Laurie Dugoniths Busbee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Dugoniths Law LLC
 | 695 Pylant St NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone: 678-383-7120
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2009
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (90%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Laurie Dugoniths Busbee is the founder and owner of Dugoniths Law LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro region and surrounding areas, Laurie Dugoniths Busbee provides exceptional advocacy and support to commercial policyholders who have pressing disputes against their insurance providers. 

    Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Dugoniths Busbee has handled hundreds of cases in state, federal and appellate courts across the nation. Through her efforts, she has achieved notable success handling a variety of insurance coverage disputes under a range of policy coverages, including the following:

    • First party commercial property
    • Commercial business risk
    • General liability
    • Business income and extra expense issues
    • Excess, umbrella and bumbershoot liability
    • Transportation and cargo-related liability
    • Marine liability and property issues

    Before entering the legal profession, Ms. Dugoniths Busbee worked for years in the maritime industry, so she has invaluable insight into the unique challenges and risks associated with this area. Widely regarded as a leader in her field, Ms. Dugoniths Busbee has served as a junior editor for the CGL Reporter, published by the International Risk Management Institute, and she has contributed to “The Reference Handbook on the Comprehensive General Liability Policy.” She has also recently been named as a fellow of the American College of Coverage Coverage Counsel.

    In addition, Ms. Dugoniths Busbee remains highly active in her legal community, as evidenced by her memberships with the Atlanta and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

    A 1991 graduate of the University of Dayton, Ms. Dugoniths Busbee obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1999. She holds excellent client ratings on Avvo, and she has earned consistent recognition from her peers as being among the top women attorneys in Georgia.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Transportation/Maritime
    Focus Areas

    Insurance

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2009

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    About Laurie Busbee

    Admitted: 1999, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.dugonithslaw.com/about

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine
    • Georgia Rising Stars, 2009
    • Georgia Rising Stars, 2005-2007
    • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia 2012-2014
    • Georgia Super Lawyers 2011-2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fellow, American College of Coverage Counsel, 2019
    • Member, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, American Bar Association
    • Member-At-Large, Small Firm/Solo Practitioner Section, Atlanta Bar
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court for The Northern District of Georgia
    • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 11th Circuit
    • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 5th Circuit
    • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 4th Circuit
    • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 2nd Circuit
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • American Bar Association, Vice Chair of Tort and Insurance Practice Section of ABA, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Atlanta Mariners Club

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • This book provides an overview of CGL Policies and the common issues confronted on both sides of the aisle when interpreting its provisions. The topics addressed include: what is an occurrence, application of exclusions, Coverage A v. Coverage B, key conditions, the Duty to Defend, etc., Contributing Author - Duty to Defend Chapter, The Reference Handbook on the Comprehensive General Liability Policy, American Bar Association Book Publishing, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, 2010
    • CGL Reporter Editorial Board for IRMI (International Risk Management Institute, Inc.)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Dayton, B.S.
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    Office Location for Laurie Dugoniths Busbee

    695 Pylant St NE
    Atlanta, GA 30306

    Phone: 678-383-7120

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