L. Evan
Cline

Evan has particular expertise in medical litigation, representing physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and hospitals throughout the course of her career. Evan has experience handling every stage of these complex cases, including drafting pleadings and motions; managing written discovery; taking and defending the depositions of parties, experts, and other witnesses; evaluating case strengths, weaknesses and value; preparing for trial and trying cases; and handling appellate issues. Evan particularly enjoys working with physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide information and reassurance about the medical/legal process while also helping to develop their presentation skills and fully prepare them for substantive issues that might arise in deposition or at trial.

Representative cases/experience

  • Representation of physicians of various specialties in numerous cases involving allegations of professional negligence and/or gross negligence.
  • Representation of numerous Georgia hospitals and medical corporations involving claims of medical malpractice and/or ordinary negligence.
  • Defense verdicts in numerous cases on behalf of hospitals, medical corporations, and providers from various medical specialties, including but not limited to anesthesia, general surgery, internal medicine, orthopaedic surgery, and vascular surgery.
  • Thorough appellate management and successful outcomes in appellate issues arising from initial pleadings, discovery motions, and trial rulings or outcome.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Physician and Hospital Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Civil Appellate Practice
  • Nuisance, Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation
  • Georgia Composite Medical Board Representation

Education

  • B.A., Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina (2005)
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law (2008)

Evan has particular expertise in medical litigation, representing physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and hospitals throughout the course of her career. Evan has experience handling every stage of these complex cases, including drafting pleadings and motions; managing written discovery; taking and defending the depositions of parties, experts, and other witnesses; evaluating case strengths, weaknesses and value; preparing for trial and trying cases; and handling appellate issues. Evan particularly enjoys working with physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide information and reassurance about the medical/legal process while also helping to develop their presentation skills and fully prepare them for substantive issues that might arise in deposition or at trial.

Representative cases/experience

  • Representation of physicians of various specialties in numerous cases involving allegations of professional negligence and/or gross negligence.
  • Representation of numerous Georgia hospitals and medical corporations involving claims of medical malpractice and/or ordinary negligence.
  • Defense verdicts in numerous cases on behalf of hospitals, medical corporations, and providers from various medical specialties, including but not limited to anesthesia, general surgery, internal medicine, orthopaedic surgery, and vascular surgery.
  • Thorough appellate management and successful outcomes in appellate issues arising from initial pleadings, discovery motions, and trial rulings or outcome.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Physician and Hospital Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Civil Appellate Practice
  • Nuisance, Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation
  • Georgia Composite Medical Board Representation

Education

  • B.A., Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina (2005)
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law (2008)

L. Evan Cline

Representative cases/experience

  • Representation of physicians of various specialties in numerous cases involving allegations of professional negligence and/or gross negligence.
  • Representation of numerous Georgia hospitals and medical corporations involving claims of medical malpractice and/or ordinary negligence.
  • Defense verdicts in numerous cases on behalf of hospitals, medical corporations, and providers from various medical specialties, including but not limited to anesthesia, general surgery, internal medicine, orthopaedic surgery, and vascular surgery.
  • Thorough appellate management and successful outcomes in appellate issues arising from initial pleadings, discovery motions, and trial rulings or outcome.

L. Evan Cline

  • Drafted numerous appellant and appellee briefs in support of general civil defendants and medical malpractice defendants as well as plaintiffs affected by inverse condemnation

L. Evan Cline

  • Taken hundreds of depositions, including discovery and evidentiary depositions of medical expert witnesses, parties and fact witnesses
  • Defended the depositions of defendant, expert, and treating physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists and registered nurses

L. Evan Cline

  • Successful representation of many physicians in investigations related to patient care conducted by the Georgia Composite Medical Board
  • Representation of various non-party entities and healthcare providers in providing third-party deposition testimony, written discovery responses, and document production
  • Additional experience handling other matters including premises liability, nuisance, condemnation, and inverse condemnation cases

L. Evan Cline

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Physician and Hospital Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Civil Appellate Practice
  • Nuisance, Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation
  • Georgia Composite Medical Board Representation

L. Evan Cline

  • Student Bar Association President – Emory University School of Law (2007 – 2008)
  • Student Bar Association Vice President – Emory University School of Law (2006 – 2007)
  • Winner of Emory Intraschool Moot Court Competition – Emory University School of Law (2006)
  • Dean’s Outstanding Service Award – Emory University School of Law (2008)

L. Evan Cline

Admissions to practice

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

L. Evan Cline

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Emory Law School Alumni

L. Evan Cline

Education

  • B.A., Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina (2005)
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law (2008)

L. Evan Cline

Community Involvement

  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Atlanta Legal Aid
  • Athena’s Warehouse

L. Evan Cline

Representative Publications/Speeches

  • Georgia’s New Evidence Code, 28th Annual Medical Malpractice Liability Seminar, 2012
  • Understanding and Avoiding Medical Malpractice Liability, In-service presentation at Grady Memorial Hospital; In-service presentation at Rockdale Medical Center
  • Mock Trial Presentation for Georgia Nursing Organization at The Medical Center of Central Georgia