Congratulations to Litner + Deganian attorney Steve Litner for completing the 2017 Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Leadership Education and Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program. Steve was one of only 17 Georgia attorneys selected for this honor. The goal of the LEAD program is to identify attorneys with leadership potential and to train and equip them to
Growing up in Marietta, Georgia, Shea Schulman knew from a young age he wanted to be a lawyer. Advocating for causes, taking a stand, and speaking in public came naturally to him. He excelled on the debate team at Lassiter High School, where his coach would become a big influence in Shea’s decision to pursue a career in law.
Shea continued his studies at the University of Georgia and Emory Law. It wasn’t long before he was front-and-center, representing clients in the courtroom. Shea knew he had made the right decision to become a personal injury attorney immediately after his first jury trial, just a few months after he graduated from law school. Winning that early case remains one of his proudest achievements, and he has been successfully negotiating settlements and appealing to juries on behalf of clients ever since.
This past Saturday, Litner + Deganian was ecstatic to be a sponsor of the Rescue Dog Olympics. The event, hosted at Brook Run Park, was an exciting day filled with adorable dogs of every breed and size, puppy kisses and some fast-paced Olympic games. Games included Red Light, Green Light, Scooby Says, Where’s The Beef
Hailing from Walton County, Georgia, Arman is a rare native Georgian here in Atlanta.
After earning “double dawg” status by completing his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia, Arman initially worked for a local judge. He then took a job with a large local law firm. His practice focused on defending insurance companies against claims made by injured persons. The job was driven by numbers and adjustors, and, after eight years defending lawsuits and trying jury trials, Arman decided to switch sides and start working for the little guy as opposed to the large corporation.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
For most people, the answer changes quite a bit and becomes more realistic as they get older (though how cool would it be to be a Super Hero?).
For Steve Litner, the answer has always been the same. A lawyer.
As one of the best personal injury lawyers in Georgia, Steve not only became a lawyer, but a pretty darn good one at that.
2016 has been a great year at Litner + Deganian, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We’ve expanded our staff, upgraded our physical space, and helped a record number of clients.
Here is a quick summary of 2016 progress and results to-date:
We are very excited to announce the addition of a new associate attorney to the Litner + Deganian team.
Please welcome Shea Schulman
Shea Schulman has joined our firm as an Associate Attorney. We first had the opportunity to work with Shea on a number of court cases while he was working as a successful personal injury attorney at a larger firm. This is where Shea got to see the close personal relationships that we build with every Litner + Deganian client – a level of attention and trust that’s a core part of our business. Shea shares our vision, so he joined the firm!
As some of you may know, the State Judicial Qualifications Committee has been under fire recently in Georgia. Representative Johnnie Caldwell has spearheaded an attempt to dismantle the judicial watchdog agency. The ballot in the November election will include a proposed constitutional amendment to rid the State of the JQC. If the ballot passes, the independent agency would be removed from the constitution and replaced with one that answers directly to the state legislature. The JQC is a constitutionally mandated agency that polices the judicial branch in Georgia. The JQC has by no means been perfect. In fact, many of us have had qualms with the speed (or lack thereof) that they have addressed serious potential instances of judicial misconduct in the past. However, the motivation behind the November ballot appears to be nothing but political and potentially retributive in nature. Read more here.
The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has chosen Litner + Deganian attorney Steve Litner to participate in the 2016-2017 Leadership Education & Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program. Only 17 attorneys were chosen from across Georgia. The GTLA LEAD Program identifies potential leaders in the Association, and then equips them with the necessary tools and training to take
Atlanta personal injury attorney Arman Deganian, current president of the DeKalb Bar Association, was recently published on the DeKalb Bar News website. In the article entitled Why I Call DeKalb Home, Arman discusses his past as the child of an immigrant family living in Georgia, his love for Decatur and DeKalb County Georgia, and protecting
Playing with a dog can quickly turn a sweet, enjoyable moment into a frightening and jarring experience. According to the American Humane Association, over 800,000 dog bite injuries require medical attention each year, and half the victims are children. Dog attack victims face pain and suffering, but there is also a risk of infection and
Due to seat belts and airbags, chest injuries from a car accident can be common. While injuries to the chest can heal quickly, there may be serious underlying injuries such as internal bleeding, torn muscles, tendons, ligaments or internal injuries to organs. Bruising, abrasions, rib or sternum fractures might also occur.