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James (Jay) Sadd is a lawyer and partner of the firm Slappey & Sadd, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia. With his law partner, Scott Slappey, Jay formed Slappey & Sadd, LLC in 1992 to represent families, workers, and consumers who have been critically injured or lost a loved one because of the negligence or willful conduct of others. Slappey & Sadd, LLC represent people who have been seriously injured or disabled by car accidents, trucking accidents, defective products, defective premises, and other acts of negligence.
Jay practices in every court of Georgia, including the Georgia Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and all Georgia Superior and State Courts. Jay is also admitted to the Federal Bar, and practices in the United States District Courts of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is also licensed to practice in West Virginia, where he was born and raised. Jay represents his clients from the settlement negotiation stage to trial to the appeal of a case, if necessary.
Jay has received the Georgia Law-Related Education Consortium Award for outstanding service to the Consortium and the children of Georgia Certificate of Commendation from The West Virginia State Bar and The Pro Bono Referral Project for service to individual needy citizens of West Virginia. He is also a member of the East Tennessee State University Letter Winner's Club. In addition to membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to trial lawyers who have achieved verdicts, awards or settlements in the amount of one million dollars or more, Jay has been lead counsel in cases in which his client has been awarded or recovered $10,250,000; $7,000,000; $5,600,000; $3,450,00; $2,600,000; $2,250,000; $2,100,000; $1,700,000; $1,600,000; $1,200,000; $1,000,000 and numerous other significant confidential awards for compensation for losses suffered due to other's wrongdoing and/or negligence.
Jay holds a Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, 1987.He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Lawyers Club, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, West Virginia Bar Association, Sandy Springs Bar Association, and the DeKalb Bar Association. Jay is named one of Georgia's Super Lawyers as published in Atlanta magazine and Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine. He has been named by Georgia Trend Magazine as among Georgia's "Legal Elite". He holds the highest rating possible (AV) by Martindale-Hubble, a nationally recognized lawyer directory. The AV rating recognizes "the highest level of skill and integrity" in the profession. Jay lives in Atlanta, with his wife Laura and 2 children.
is a partner in the firm of Slappey & Sadd, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. He
holds a B.S. from Georgia Southwestern College, 1983, and a Law Degree
from the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, 1986. Scott
has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since passing the bar
examination in 1986. Scott is also a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers
Association, and the Workers’ Compensation Claimant’s Lawyer’s
Richard E. Dolder is a partner who joined Slappey & Sadd to expand the firm's work on insurance coverage and insurance bad faith. Rich represents individuals and businesses who are improperly denied coverage or treated unfairly by their insurance companies. Some of his litigation successes include the following:
Rich also counsels individuals and businesses in insurance issues not requiring litigation. Rich can help insureds in the following situations:
Before going to law school, Rich was an award-winning journalist. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of Florida College of Law in 1998. He moved to Atlanta, where he initially worked for a large law firm that specialized in representing certain underwriters in the insurance market at Lloyds of London. Switching sides, Rich later joined an international law firm where he represented Fortune 500 companies in coverage disputes with their insurance companies. He is president of the Georgia Innocence Project, which uses DNA evidence to free the wrongly convicted. He lives in Dunwoody with his wife, Kathy, and three children.
Ben O. Bengtson - (Click Here for Truck Accidents or here Bus Accidents) is an associate in the firm Slappey & Sadd, LLC. Ben attended Augusta State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1999 with a BA in Political Science with a concentration in International Studies. In 2005 he graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate from Georgia State. While in law school Ben was active in Jessup International Moot Court Competition and was the President of the International Law Society. Ben has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since passing the bar examination in 2005.
Prior to college and law school, Ben spent 4 years in the United States Army where he studied Arabic at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. After 2 years of study at the Defense Language Institute, Ben served as an Arabic Linguist in Army Intelligence at Fort Gordon Army Base.
After receiving his undergraduate degree, Ben worked as a disability advocate representing Social Security applicants in hearings before federal judges until he graduated from law school. Ben’s six years of concentrating on medical issues enables him to give his clients a better understanding of the issues surrounding their injuries and how the injuries will affect their ability to work.
Upon graduating from Georgia State law school, Ben worked for an insurance defense firm where he represented insurers and employers in workers' compensation and liability cases. This provided valuable insight to the strategies used by employers and insurance companies, which he now uses to help his clients with workers' compensation controversies.
In August 2008, Ben joined Slappey & Sadd, LLC where he now represents workers' compensation claimants and Social Security disability applicants.
Daniel M. Epstein, M.D. joined
Slappey & Sadd, LLC in 2010. Prior to joining Slappey & Sadd, Dan
represented physician and hospital clients. He most recently held a
position of a partner with a medical malpractice defense firm from 2001
to 2010. At Slappey & Sadd, he represents individuals and their families
in cases of serious death as a result of medical negligence, car
accidents, defective products, defective premises, and other acts of
Edward M. Wynn is an associate in the firm of Slappey & Sadd,
LLC. He is a 2007 graduate of the Mercer University Walter F. George
School of Law. Prior to law school, Edward graduated Magna Cum Laude
from the University of Georgia, where he received a BA in Political
Brian Cunha is an associate concentrating in Workers’ Compensation. He joined Slappey & Sadd in 2011 after graduating, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law. While attending Georgia State, Brian served on the executive committee of the Moot Court Team. Prior to attending law school, Brian obtained a degree in political science with a focus in legal studies from Kennesaw State University, graduating magna cum laude.
After working as a clerk for an insurance defense firm that primarily defended workers' compensation claims, Brian began to focus on gaining experience while helping individuals in need. He worked with Georgia State's HeLP Clinic, a partnership with Children's Hospital of Atlanta, where he helped families with children being treated with various legal issues. In the summer of 2010, Brian earned a grant through Emory University to work for the Georgia Advocacy Office, a group charged with advocating on behalf of individuals with mental and developmental disabilities. Brian also interned for the Georgia Hospital Association, where he researched various healthcare issues and how they impacted Georgia hospitals.
Since earning his law degree and joining the State Bar of Georgia, Brian has exclusively represented injured workers against their employers and insurers. Brian is a member of the American Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Workers’ Compensation Claimant Lawyers section of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
Kurt Schulzke is an attorney and CPA of counsel with Slappey & Sadd, LLC. He is a member of the Georgia State Bar and American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA). He obtained his B.S. in Accounting and Master of Accountancy at Brigham Young University, in 1986. Thereafter, he moved to Atlanta, working as an auditor and tax consultant for private and public companies at Price Waterhouse, until 1990. He then joined the faculty at the Coles College of Business where he is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Fellow at the Coles College Internal Audit Center.
Kurt is licensed to practice in all Georgia State courts, including the Georgia Supreme Court, and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, at the Georgia State University College of Law, in 1998. He is an alumnus of the Johannes-Kepler Universitaet-GSU Program on International Commercial Arbitration and the Harvard Program on Negotiation's Teaching Negotiation in the Organization.
Since 1998, as a member of the Georgia Bar, he has served a variety of clients in corporate, securities, tax and qui tam cases. He is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Kurt is lead co-author of World Accounting, a multi-volume Lexis-Nexis treatise on global financial reporting and has delivered seminars on financial reporting, corporate governance, corporate ethics and negotiation in major U.S., European and Latin American financial centers. He has published in the American Business Law Journal, Journal of Forensic Accounting and the Journal of Executive Education.
Kurt has served family-owned businesses as a board
member, CFO, and general counsel. He blogs on law and financial
reporting at The
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