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Meet Our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys

8 Georgia offices throughout the state

Each of our seven Georgia offices includes local personal injury attorneys, paralegals, case managers, and administrative staff with strong professional and educational backgrounds. Our legal teams have the broad experience that can only be gained from exclusively focusing on personal injury law. When Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. takes your case, this team approach ensures you always receive responsive, personal, and compassionate attention.

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Founder

Kenneth S. Nugent

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  • Undergraduate: State University of New York at Albany – 1977
  • Law School: Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor Degree -1980
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Ken became a member of the Georgia Bar Association in 1980. He has practiced personal injury law since that time. In 1989, he formed Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., now with offices in eight Georgia cities. Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. has attorneys licensed in Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee and Washington D.C., and handles cases in those jurisdictions. Ken resides in Georgia, is married, and has five children.

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Director of Litigation

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  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia – 1981
  • Law School: Mercer University School of Law – 1984
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Jan Cohen has more than twenty-five (25) years' of experience in all aspects of litigation. Jan’s primary focus of practice is in the area of personal injury, wrongful death, professional negligence, products liability and premises liability. Jan has extensive trial experience as well as a background in assisting clients with resolving matters through alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Kenneth S Nugent as Director of Litigation, Jan previously served as partner with, McConnell, Sneed & Cohen and managing partner of the Atlanta law firm of Weinstock & Scavo, P.C., where he aggressively represented the interests of his clients within Georgia and in other jurisdictions. Prior to that, Jan served as managing partner at the Atlanta litigation law firm of Chambers, Mabry, McClelland & Brooks, where he focused his practice on the representation of insurers and their insured’s as well as self-insured corporations, in the defense of liability claims. Jan’s diverse background in representing insurance companies, insured’s’ and injured parties, provides him with the unique ability to apply his experience in practicing on both sides of the aisle in effectively representing his clients.

Jan and his wife, Heidi are both natives of Atlanta with strong ties to the Atlanta community. They live in the Sandy Springs area and are active in many local organizations. Jan is a member of Ahavath Achim Congregation where he has served on the Board of Trustees, as well as The Standard Club. Jan enjoys spending time with his two daughters and playing golf in his leisure time.

Admitted / Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of Georgia
Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Standard Club

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matthewkirtlinkLaura L. Voght

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  • Undergraduate: University of Central Florida – 1997
  • Certificate in Comparative Law:  Oxford University – 1999
  • Law School: Mercer University School of Law – 2001

Laura serves as Director of Mass Torts for the firm, handling cases on behalf of individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries or death due to prescription drugs with dangerous side effects or defective medical devices.  Laura has extensive trial and litigation experience specific to cases involving complex medical issues.  In addition to products liability litigation in the mass torts arena, Laura’s practice also includes handling of wrongful death, medical malpractice and professional negligence claims on behalf of injured parties.

Prior to joining Kenneth S. Nugent, PC as Director of Mass Torts, Laura was a member of the law firm of Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, LLC, where she handled complex defense litigation cases on behalf of corporations.  Her experience as a defense litigator provides her with unique insight and the ability to more effectively represent the injured now that she has joined the Plaintiff’s bar.

Laura has been named a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star for the years 2005, 2007 and 2009 – 2014.  She was also named a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates in 2013.
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Laura has been a resident of Atlanta for over 12 years.

Admitted / Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Florida
State Bar of Alabama
Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
Supreme Court of the State of Florida
Supreme Court of the State of Alabama
Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia
Court of Appeals for the State of Alabama
Court of Appeals for the State of Florida
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice

The National Trial Lawyers

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Albany Office

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Matthew Kirtlink

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Matt Kirtlink graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with a B.S. in Political Science and History. He went on to receive his J.D. from Mercer University School of Law. Admitted to both the Georgia and Florida bar, Matt has practiced in South Georgia since law school and focuses his career on litigating cases for people who are injured as a result of automobile collisions, tractor-trailer crashes, work-related accidents, and medical malpractice. Matt was formerly Secretary/Treasurer of the Dougherty County Bar Association and served as an adjunct professor at Valdosta State University where he taught courses focusing on civil procedure, business law, family law, and real estate transactions. He also coached the Valdosta State Mock Trial team.

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Atlanta Office

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John T. Ruff

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John T. Ruff is admitted to Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and Georgia Federal and State Courts. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. His areas of practices include complex litigation, class actions, negligence, products liability, and premises liability.

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Michael C. Cherof

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Mike Cherof served as a Superior Court law clerk and an Assistant District Attorney for the Conasauga Judicial Circuit prior to entering private practice. He has extensive civil and criminal trial experience and handles litigation in numerous counties throughout Georgia. In 1995, Mike was admitted to the Florida State Bar. In addition to handling personal injury cases for Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., Mike is a General Civil and Domestic Relations Mediator for Cobb, Dekalb and Gwinnett counties.

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Ahkibah Khan

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Ahkibah Khan is a member of State Bar of Georgia, member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and member of GABWA. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of State of Georgia and Georgia Court of Appeals.

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Christopher Adams

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  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Undergraduate College: West Virginia University
  • Juris Doctorate: John Marshall Law School
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia and State of West Virginia

Chris Adams received his Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University and his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a state prosecutor in Georgia and handled felony cases as well as DUI and serious injury by motor vehicle prosecution. He also practiced civil litigation and insurance defense with the law firm of Schrader Byrd and Companion of Wheeling, West Virginia. He is licensed to practice in both West Virginia and Georgia and in both state and federal jurisdictions.

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Augusta Office

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Jason Woolf

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Jason Woolf received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Jason was an associate at a large multi-national firm in Atlanta practicing commercial real estate law. He has since changed his focus to civil litigation. He is licensed to practice in Georgia.

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Michael G. Orr

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  • Location: Augusta, GA
  • Undergraduate: Michigan State University
  • Graduate School: Miami University
  • Law School: Emory University – 1999
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Michael Orr spent his early years in Michigan. He attended Michigan State University as an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and spent the next decade as a management consultant for multi-national corporations. He attended law school at Emory University and has worked for Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. in the law firm’s Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah offices since graduation from law school.

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Columbus Office

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Wes Etheredge

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  • Location: Columbus, GA
  • Undergraduate: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) – 2001
  • Law School: Cumberland School of Law at Samford University – 2004
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Alabama

Wes is a member of the Alabama State Bar. He is admitted to practice before the Alabama Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Appeals, and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He is a member of Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ALDA). His areas of practice include negligence, products liability, premises liability, and insurance coverage. Wes is a lifetime resident of north Alabama.

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Staci L. Alexander

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  • Location: Columbus, GA
  • Undergraduate: Georgia State University – 1993
  • Law School: Georgia State University College of Law – 2002
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia and State of Alabama

Staci Alexander received a Bachelor of Science as well as her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University. Prior to joining Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., she worked in Atlanta, Georgia for an insurance defense firm. Prior to obtaining her JD, Staci served as a paralegal to several personal injury law firms in Atlanta. She is licensed to practice law in all Georgia and Alabama Courts, as well as Federal District Courts. Staci Alexander has tried cases in several judicial circuits throughout Georgia.

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Duluth Office

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William D. Holman

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  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Tennessee Technological University
  • Law School: Cumberland School of Law – 1990
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia and State of Tennessee

William Holman graduated from Tennessee Technological University. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class from Cumberland School of Law at Sanford University in 1990. He was admitted to practice law in Tennessee in 1990, and worked primarily in general practice, which included the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense, bankruptcy and insurance law, among others. He relocated to the Atlanta area in late 1992 after he was admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia. He is admitted to all state courts in Georgia as well as Federal District Courts in both Tennessee and Georgia. Since he moved his practice to Georgia, he has continued to focus on plaintiffs’ personal injury and other areas of civil litigation in the courts of both Georgia and Tennessee.

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Russell T. Deutschman

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Russell. Deutschman is admitted to practice in all Georgia venues, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He has been with the firm since 1997 and focuses his practice on litigating complex cases.

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Kenneth T. Letsch

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Ken Letsch focuses his legal career in the area of personal injury and commercial litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida.

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Steven M. Fair

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  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Colgate University – 2005
  • Law School: Emory University School of Law – 2008
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Steven Fair graduated from the Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, where he received the Dean’s Honors Scholarship and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law. Steven interned with the United States Department of Labor and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: University of Alabama - 2003
  • Law School: Michigan State University School of Law - 2006
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia and State of Nevada

Matt Richardson’s primary focus of practice is in the area of personal injury, wrongful death, professional negligence, products liability and premises liability. Matt has extensive trial experience as well as experience in assisting clients with resolving matters through alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Kenneth S Nugent, P.C., Matt previously served as an associate in the law firm McConnell, Sneed & Cohen and for Weinstock & Scavo, P.C., where he aggressively represented the interests of his clients in all aspects of litigation. Prior to that, Matt was an associate at Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, LLC, where he focused his practice on the representation of insurers and their insured’s in high stakes litigation throughout the country. Matt’s extensive experience in representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants provides him with the ability to effectively strategize the best manner in which to pursue a timely and effective resolution to a client’s conflict or claim.

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matthewkirtlinkKaitlin Nugent Hammill

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  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: The University of Georgia - 2010
  • Law School: Mercer University: Walter F. George School of Law – 2013
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Kaitlin Nugent Hammill graduated from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia with a B.A. in Management. She then attended the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. While at Mercer, Kaitlin was very active in student organizations. She served as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association, President of the Association of Women Law Students, and was a member of the Student Chapter of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Kaitlin graduated Cum Laude from Mercer in 2013 and became admitted to practice law in Georgia later that year. Her primary focus is in plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation.

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matthewkirtlinkWilliam G. Hammill

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  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Wofford College - 2009
  • Law School: Mercer University: Walter F. George School of Law – 2013
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Will Hammill graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC with a B.S. in Business Economics. After working for Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. for a year, he attended the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. While at Mercer, Will was very active in student organizations. He served as the President and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association and Vice President of the Student Chapter of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Will graduated Cum Laude from Mercer in 2013 and became admitted to practice law in Georgia later that year. His primary focus is in plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation.

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matthewkirtlinkRyan M. Horn

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  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Texas A&M University - 2008
  • Law School: South Texas College of Law – 2012
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia and State of Texas

Ryan Horn graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with a B.S. in Sport Management and a minor in Business. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law. Ryan has been practicing in Atlanta since law school and is currently focusing his practice areas on personal injury and Social Security Disability claims. He is licensed to practice in both Texas and Georgia.

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Macon Office

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Mark G. Pitts

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  • Location: Macon, GA
  • Undergraduate: Georgia Southwestern College – 1985
  • Law School: Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University – 1988
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Mark Pitts received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computers from Georgia Southwestern College and his Juris Doctorate from Walter F. George School of Law. After graduation from law school he opened a private practice in Americus, Georgia. His practice consisted of a general practice including criminal, domestic, real estate and civil litigation. While in private practice, he was a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Department of Family and Children Services in cases involving neglect and abuse of children. He was also a Municipal Court Judge. In 1995, Mark received mediation training in both civil and domestic mediation and has been mediating since. In June of 2002, Mark joined the firm. From our Macon location, he handles client cases and litigation throughout central and south Georgia. He is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

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  • Location: Macon GA
  • Undergraduate: Rhodes College – 2009
  • Law School: Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law – 2012
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Barton Goode graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee with a B.A. in History. He then attended the Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. Barton was very active in multiple student organizations and the Student Bar Association. He also co-founded the Mercer Law Free Press; an online publication which serves as a voice for the students of Mercer Law and gives those interested in the school a personal look into the lives of Mercer students. Barton graduated and received his J.D. from Mercer in 2012 and passed the Georgia bar later that year. His primary area of focus lay in personal injury litigation.

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Savannah Office

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M. Brian Clements

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  • Location: Savannah, GA
  • Undergraduate: University of Arkansas – 1995
  • Graduate: Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan – 1995
  • Law School: University of Georgia School of Law – 1998
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

M. Brian Clements is admitted to practice in United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. He serves as judge for the High School Moot Court Competition sponsored by Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar Association. During law school, he served as a third year clerk to Multi-County Public Defender’s Office researching death penalty issues, defenses, and appeals.

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James J. Kasprzycki

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  • Location: Savannah, GA
  • Undergraduate: Kent State University – 1993
  • Law School: University of Toledo College of Law – 1996
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia, State of South Carolina and State of North Carolina

Jim Kasprzycki received a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law. Prior to joining Kenneth S. Nugent, PC in 2001, he worked at a general practice firm with a focus on personal injury, criminal defense, and domestic law. He was a college instructor in Charlotte, North Carolina teaching law and procedure to aspiring paralegals. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

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Angela Gore

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  • Location: Savannah, GA
  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University – 2003
  • Law School: Mercer University School of Law – 2007
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Angela Gore graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a B.A. in Economics. She went on to receive her J.D. from Mercer University School of Law. Admitted to both the Georgia, Angela has practiced in Savannah, Georgia since law school and practices in the area of Social Security Disability

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Valdosta, Georgia Office

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Matthew Kirtlink

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Matt Kirtlink graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with a B.S. in Political Science and History. He went on to receive his J.D. from Mercer University School of Law. Admitted to both the Georgia and Florida bar, Matt has practiced in South Georgia since law school and focuses his career on litigating cases for people who are injured as a result of automobile collisions, tractor-trailer crashes, work-related accidents, and medical malpractice. Matt was formerly Secretary/Treasurer of the Dougherty County Bar Association and served as an adjunct professor at Valdosta State University where he taught courses focusing on civil procedure, business law, family law, and real estate transactions. He also coached the Valdosta State Mock Trial team.

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