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Lawrence J. Myers

Lawrence J. Myers

Partner

T (404) 962-1040
F (404) 962-1200
Overview

Larry Myers' practice concentrates on civil and administrative litigation, with an emphasis on health care, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, toxic torts, and professional negligence and licensing.

Mr. Myers' health care practice includes the representation of hospitals, physicians, specialty practice groups and other providers in certificate of need and related issues and litigation in the courts and before the Georgia Department of Community Health.  He has also represented a number of legal and medical professionals in malpractice actions and a wide array of professionals in licensing and disciplinary matters before Georgia's state examining boards.

In the pharmaceuticals and medical device, and toxic torts areas, Mr. Myers has been involved in mass (including multidistrict) litigation, and has served as a member of national, regional, and local counsel teams.  The services he has provided to clients include:  case management, coordination, and defense; preventative counseling; document collection, review, and systems development; company and expert witness identification and development; discovery coordination; and insurance coverage litigation.

Mr. Myers is a trained mediator and is registered as a neutral in general mediation by the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution.

Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA
Achievements
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Health Care Law (2017, 2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA, as one of Georgia Leaders, Healthcare (2013-2017)

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Experience

Representative Work

  • Tanner Medical Center, Inc., et al. v. Vest Newnan, LLC, et al.; Georgia Department of Community Health v. Vest Newnan, LLC, et al., 337 Ga. App. 884, 789 S.E.2d 258 (2016)
  • Siharath v . Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corp.; Rider v. Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corp., 131 F. Supp. 2d 1347 (N.D. Ga. 2001), aff’d., 295 F. 3d 1194 (11th Cir. 2002)
  • Essex Group, Inc. v. Southwire Co., 269 Ga. 553, 501 S.E. 2d 501 (1998)
  • Presto v. Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corp., 226 Ga. App. 547, 487 S.E. 2d 70 (1997)
  • Gillis v. American General Life & Accident Ins. Co., 222 Ga. App. 891, 476 S.E. 2d 648 (1996)
  • American General Life & Acc. Ins. Co. v. Fisher, 208 Ga. App. 282, 430 S.E. 2d 166 (1993)
  • Smith v. Cobb County-Kennestone Hosp. Authority, 262 Ga. 566, 423 S.E. 2d 235 (1992)
  • Mitchell v. Haygood's Hauling & Grading, Inc., 194 Ga. App. 671, 391 S.E. 2d 481 (1990)
  • Georgia Power Co. v. Kalman Floor Co., 256 Ga. 534, 350 S.E. 2d 421 (1986)
  • Jones v. Brown, 174 Ga. App. 632, 331 S.E. 2d 24 (1985)
Thought Leadership

Published Works

  • "You just received an investigative subpoena from the medical board...now what?" Myers LJ; J. Med Assoc Ga; 100(2):28

Presentations

  • "Conflict Resolution,"Annual Panel Discussion, Emory University, Atlanta, 2001-2003
  • "Background, Defense Considerations and Strategies," Andrews Publications' Audio Conferences Emerging Litigation Series:  Prempro Hormone Replacement Therapy, Atlanta, October 9, 2002
  • "The Dark Side of ADR," Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Southeastern Corporate Law Institute, Point Clear, Alabama, April 19, 2002
  • "Update on Consumer Advertising, Patient Labeling and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine," Defense Research Institute Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Seminar, New Orleans, May 14, 1998

* Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future legal engagement.

Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1979
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1983
Admissions
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia, 1983
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Affiliations
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • St. Thomas More Society
Academic Honors
  • Holderness Moot Court Bench
  • Staff Member, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation
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