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Frederick N. Sager, Jr.

Partner

Rick Sager's civil litigation practice focuses on catastrophic injury, product liability, premises liability, and transportation related litigation. Clients entrust him with their high-exposure cases throughout the United States. Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Personal Injury Litigation since 2012, Rick has litigated and resolved cases in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Education

University of North Carolina, B.A., 1985

Wake Forest University, J.D., 1988

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Representative Experience

Represented various apartment complexes, property management companies, security companies, restaurant chains, and other businesses in premises liability related litigation, including wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.

Served as national, regional, and / or local counsel for various product manufacturers, including aerial device manufacturers, agricultural equipment manufacturers, airplane manufacturers, automotive manufacturers, automotive component part manufacturers, consumer product manufacturers, helicopter manufacturers, helmet manufacturers, industrial equipment and machine manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, motor coach manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, residential appliance manufacturers, and tire manufacturers.

Represented national and regional line haul trucking companies, national and regional waste transportation companies, national motor coach companies, automotive retailers and tire retailers, and individual motor vehicle owners and operators in transportation related cases involving death and catastrophic injuries throughout the United States.

Served as national coordinating counsel for international common carrier in wrongful death and personal injury cases throughout the U.S.

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers® 2012-2016, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants 

American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell®, Top Rated Lawyer, Transportation (2013)

The National Law Journal, Top Lawyer in Georgia (2013)

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Product Liability Advisory Council, Member

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell 

Professional & Community Activities

International Association of Defense Counsel

Trial Attorneys of America

Defense Research Institute

Transportation Lawyers Association

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Atlanta Lawyers Club

Events & Speaking Engagements

"Premises Liability: Third Party Crime," - presentation made on multiple occasions to Firm clients and prospective clients. 

"Handling the Catastrophic Injury Case," The Daily Report's In-house Counsel CLE Seminar, July 25, 2013.

"Expert Discovery  After Rule 26 Amendments," - panel presentation made at The Trial Attorneys of America annual meeting on June 12, 2014.

"Product Recalls and Safety Bulletins," - presentation made at the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association annual meeting on June 13, 2015.