James E. Brim III, Of Counsel

Jim began his civil litigation practice in 1979 with the Gainesville law firm Whelchel, Dunlap & Gignilliat. In 1988, he and Weymon Forrester founded the firm Forrester & Brim, and for the next 29 years, specialized in the defense of a wide variety of civil lawsuits, including malpractice claims against physicians and other healthcare professionals. Although Jim’s practice has concentrated mainly on the defense of medical malpractice and other personal injury claims, his clients also have included corporate entities in business disputes, private schools, lawyers in legal malpractice matters, and physicians in proceedings before the Composite Board of Medical Examiners.

Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is a past President of the Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association.


Representative cases/experience

  • Defense of physicians and other healthcare professionals in various specialties including: general surgery; orthopedics; neurosurgery; gastroenterology; urology; otolaryngology; radiology; internal medicine; pediatrics; emergency medicine; psychiatry; ophthalmology; and anesthesiology.
  • Defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims asserted against individuals, corporate entities, and private schools.

Education

  • B.A., with high honors, Emory University, 1975
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia, 1979

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Education Law

Jim began his civil litigation practice in 1979 with the Gainesville law firm Whelchel, Dunlap & Gignilliat. In 1988, he and Weymon Forrester founded the firm Forrester & Brim, and for the next 29 years, specialized in the defense of a wide variety of civil lawsuits, including malpractice claims against physicians and other healthcare professionals. Although Jim’s practice has concentrated mainly on the defense of medical malpractice and other personal injury claims, his clients also have included corporate entities in business disputes, private schools, lawyers in legal malpractice matters, and physicians in proceedings before the Composite Board of Medical Examiners.

Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is a past President of the Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association.


Representative cases/experience

  • Defense of physicians and other healthcare professionals in various specialties including: general surgery; orthopedics; neurosurgery; gastroenterology; urology; otolaryngology; radiology; internal medicine; pediatrics; emergency medicine; psychiatry; ophthalmology; and anesthesiology.
  • Defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims asserted against individuals, corporate entities, and private schools.

Education

  • B.A., with high honors, Emory University, 1975
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia, 1979

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Education Law

James E. Brim III, Of Counsel

Representative cases/experience

  • Defense of physicians and other healthcare professionals in various specialties including: general surgery; orthopedics; neurosurgery; gastroenterology; urology; otolaryngology; radiology; internal medicine; pediatrics; emergency medicine; psychiatry; ophthalmology; and anesthesiology.
  • Defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims asserted against individuals, corporate entities, and private schools.

James E. Brim III, Of Counsel

Education

  • B.A., with high honors, Emory University, 1975
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia, 1979

James E. Brim III, Of Counsel

Professional activities and honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Georgia SuperLawyers designee
  • Phi Beta Kappa

James E. Brim III, Of Counsel

Admissions to practice

  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

James E. Brim III, Of Counsel

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association (past President)

James E. Brim III, Of Counsel

Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Gainesville State College, 1989 – 2006

James E. Brim III, Of Counsel

Representative speaking Engagements

  • Presentations to Georgia ICLE seminars and various health care organizations on litigation related subjects.

James E. Brim III, Of Counsel

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Education Law

James E. Brim III, Of Counsel

Practice Areas