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Ms. Rice joined the firm in 2007 and has been a partner since 2014. Before joining the firm, she specialized in bankruptcy law. Ms. Rice’s current practice focuses on motor vehicle and motor carrier defense, insurance fraud, construction litigation, and general civil litigation matters. She has been lead counsel in dozens of jury trials across Georgia and has established a reputation of consistently obtaining verdicts for her clients in amounts well below the pre-trial settlement offers.

Ms. Rice has been named a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers for the past nine (9) years. She is an active member of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA), where she serves as a Vice President on the Board of Directors. Ms. Rice is often called upon to speak to her clients and colleagues about a vast array of insurance coverage and litigation topics.

Ms. Rice lives in Sandy Springs with her husband, daughters, and cats (Poppy & Mateo). She enjoys running, tennis, beach vacations, and other people’s cooking.

Law School:
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2005, Articles Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review

Undergraduate:
University of Georgia, 2002, magna cum laude


Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Construction, Water Damage and Nuisance Litigation
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Personal Injury

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Claims Association (ACA)
  • Claims & Litigation Management (CLM)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA)
    • Board of Directors – Vice President

Admitted to Practice

  • State and Superior Courts of Georgia, 2005
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2005
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2009
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 2013

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Rising Star in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Inside the Courtroom: The Trial of a Personal Injury Case; Georgia State Bar; September 20, 2012
  • Knowing the Deponent Through Social Media; GDLA’s Pre-Deposition and Discovery Boot Camp.
  • “Funding Companies”; NICB Meeting in 2019

Representative Decisions

  • Richards v. D.R. Horton, Inc., 320 Ga. App. 771, 740 S.E. 2d 732 (2013);
  • Lankford v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 207 Ga. App. 12, 703 S.E. 2d 406 (2010);
  • Harbin v. Roberts, 305 Ga. App. 107, 699 S.E. 2d 36 (2010);
  • Performance Food Group, Inc. v. Williams, 300 Ga. App. 831, 686 S.E. 2d 437 (2009);
  • Kelley v. Blue Line Carriers, LLC, 300 Ga. App. 577, 685 S.E. 2d 479 (2009).

Publications

  • ATTORNEY’S FEES, OFFER-ACCEPTANCE, AND A DASH OF UM: 2013 AUTO LIABILITY CASE LAW UPDATE, 2014 GDLA Law Journal.
  • One is the Loneliest Number: Defending the Insurer in a Direct Action Trial, 2015 GDLA Annual Meeting Materials