HGD managing partner, Tim Davis, was recently selected to serve as Newsletter Editor of the Business Torts Section of the American Association for Justice. The purpose of this Section is to promote the objectives of AAJ within the field of commercial law and litigation and to that end to research and study and thereafter educate the membership with respect to commercial law and litigation; to foster programs of continuing legal education in regard to the role of the lawyer and the law in commercial litigation; and to promote information exchange and networking among members practicing commercial litigation.
Tim has been a courtroom lawyer for his entire legal career. Having begun his career with one of the leading litigation firms in the Southeast, Tim stepped immediately from the classroom to the courtroom. He was soon representing individuals in tort actions against major corporations and, by 31 years of age, had been lead counsel in Robins vs. National Security Insurance Companyand Williams vs. Arrow International, Inc., cases resulting in seven figure verdicts for his clients.
He was soon thereafter appointed by the US District Court to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee representing hemophilia patients who had received HIV-contaminated blood products. The case resulted in a $640,000,000 settlement with several pharmaceutical companies.
Tim’s legal practice has broadened dramatically from his initial focus on individual personal injury cases. Along the way, his practice has included representing entire communities harmed by toxic waste. Today, a substantial portion of his practice is in the area of business litigation and in protecting the rights of intellectual property owners.
Tim is a 1981 graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Business Administration. He is a 1984 graduate of Cumberland School of Law. He currently serves as the firm’s managing partner. Tim has authored numerous articles and has been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars.