Jarome E. Gautreaux

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Macon, GA

Gautreaux Law, LLC
 | 778 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201
Phone: 478-238-9758
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    As the founding partner and owner at Gautreaux Law, located in Macon, Georgia, Jarome E. Gautreaux has built a reputation as a staunch advocate for those who have suffered injury, loss or damage due to the negligent actions of others. Mr. Gautreaux has recovered in excess of $100 million for area plaintiffs since he began practicing personal injury law in 2000. Cases that he has been involved in include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and workplace accidents.

    A recipient of a Bachelor of Science in economics from Mercer University and a M.A. in philosophy from Georgia State University, Mr. Gautreaux obtained his Juris Doctor from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. He served as a law clerk for a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois before entering private practice. Admitted to practice in Georgia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Steadfast dedication to his clients and a record of success in the courtroom have led Mr. Gautreaux to be recognized with an array of honors and awards. He has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo and an AV rating* through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition he is listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and Georgia Trend Magazine named him as one of Georgia's Legal Elite in 2014. Mr. Gautreaux is an active participant in a variety of professional organizations, including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the William A. Bootle American Inn of Court. He has served as an adjunct professor at his law school alma mater, where he has taught courses on advanced torts and pretrial advocacy.

    *AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005

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    About Jarome Gautreaux

    Admitted: 1998, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: http://www.gstriallawyers.com/jarome-gautreaux

    Honors/Awards:

    • Highest possible rating (10 out of 10) by Avvo
    • Selected as Legal Elite in Georgia, 2014
    • Served as President of William Augustus Bootle Inn 0f Court , President, Bootle Inn of Court, 2014
    • Highest rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
    • Selected as a “Rising Star” in Georgia, 2005
    • Selected as National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • President's Award – Federal Bar Association, 2002

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Achieved Lead Counsel rating for personal injury by Lead Counsel Review Board, leadcounsel.org, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Georgia Superior and State Courts
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • President, Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
    • Court of Appeals of Georgia
    • US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • President, William Augustus Bootle Chapter, American Inns of Court, 2012-2013
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
    • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • Amicus Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2007-present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • President of the Board of Trustees for Mount de Sales Academy
    • Board member of Board of Trustees of Mount de Sales High School, 2016
    • Vice President and President-Elect of Family Advancement Ministries in Macon, Georgia, 2015
    • President of St. Joseph School School Board, 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Authored update of Tort law in Mercer Law Review Annual Survey of Georgia Law.  , Author, Survey - Torts, Mercer Law Review, 2020
    • This was a paper and live presentation of the latest cases of importance in the area of Torts in Georgia, Author and Presenter, Torts - Recent Developments, Institute of Continuing Legal Education - Georgia, Legal, 2019
    • Blog, Who is at Fault in a Rear End Collision in Georgia?
    • Blog, How to Avoid Hitting a Deer
    • Blog, Three New Apps to Keep You Safe
    • Blog, Tractor Trailer Accident Near Macon, GA
    • Blog, Pedestrian Traffic Accidents
    • A Super-Daubert Primer, The Verdict Magazine, (Winter 2012)
    • Anticipating the Anticipation of Litigation Objection: A Review of the Law Regarding Statements and Some Suggestions for Obtaining Them, The Verdict Magazine, (Spring 2009)
    • Pretrial Organization, Trial Practice Manual, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2002-2012 (multiple editions)
    • “If It Happens in the Emergency Room, Is It a Gross Negligence Case? Challenges We Faced on the Road to a $5,000,000 Verdict for Our Client in an Emergency Room Case,” Superstar Personal Injury Seminar (January 23, 2014)
    • “Panel Discussion on Evidence and Ethics, Carlson on Evidence,” ICLE Georgia (November 7, 2014)
    • “Recent Developments in Torts,” Mercer University (March 12, 2010)
    • “Tort Essentials,” Seminar Chairman, Georgia Trial Lawyer Association, Mercer University (February 28, 2010)
    • “Watch Out!: Some Dangers Associated with Senate Bill 3,” Annual Convention, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2009)
    • “Closing Arguments – Suggestions for Effective Summation,” Trial Advocacy, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2008)
    • “Litigating the Governmental Immunity Case,” Georgia Law of Torts Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia (2005, 2006 and 2007)
    • “Recent Developments in Civil Rights Litigation,” Federal Bar Association (October 3, 2003)
    • “Differences Between State and Federal Civil Procedure,” Federal Bar Association Seminar, Macon, Georgia (October 5, 2001)

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $5,000,000 verdict in medical malpractice amputation case, Gwinnett County, Georgia  , 2013
    • $11,000,000 settlement of case involving severe personal injury arising from motor vehicle wreck. , 2019
    • $1,525,000 settlement in medical malpractice case involving surgical errors. , 2014

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Started and funded a Civil Justice scholarship at Mercer University Law School., 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, M.A. in Philosophy, 1995
    • J.D., Mercer University School of Law, 1998
    • Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, B.S. in Economics, 1990
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    778 Mulberry Street
    Macon, GA 31201

    Phone: 478-238-9758

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