CLARK H. McGEHEE, who has been selected for inclusion in “Georgia Super Lawyers” since 2004 (www.SuperLawyers.com) and was selected in 2011 by the National Trial Lawyers Organization for inclusion in “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers” (www.thenationaltriallawyers.org), is a trial attorney specializing in all aspects of personal injury/wrongful death civil litigation, including automotive/trucking, aviation, railroad, product liability, medical/professional negligence, highway design, architectural/engineering negligence and related Plaintiffs’ tort litigation. He was born in Auburn, Alabama, and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1977. He is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th and 11th Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia. He received his B.S. Degree from Auburn University in 1973, and his J.D. Degree from Emory Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1977. He has also been selected as a Master in the Bleckley Inns of Court, and was previously appointed as one of only fifteen attorneys nationwide to provide free legal representation to catastrophically injured burn victims of the September 11th tragedy through the pro bono Trial Lawyers Care program established by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Publications: Mr. McGehee has written and lectured extensively in all aspects of civil litigation. Published articles and presentations include: “An Atlanta Lawyer’s Experience in Performing Pro Bono Representation of a 9/11 Victim Under the Victim Compensation Fund,” The Atlanta Lawyer,October 2004; “High Speed Pursuits – Negotiating the Minefield,” The Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Summer 2009, and 2009; “Not Just the Money: Lee v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company,” The Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Fall, 2000; Auto Torts Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Amelia Island, Florida, Summer 2009. “Municipal and County Tort Liability: High Speed Pursuits and Police Chases From the Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Torts Seminar, October 2003; Courtroom Medicine, “Direct Examination of Medical Experts,” Vol. 7 (Matthew Bender, 1989); Stein’s Closing Arguments, “Burden of Proof” and “Damages-Size of Verdict,” Sections 304 and 317 (West, October, 2001); Stein’s Closing Arguments, “Proximate Cause,” Section 350 (West, October, 1998); Stein’s Closing Arguments, “Highways-Dangerous Conditions,” Section 395 (West, October, 2000); “Direct Examination of Blood Alcohol Expert,” Handling Accident Cases (West, 1998); “Examination of Defendant’s Engineers,” Handling Accident Cases (West, 1997); “Direct Examination of Guardrail Expert,” Handling Accident Cases(West, 1996);”Through the Looking Glass: The Discretionary Function Exception Under the Federal Tort Claims Act,” and “Complications of the Federal Tort Claims Act: The Discretionary Function Exception,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Federal Tort Claims Act Seminars, 1996 and 2001; “The Georgia and Federal Tort Claims Act,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Torts Seminar, 1997; “The Georgia Tort Claims Act: Negotiating the Mine Field,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, September and December, 1998; “Emerging Issues in Personal Injury Law,” Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 1997 and 1999; “A Primer on Insurance Bad Faith-Negligent or Bad Faith Refusal to Settle,” The Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1995; “The Tragedy of the Unforgiving Roadway – Liability for Unsafe Highway Design, Construction and Maintenance,” General Practice and Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia (1990) and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Proof of Liability and Damages Seminar (Dec., 1988); “Demonstrative, Documentary of Physical Evidence,” Georgia State University College of Law, Continuing Legal Education, Trial Practice Seminar, October, 1990; “Motivating a Jury to Award Fair Damages: Use of Specialized Medical Experts,” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Damages Seminar (Sept., 1988); “Computing and Demonstrating General Damages,” Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Damages Seminar (1983); “Subsequent Remedial Measures in a Product Liability Case: The Fastest Spinning Wheel in Litigation,” Georgia State Bar Journal, Nov., 1982; “Defective Products: Production Defects, Design Defects and Defective Warnings and Directions,” Georgia State University College of Law, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Summer 1985; “Effective Discovery in Georgia,” Georgia State University College of Law, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Spring and Fall 1987; “Bad Faith: The Other Side of Jones v. State Farm,” Atlanta Bar Association, October, 1984. Co-Author: “Sample Settlement Brochure,” 31 Am. Jur. Trials 527 (1984).
Member: Mr. McGehee is a member of the Atlanta and American (Member, Litigation Sections) Bar Associations; the State Bar of Georgia (Member, Litigation Section and General Practice and Trial Law Section); the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Special Member); the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member).
Practice Emphasis: Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Aviation, Trucking/Automotive, Railroad, Professional Negligence, and General Civil Litigation.
Representative Cases: Department of Transportation v. Dupree, 570 SE2d 1 (2002); Lee v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 533 SE2d 82 (2000); Anderson v. Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, et. al., 537 SE2d 345(2000); Department of Transportation v. Brown, 471 SE2d 849 (1996); Robert & Co. Associates v. Tigner, 351 SE2d 82 (1986); Rixey v. West Paces Ferry Hospital, 916 F2d 612 (11th Cir., 1990); Arthur Pew Construction Co. v. First National Bank, 965 F2d 1559 (11th Cir., 1992); and Cooper v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 849 F2d 496 (11th Cir., 1988).