WWHGD Growth Continues: Adds Four Associates in Three Offices

ATLANTA (December 20,  2016) --- Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, a “Litigation Department of the Year” winner is proud to announce the arrival of four new associates: Amy Park, Ben Ralston, Melissa Roque, and Michael Valiente.  Roque joins the firm’s Miami office; Park and Ralston are in the Atlanta office, and Valiente will practice from the Las Vegas office.

Amy Park’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice, products liability, and catastrophic injury.  In addition to working as a summer associate at WWHGD, Amy was an Extern for the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia in 2015.  She attended Emory University for her B.A.  Amy graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University School of Law where she received three CALI Awards Amy is a member of the American Bar Association and the Korean-American Bar Association.

Ben Ralston’s practice includes civil litigation with an emphasis on catastrophic injury, professional liability, and premises liability.  Ben received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Georgia.  While attending the University Of Georgia School Of Law, he was the Notes Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.  Additionally, Ben was the President of the Student Bar Association, and member of the Mock Trial team, which was a semifinalist at both the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition and the Texas Bar Association National Trial Competition.

Melissa Roque focuses on catastrophic injury, construction litigation, premises liability, and product liability.  Melissa attended the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Arts in degree Political Science with a Concentration in American Politics.  She then received her J.D. from the University Of Florida Levin College Of Law.   She was a member of the John Marshall Bar Association Elections Committee and a Chair of the Honor Committee.  Additionally, she received the Public Speaking Book Award.

Michael Valiente focuses his practice on catastrophic injury, construction litigation, and wrongful death actions.  Mike attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in Political Science.  Prior to attending law school, Mike was a successful real estate agent and investor focusing on the acquisition and financing of distressed properties throughout Las Vegas.  He graduated summa cum laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  While in law school, Mike served as a Judicial Extern for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and was a summer associate at WWHGD.  Mike received numerous awards in law school including five CALI Awards, William S. Boyd Academic Achievement Award, Scribes, the American Society of Legal Writers Award, Dean’s Merit Scholarship, and Best Brief at the Southerland Cup Moot Court Competition.

Firm Managing Partner Dave Dial states, “We are very excited about these fine young lawyers joining our firm.  They will be excellent additions to our nationally recognized trial law firm and will have the opportunity to be mentored by some of the best trial lawyers in the country.”

About Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial

WWHGD a national trial firm and winner of ALM’s  “Litigation Department of the Year” award in both 2016 and 2014 for its outstanding representation of clients and the results achieved on their behalf.   The firm has tried over 400 cases throughout the U.S. and handled cases in all 50 states and 22 countries.  Clients range from Fortune 500 to mid-size and local companies.   WWHGD and its lawyers are consistently ranked in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other prestigious ranking directories.   

For more information about Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, please visit: www.wwhgd.com

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