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Roderick E. Edmond, M.D., J.D.
Tricia "CK" Hoffler
Attorney at Law
Tricia “CK” Hoffler is a named partner with Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler LLP, an Atlanta-based law firm that generally specializes in representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice, wrongful death catastrophic personal injury, and commercial litigation. She moved to Atlanta and joined the firm in October 2011. Prior to joining Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler, Ms. Hoffler practiced law and is licensed in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida. In February 2012, Ms. Hoffler received her license to practice law in the State of Georgia. Her practice areas include commercial litigation, employment discrimination, personal injury, medical negligence, wrongful death actions, and international and governmental relations.
Ms. Hoffler was educated in some of the finest schools in Switzerland (College du Leman, University of Geneva), Canada (Branksome Hall) and the United States. She received her law degree from Georgetown University and her undergraduate degree from Smith College.
Ms. Hoffler brings a diverse set of skills and talents to the practice of law. She speaks French fluently and is proficient in Spanish and Portuguese.
As a trial lawyer, Ms. Hoffler has settled and tried cases totaling over eight hundred million dollars ($800,000,000), having run and managed a commercial litigation practice for close to 12 years for Gary, Williams, et al, a Florida-based law practice led by Willie Gary. Since being in practice in Atlanta, she has settled or tried cases totaling close to forty-five million dollars ($45,000,000). She has also served as legal counsel to Reverend Jesse Jackson and related entities for roughly 28 years.
Ms. Hoffler has managed several billion-dollar commercial cases, and in 2000, she co-led the trial team that won the largest medical negligence verdict ever in Roanoke, Virginia. She also co-led the trial team in 2012 and won the largest medical negligence verdict in Gwinnett County at that time. She has served as a trial lawyer on various other high-profile cases, including representation of the Roger Maris family against Anheuser-Bush in a breach of contract case that resulted in a $139 million dollar verdict. Ms. Hoffler has also worked on significant civil rights and children’s rights cases that have resulted in bringing much needed justice for American citizens. She served as counsel in a class action lawsuit on behalf of 4,800 African-American and Latino civil service workers against the State of New York. Better known as Simpson v. State of New York, this case resulted in a historic settlement for the plaintiffs in 2010, and forced the elimination of the “battery test” as a basis for promotion within the ranks of civil servants in New York.
Ms. Hoffler has extensive professional work experience throughout Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. She has represented foreign interests and foreign governments, and lobbied on behalf of various foreign countries while in practice in Washington, DC. She developed a new privatization practice for her firm in foreign markets, and managed the general representation of diverse local, national and international corporations and foreign governments. She participated in her firm's efforts to advise a foreign government on reformation of its drug trafficking and money laundering laws. In addition, she has furnished advice and counsel to various African nations, including Angola, Guinea (Conakry) and Gabon, concerning election procedures and policies, and helped coordinate US Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) participation in elections. She also provided on-going legal counsel to numerous foreign government clients in their democratization process.
A service-oriented attorney, Ms. Hoffler’s community involvement includes active participation in pro bono law clinics, extensive lecturing on First Amendment matters, women’s issues, children's concerns and international matters. She was intricately involved in the merit retention efforts related to the Florida Supreme Court and successfully co-chaired Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince's campaign for merit retention.
Ms. Hoffler served on the boards of The Pine School (Stuart, Florida), Georgetown University Law Alumni Board (Washington, DC), Planned Parenthood of South Florida (West Palm Beach, Florida) and Women in Philanthropy (Stuart, Florida - founding member), the Washington Urban League (Washington, DC), Norfolk Airport Authority (former Commissioner, Norfolk, Virginia), Places and Programs for Children, Inc. (Norfolk, Virginia), Old Dominion University Education Foundation (Norfolk, Virginia), and Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia (Virginia Beach, Virginia). She is also a very active member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) and hosts an informal shadowing program for lawyers throughout Georgia who she mentors. Ms. Hoffler is a frequent lecturer for various bar associations including the American Bar Association, GABWA, the Gate City Bar, and the National Bar Association, to name a few. She is frequently requested to lecture based on her knowledge and expertise in various trial strategies, and every aspect of trial work.
Ms. Hoffler is a trailblazing trial lawyer, and has received numerous accolades and awards for outstanding contributions to her profession and philanthropy. Ms. Hoffler was named "Woman of the Year" for 2011/2012 by the National Association of Professional Women for her demonstrated excellence and dedication within her profession. She has also won numerous awards for excellence and her contributions as a lawyer. These awards include various National Bar Association Presidential Awards, the National Bar Association Governor’s Award, the Gate City Bar Association A.T. Walden “Legacy” Award, the “Esquire Award” for the Small Firms and Solo Practitioners’ Division of the National Bar Association, an award from the National Bar Judicial Council in recognition for commitment to service and outstanding fundraising in 2014, a Certificate of Silver Life Membership to the NAACP, the “Recognition of Support, Commitment, and Service” award from the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association, an award for Outstanding Service and Contributions to the Theological Scholarship Foundation of the Tidewater Metro Baptist Minister’s Conference, the “Majestic Leader” Award from The Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, and a feature in the March 2012 edition of The Informer to name a few.
Keith L. Lindsay
Attorney at Law
William J. Atkins
Attorney at Law
Mr. Atkins is a seasoned trial lawyer with a strong record of success on behalf of his clients in criminal and civil matters. Mr. Atkins’ concentrates his civil practice in the areas of wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, auto and trucking, premises liability and police misconduct cases involving the unlawful use of force and wrongful arrest.
William J. Atkins earned his undergraduate degree from Vassar College in 1991 (B.A. History). Mr. Atkins earned his Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law in 1994. He was named Best Oralist in the 1992 Emory Moot Court Competition and competed on the Georgia Intrastate and National Moot Court teams.
He is admitted to practice in the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and all of Georgia’s federal district courts. Mr. Atkins is a longstanding member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.
Mr. Atkins’ career as a trial lawyer began in earnest as a prosecutor in the Douglas County District Attorney’s office. Mr. Atkins tried over twenty felony and misdemeanor jury trials to guilty verdicts, all of which were affirmed on appeal. His published opinions on behalf of the State of Georgia include: Lindley v. State, 225 Ga. App. 338, 484 S.E.2d 33 (1997); Driver v. State, 240 Ga. App. 513, 523 S.E.2d 919 (1999); Sewell v. State, 244 Ga. App. 449, 536 S.E.2d 173 (2000).
Mr. Atkins entered private practice 15 years ago and has since earned a reputation as a tenacious trial lawyer. Mr. Atkins has secured significant jury verdicts and settlements in a broad range of cases including serious personal injury, intentional torts, employment discrimination and police misconduct. Some of his notable verdicts include:
•Richard Lucas v. City of Braswell, Ga., Federal District Court - Rome, GA
(False Arrest - $1,000,000.00 verdict);
•Keith Brancheau v. Norman Schwartz, Superior Court - Douglas County, GA
(Personal Injury - $954,000.00 verdict);
•Jim Tillman v. City of Ocala, FL, Federal District Court – Ocala, FL
(Race Discrimination - $884,000 verdict);
•Mark Tuggle v. Sheriff Victor Hill, Federal District Court – Atlanta, GA
(False Arrest - $654,000.00 verdict and fee award).
Mr. Atkins has earned distinction as one of Georgia’s premier civil rights attorneys with particular expertise in police misconduct matters. Mr. Atkins has served as lead counsel in a number of false arrest and excessive force cases in federal and state courts. A number of published opinions in Mr. Atkins’ cases have established important precedent for future cases, including:
•Laura Skop v. City of Atlanta, 485 F.3d 1130 (11th Cir. 2007)(reversing grant of summary judgment in false arrest matter);
•Bates v. Harvey, 518 F.3d 1233 (11th Cir. 2008)(finding a constitutional violation but nonetheless reversing denial of summary judgment in false arrest matter because the law was not clearly established);
•Randall v. Scott, 610 F.3d 701 (11th Cir. 2010)(reversing dismissal on qualified immunity grounds and holding that recent Supreme Court decisions had effectively overturned the 11th Circuit’s application of a heightened pleading standard in qualified immunity matters)
Mr. Atkins has presented at several continue legal education programs for lawyers, police officers and insurance adjusters on issues of police liability and civil rights matters, including: Litigation under 42 U.S.C. § 1983- ICLE seminar in January 2012; Police Liability - Lorman Education Services in February 2012; Depositions and Summary Judgment - GTLA seminar in September 2014; Ministerial Duty Claims Under Georgia Law - Litigation under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in November 2015.
Dr. Edmond is the managing and founding partner of Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler LLP, an Atlanta law firm with a concentration in the area of plaintiffs’ wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury –namely medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, product liability and other cases involving catastrophic injuries.
Dr. Edmond received a B.S. in biology in 1983 from Morehouse College in Atlanta. He received his medical degree from Duke University (Durham, NC) in 1987 and did post-graduate training in general surgery at Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He served five years as a physician and a captain in the United States Army. Dr. Edmond served as the Brigade Surgeon for the 3rd Brigade, the 2nd Infantry Division on the demilitarized zone in the Republic of Korea. During his last three years on active duty he served as a staff physician at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
While practicing medicine at the Pentagon, Dr. Edmond attended law school at night and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After law school, Dr. Edmond spent a number of years practicing in managed care medicine and operating JurisMed, a medical-legal consulting company. Dr. Edmond was also the medical director for four years at a large metropolitan Atlanta jail.
Dr. Edmond practiced law for two years with the firm of famed attorney Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. While with The Cochran Firm, Dr. Edmond successfully litigated a number of multi-million dollar personal injury cases. He resolved the civil suit for the widow of the D.C. postal worker who died from an anthrax infection that was acquired through the Brentwood Postal Office. He received one of the largest settlements for medical negligence in the history of a South Carolina county for a suit involving a woman who died from the delayed diagnosis of a rare heart condition. Dr. Edmond won one of the largest jury verdicts in the state of North Carolina for a non-death nursing home negligence suit.
Six months after opening the doors of his own law firm in 2003, Dr. Edmond settled a multi-million dollar suit against a company for distributing defective biomedical material to a patient. He has successfully litigated dozens of various personal injury and civil suits. Dr. Edmond represents a number of the victims and widows from the Imperial Sugar Refinery that exploded in Savannah, GA in February 2008. In addition, he is pursuing a multi-million dollar suit against private defense contractors in federal court in DC on behalf of widows and victims of torture in the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. His firm, Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler, is currently moving dozens of civil suits in numerous courts throughout the nation.
Dr. Edmond has published articles in medical journals and is an active speaker on the subjects of medical and medical-legal issues. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, The American Bar Association, The National Bar Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and a number of other professional organizations.
He is an active member of the Atlanta community and lives with his family in Inman Park. He is currently the Chairperson of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections. He is the former Chairperson of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board, and he was just appointed to the MARTA Board of Directors. He is the head coach of an 8 & 9 year old basketball team at the Eastlake YMCA and he coaches baseball at Medlock Park in Decatur.
It is this same sense of caring that gives Dr. Edmond his bed-side manner with the law as he takes special care of the clients who come to Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler for legal advice. The philosophy of the firm of Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler is Sometimes “I’m sorry” is not enough.
Keith L. Lindsay is a member of the law firm of Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler LLP where he joins Roderick Edmond, M.D. Tricia, "CK" Hoffler and William Atkins as a partner in the Atlanta law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of injured plaintiffs and their families.
A native of Boston, Ma., Mr. Lindsay relocated to Atlanta with his family in 1975. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1981, he returned to Atlanta, and attended Emory University School of Law, where he obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
Mr. Lindsay focuses his litigation practice in the areas of medical malpractice, commercial motor vehicle and tractor trailer collisions, premises liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and general civil litigation. He gained trial and litigation experience immediately after completing law school, serving as an Assistant District Attorney with the Fulton County District Attorney's office, from 1986-1990, during which time he prosecuted several hundred felony cases.
In 1990, he joined a prominent Atlanta defense firm, where he practiced for the next fourteen years, representing insurance companies, as well as their individual and corporate insureds against personal injury claims and lawsuits stemming from trucking collisions, motor vehicle collisions, false arrest/malicious prosecution, defective premises, construction defects, and a variety of other types of claims, ultimately becoming a partner in the firm. During this time he had the opportunity to speak to various groups regarding litigation and insurance issues, and was published regarding liability issues in the transportation industry, as well as the use of use of neuropsychological testimony to establish or combat claims of brain trauma.
In 2002, LIndsay received an AV Preeminent peer review rating, the highest available rating, from Martindale Hubbell, the premier organization that provides ratings and contact information for attorneys throughout the world, a rating he continues to hold.
In January 2005, he joined Dr. Edmond’s practice, having elected to dedicate his experience, time and efforts to representing individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to the negligence or willful misconduct of others, and family members of those who, due to the negligent or willful acts or omissions of others, have suffered a loss of life.
Mr. Lindsay was recognized as SuperLawyer by his peers for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Mr. Lindsay is licensed to practice in the following courts: Georgia State, and Superior Courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, The Gate City Bar Association, The National Bar Association and American Association for Justice.
His published opinions include: Johnson v. Omondi, 284 Ga. 74 (2013); Jackson v. Post Properties, 236 Ga. App. 701 ( 1999), and Rooks v. Tenet Healthsystem GB, 292 Ga. App 477 (2008).
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The highly experienced attorneys at Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler, LLP concentrate on medical malpractice and other personal injury cases that may lead to catastrophic injury and often death.