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).