Stephen "Steve" W. Mooney
A general litigation/trial practice with an emphasis on healthcare litigation, catastrophic injury, employment litigation and general liability. Frequently represents healthcare providers in offensive and defensive litigation. Has served as lead counsel in a variety of civil trials, arbitrations, and appeals nationwide; in particular, has served as lead counsel on more than three hundred (300) lawsuits. Has also tried to verdict cases encompassing premises liability, catastrophic injury, employment disputes and commercial transactions. Also practices in NCAA compliance and collegiate sports law.
- Represents one of the nation's largest managed health care providers in litigation nationwide.
- Has successfully tried to verdict commercial, personal injury and employment lawsuits in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and North Carolina.
- Successfully tried to verdict class-action lawsuit in Mississippi alleging claims of racial discrimination in hiring, promotion and termination.
- Won seminal decision from the Georgia Court of Appeals involving libel and slander claims in the private sector.
- Has successfully obtained injunctions in both enforcing and prohibiting the enforcement of non-competition clauses in employment agreements.
- Successfully defended national pharmacy chain in wage-hour dispute concerning exemption of pharmacists from overtime compensation requirements under Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Successfully petitioned NLRB regarding the status of registered nurses as supervisors under National Labor Relations Act.
- Has successfully represented collegiate coaches, administrators and student athletes in NCAA compliance investigations.
Professional Activities and Honors
- Named Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers and Atlanta magazines
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- Defense Research Institute
- Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Admissions to Practice
- State Bar of Georgia
- The Florida Bar
- State Bar of Nevada
- State Bar of Texas
- Tennessee Bar Association
- District of Columbia Court of Appeals
- Numerous U.S. District and Appellate Courts
- B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983
- J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1987
- Author, "Profane, Sexually-Charged, Gender-Specific Language Can Give Rise to a Disparate Treatment Cause of Action," Labor & Employment Law News, Atlanta Bar Association, Summer 2010.
- Author, "Annual Eleventh Circuit Survey: Labor Law," Mercer University Law Review.
- Has authored several publications and been a contributing editor to the Personnel Law Manual published by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and is a contributing author to Labor Relations for Georgia Employers.
- Frequent speaker at CLE seminars throughout the country on a variety of legal topics, including trial/ litigation tactics and strategies, and the use of demonstrative evidence at trial.