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Frederick N. Sager, Jr.


Rick Sager's civil litigation practice focuses on catastrophic injury, transportation-related litigation, product liability, road construction litigation, class action, premises liability, and skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Clients entrust him with their high-exposure cases throughout the United States. 

Rick was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants) for 2023, the sole winner of this award in Atlanta, Georgia. Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Personal Injury Litigation since 2012, Rick has litigated and resolved cases in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Rick serves as a Managing Co-Director of the firm and is a member of its Board of Managers.


University of North Carolina, B.A., 1985

Wake Forest University School of Law, 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 manufacturers of aerial devices, agricultural equipment, airplanes, automobiles, automotive component parts, consumer products, helicopters, helmets, industrial equipment and machines, medical devices, motor coaches, pharmaceuticals, residential appliances and tires.

Represented national and regional line haul trucking companies, national and regional waste transportation companies, national motor coach companies, automotive retailers, road construction designers and contractors, 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 in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, "Lawyer of the Year", Atlanta, 2023 

Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2012-2024 

Best Lawyers in America®, Product Liability - Defendants, 2021-2024

Super Lawyers® Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers List, Personal Injury Defense: Products (2018-2024)

2018 Product Liability Lawyer of the Year for Terex Corporation 

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

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

Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow

Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rating 5.0/5.0

Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta Bar Association

Atlanta Lawyers Club

Defense Research Institute

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel 

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

International Association of Defense Counsel

Product Liability Advisory Council

Transportation Lawyers Association

Trial Attorneys of America

News & Publications

Brannon Arnold and Frederick Sager, Arbitration Agreement Case in Georgia: What to Understand, McKnight’s, March 22, 2017.

Carol Michel and Frederick Sager, Wearable Fitness Devices: A New Frontier In Discovery, Law360 (March 28, 2016),

Events & Speaking Engagements

"Premises Liability: Third Party Crime, Elements/Investigation/Damages," presentation, Engle Martin, Atlanta, GA, September 16, 2015.

"Premises Liability in the Context of Third Party Crime," presentation, 21st Annual Willis Construction Risk Management Conference, Nashville, TN, September, 23, 2015.

"Product Recalls and Safety Bulletins," presentation, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, June 13, 2015. 

"Expert Discovery After Rule 26 Amendments," panel presentation, The Trial Attorneys of America Annual Meeting, June 12, 2014.

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

 "Premises Liability: Third Party Crime," presentation made on multiple occasions to Firm clients and prospective clients.  2013 - Present.