The 52nd Annual Meeting for the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association was featured in the Daily Report: After Hours, which focuses on the lives of attorneys outside of the office. Partners Hall McKinley, Jeff Ward, and Karen Karabinos were featured in the post and attended the meeting. Karen received the Presidents’ Award from Hall McKinley for creating and chairing the GDLA Women Litigators Group.
Hall McKinley has been practicing for more than 38 years with a focus on trucking companies, the retail industry, general insurance litigation, and larger self-insured companies. He serves General Counsel, in-house Legal Departments, Claims Departments, and Risk Managers in litigating matters in state and federal courts. Mr. McKinley and his team handle and try cases statewide.
For nearly 17 years, Jeff Ward has practiced as a trial lawyer in Georgia. He has successfully tried cases to jury verdict in both state and federal court and regularly provides guidance and counsel to a variety of clients. His civil litigation experience encompasses pre-lawsuit consultation, trial practice and the appeals process. With this experience, he is able to advise his clients on the best course of action to cost-effectively resolve their legal issues.
Karen Karabinos has been litigating cases for more the 32 years, with the last 21 primarily focused on the complexities of property insurance law. She also represents clients with family law issues, including divorce and child custody issues, and assists her individual clients to resolve the family issues with her domestic relations team, which consists of accountants, financial advisors, and therapists.