Daniel J. Huff

Daniel J HuffFor the past 23 years Dan has specialized in the defense of high damages lawsuits, primarily medical malpractice lawsuits and claims.  He has represented defendants in more than 90 jury trials. He has defended and successfully tried cases for every specialty of medicine and numerous hospitals throughout Georgia.  Dan’s trial record would be a proud career for any defense lawyer and remarkable because Dan has tried and won so many cases in so few years.  In the past five years Dan has tried 30 medical malpractice cases in Georgia.  Many of those cases have been against the best Plaintiffs attorneys in the state.

Because of Dan’s trial record and reputation with Plaintiff’s attorneys, he is able to obtain the best possible outcomes for physicians and hospitals whether the case is tried or resolved.

In addition to representing defendants, Dan is a regular contributor to legal and medical publications and seminars.  Dan and his firm are proud to donate their time and resources to help several local charities and provide pro bono legal representation to indigent clients.

Representative Cases/Experience:

  • Defense Verdict in Birth Injury Cerebral Palsy Case (Dekalb County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Birth Injury Cerebral Palsy Case (Fulton County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Birth Injury Cerebral Palsy Case (Henry County Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Quadriplegia Radiology Case (Fulton County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Vascular Surgery Case (DeKalb County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Cardiology Case (Fulton County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Surgery Case (Gwinnett County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Teenager Wrongful Death Radiology Case (Cobb County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Internal Medicine and Neurology Case (Fulton County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Vascular Surgery Case (Fulton County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Premises Liability Burn Case (Cobb County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Colon and Rectal Surgery Case (Fulton County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Myomectomy Surgery Case (Fulton County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Radiology Case (Dekalb County Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Severe Radiation Burn Case (Fulton County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Breast Cancer Case (Chatham County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Emergency Room Case (Dekalb County, Georgia)
  • Hung Jury twice in Birth Injury Cerebral palsy Case (Cobb County, Georgia)
  • Defense Verdict in Infant ER Wrongful Death Case (Fulton County, Georgia)
  • Multiple Defense Verdicts in Hospital Negligence Cases
  • Multiple Defense Verdicts in Laparoscopic Surgery Cases and Gynecological Surgery Cases

Awards & Professional Recognition

  • Georgia SuperLawyer: 2002 – 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, Multiple Years
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Georgia Chapter
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Peer Rating

Admission to Practice

  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Education

  • B.S., Business Administration and Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1988)
  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law (1991)

Community Involvement

  • CMLA Basketball Coach
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Representative Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Closing Argument for the Defense, Annual Trial Practice Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, March, 2015
  • The Trial of an Obstetrical Malpractice Case, Defense Perspective, Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting, April, 2014
  • Electronic Medical Records, Georgia Society of OB/GYNs Annual Meeting, August, 2014.
  • The Hospital Employee as a WitnessGeorgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers Gazette, October 2013
  • Evaluating and Defending the L&D Case, Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, Fall Meeting, September 2013
  • Hospitalist Liability, Presented to Large Hospitalist Practice, October 2013
  • Documentation of the Bad Outcome, Medical Association of Georgia Journal, November 2012
  • Neonatal Ethical Dilemmas, Presented to two Hospital NICU staffs, 2012
  • Medical Staff Rules and CMS, MAG Journal, May 2012
  • The Future of Medical Malpractice, ICLE in Georgia, November 2011
  • EMR – WTF? (Why the Fuss?), Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, September 2011
  • Lessons From Lawsuits, Presented to Numerous Physician Groups, March – October 2011
  • Physician Websites, MAG Journal, February 2011
  • New Rules on the Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Medical Cases, ICLE in Georgia, October 2010
  • The Joint Tortfeasor Maze, ICLE in Georgia, September 2009 and ICLE in Georgia, November 2008
  • Epidural Hematoma – Can They Be Defended? MMIC Defense Attorney Seminar, September 2008

Email
dhuff@huffpowellbailey.com