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.

Please select the office most convenient to you.


Founder

Kenneth S. Nugent

  • 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
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1980
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Mentor, State Bar of Georgia Transition Program
  • Atlanta Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Supporter of Atlanta Legal Aid Society

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, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Tennessee, and handles cases in those jurisdictions.

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Director of Litigation

Jan P. Cohen

  • 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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Senior Litigation Counsel

Charles R. Adams III

  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia – 1975-1977 (STAR Student, Honors Program, National Merit Scholar); Mercer University – 1977-1980
  • Law School: Juris Doctor, Mercer University School of Law – 1983 (with honors) (Editor of Mercer Law Review’sAnnual Survey of Georgia Law, 1981-1982; member, Brainerd Currie Honor Society)
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Charles became Senior Litigation Counsel to Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. in January 2014. Prior to that, he was for thirty years a partner with his father in the firm of Adams & Adams, LLP, and as lead or associate counsel in hundreds of trials and appeals throughout Georgia, he has helped victims of negligence and other wrongful conduct recover many millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.

Charles has pursued a parallel academic career. He has been an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, Mercer Law School, ever since the semester following his graduation.

In addition to numerous law review articles, Charles is the author/editor of several widely respected legal treatises, including Georgia Law of Torts, the standard work on Georgia tort law, and Brown’s Georgia Pleading, Practice, and Legal Forms. He is active in the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association as an advocate for victim’s rights and a strong civil justice system, and was one of the original editors of the GTLA Trial Practice Manual, used by plaintiffs’ lawyers throughout the state. He has been a faculty member of Bar-Bri of Georgia, Inc. since 1992,

Charles resides in his hometown of Fort Valley, Georgia, with his son. Charles is a third-generation lawyer, Thus, he knows Georgia law from the ground up!

Admitted/Affiliations and Memberships:

United States Supreme Court
State Bar of Georgia
Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
Court of Appeals of 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
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Authors Court, State Bar of Georgia
Trustee, Georgia Legal History Foundation


Albany Office

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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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April TrimbackApril Trimback

  • Location: Albany, GA
  • Undergraduate: LaGrange College- 2012
  • Graduate: Troy University- 2013
  • Law School: Faulkner University: Thomas Goode Jones School of Law – 2016
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Alabama and State of Georgia

April received her Bachelor of Arts in English from LaGrange College and her Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University.  While at LaGrange, she was very active in student organizations and competed in NCAA collegiate tennis.  Graduating from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2016, she is licensed to practice in both Alabama and Georgia.  Her practice focuses on the field of plaintiff’s personal injury.

She is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and is also a lifetime member of Phi Alpha Theta and Pi Sigma Alpha.

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Atlanta Office

johnruffJohn T. Ruff

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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michaelcherofMichael C. Cherof

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 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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christopheradamsChristopher Adams

  • 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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Barton H. Goode

  • Location: Atlanta, 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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Matthew A. HarrisMatthew A. Harris

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Undergraduate: John Jay College of Criminal Justice – 2005
  • Law School: Mississippi College School of Law – 2013
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia – 2014

Matthew A. Harris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to joining the firm, he served as the Staff Attorney for the Honorable Tangela M. Barrie of the DeKalb County Superior Court. He was admitted to practice law in Georgia in 2014.

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Christina L. Gill

Christina L. Gill received  her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from George Mason University, School of Business in Fairfax, Virginia. She then went on  to obtain her Juris Doctor from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, where she was awarded special recognition, for Mercer Law and Public Service Program, Certificate of Achievement 2013-2014 and Recipient of 2013 Mercer University Summer Public Interest Scholarship. Prior to joining the firm, she worked “of counsel” and handled the firms personal injury litigation cases comprising mostly of trucking and auto accidents.

Admitted /Affiliations and Memberships

  • State  Bar of Georgia
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Education

  • Law School: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, 2014
  • Undergraduate: George Mason University, School of Business  2009
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia, The District of Columbia

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Augusta Office

michaelorrMichael G. Orr

  • 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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Jenna Matson

  • Location: Augusta, GA
  • Undergraduate: The University of Mississippi – 2005
  • Law School: Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia – 2008

Jenna was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. She earned a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Mississippi in 2005.  She attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law for her legal education, earning her J.D. in 2008. She was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2008.

Jenna began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable J. David Roper and the Honorable J. Wade Padgett in the Augusta Judicial Circuit. Prior to joining the firm she was practicing bankruptcy, personal injury and domestic relations law in Augusta and Evans.

As an active member in the CSRA legal community Jenna volunteers on the Law Day Committee and has professional memberships in the Augusta Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division.  Jenna was named one of Augusta’s Top Ten Young Professionals in 2012.

Jenna and her husband Matthew reside in Augusta, Georgia with their two children.


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Marcus Roberts

  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia – 2007
  • Law School: University of Georgia School of Law – 2010
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Marcus Roberts focuses his practice on helping injured people involved in automobile accidents in Georgia. Prior to joining the Ken Nugent’s Augusta office, Marcus spent his time representing indigent clients in Albany, GA for six and a half years as an Assistant Public Defender in the Dougherty Judicial Circuit Public Defenders office. There Marcus litigated numerous trials before the State and Superior Courts.

Marcus graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2010. Before law school, Marcus graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with his B.A. in Criminal Justice and Spanish. Marcus was admitted to practice in Georgia in 2010 and in South Carolina in 2016.

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Columbus Office

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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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Casey L . Ford

  • Location: Columbus, GA
  • Undergraduate: East Tennessee State University—2013
  • Law School: Savannah Law School—2016
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Casey Ford graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Tennessee State University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Legal Studies. She continued her education at Savannah Law School, where she received her Juris Doctor. Prior to graduating law school, she worked as an extern with Georgia Legal Services Program and the JAG Corps. Upon bar passage, Casey practiced at a personal injury firm in Statesboro, Georgia. She joined Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. in May 2018. She is licensed to practice in all Georgia courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

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Megan Garcia

  • Location: Columbus, GA
  • Undergraduate: The University of West Georgia- 2013
  • Law School: Samford University – Cumberland School of Law – 2016
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Alabama – 2016, State of Georgia – 2018

Megan Garcia received her Bachelor of Science from the University of West Georgia and her Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at a law firm in Birmingham, Alabama, handling domestic, civil rights, and personal injury cases. She joined Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. in June of 2018. Megan is licensed to practice law in both Alabama and Georgia.

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Duluth Office

williamholmanWilliam D. Holman

  • 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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russelldeutschmanRussell T. Deutschman

Russell T. 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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Matthew C. Richardson

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

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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Kaitlin Nugent Hammill

  • 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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William G. Hammill

  • 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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Ryan M. Horn

  • 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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Corey A. Aitken

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: The University of Georgia – 2008
  • Law School: Mercer University: Walter F. George School of Law – 2011
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Corey Aitken received his Bachelor of Arts in 2008 from The University of Georgia and his Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in May 2011. Prior to joining Kenneth S Nugent, P.C., Corey worked as an associate in the Atlanta law firm Stern & Edlin, P.C., where he represented clients in complex domestic relations litigation.

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Sarah Hendrickson

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Marshall University, 2012
  • Law School: Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor Degree—2015
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Sarah Hendrickson graduated from Marshall University with a B.A. in Communications Studies and Spanish. She went on to receive her J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Sarah has been practicing in Atlanta since law school and her primary focus is in personal injury litigation.

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Mary Lynn Paulson

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Salem College – 2011
  • Law School: University of Memphis – 2014

Mary Lynn Paulson graduated from Salem College, in Winston Salem, North Carolina with a B.S. in Accounting and a B.A. in Economics. While at Salem, Mary Lynn was active in student organizations. She was elected Student Government Association President and Treasurer. In law school Mary Lynn interned for a civil court Judge in the Shelby County Fifth Circuit Court. Mary Lynn graduated from the University of Memphis Law School in 2014 and passed the Georgia bar that same year. Prior to joining Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., Mary Lynn served as an Assistant Public Defender and then an Assistant District Attorney. Her primary focus is plaintiff’s personal injury litigation.

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Desmond Ahmad Mullins

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Clemson University – 2010
  • Law School: Florida State University College of Law – 2013
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Ahmad graduated from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina with a B.S. in Financial Management and Minor in Accounting. He went on to receive his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. Ahmad is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

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Alton (A.J) Josey

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Morehouse College -2009
  • Law School: Stetson University College of Law – 2013
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia – 2013

Alton Josey received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College and his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. Prior to joining the firm, A.J. was an Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Atlanta. He also worked as an Assistant Public Defender for the City of Atlanta. He also practiced in the areas of criminal defense as well as personal injury. He was admitted to practice law in Georgia in 2013.

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Ariel Altman

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Indiana University – 2011
  • Law School: Emory University School Of Law – 2015
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia – 2015

Ari Altman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and his Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Ari was an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County and handled felony cases as well as DUI cases. Ari was admitted to practice Law in Georgia in 2015.

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Don BensonDon Benson

Director of Overtime and Wage Claims

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Davidson College – 1976
  • Masters: University of Georgia – 1978
  • Law School: University of Utah – 1984
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Don has more than twenty-five (25) years of experience in all aspects of employment litigation.  As our Director of Overtime and Pay Claims, Don helps protect employee/clients under the wage and hour laws.

Don is a trained mediator and an aggressive advocate of alternative dispute resolution to help employee/clients obtain early and complete relief for all hours worked and proper overtime payment. He is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts for both individual plaintiff and collective action cases.

Don is from Atlanta, attending Henderson High School in DeKalb County. He was a joint religion/philosophy major at Davidson College. His Master’s thesis from the University of Georgia was entitled “Why be Moral?” He was a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the University of Utah focusing on ethics and philosophy of law while attending law school.

He is a frequent lecturer and prolific writer in the area of wage and hour laws.

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Amber L. Wigley

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia – 2014
  • Law School: Georgia State University College of Law – 2018

Amber graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia with a B.S. in Political Science. She went on to receive her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law. Amber is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

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Michael A. Johnson

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: University of South Carolina, Aiken – 2012
  • Law School: University of Georgia School of Law – 2015
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia – 2015

Michael Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina in Aiken and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Michael was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Piedmont Judicial Circuit and handled a variety of criminal and civil matters as a general litigator in private practice. Michael was admitted to practice law in Georgia in 2015.

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Jason S. Hayet

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: The University of Georgia – 2012
  • Law School: University of Miami School of Law – 2015
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia; U.S. Northern District of Georgia

Jason Hayet is an Atlanta native with undergraduate degrees from The University of Georgia in Economics and Political Science. After college, Jason moved to South Florida, where he studied law at The University of Miami. Jason has prior courtroom experience in criminal defense throughout the counties of Metro-Atlanta and Georgia, and has also worked in civil litigation and insurance defense. He enjoys participating in community outreach events, and has spoken to at-risk youth and volunteered with the Georgia Justice Project.

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M. Blake Fluevog

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: Piedmont College – 2014
  • Law School: Georgia State University College of Law – 2017

Blake graduated from Piedmont College in Athens, Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He then graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 2017 and was admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia later that year. He is also admitted to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia. Blake is a member of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the State Bar of Georgia, a member of the North Fulton Bar Association, and member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

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Brad G. Valentine

  • Location: Duluth, GA
  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia, summa cum laude
  • Law School: University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia

Brad Valentine dedicates his practice to representing injured people and accident victims throughout Georgia. He focuses his practice on car accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability, and catastrophic injuries

Brad uses his diverse and well-rounded legal experience to obtain excellent results for his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. He began his legal career by serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Dudley Hollingsworth Bowen, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, where he gained expertise on how lawsuits are handled by the federal court system. He then worked at Troutman Sanders, where he advised large companies about employment laws and litigated high-dollar disputes. Brad continued his career at a boutique business and construction litigation firm, and he represented plaintiffs and defendants in various federal and state courts across the country. Through his experience, Brad discovered that individuals were generally underrepresented and without adequate legal counsel. He now provides them with the access to justice that they deserve.

Brad graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was selected and served as Managing Editor of the Georgia Law Review. Before law school, Brad graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

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Macon Office

markpittsMark G. Pitts

  • 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
  • 2015 Nominee for the American Institute of Legal Counsel’s Top 10 Best by State

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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Ashley Pitts

  • Location: Macon, GA
  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia – 2012
  • Law School: Mercer University: Walter F. George School of Law – 2016
  • Admitted to Practice: State of Georgia.; Supreme Court of Georgia; Court of Appeals of Georgia; United States District Court Middle District of Georgia; and United States District Court Northern District of Georgia.

Ashley Pitts is originally from Macon, Ga. She graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga with a B.A. in Political Science. After working for Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. for a year, Ashley attended Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Ga. Ashley is a 2016 graduate of Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and was admitted to practice law in Georgia later that year.

While At Mercer, Ashley was an active member in the Association of Women Lawyers. She also served as President of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and Co-President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Ashley clerked for the Honorable Thomas Q. Langstaff, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Georgia Albany division during the summer of her 1L year of law school. Additionally, she interned for Broken Bow Records Music Group in Nashville, TN. Her primary focus is in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. Ashley is a member of the Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, and AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Group.

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Savannah Office

mbrianclementsM. Brian Clements

  • 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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jameskasprzyckiJames J. Kasprzycki

  • 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 GoreAngela Gore

  • 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. Angela has been practicing in Savannah, Georgia since law school and currently focuses her practice on plaintiff’s personal injury.

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Valdosta Office

matthewkirtlinkMatthew Kirtlink

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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