Dana K. Maine
Top rated Professional Liability attorney in Atlanta, GeorgiaFreeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Practice Areas: Professional Liability, Civil Rights, Land Use & Zoning
Licensed in Georgia since: 1991
Education: Emory University School of Law
Dana Maine is a founding attorney of FMG and is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. She is a highly experienced trial lawyer who has tried over 25 cases to verdict including multiple high exposure jury trials throughout Georgia. She also has appeared before the United States Supreme Court. Her practice focuses on professional liability defense and governmental litigation.
Ms. Maine heads the firm's Professional Liability National Practice Section, including Lawyer's (LPL) and Miscellaneous Professional Liability (MPL) practice teams. She has defended attorneys, insurance agents, real estate agents, teachers, corporate officers, and other professionals. She also defends claims against homeowners associations, community management groups and an array of non- profit organizations. Ms. Maine is Vice Chair of the Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN), which is a national association of select law firms with significant professional liability practices. She also serves on the leadership committee for the Professional Liability Committee within the Defense Research Institute.
Ms. Maine also is a former Chair of the Governmental Law Committee for the Defense Research Institute and is recognized as a leading national authority on land use and zoning, law enforcement, and civil rights litigation. She has tried all types of local government lawsuits and has argued a number of significant Section 1983 and constitutional appellate matters before the Georgia Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
A graduate of Agnes Scott College (B.A.), Ms. Maine received her law degree from Emory University (J.D.), where she was a member of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. She has spoken throughout the country on professional liability issues and governmental law. Ms. Maine is a graduate of the Atlanta Regional Commissioner's Leadership Institute, and she also is active in a number of other civic and professional organizations in metropolitan Atlanta.
First Admitted: 1991, Georgia
Professional Webpage: https://www.fmglaw.com/lawyers/dana-k-maine/
- Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the field of Municipal Law;Best Lawyers in America, "Women In The Law", 2016; Georgia Super Lawyer, 2010-present;Best Lawyers in America, "Lawyer of the Year" for Municipal Law, 2013;Atlanta Magazine's Top Attorneys in Georgia, 2010-2013; Premier Top 100 Trial Attorneys in the State of Georgia
- “What’s Your Verdict? Potential Pitfalls in PL Defense (A Mock Trial)” 2017 PLUS International Conference, November 2017; "Appealing A Zoning Decision," National Business Institute's Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law Seminar, Atlanta, GA, November 2016; "What's Your Duty?"--Update on LPL and MPL Developments. Professional Liability Attorny Network, Atlanta, GA; Lawyers Malpractice Claims- Trial Strategies and Evidentiary Issues, Chicago, IL; Keeping Damages Down-- How to Evaluate Potential Large Claims and Reduce Exposure, New York, NY; "First Amendment and Sign Ordinance Litigation," Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar, DRI; “Section 1983 Claims Challenging Business Regulation,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia; Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law, National Business Institute; "Liability for Surface Water Runoff From New Development" and "Land Use Law," Georgia Civil Engineering and Surveying Land Law Seminar.com; "Constitutional Limitations on Zoning Actions", National Business Institute’s Practice Guide to Zoning and Land Use Seminar; "Acquisition and Abandonment of Public Roads", Institute for City and County Attorneys; "Land Use Law", Georgia Land Law for Civil Engineers and Planned Surveyors; "The Development Approval Process", Land Use Law and Practices
- RES-Ga McDonough, LLC v. Taylor English Duma, LLP, 302 Ga. 444 (2017), 2017
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