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Presenter: Darl Champion and 5 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Webinar Instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Break:                                 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 4:30 pm

Understanding Georgia Personal Injury Law 
M. Frieder

   The development of personal injury law in Georgia
   Statutes and regulations that affect liability law
   An overview of liability law in different types of personal injury cases
      • Automobile accident 
      • Slip-and-fall
      • Medical malpractice 
      • Product liability
   The law of damages
   Recent developments and anticipated changes in Georgia law

Investigating and Evaluating a Personal Injury Claim 
R. Locke

   Obtaining information from/about the plaintiff
   Using (and not using) investigators
   Identifying and locating parties and witnesses
   Investigating/documenting the incident
   Interviewing witnesses
   Obtaining information on damages
   Identifying and obtaining other relevant information
   Helpful resources

Negotiating, Mediating, and Settling Personal Injury Cases 
M. Rafi

   Creating comprehensive and effective settlement brochures
   Preparing for and assisting with the negotiation process
   Preparing for and assisting with mediation

Litigating Personal Injury Cases 
M.E. Pérez

   Drafting, filing and serving initial pleadings
   Participating in the discovery process
      • Drafting admissions, interrogatories and requests for production of documents
      • Responding to discovery requests
   Deposition practice: preparing for, attending and reviewing
   Working with expert witnesses
   Preparing for and assisting at trial

Assisting with Medical Issues in Personal Injury Cases 
D. Champion

   Obtaining and reviewing medical records
   Finding and working with medical experts

Hospital Liens and Personal Injury Cases 
D. Nagel

   How to verify perfected hospital liens
   What is hospital lien is not valid
   Caselaw update regarding compliance with OCGA 44-14-470

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Paralegals/Legal Assistants

This seminar offers paralegals
6.5 CLE hours.

NALA Approved
NFPA Approved

 Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to all paralegals and offers 6.5 CLE hours to paralegals.

The National Association of Legal Assistants and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations have each approved this event.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Darl Champion

Owner at Champion Firm, P.C.

Mr. Champion is a dedicated trial lawyer who is passionate about fighting for his clients to ensure that they are fully compensated when they are harmed by someone else’s negligence. His philosophy is to provide client-centered representation that is aggressive and thorough so that the client can get the best possible result. In just the last few years alone, he has helped obtain millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. In recognition of his success, the National Trial Lawyers organization has consistently selected Mr. Champion as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Georgia, and as a Top 40 Under 40. In each of the last seven years, Georgia Super Lawyers has recognized him as a Rising Star, an honor given to the top 2.5 percent of Georgia lawyers under age 40 or those in practice for ten years or less. Mr. Champion attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia. After obtaining his law degree magna cum laude, he was honored to serve in a highly coveted federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Hugh Lawson in the Middle District of Georgia.

Mia Frieder

Partner at Hilley & Frieder, P.C.

Ms. Frieder focuses her practice primarily on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. She places particular emphasis on surgical errors, hospital negligence, the failure to diagnose cancer or other diseases, and other forms of medical malpractice. From the firm’s offices in Atlanta, where she practices with her husband, Ron Hilley, she provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Ms. Frieder is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the National Trial Lawyers Top 25 for Medical Malpractice. She is a multi-year honoree of Super Lawyers, is peer rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 through Martindale-Hubbell and has a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. She is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association where she served on the Executive Council as Chairperson of the Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus and as editor-in-chief of the Verdict magazine. Her recent article, “An Obligation to Vet” dealing with negligent credentialing was featured in the August edition of TRIAL magazine.

Ryan Locke

Owner at Locke Law Firm, LLC

Mr. Locke helps people who have been injured and people who have been unfairly convicted from his office in Atlanta. Formerly a public defender, Mr. Locke uses the same passion and relentless advocacy to obtain great results for his clients today. He is also an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law; hosts a podcast about appellate practice; and maintains comprehensive legal resources on his website for lawyers and the public (including his widely-known guide for using the HITECH Act to get cheap medical records). Mr. Locke graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law and the University of Richmond.

Daniel Nagel

Partner at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers

Mr. Nagel was born and raised in Clayton County, Georgia. He graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School where he served for two years as an editor on the law review. He began his legal career doing public defense work in Henry County where he gained valuable trial experience. He then became an assistant district attorney for the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office. There, he conducted jury trials including rape, murder, trafficking, and armed robbery. He was the only attorney to write his own appeals to the Georgia Court of Appeals as well as the Supreme Court of Georgia. Mr. Nagel began his work in personal injury in a small firm in Norcross. There he handled over 1,000 cases from pre-litigation through litigation. He was personally responsible for over 5 million dollars in settlements for clients throughout the state of Georgia. Mr. Nagel began working for Bader Scott Injury Lawyers in October 2018, where he has overseen hundreds of cases.

Michael E. Pérez

Partner at Warshauer Law Group

Mr. Pérez is the managing partner at Warshauer Law Group, where he represents catastrophically-injured clients in medical malpractice, birth injury and wrongful death cases. He is a board-certified civil practice advocate, a distinction held by approximately 3 percent of American lawyers. He also holds an AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Pérez was recognized as a Rising Star in 2014 and 2015, and named a Super Lawyer in 2018- 2020. He serves as a board member of the DeKalb County Bar Association, and he serves on the State Bar of Georgia’s Committee on Professionalism. He is also a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association.

Michael Rafi

Owner at Rafi Law Firm

Mr. Rafi first worked at Troutman Sanders LLP, an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers. While there, he defended large companies in personal injury and commercial litigation cases, including defending Georgia’s largest electric utility company in cases involving commercial vehicles. The firm selected him as its “Legal Aid Fellow,” because he fought for low-income individuals whose landlords illegally evicted them or forced them to live in poor conditions. Mr. Rafi still fights for crime victims in Atlanta and throughout Georgia who are injured because of negligence by landlords and property owners. He graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law. While in law school, he was on both the National Moot Court and National Mock Trial Teams. Mr. Rafi gives back each year by helping coach UGA law students in mock trial and moot court. While at Furman, he served as captain of the Mock Trial Team and worked for U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.