I come from a family of hard-working people. My drive, my determination to be a powerful advocate, and my devotion to enriching the lives of others came from personal life experiences.
My family was not rich in worldly goods but was abundantly blessed with steadfast love and support. My sister and I never had to worry about food on the table or a roof over our heads. Our parents showed us the meaning of work, and we learned what was important in life. We learned the importance of a healthy body, mind, and soul. We witnessed firsthand the destructive, life-long consequences of trauma, the ruinous aftermath of a catastrophic brain injury at birth, and the disastrous consequences of a bitter, protracted legal battle among family members.
I married my college sweetheart in 1988. We have a stable, loving marriage and two exceptionally wonderful children.
I started law school in 1991, graduated cum laude in 1994, and have owned my firm since 1998. I am uniquely qualified to handle catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases because of my personal and work background. Early on, I knew it was important to know how insurance companies handled catastrophic injury cases. To be the most effective advocate for injured people, I needed to know how the other side worked. I needed to know the inner workings of the insurance companies because that’s who paid the money. The best way to learn the ways of the insurance companies was to work for them, so that’s what I did. I worked at an insurance defense law firm, where I got to represent the people they insured. When someone caused an injury and got sued, the insurance company would hire me to represent the person. From this experience, I learned how insurance companies evaluate cases, what they view as important, what they view as irrelevant, and how they decide how much money to pay. I took many cases to trial as an insurance defense lawyer. Once I learned how the insurance companies worked, I stopped representing insurance companies and began to represent injured people only. For the past 20 years or so, I have only represented real people, not insurance companies, in injury and death cases.
Early on, I chose to be the master of my destiny in my firm, without in-house partners or associates, because I knew I was capable of making the right decisions at the right times for my clients. Instead of hiring and paying other lawyers a salary to work for me, I knew the best arrangement was to hand-pick specialists from other firms to associate with me on individual cases if it would benefit my client. Instead of being limited to lawyers in my firm, who may or may not be the GOAT on a specific legal issue, my practice gives me the flexibility to associate the GOAT in every case, regardless of the size of the case. This arrangement has allowed me to compile “dream teams” of specialists in multi-million dollar death cases.
Similarly, I am uniquely qualified to represent people in DUI cases. DUI laws in Georgia are among the toughest in the nation, as they should be, but a DUI can also be difficult for the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. If the proof is there, the punishment should fit the crime. But, if the proof is not there, the person should be acquitted. After working as a part-time government prosecutor, I left that role to defend real people.
I became a lawyer to enrich the lives of others. From the first time you make contact with my firm until we close your file, I want you to feel confident that your case is under control. I want to answer all of your questions. I want you to understand why things are the way they are. I want you to have all the information you need to make the best decisions for you. This is my passion.
Compassion & Hard Work – No Empty Promises. When you are injured in a car accident out of nowhere, you need someone who understands your troubles and how to get results when the outcome means everything to you. You need a lawyer who cares about doing a good job for you because your case matters. You matter. I want to exceed your expectations, and I work very hard not to disappoint.
You won’t be passed off to a junior associate. I don’t even have a junior associate to pass you off to. Your lawyer will always be me. Even if I associate another lawyer because of her/his particular skill in a specific area (there is no additional cost to you), I will still be your lawyer, and you still talk to me.
I despise sleazy TV lawyers, who treat your case like a game and make outlandish claims. These ads are deceptive and misleading, at least, and false, at worst. I believe they have done more harm to the legal profession than anything else and you deserve better if you are in pain and need legal help.
I know what I’m doing. With 26 years of experience and a history of getting car accident victims everything they need after motor vehicle accidents across the region, you can be confident that I can handle the case.
My only duty is to you. Being a sole practitioner comes with advantages. For instance, I don’t have any partners to answer to. My only responsibility is to provide you with the best possible representation, whether that comes from just me or a “Dream Team” of colleagues and expert witnesses hand-picked based on their knowledge, skill, and/or relevant experience. Through my contact with thousands of lawyers, your case benefits directly and indirectly from the most qualified talent available.
Troy is respected by the judges and lawyers in the area. His reputation as a tireless and knowledgeable advocate for his clients is widely known….Troy is always thoroughly prepared to present each case and achieves winning results for his clients.
Endorsement from Kirk Gilliard, fellow attorney in Augusta, GARead More Reviews