Amending professional negligence claims in Georgia
Pretrial Litigation & Strategy

How precise does the content of a medical malpractice affidavit need to be?

Earlier this month, Kastorf Law posted Kurt Kastorf and Maxwell Thelen’s article from Verdict Magazine on how to amend professional negligence claims in Georgia. But when is an amendment even necessary? A recent Court of Appeals of Georgia case provides some helpful guidance. What is the implication of Giddens v.

Kurt Kastorf is a Georgia appellate attorney who handles appeals before the Court of Appeals of Georgia

What cases are directly appealable in Georgia?

Is a judgment you received from a Georgia court directly appealable to the Court of Appeals of Georgia? Broadly, there are two classes of directly appealable judgments in Georgia. First are those that are expressly by statute. Second are those for which you’ve obtained a certificate to appeal. Of course,

How to make an appellate brief more persuasive
Embedded Trial Counsel

One Easy Thing to Look For When Editing Legal Writing

What’s a way to fix even good writing during the editing stage? Kastorf Law previously suggested a simple fix that even most good writers can make during the writing process: pay attention to where you are placing the word “only” in sentences. What about when you are editing? Try taking

Embedded Trial Counsel

How to prepare for Federal voir dire when you are used to state practice

Thanks to Verdict Magazine for publishing my recent article on preparing for Federal voir dire when you are used to state practice. Kastorf Law regularly assists other firms in conducting voir dire as part of its embedded trial counsel practice. Please read the article in full (and then call us

Interior of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

How do you obtain a bond pending appeal in Georgia?

When the other side appeals your favorable trial court judgment, it is often in your interest to seek a bond pending appeal. It makes recovery easier post judgment, can allow quicker enforcement, and may even deter an appeal in some close cases. So how do you obtain a bond pending

Senator Gooch speaks on SB 415
Tort Litigation

Why did the Georgia Association of REALTORS support SB 415?

Yesterday a bipartisan coalition of Georgia Senators tabled SB 415, a deeply flawed bill that would have harmed Georgians by undermining the civil justice system.  That’s good news for Georgia. But we’re left with a lingering question. Why was the Georgia Association of REALTORS not only supporting this bill, but