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Professional Profile of David S. Bills

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 Practice Areas:

Legal Malpractice

Legal Ethics

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Vehicle (Automobile and Trucking) Accidents

Premises Liability

Nursing Home Neglect

Hospital Liability and Medical Malpractice
 
 

Bar Admissions:

Supreme Court of Georgia

Court of Appeals of Georgia

United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia

Memberships:

State Bar of Georgia (admission date: June 6, 1983)
            Professional Liability Section
            Continuing Legal Education Speaker

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
            Champion Member
            Chair, Membership Eligibility Committee
            Continuing Legal Education Speaker

America Association of Justice (formerly, American Trial Lawyers Association)

Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Education:

Berry College, B.A., cum laude, 1980

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1983

Reported Appellate Decisions:


Taylor v. Ledbetter
, 818 F.2d 791 (11th Cir. 1987) (en banc), cert. denied, 489 U.S. 1065, 109 S.Ct. 1337, 103 L.Ed.2d 808 (1989)

Smith v. Finch, 292 Ga. App. 333, 665 S.E.2d 25 (2008), reversed, 285 Ga. 709, 681 S.E.2d 147 (2009)

McDowell v. Smith
, 285 Ga. 592, 678 S.E.2d 922 (2009)

Newmann v. United States
, 938 F.2d 1258 (11th Cir. 1991)

Abelson v. Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Group, P.A.
, 195 Ga.App. 274, 392 S.E.2d  (1990), reversed, 260 Ga. 711, 398 S.E.2d 557 (1990)

Menendez v. Perishable Distributors, Inc., 744 F.2d 1551 (11th Cir. 1984), on certified question, 254 Ga. 306, 329 S.E.2d 149 (1985) (per curiam), after remand, 763 F.2d 1374 (11th Cir. 1985)

Rogers v. Evans, 792 F.2d 1052 (11th Cir. 1986)

Hummell v. Gainesville Radiology Group, P.C., 205 Ga.App. 157, 421 S.E.2d 333 (1992), reversed, 263 Ga. 91, 428 S.E.2d 786 (1993)

In re Quist
, 266 Ga. 898, 475 S.E.2d 910 (1996)

Whalen v. Moone, 242 Ga.App. 795, 531 S.E.2d 727 (2000)

Moresi v. Evans, 257 Ga. App. 670, 572 S.E.2d 327 (2002), cert. denied

Connor v. Sticher, 801 F.2d 1266 (11th Cir. 1986)

Williams v. Georgia Department of Human Resources, 789 F. 2d 881 (11th Cir. 1986)

Hendon v. DeKalb County, 203 Ga.App. 750, 417 S.E.2d 705 (1992), cert. denied

Manuel v. Koonce, 206 Ga. App. 582, 425 S.E.2d 921 (1992)

Jimenez v. Morgan Drive Away, Inc. 238 Ga.App. 638, 519 S.E. 2d 722 (1999)

Horton v. Allstate Insurance Co.
, 171 Ga.App. 707, 320 S.E.2d 761 (1984)

Menendez v. Jewett
, 196 Ga.App. 565, 396 S.E.2d 294 (1990)

Hospital Authority of Fulton County v. Litterilla
, 199 Ga.App. 345, 404 S.E.2d 796 (1991), affirmed, 262 Ga. 34, 413 S.E.2d 718 (1992) (Amicus Curiae)

Brandvain v. Ridgeview Institute, Inc.
, 188 Ga.App. 106, 372 S.E.2d 265 (1988), affirmed, 259 Ga. 376, 382 S.E.2d 597 (1989) (per curiam) (Amicus Curiae)

Etkind v. Suarez, 271 Ga. 352, 519 S.E.2d 210 (1999) (Amicus Curiae)

Rose v. Hamilton Medical Center, Inc.
, 184 Ga.App. 182, 361 S.E. 2d 1 (1987) (Amicus Curiae)

Martin v Sears, Roebuck & Co.
, 253 Ga. 337, 320 S.E.2d 174 (1984) (Amicus Curiae)

Previous Professional Experience:

The Keenan Law Firm, Atlanta, Georgia, 1983-1994

Beltran & Bills, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995-1997

Personal:

Born May 19, 1958, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Married,  Father of two children

Life long resident of Georgia