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Jackson A. Dial

Partner

Jackson “Jad” Dial represents a multitude of clients in high exposure, catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases throughout Georgia and the United States.  Jad has obtained many successful results for his clients both at trial and during pre-trial proceedings. When he is not representing clients, Jad enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and their five children.

Education

University of Georgia, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
Phi Beta Kappa
Golden Key International Honor Society

Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Order of the Barristers

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Texas 
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Representative Experience

Successfully defended apartment complex owners and managers in premises liability / negligent security case.  Client found 1% at fault in shooting death of young man on or near apartment complex property.  

Successfully obtained defense verdicts for high profile production company and actor in lawsuit arising from a death on a production set.  The remaining defendants were found liable for a fraction of plaintiffs’ pre-trial demand and amounts sought during closing arguments.  

Assisted in obtaining defense verdict for national trucking company in a lawsuit filed by the mother of a two-year-old girl who was paralyzed in an accident on the Florida Turnpike. Plaintiff’s counsel asked for $75 million in closing arguments. 

Successfully represented national trucking company in seven admitted liability lawsuits arising out of a single accident, including one jury trial where the verdict was $7 million less than the Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand.

Obtained defense verdict on behalf of a national property owner with respect to allegations regarding the negligent design and maintenance of a popular local shopping center. 

Obtained favorable settlement on the morning of closing arguments after a seven-day legal malpractice trial. The underlying case involved a medical malpractice case concerning the alleged misdiagnosis of sarcoidosis. 

Successful settlement on first day of trial in an admitted liability, above-the-leg amputation case. 

Obtained multiple summary judgments on behalf of national property owners sued for premises liability.    

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of law firm for $642,000 in unpaid legal fees. The summary judgment order also included over $300,000 in prejudgment interest. 

Obtained multiple summary judgments defending lawyers and law firms sued for legal malpractice. 

Obtained dismissal of RICO lawsuit filed against client in federal court.

Assisting in defense of numerous wrongful death and serious personal injury premises liability and trucking cases.

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Rising Stars List, Civil Litigation Defense (2018-2020)

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association   

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association