June 27, 2024

We are glad to see the opening of the new Rome Police Department headquarters at 375 Technology Parkway, which also houses the Rome Municipal Court. Congratulations to all involved in this significant development for our community, including MSP’s partner, Municipal Court Judge Chris Jackson. Here’s to enhanced service and safety for Rome! Photo courtesy of Doug Walker of the Rome-News Tribune.

May 23, 2024

We are proud to announce that our Managing Partner Scott Smith has been appointed as the Chairman of the River City Bank board. Congratulations, Scott, on this prestigious achievement! Article: https://tinyurl.com/7v96utnj

February 20, 2024

MSP partner Andy Garner has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Highlands College Foundation, continuing the firm’s longstanding commitment to supporting higher education in our region. The late Judge James D. Maddox, while a partner at the firm, was instrumental in establishing the predecessor to Georgia Highlands, Floyd Junior College, while serving on the Board of Regents. The downtown Rome campus is named for Judge Maddox. Georgia Highlands is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia serving students across 30 counties in northwest Georgia. Andy has practiced law for over 20 years in Rome, and concentrates in the areas of local government, estate planning, estate administration, real estate and commercial law.

February 1, 2024

Making the news is MSP partner Virginia Harman‘s daughter Kate, who has recently been hired as the Floyd County Ag Center Director. Pictured here, Kate stands on the site of the future ag center as forestry equipment works behind her. Article: https://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/floyd-county-begins-clearing-land-for-new-agriculture-center/article_a582d832-c053-11ee-a47a-87d636ea109a.html

January 3, 2024

MSP partner Ben Stell recently settled a personal injury case for $175,000 on behalf of a client who suffered a significant shoulder injury in a car wreck. The at-fault driver only had $30,000 in insurance coverage, significantly less than what was needed to adequately compensate for our client’s injuries. Ben filed suit was an able to recover an additional $145,000 from multiple underinsured motorist policies.

Ben also settled two additional car wreck cases for the maximum insurance limits available, one for $100,000 (surgically repaired arm fracture) and the other for $150,000 (cervical spine injury).

December 19, 2023

Last week Lee Niedrach obtained a judgment for over $440,000 for his client, including $100,000 in punitive damages. Lee’s client was walking his dogs in the neighborhood when he was suddenly attacked by an unrestrained dog. The client fought off the attacking dog to protect himself and his own dogs. In the process he lost the tip of his thumb and had to undergo corrective surgery. Lee uncovered the dog’s prior bite history to establish its dangerous propensity and the owners’ negligence in failing to restrain it.

November 10, 2023

Mediocre bowling for a GREAT cause. “The Dudes Abide” reached new heights last evening, some even hitting triple digits. Our “trophy” was being able to support local families through the wonderful work of the Family Resource Center! Read more about them here.

November 10, 2023

MSP was one of many sponsors and put in a full Clubs & Clays team. The annual Clubs & Clays fundraising event was another tremendous success and will greatly benefit the youth that the Open Door Home serves. They do great work, check them out!

October 20, 2023

The firm supported the annual clay shoot put on by the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Georgia. They do great work, check them out!

October 16, 2023

We’re proud to share that our very own Chris Jackson, as Past President of Heart of the Community, recently presented an AED defibrillator to James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park. A testament to our shared commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our community.