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Bad news for Georgians who hire lawyers

The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia (BOG) voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to allow Georgia lawyers to practice without malpractice insurance. Although most lawyers are insured (approximately

This Saturday, approximately 150 lawyers will decide whether to protect victims of legal malpractice by requiring lawyers to be insured.  Please meet Dr. James Warner, one of those victims.

  Dr. Warner is a husband, father of three, and former high school band director. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education and was a professional trumpet player. Following a

Proclamation In Recognition of Tom Reilly

Several years ago, Linley Jones worked to preserve a green space along Nancy Creek in the northern end of Brookhaven. This week, Linley, on behalf of the City of Brookhaven,

Who Owns The Client’s File?

In the state of Georgia, lawyers are not required to carry insurance. As lawyers who represent victims of legal malpractice, The Linley Jones Firm, P.C. continues to fight for a

When Should a Lawyer Report a Mistake to a Legal Malpractice Insurer?

If you make a mistake while practicing law that results in harm to a client’s case, it is important that you promptly report the incident to your carrier.  Professional liability

Mandatory Malpractice Insurance for Lawyers:  A Step in the Right Direction

In the state of Georgia, lawyers are not required to carry insurance. As lawyers who represent victims of legal malpractice, The Linley Jones Firm, P.C. continues to fight for a

Linley Jones Spearheads Recognition of Historic Lynwood Park Community

  Writer: Valerie Biggerstaff Brookhaven officially recognizes historic Lynwood Park district On Oct. 13, the Brookhaven City Council approved the “Historic Lynwood Park Recognition Ordinance.” Councilwoman Linley Jones, who represents

In Memoriam:  Our Friend and Client William S. Arnett

William S. Arnett was a collector. As a boy Arnett collected baseball cards, stamps and butterflies. As a man he collected and studied art from around the world and championed

Think your lawyer is insured? Here’s how to find out

Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust, author Linley Jones Not many people would agree to have their roof replaced on their house, or a tree removed from their yard, without requesting

A Lesson For Navigating Your Business Through A Crisis

As a member of the Business Journals Leadership Trust, Ms. Jones was asked to share some of the lessons she has learned during the COVID-19 pandemic about leading a team

Linley Jones Invited to Join Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust

Linley Jones, founder of The Linley Jones Firm, P.C., has been invited to join Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in

The Linley Jones Firm Stands In Solidarity With Those Seeking An End To Racial Injustice

Here at the Linley Jones Firm, we stand in solidarity with peaceful protesters in Atlanta, across the country and around the globe who are pushing for an end to racial

Brookhaven Strong

On April 6, 2020, Linley Jones, in her capacity as City Council member, organized residents of Brookhaven, Georgia, sheltering in place through the coronavirus pandemic, to unite in an event

Attorney Angela Forstie Speaks at Soup to Nuts CLE

On March 3, 2020, Linley Jones Firm P.C. Junior Partner Angela Forstie presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course on legal ethics entitled Avoiding Legal Malpractice Pitfalls at the State

Trying a Case and Running a Business?  As Trial Lawyers, We Do It All

For over twenty years, at about this time of year, I wrap up my law firm’s year-end finances. I meet with my bookkeeper (repeatedly), coordinate with my CPA, ensure the books are balanced

The Muckraker

Sitting behind a big desk in her Buckhead office, Linley Jones looks small. Then she starts to talk. Then she fills the room. She’s not given to big gestures. She thinks carefully before answering questions.

Reflecting Upon a Year of Inspiration

As I complete my term as president, one word comes to mind — gratitude. I am grateful to each and every one of you for the opportunity to serve as your GTLA president.

How did Georgia State Law Prepare You for a Career as a Trial Lawyer?

“The energy to succeed was palpable.” As a second-year in 1990, I decided to try for Law Review. I spent weeks researching my topic, carefully crafting each sentence and shepardizing each citation. The night before the 9 a.m.

Your Client’s Story Doesn’t End  When the Trial Does

Long before I thought of being a trial lawyer, I wanted to be a newspaper journalist. I studied journalism in college but when I graduated, I couldn’t find a writing job. As

What’s Your Favorite Number?

What’s your favorite number? Is it seven? Alex Bellos, a math blogger (yes, there is such a thing) recently set out to answer this question with a poll. The results confirmed that the

With GTLA Behind You, Going to Trial  Doesn’t Have to be so Daunting

As a young lawyer, more than twenty years ago, I shared a low-rent, midtown office building with a motley crew of small-time, real estate investors, non-profit employees, insurance agents and, yes, lawyers. These

Insurer Pays $413K Judgment for a 100K Policy Holder

An insurance company has paid a $413,543 judgment from a Henry County trial for a customer who held a $100,00 insurance policy, according to lawyers on both sides. Although the

Linley Jones Named Attorney at Law Magazine’s Attorney of Month (2014)

Two figurines of dogs sit at the corner of Linley Jones’ desk in her high-rise office at the center of Buckhead. One is a boxer, her favorite type of dog.

Linley Jones on Atlanta Legal Experts Radio (2014)

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, President Linley Jones has an AV rating, the highest professional rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory. Linley Jones, P.C. handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases

Disabled Vet sues Ex-lawyer for Lost Chance at Compensation

PLAINTIFF BLAMES State Bar for not warning of pending actions against attorney

Woman Wins $360K after Neighbor’s Dog Causes Injury

FULTON COUNTY JURY AWARD of $250K triggered offer of judgment provision . An elderly woman who was knocked down by a neighbor’s bulldog as she walked her own small dog has

Estate of Famed Lawyer Charles Mathis Sued

ENTERTAINMENT AND PLAINTIFFS LAWYER Mathis left no will, and a receiver is resolving his cases; assets are unclear amid $165,000 lawsuit

Linley Jones Repeatedly Named One of Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia

December 10, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta Magazine has once again named Linley Jones as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia. She was selected by the magazine

Linley Jones Obtains $5.2 Million Verdict for Wrongful Death

The daughters of a woman killed by her live-in boyfriend, who later took his own life, have been awarded a $5.2 million default judgment against the man’s estate following a daylong bench trial in

Legal Malpractice Case Yields $350K

SETTLEMENT IS HATCHED as sides prepare for closing arguments; defendant denies liability

$500K Settlement for Injured Police Officer

An off-duty police officer who suffered severe wrist and ankle injuries after being hit head-on by a drunk driver has reached a $500,000 settlement with the driver’s insurer— $400,000 more

Firm Bungled Case, then Dropped Client

A woman who settled an age and sex discrimination suit against her former employer this year has set her sights on recovering $230,000 in fees, plus other damages, from her former

Women Trial Lawyers Form Old Girls’ Network

Six plaintiffs’ lawyers have started the Atlanta Trial Lawyer’s Society, an invitation-only group for seasoned courtroom combatants. Although it sounds like an exclusive old boy’s club, it’s not. Rather, it’s

Linley Jones : “My clients love it  when their lawyer is on CNN.”

Linley Jones, J.D. ’92, is admittedly intense, a quality that has served her well in the courtroom and in front of the camera.

Linley Jones elected President of GA Trial Lawyers Association

Attorney Linley Jones of Brookhaven was elected last month to serve as the 59th president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association at the group’s annual convention in Atlanta.

Linley Jones on Avoiding Legal Mal Practice at Trial

Linley Jones on Avoiding Legal Mal Practice at Trial

Women in Law in Georgia

Women in Law in Georgia

Linley Jones on the Fate of Brookhaven

Linley Jones on the Fate of Brookhaven

Linley Jones on Scott Peterson Trial

Linley Jones on Scott Peterson Trial

Linley Jones on Mistrial

Linley Jones on Mistrial

Linley Jones on Michael Jackson Trial

Linley Jones on Michael Jackson Trial

Linley Jones on Martha Stewart Trial 2

Linley Jones on Martha Stewart Trial 2

Linley Jones on Martha Stewart Trial 1

Linley Jones on Martha Stewart Trial 1

Linley Jones on the Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show

Linley Jones on the Atlanta Legal Experts Radio Show

Personal Note from a Harvard Law Professor

Personal Note from Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz

Linley with United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Linley with United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

As President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Linley pushed for Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal

As President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Linley pushed for Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal

Linley with Martin Luther King, III

Linley with Martin Luther King, III

Linley with Dekalb County State Court Judge Stacey Hydrick

Linley with Dekalb County State Court Judge Stacey Hydrick

Linley Serving at Brookhaven City Counsel meeting

Linley Serving at Brookhaven City Counsel meeting

Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women in the Practice of Law in Georgia

Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women in the Practice of Law in Georgia

Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women in the Practice of Law in Georgia

Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women in the Practice of Law in Georgia

Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women in the Practice of Law in Georgia

Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women in the Practice of Law in Georgia

Linley helped bring Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta Hawks to Brookhaven

Linley helped bring Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta Hawks to Brookhaven

Teaching at Fall Judges Conference on St. Simons Island

Teaching at Fall Judges Conference on St. Simons Island

Teaching at Fall Judges Conference on St. Simons Island.

Teaching at Fall Judges Conference on St. Simons Island.

Linley Jones Named Attorney at Law – Attorney of the Month.

Linley Jones Named Attorney at Law – Attorney of the Month.

Linley teaching Georgia lawyers

Linley teaching Georgia lawyers

Linley Jones with trial lawyer Bobby Lee Cook

Linley Jones with trial lawyer Bobby Lee Cook

Linley Jones appears on Trust Dale Radio Show with Dale Cardwell

Linley Jones appears on Trust Dale Radio Show with Dale Cardwell