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about us

Three Decades of Excellence

Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout (WACHP) was founded in 1984 by a core group of litigators in Atlanta with a mission to meet the special needs of clients. Thirty years later, the team at WACHP continues to achieve their mission of client satisfaction through favorable results, attention to detail and excellent value.

Our lawyers are well-known, respected litigators in Atlanta. In 2019, six of our attorneys were named Georgia Super Lawyers  in Atlanta Magazine. One of our lawyers has been named in the Super Lawyers’ list of Top 100 Georgia attorneys. Our lawyers are regularly invited to speak at seminars and educate other attorneys and industry representatives about important and constantly evolving legal issues. Furthermore, our lawyers have assumed leadership roles in the drafting of legislation and the preparation of appellate briefs at the request of our clients.  The firm has earned an “AV” Martindale-Hubbell rating, which signifies the highest level of excellence for legal ability and ethical reputation.

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The difference is our approach. As leaders in our field, we think progressively and act strategically to find unique solutions to unique legal problems. We understand the importance of utilizing skillful and efficient means to aggressively represent our clients. With this approach, we have been able to establish an unparalleled record of success both in and out of the courtroom.

a client-centered team

We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients and regularly provide them with status updates. As a client, your concerns and needs are our top priority. Establishing long-standing client relationships is the mission that WACHP was founded on, and we are proud to uphold that mission every day.

what we do

The lawyers at WACHP concentrate their practice in insurance defense, motor vehicle liability, trucking litigation, premises liability, construction litigation, insurance fraud, catastrophic injury, and general civil litigation.

WACHP defends individuals, corporate entities and insurance clients  in the following practice areas:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation/Arbitration
  • Appellate
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction, Water Damage and Nuisance Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Small Business Litigation

Since its inception, WACHP has developed one of the most successful insurance defense practices in Georgia. Our attorneys understand how to prepare a case, gather evidence, work with experts and develop a winning case strategy. Our lawyers’ knowledge of Georgia’s evolving laws has allowed us to achieve groundbreaking results and develop creative strategies which minimize the costs of litigation.

Highly regarded as some of the top lawyers in our field, the attorneys at WACHP have the knowledge and experience to successfully litigate complex cases. We let our trial results  speak for us.

The difference is our approach. As leaders in our field, we think progressively and act strategically to find unique solutions to unique legal problems. We understand the importance of utilizing skillful and efficient means to aggressively represent our clients. With this approach, we have been able to establish an unparalleled record of success both in and out of the courtroom.

We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients and regularly provide them with status updates. As a client, your concerns and needs are our top priority. Establishing long-standing client relationships is the mission that WACHP was founded on, and we are proud to uphold that mission every day.

there are no
boxes here

The difference is our approach. As leaders in our field, we think progressively and act strategically to find unique solutions to unique legal problems. We understand the importance of utilizing skillful and efficient means to aggressively represent our clients. With this approach, we have been able to establish an unparalleled record of success both in and out of the courtroom.

a client-centered team

We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients and regularly provide them with status updates. As a client, your concerns and needs are our top priority. Establishing long-standing client relationships is the mission that WACHP was founded on, and we are proud to uphold that mission every day.

clients

  • 21st Century Insurance Company
  • AAA Insurance Company
  • ACCC Insurance Company
  • Alfa Insurance Companies
  • American Family Insurance Company
  • American International Underwriters Insurance Company
  • American International South Insurance Company
  • AmTrust North America
  • Argo Insurance Company
  • Assurance America Insurance Company
  • Atlantic Casualty Insurance Company
  • Bristol West Insurance Group
  • Canal Insurance Company
  • Country Financial
  • DHL Express (USA), Inc.
  • Direct General Insurance Company
  • Embark Insurance Company
  • Exel, Inc.
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • First Acceptance Insurance Company
  • Florida Insurance Guaranty Association
  • Foremost Insurance Company
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.
  • Gainsco Insurance Company
  • GEICO
  • Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
  • Glatfelter’s Claim Management, Inc.
  • Grange Mutual Insurance Company
  • Grocers Insurance Company
  • GuideOne Insurance Company
  • Hallmark Insurance Co.
  • Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
  • Illinois National Insurance Company
  • Infinity Auto Insurance Company
  • Insurance Claims Management
  • Kemper Insurance Company
  • Medicus Insurance Co.
  • Mendota Insurance Company
  • MGA Insurance Company
  • New Hampshire Indemnity Company
  • Omni Insurance Company
  • Progressive Insurance Company
  • Sedgwick Claim Services
  • Sentry Insurance
  • Southern General Insurance Company
  • Sublimity Insurance
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • The Nation’s Largest Insurance Company
  • Trexis Insurance Company

there are no
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The difference is our approach. As leaders in our field, we think progressively and act strategically to find unique solutions to unique legal problems. We understand the importance of utilizing skillful and efficient means to aggressively represent our clients. With this approach, we have been able to establish an unparalleled record of success both in and out of the courtroom.

a client-centered team

We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients and regularly provide them with status updates. As a client, your concerns and needs are our top priority. Establishing long-standing client relationships is the mission that WACHP was founded on, and we are proud to uphold that mission every day.

recognition accolades

  • WACHP would like to congratulate Jonathan M. Adelman, Daniel C. Prout, Trevor G. Hiestand, and Russell D. Waldon for being named 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers.  WACHP would also like to congratulate Rakhi D. McNeill and Ashley Rice for being named 2019 Georgia Rising Stars.
  • WACHP has been named to the list of AM Best Recommended Insurance Attorneys for 2019.
  • WACHP would like to congratulate Jonathan Adelman for being named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers for 2019.
  • WACHP has been recognized as an AV Rated law firm by Martindale Hubbell.

there are no
boxes here

The difference is our approach. As leaders in our field, we think progressively and act strategically to find unique solutions to unique legal problems. We understand the importance of utilizing skillful and efficient means to aggressively represent our clients. With this approach, we have been able to establish an unparalleled record of success both in and out of the courtroom.

a client-centered team

We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients and regularly provide them with status updates. As a client, your concerns and needs are our top priority. Establishing long-standing client relationships is the mission that WACHP was founded on, and we are proud to uphold that mission every day.