, and Ben Stell.

August 23, 2019

Throwback to last Saturday’s Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5k race and 2-mile health walk in the heart of downtown Rome. Over 500 runners and walkers came together for health, fitness and fellowship, and to raise money for the Exchange Club Family Resource Center. MSP’s Jason Sanker and his wife Kelly are two of three race directors, along with Gail Johnson (unpictured). This year’s race netted over $36,000 for the prevention of child abuse in Rome and Floyd County. Pictured left to right are Jason Sanker, Kelly Sanker, Lee Niedrach, Christine Niedrach, Ann Knight, and Jordan Knight (bottom: Ruby and Lua).

August 7, 2019

Rob Monroe recently settled yet another a workers’ compensation claim, this one for $112,500.

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system intended to make sure injured workers are taken care of. Yet all too often employers try to limit or even deny coverage. Rob’s client was working for a local manufacturer and injured his shoulder while hand-carrying supplies on the job. The employee underwent rotator cuff surgery, and may eventually require a total shoulder replacement due to the severity of the injury. The employer fired Rob’s client shortly after the surgery and refused to pay him any weekly benefits. Then Rob stepped in. On top of a substantial lump-sum settlement, Rob was successful in also forcing the employer to begin paying weekly benefits after establishing that his client could not find any other work because of his shoulder restrictions.

This is the latest in a series of successful settlements for Rob over the last several months. If you’ve been hurt at work, call Rob, and he will be glad to talk with you.

July 23, 2019

We are proud to announce that MSP Partner Virginia Harman has been named as Chair of the Georgia Bankers Association Bank Counsel Board for the 2019-2020 term. The Bank Counsel Board was established for two purposes: To determine unfilled banking-related educational needs that exist among counsel who represent GBA members, and to determine how the GBA can more effectively connect with and engage the large number of bank counsel who represent GBA members. Virginia has served on the Board for over 15 years.

A nationally recognized attorney, Virginia has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including most recently being honored by being named as a 2020 member of Lawyers of Distinction for Excellence in the Practice of Law. Lawyers of Distinction is a national award published annually in the American Bar Association Journal, The American Lawyer and National Law Journal. Virginia is currently Chairman of the Board and legal counsel for Cancer Navigators, Inc., a local nonprofit serving cancer patients and their families in Northwest Georgia. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Georgia Conservancy and has been active in supporting the NW Georgia free legal clinic for US Veterans.

July 12, 2019

Senior MSP Partner Mike McRae has been re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia, and was installed June 8 during the State Bar’s Annual Meeting. The Board of Governors is the policymaking authority of the State Bar, with representation from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. Mike has been elected to serve on behalf of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit representing Haralson and Polk counties.