FAM-tastic Scavenger Hunt held at Gautreaux Law
March 27, 2017
Yesterday's first annual Cherry Blossom FAM-tastic Scavenger Hunt was a huge success. Teams were scattered throughout downtown Macon looking for clues. The event, which started and ended at Gautreaux Law, was held to raise awareness for Family Advancement Ministries (FAM). Jarome Gautreaux serves on the board of FAM, which is a local charity that focuses on helping pregnant women and low income families with young children who are in a crisis situation. FAM looks forward to making this an annual event during the Cherry Blossom festival.
Jarome Gautreaux selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer for 2017
Every year, Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers across the country for its annual list of top attorneys. Gautreaux Law is proud to announce that Jarome Gautreaux has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the areas of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. Here's his bio recently published in the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.
Tragic Georgia Accident Leads to Positive Change
In 2014, Cody Pike of Warner Robins, Georgia was killed when the Bad Boy XTO utility vehicle he was riding in rolled over and trapped him underneath. His parents, who Jarome was proud to represent as co-counsel in Cody's wrongful death lawsuit, wanted to make sure that no other family suffered such a loss. Due to a recent recall, the buggies will now be safer for others.
This tragic accident has led to positive change, as evidenced by the recent recall of the dangerous off-road utility vehicles. On January 11, 2017, Textron Specialized Vehicles, Inc. of Augusta, Georgia and the Consumer Products Safety Commission announced the recall of about 1,100 Textron Bad Boy Buggy off-road utility vehicles.
They were recalled due to a lack of seatbelts.
The models affected are the Bad Boy XTO and Bone Collector XTO. Their serial numbers, located on the steering column connected to the wheel, range from 8000020 to 8004934.
If you own one of these recalled vehicles it is urgent that you stop using it immediately and get it fixed. With their high center of gravity, these vehicles are prone to rollovers. In the event of a rollover, it is easy for drivers and passengers, who are not belted, to fall out or be thrown from the vehicle, causing serious injury or death.
Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all known purchasers directly. Consumers who own one of the affected vehicles can contact Textron or an authorized dealer for a free installation of seat belts. Textron may be reached by calling toll-free at 855-738-3711 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.badboyoffroad.com and click on “recall information” for more information.
Jarome Gautreaux co-chaired the Auto Torts Section of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Convention
Jarome spoke on Road Defects at the GTLA convention held last week at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta.
Congratulations to Jarome Gautreaux
For being recognized by the legal community as a Top Lawyer in Georgia for 2016.
Jarome Gautreaux Named One of 10 Best in Georgia
Jarome Gautreaux has been recognized as one of the 10 best personal injury attorneys for client satisfaction in 2015 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
The AIPIA is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the top 10 personal injury attorneys in each state. Read about it here: http://www.macon.com/http://www.macon.com/
National Business Institute Seminar in Macon, Georgia
Jarome Gautreaux will be speaking at a seminar on November 12th sponsored by National Business Institute. The title is "May It Please The Court: Effective Case Presentation At Trial." Jarome will cover Jury Selection and Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication. Should be a fun and informative day! It will be at the Marriott next to the Macon Centreplex.
Our Firm welcomes Dr. George Phillips
We are very happy to announce that Dr. George Phillips is Of Counsel to the firm. As both a lawyer and a doctor, Dr. Phillips' unique combination of medical and legal knowledge furthers our mission of providing unmatched, top-notch legal representation to our clients who have been injured or lost a loved one because of someone else's negligence or wrong-doing. Dr. Phillips will be working with Jarome on injury and wrongful death cases, including medical negligence cases. We're glad you're on board, Dr. Phillips!
Georgia Law of Torts Seminar - Mercer Law School
Jarome will be speaking on Emergency Room cases at the upcoming Georgia Law of Torts seminar at Mercer Law School in Macon. Charles Adams III and Matt Cathey have put together a great program.
Jarome Gautreaux selected as member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Jarome has been selected as a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), an award given to an elite few who demonstrate the highest standards of legal excellence. It is quite an honor to be made a member of the NADC, as less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the U.S. have been named “Nation's Top Attorneys.” It is a stringent selection process, taking into account such things as firm profile and reputation, years of practice and education, trial experience, case outcomes, client reviews, peer endorsements, memberships and awards. You can read more about this distinguished honor and the organization at www.distinguishedcounsel.org/
Jarome Gautreaux Selected as Top 100 Trial Lawyer
Jarome has been selected as a top rated lawyer, joining the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers list in 2015. Jarome is thankful for this recognition and especially thankful to his great clients who let him help them in their times of need.
Georgia Law of Torts Seminar
Jarome Gautreaux will be speaking on the new evidence code in Georgia on March 25 at the State Bar Headquarters in Atlanta. This is a seminar put on every year by Charles R. Adams, III, who is a wonderful lawyer, scholar and author of the Georgia Law of Torts. Jarome says he enjoys writing and teaching on torts, trial practice, evidence and other legal issues.
Co-Chairing Evidence Section at GTLA Annual Convention
Jarome Gautreaux and Ann-Margaret Perkins are co-chairing a section on evidence at the Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention on May 1 in Atlanta at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead. This section will feature great lawyers and prominent judges from around the state who will be speaking on evidence issues that come up before and during trial.
Jarome Gautreaux Returns to Mercer Law School as Adjunct Professor
Jarome is very proud that he is a “Double Bear” – he obtained an undergraduate and law degree from Mercer. Jarome returns to Mercer Law School to teach Advanced Torts during the Spring 2015 semester. He is thankful for the generous help of Professor Richard Creswell and Professor Charles R. Adams, III. Previously Jarome co-taught Pretrial Litigation at Mercer Law. Jarome is looking forward to a fun and challenging semester with the students as they study various areas of tort law, including Defamation, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability and many others.
Jarome E. Gautreaux Speaks to Young Lawyers
Jarome recently spoke to young lawyers regarding their experience and involvement with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. The young lawyers in attendance were members of GTLA's Leadership Education and Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program and they represent the future of the plaintiff's bar. The seminar was held on January 21, 2015 at the Brickyard Golf Course in Macon, Georgia.