Coleman Talley - Attorneys in Valdosta and Atlanta

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Posted November 17, 2016

Coleman Talley LLP Expands Litigation Practice in Atlanta Metro Market - Welcomes Two New Partners

Coleman Talley LLP is pleased to announce the growth of its litigation practice in the firm's Atlanta office with the arrival of partners M. B. Satcher, III and Annarita Leigh McGovern. With a proven track record, this dynamic team brings years of experience in the areas of government law, civil litigation, general liability, employment litigation, insurance defense, and professional negligence and medical malpractice defense.

“We are very excited to expand the firm's litigation service capabilities and depth of talent in the Atlanta metro market,” said Justin Scott, managing partner of Coleman Talley LLP. “We look forward to the contributions that Mr. Satcher and Ms. McGovern will bring to our growing firm.”

About M.B. Satcher, III

Burt Satcher’s civil litigation practice includes experience in professional liability, general personal injury liability, premises liability, trucking litigation, and products liability. Burt began his Georgia statewide practice in 1985, and is admitted to all state trial and appellate courts as well as Federal courts.

He has been extensively involved in the representation of a wide variety of healthcare providers as well as the defense of general and product liability cases throughout his thirty years of practice. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and has been active in the State Bar and the Atlanta Bar Association in which he served as President of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers in 1995. Burt was named to Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite in 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2016 in the categories of trial practice and personal injury defense.

Burt was born and raised in Georgia, achieved his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Georgia in 1985.

About Annarita Leigh McGovern

Annarita McGovern has practiced law for 19 years in the areas of professional liability, employment law, premises liability, civil rights, government law, and general civil litigation. Annarita provides full-service representation to major publicly held companies, governmental entities, and insurance companies. She has been retained to represent clients in a wide range of contested litigation matters in Georgia and Tennessee, where she is also licensed and actively practices.

Annarita also has extensive experience representing governmental entities as outside counsel in a variety of areas, including professional liability, employment, civil rights, and premises liability. In this capacity, she has represented attending physicians at the Medical College of Georgia, community service boards, school systems and school boards, the University of Georgia, employees of DFACS, the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Corrections, and county health departments. Annarita has extensive knowledge regarding issues of governmental liability, especially the area of governmental immunity, and has had tremendous success in obtaining successful outcomes for her clients, even when it requires making new law. She has litigated hundreds of cases to completion, has tried cases in state and federal court, has argued before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, has won numerous appeals in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and has successfully opposed petitions for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. She speaks regularly on issues pertaining to her practice areas, including professional liability, governmental liability, and employment issues.

Annarita is a member of Georgia Defense Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. She has played as a violinist with the Atlanta Lawyers' Orchestra, is a founder of the River Eves Fliers, a youth running program at her childrens’ elementary school, and is a half-marathon runner, and triathlete. Annarita received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1991, and her J.D. from the University of Memphis in 1997. Annarita previously served as a staff attorney for the Chief Judge of the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals, and clerked for a civil trial judge in Memphis, Tennessee.

Coleman Talley LLP has been dedicated to effectively and efficiently providing legal services for over 7 decades and enjoys a distinguished reputation not only among corporate clients, medical and insurance professionals, estate, financial and real estate industry professionals, but also among some of the most successful lawyers in the Southeastern United States. The firm has 34 attorneys with offices in Valdosta and Atlanta, Georgia, and has been named one of the Top Ranked Law Firms in the U.S. by Martindale-Hubbell for the past four years. In addition to being members of the State Bar of Georgia, certain attorneys are also licensed to practice law in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

Attorneys tagged in this post

Burt Satcher Burt Satcher Partner

Practice Areas tagged in this post

Appellate Litigation; Employment Law and Litigation; Government and Municipalities; Insurance Defense and Coverage Disputes; Product Liability Litigation; Professional Negligence—Medical Malpractice Defense