Ashley Rice to Moderate Atlanta Bar Association Panel on February 11, 2022
Our firm has always been at the forefront of tackling the legal, factual, and discovery issues relating to medical funding companies, both on the trial/appellate and legislative fronts. Georgia’s collateral source rule, Georgia’s very low bar for admitting medical bills into evidence, and Georgia’s lack of regulation has provided fertile ground for medical funding companies. Please join our partner Ashley Rice as she moderates an Atlanta Bar Association panel on these issues on February 11, 2022, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (Link: Litigation Section Zoom Breakfast – Atlanta Bar CLE Calendar)
Hilliard Castilla has been Sworn in as Judge Pro Tem
WACHP congratulates our partner, Hilliard Castilla, on being sworn in as Judge Pro Tem for the State Court of Fayette County. Hilliard will continue practicing with our firm while serving the fine citizens of Fayette County.
WACHP is Proud to Participate in 2021 Legal Food Frenzy
Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout is a proud participant of the 2021 Legal Food Frenzy benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We are thrilled to accept donations in any amount to our team’s efforts. Please visit our firm’s team page: https://www.classy.org/team/352444
WACHP is proud to announce the members of its 2021 Diversity Committee
The members of the committee are Ashley Rice, Rakhi McNeill, Brian McCarthy and Marcia Freeman. Diversity Members Announcement
Rakhi McNeill has been nominated to the Board of the CLM Greater Atlanta Chapter
Congratulations Rakhi McNeill for being nominated to the Board of the CLM Greater Atlanta Chapter. She has been named the director of events. We look forward to attending any future events that Ms. McNeill organizes.
Congratulations to Hilliard Castilla
Hilliard Castilla has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, which is associated with the ABA. This is a significant honor which only 1% of lawyers receive. The award is a sign of extraordinary leadership in the legal community. Only a select few are even nominated. Congrats Hilliard!
Casey Brown has been Selected as the Recipient of the WACHP Community Spirit Award
Please join us in congratulating associate Casey Brown as the inaugural recipient of the WACHP Community Spirit Award. Casey’s commitment to pro bono legal matters, volunteer efforts, and fundraising in our community are commendable. Casey has done pro bono work with the Cherokee County ADA office and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Fund. He has also served the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Congratulations to Hilliard Castilla for his Invitation to Join the Fellows of the American Bar Association
Hilliard Castilla recently accepted an invitation to join the Fellows of the American Bar Association. This honor is limited to one percent of the legal profession in each jurisdiction. The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar foundation, the nation’s leading research institute for the empirical study of law.
October Attorney Spotlight
Thank you to firm associates Andrea Baker and Lucy Aquino for not only spending each day working to achieve lawful and just outcomes for clients, but also for their efforts to support our election process by volunteering through “We the Action,” a group of lawyer volunteers, to assist voters encountering issues on election day.
Significant Tenets in the Defense of Negligent Security Claims
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