R. Page Powell Jr.


Page has actively represented defendants in complex, high-damage litigation matters since moving to Atlanta in 1994. His trial practice focuses primarily on the defense of healthcare providers and institutions, as well as product and medical-device manufacturers. Page has tried more than 40 cases as lead counsel, and he has extensive trial experience in all metro-Atlanta venues and other venues throughout the State of Georgia and the Southeast. Page also maintains an active appellate practice, and he regularly represents clients before the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation–Defense
  • Professional Liability/Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Post-Trial Remedies and Appeals

 Representative Cases/Experience:

  • Defense of professional liability actions involving nearly every major medical specialty
  • Nearly 20 years of experience defending medical device and other product manufacturers in cases involving catastrophic injury and death
  • Primary litigation counsel for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc. for more than 15 years
  • Defense of pediatric hospitals, pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, and pediatric urgent care centers in lawsuits involving a wide range of catastrophic injury and death
  • Defense of anesthesiologists, mid-level anesthesia providers and large anesthesia practice groups in lawsuits involving catastrophic injury and death
  • Defense of obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, and nurses in lawsuits involving maternal and fetal death and injuries
  • Appellate counsel for numerous defense clients leading to approximately 20 published appellate decisions
  • Represented physicians and other healthcare providers in peer-review proceedings and in hearings before the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners

Awards & Professional Recognition

  • Georgia SuperLawyer, 2007 – 2014
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Peer Rating

Admission to Practice

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia

 Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • B.A., Journalism, University of Alabama (1989)
  • J.D., University of Georgia (1994)

 Representative Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Trends in Primary Care Malpractice Litigation, Gwinnett Medical Center’s “Primary Care Summit,” Lawrenceville, Georgia, February 2014
  • Recent Trends in Anesthesia-Related Litigation, Northside Anesthesiology Consultants CME, Roswell, Georgia, February 2014
  • Strategies for Effective Documentation During Emergency/Code Events, Northside Anesthesiology Consultants CME, Roswell, Georgia, January 2014
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers—The New Frontier in AnesthesiaRelated Litigation, Northside Anesthesiology Consultants Annual Partners Meeting, Naples, Florida, 2013
  • Recent Trends and Lessons Learned From Pediatric Medical Malpractice Cases, Children’s Health Network Risk Management Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012
  • Understanding the Litigation Process, MMIC Claims Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
  • Pointing the Finger—How Tort Reform Has Changed The Blame Game, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Georgia 2010
  • O.C.G.A. § 51-1-29.5—The ER Statute—Practical Implications For The Defense Of Future ER Cases, MMIC Defense Attorney Seminar, 2010
  • Life In The Fast Lane—Recent Developments in Healthcare and ADR; Litigation Related Issues, American Bar Association Eighth Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2006
  • Closing Arguments: Making Your Point So The Jury Remembers It; Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005
  • Winning at Mediation; Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005
  • A World Unto Itself – Specific Issues Related To Wrongful Death Cases In The Medical Malpractice Context’ Juror Biases And Unique Issues Arising In The Medical Malpractice Context: A Defense Perspective, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004
  • Informed Consent, Surrogate Decision Making and Refusal of Treatment Under Georgia Law for Adult Patients; Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia, “Update on Healthcare Ethics and the Law”, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004
  • Missed Diagnoses in the Emergency Room: Hospital Liability Concepts; Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Medical Malpractice Institute, Amelia Island, Florida, 2004
  • Cross-Examination of the Plaintiff’s Expert Witness in the Cardiac Case; Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Medical Malpractice Institute, Sea Island, Georgia, 2003