Mike Gorby

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Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Gorby, Peters & Associates, LLC
 | 1175 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 404-436-2542
Fax: 404-239-1179
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
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    For over 30 years, Mike Gorby has been serving his clients in various types of litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and practices law in Atlanta, Georgia. Focusing his entire practice on litigation, he has successfully represented both defendants and plaintiffs in complex cases. Specifically, Mr. Gorby has experience in commercial litigation cases, personal injury suits, insurance disputes and employment law. Many of these cases have been high profile cases, further emphasizing Mr. Gorby's ability to handle high-pressure or complex cases.

    Mike Gorby is well known for his years of experience and he is the published author of the legal resource, Premises Liability in Georgia. He is a highly sought speaker and is annually a keynote speaker at the Premises Liability Seminar for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia. In addition to his reputation as a speaker, he is often retained as a mediator and arbitrator.

    Besides successfully trying and winning several large sum cases, Mr. Gorby is a veteran and is an active volunteer with the DeKalb County Special Needs Education Project and the Atlanta Mental Health Organizations. He is admitted to the American Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association and is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

    In addition to winning huge settlements, Mike Gorby represents large corporations and individual clients alike. He is known for his professionalism and skill and will dedicate his resources to obtaining the best possible results for his clients. His experience differentiates Mr. Gorby from other attorneys in the Atlanta area.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 70%General Litigation
    • 30%Alternative Dispute Resolution

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015

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    About Mike Gorby

    Admitted: 1974, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: http://www.gorbypeters.com/about-gorby-peters/mike-gorby

    Honors/Awards:

    • Arbitrator and Mediator, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
    • Member, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
    • Member, Georgia Liaison, Professional Liability Committee, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Member, Insurance Law and Litigation Sections, State Bar of Georgia
    • Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer Instructor with the Dekalb County Special Education Project
    • Long-Time Member, Holy Cross Catholic Church
    • Atlanta Mental Health Organizations

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker and is annually a keynote speaker at the Premises Liability Seminar for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
    • Chairman, Premises Liability Seminar Program, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 1994 - 2005
    • Chair, Annual Premises Liability Seminar for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, which is affiliated with the University of Georgia, 1994
    • Premises Liability in Georgia, Premises Liability in Georgia, Harrison Company, 1998
    • Premises Liability in Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association seminar in Park City, Utah, March 11, 1994
    • Insurance Coverage Law in Georgia, National Business Institute, Inc. Seminar, July 25, 1995
    • Premises Liability in Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association Seminar in Snow Mass, Colorado, March 1998
    • Premises Liability in Georgia, Harrison Company, 1998
    • Premises Liability in Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, February 1999
    • Insurance Law: Third-Party Coverage in Georgia, June 18, 2002
    • Accessibility of Expert Testimony in Georgia, Thomson/West Publishing Company

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Mr. Gorby has also litigated Premises Liability cases on behalf of individuals. He and partner Mary Donne Peters obtained a jury verdict of $1.2 million in Ohio for injuries suffered by a truck driver at a steel company. Here in Georgia, Mr. Gorby and Ms. Peters obtained a $3.4 million jury verdict for a woman who was seriously injured in a dog attack, one of the largest verdicts of its type in the country. Finally, Mr. Gorby obtained a substantial confidential settlement on behalf of an attorney who was falsely arrested at a shopping mall
    • On the other side of the coin, Mike Gorby was retained by an insurance carrier that denied coverage for environmental damages claimed to exceed $20-million. Mr. Gorby obtained summary judgment on behalf of the insurance carrier and the decision was upheld by the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Mike Gorby served as lead trial counsel for a southern city that sued its insurance carrier to provide coverage for over $25-million in claims arising out of criminal sexual conduct by a police officer. The case was tried in federal court in Atlanta, Georgia, and the judge ruled that the insurance company was not only required to cover over $25-million in claims, but also the attorneys' fees to litigate the case. The decision was upheld by the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

    Educational Background:

    • Georgia State University, B.A., 1971
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    Office Location for Mike Gorby

    1175 Peachtree Street NE
    Atlanta, GA 30361

    Phone: 404-436-2542

    Fax: 404-239-1179

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