Charles Scholle

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Duluth, GA

Scholle Law
 | 6340 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 150
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 770-717-5100
Fax: 404-581-5970
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
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  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Attorney Charles Scholle is the founder and owner of Scholle Law in Duluth, Georgia. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial advocates in the country, Mr. Scholle provides exceptional representation and support to plaintiff clients throughout the state who have personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and other preventable tragedies.

A Georgia native, Mr. Scholle has a genuine concern for the legal issues affecting the residents of his community, and he delivers highly personalized and compassionate counsel to those he serves while aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcomes on their behalf. Over the course of his legal career, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, earning his lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Among his other accolades, Mr. Scholle has earned a designation as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia from the American Society of Legal Advocates, and The National Trial Lawyers voted him as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States. He also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he received the organization's Silver Client Champion Award in 2019.

Mr. Scholle earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia's Terry School of Business, and he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1995. While in law school, he served on the editorial board of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law as well as the Mock Trial Team.

He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Scholle has served as president and chairman of the Atlanta Bar Association's Estate Planning and Probate Section, and he is an active member of numerous local, state and national legal organizations. He has written extensively, and conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics involving personal injury litigation, dram shop liability, estate planning and administration, and other subjects.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Charles Scholle

Admitted: 1995, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.schollelaw.com/charles-scholle/

Honors/Awards:

  • Nominated and selected as a member of the 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction for GA 2019 - 2020., 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction for Georgia, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2020
  • Awarded AV peer-review rating by Martindale Hubbell as possessing the highest possible ratings in both legal ability and ethical standards consistently since 2011., AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2020
  • Named as a member of the Motor Vehicle Lawyers Top 25 in Georgia by National Trial Lawyers 2019 and 2020, Motor Vehicle Lawyers Top 25 in Georgia, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Received the Silver Award for Client Satisfaction in 2019 and again in 2020, Silver Award Client Satisfaction, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • Gwinnett Chapter of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Appointed Co-Chairman and President, 2018
  • Named Top 25 Auto Accident Lawyers in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers, Top 25 Auto Accident Lawyers in Georgia, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • VP of GTLA by virtue of local chapter Presidency, Vice President, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy from 2015 - 2020., Board Certification in Civil Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2015
  •  Named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer / Honoree from 2012 - 2020., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Membership, 2010
  • Awarded Emeritus Status for Chairmanship of Estate and Probate Section of Atlanta Bar Association, Emeritus Member and Service Award, Atlanta Bar Association, 2000

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • 2015 - 2019 Board Certification and Specialization in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Gwinnett Trial Lawyers Association Board Member / Vice Chairman 2007 - Present, 2020
  • State Bar of Georgia Executive Committee on Professionalism; appointment by Georgia Bar President Hodges., 2018
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2016
  • American Association for Justice Eye and Refractive Surgery Litigation Group, 2016
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Premises Liability Section, 2016
  • American Association for Justice Burn Injury Litigation Group, 2015
  • American Association for Justice Liquor Liability Litigation Group, 2015
  • American Association for Justice Motorcycle Litigation Group, 2015
  • Dekalb County Bar Association Trial Lawyer Section, 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 2015
  • American Association for Justice Practice Management Litigation Group, 2014
  • American Association for Justice Spinal Chord Injury Litigation Group, 2013
  • American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, 2013
  • 2012 - Current  Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) Champions Member, 2012
  • American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section, 2011
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group, 2011
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Trucking Section, 2011
  • National Crime Victims Bar Association, 2011
  • American Association for Justice, Aviation Litigation Section, 2011
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Motor Vehicle Section, 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Section, 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia, Consumer Law Section, 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia Aviation Law Section, 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia, Products Liability Section, 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section, 1999
  • American Bar Association Litigation Section, 1998
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Chairman of Estate and Probate Section, 1998
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 1997
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1997
  • State Bar of Georgia, Younger Lawyers Section, 1996
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association (Most years since 1995), 1995

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Fundraiser for Navigate Recovery, a Gwinnett County opioid addiction recovery organization 2018 - 2019, 2019
  • Civil Justice PAC Volunteer, 2016
  • University of Georgia Alumni Association, 2015
  • National Committee on Planned Giving, 2014
  • Goodwill of Georgia Fundraising , 2013
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Board of Directors Member, 2012
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Steering Committee, 2010
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Walk Like Madd Team Sponsor, 2009
  • Georgia Special Olympics, 2008
  • Susan Komen Foundation Contributor, 2005
  • The Gwinnett Foundation, Board of Advisors, 2004
  • Gwinnett County Truancy Intervention Project Performed pro-bono work volunteering to help underage youth at risk for dropping out of educational system., 2003
  • Georgia Mock Trial Competition High School Judge, 2002
  • Choice in Dying, 2000
  • Georgia Planned Giving Council, 1998

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • CLE Speaker, Speaker, Civil Trial from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Nationwide CLE webinar speaker about being prepared and styles of negotiations. This class offers 6 CLE credits for Georgia attorneys including 1 Ethics credit., CLE Speaker, Top 10 Negotiating Mistakes Litigators Make , National Business Institute, 2019
  • Spoke about how to resolve Subrogation of Medicare, Medicaid and Third Party Liens, CLE Speaker, Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Georgia, National Business Institute, 2019
  • CLE Speaker for statewide seminar., CLE Speaker, Auto Injuries: Advanced Plaintiff Strategies, National Business Institute, Georgia Bar Members, 2019
  • CLE Speaker for Nationwide Broadcast for National Business Institute, CLE Speaker, Pre-Existing Injuries: Proving Exacerbation and/or Aggravation, National Business Institute, State Bar Of Georgia, 2019
  • Getting the Most out of Doctor Depositions, Medical Records, and More.  NBI CLE Presentation, Author and Lecturer, "Auto Injury Litigation: The Ultimate Guide", National Business Institute, 2018
  • National CLE Broadcast, Author and Lecturer, "Build Your Auto Injury Litigation Skills", National Business Institute, 2018
  • Premises Liability Presentation, Author and Presenter, "Social Host Liability in Georgia", State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, 2017
  • CLE Presentation, Primary Speaker, "Auto Injury Litigation from Start to Finish", National Business Institute, 2016
  • Nationwide CLE Broadcast by National Business Institute. October 2014., Author and Lecturer, A Plaintiff's Guide to Dram Shop Liability, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Consumer Guide to Tractor Trailer Wrecks in Georgia, Author, Consumer Guide to Tractor Trailer Accidents, Ebook Self Published, 2011
  • Author, How Long Will it Take to Resolve my Personal Injury Case?, Avvo, Attorneys, 2009

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $3,500,000. The family of a woman who was robbed and murdered in a metro-Atlanta parking deck was able to recover a settlement from a Negligent Security Wrongful Death claim., 2020
  • $650,000 Settlement from an auto accident that resulted in knee and cervical injuries and required multiple surgeries., 2020
  • $450,000 Verdict was awarded in a head-on collision auto accident after only being offered $5,000 from the other driver's insurance company., 2020
  • $14 Million Verdict. This is the result of a Medical Malpractice case that was tried and won in Gwinnett County, GA. Our client went in for neck surgery and she awoke with permanent eye damage due to the skin prep chemicals not monitored during the procedure., 2019
  • $2,025,000. This was the settlement awarded to the family of a woman who was killed in a collision with a commercial driver., 2019
  • $625,000 settlement.  We obtained a tractor trailer wreck settlement just before trial.  Our firm settled a case involving a woman who was hit by a semi of a major company which backed into her at a stoplight. , 2019
  • $500,000 Settlement. A young college student was the passenger in a vehicle that was rear ended. Her scholarship was lost due to the injuries she sustained in the auto accident. Due to traditional treatment failure, she is now a candidate for future stem cell replacement., 2019
  • $300,000 Settlement from the insurance company relating to cervical and leg injuries sustained in an auto accident., 2019
  • $300,000 A teenager failed to yield when turning left in Gwinnett County. Our client required surgery to repair the serious neck injuries that were endured., 2019
  • $5.5 Million A Gwinnett County resident suffered a traumatic brain injury when involved in a T-bone accident. The accident caused our client to have brain damage and multiple fractures., 2018
  • $425,000. Insurance Bad Faith. Our out of state client received $425,000 on a $100,000 liability policy. A time-limit demand was sent and the insurance company failed to pay. Our client had 2 neck surgeries., 2018
  • $350,000.  This case involved a minor impact collision, but resulted in settling for policy limits. Our client was hit from behind but as a result of the accident, they had a back injury which required two surgeries., 2018
  • $575,000. This settlement followed a collision between three tractor trailer trucks.  Our client had a cervical fracture at C6 and C7 as well as a displaced fracture at C5 which required surgical repair., 2017
  • $400,000 Truck Accident.  Our client required back surgery following an accident with the at fault driver. There were additional complications for our Plaintiff's case due to pre-existing back and neck issues., 2016
  • $300,000. This settlement was received for a 23 year old college student in her last semester of school. She was involved in a four car collision by being struck by another vehicle head-on. She experienced a broken pelvis, broken clavicle bone, and has permanent nerve damage in her foot., 2016
  • $500,000. This was a Federal Court case involving a Canadian truck driver with a Toronto based trucking company, and a Gwinnett County mother. The truck pushed her minivan into a ditch and she had a neck injury as a result., 2015
  • $441,000. A woman and her toddler son were injured in a head on collision in Gwinnett County. The woman suffered a fractured knee, along with back and neck injuries. Her child had contusions and emotional distress., 2015
  • $4.3 Million Verdict in Fulton County dram shop case for woman run over by several cars on Interstate 285 in Atlanta., 2014
  • $390,000 Settlement in tractor trailer case against Schneider where client was in car that was sideswiped by a tractor trailer, 2014
  • $260,000. A teenaged driver was texting and collided with a Gwinnett County man.  As a result of the accident, he had a neck injury that led to requiring surgery., 2014
  • $275,000 This settlement resulted from an accident involving a disabled Plaintiff who had undergone a previous cervical fusion surgery. The case resolved for single policy limits., 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Selected by Georgia Bar President Ken Hodges to be a member of the Georgia State Bar Committee on Professionalism, 2018

Videos:

Newsletters:

  • The Georgia Accident Guide gives information relating to injuries in accidents and personal injuries, Georgia laws, and valuable resources., Georgia Accident Guide
  • These articles will provide information if you believe you or a family member have been injured by the fault of another person., Georgia Personal Injury Victim Help Center, Public Informational Website For All Georgians
  • Our firm publishes that covers traumatic brain injury issues in Georgia.  Please see our website at www.schollelaw.com, Georgia Brain Injury Website, Public Informational Website For All Georgians

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia School of Law; Juris Doctor with Honors, Cum Laude Graduate; Editorial Board of Journal of International and Comparative Law; Mock Trial, 1995
  • University of Georgia School of Business; Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance; Magna Cum Laude; High Honors Graduate; Honors Program, 1992

Industry Groups

  • Products Liability
  • Vehicular Accidents
  • We represent Georgia citizens in the following legal areas: Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death and Professional Negligence
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Office Location for Charles Scholle

6340 Sugarloaf Parkway
Suite 150
Duluth, GA 30097

Phone: 770-717-5100

Fax: 404-581-5970

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Last Updated: 8/26/2020

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