A weekly invitational profile series on professionals demonstrating excellence in the fields of law, healthcare & medicine, social services, business,
finance, technology & education. Produced by Proactive Resources in the March 15, 2012 issue of Creative Loafing.


COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LAW

LUEDER, LARKIN & HUNTER, LLC specializes in community association law and assessment collections. Whether your community is a 20-unit condominium or townhome, or a high rise condominium, or a 1000-plus home subdivision, or anything in between, they have the experience that your association needs. With their diverse knowledge and background, the firm's 13 attorneys are able to provide legal and practical advice on whatever issue a board of directors may face. The firm also has extensive practices in real estate closings and litigation.

The firm is pleased to announce its 2012 Board Boot Camp on the evening of Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. This complimentary community association seminar is open to all board members (regardless of whether your association is a client), featuring sessions on enforcement, collections, and bankruptcy. Learn for FREE what all boards should know. Registration and complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres between 6-7 pm. The presentation will be from 7-9 pm. Register online at www.luederlaw.com.

Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC
5900 Windward Pkwy, #390, Atlanta, GA 30305, (404)814-9080
3525 Piedmont Rd NE, #320 Alpharetta, GA 30005, (770)685-7000
www.luederlaw.com


FULL SERVICE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY LAWRENCE J. ZIMMERMAN is ready to fight for your rights the moment he takes your case. He believes what's most important in an attorney/client relationship is knowing that your lawyer is going to be there for you, to look out for your best interest, respond to your questions, be available and bring some level of comfort to you as you go through the justice system.

Lawrence practices throughout metro Atlanta, handling misdemeanor & felony cases involving DUI, drugs, drug trafficking (and forfeiture of assets/unlawful search & seizure), violent crimes, gun charges, theft, fraud, aggravated assault, sex crimes, complex white collar criminal defense, state and federal RICO cases, sex offense registration (removal) and representing bail bonding companies. These cases are handled from the time of arrest from bond matters, preliminary hearings and pre-trial hearings to trial & post-conviction issues (direct appeals, habeas corpus, probation, parole & pardons). Lawrence has 14 years of experience and served on the board of the GA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Law Offices of Lawrence J. Zimmerman, PC
1800 Peachtree St, #300, Atlanta, GA 30309
(404)351-3000
www.AtlantaNotGuilty.com


"SEND FOR THE WOLF"

ATTORNEY L. DAVID WOLFE concentrates primarily in criminal defense, with a strong emphasis on the trial phase of legal advocacy. He knows that being charged with any criminal offense is a frightening experience. Defendants need to know their rights under the law and act to protect them immediately -- before memories fade, evidence is lost or witnesses disappear. He states, "Don't wait to get help from a lawyer". The longer your attorney has before trial, the better and stronger your defense can be.

David's areas of interest include homicides, all state & federal violent felonies, sexual assault, drug crimes, child abuse & neglect, white-collar crimes, armed robbery & burglary, domestic violence & assault and probation & parole violations. He defends both adults & juveniles in state & federal courts at the trial & appellate levels. David has 31 years of experience and is a driving force in challenging the constitutionality of Georgia Laws. He teaches litigation at GA State University Law School. He is also on the Board of Directors of the GA Innocence Project and the GA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Attorney L. David Wolfe, PC
101 Marietta St NW, Centennial Tower, Suite #3410, Atlanta, GA 30303
(404)352-5000
www.LDavidWolfe.com


COMMUNITIES, CONDOMINIUMS & HOMEOWNERS

MOORE & REESE, LLC is a general practice law firm representing the legal needs of individuals, local governments and businesses of all types. They have an extensive background & experience in the areas that challenge organizations in today's legal environment. Their goal is to help clients with their legal needs by avoiding litigation when possible through proactive decision-making and proper planning.

Moore & Reese, LLC is a preferred source for the creation, counsel & representation of homeowner associations as well as condominium associations. Their skilled & experienced attorneys represent associations across Georgia, assisting with issues such as unpaid assessments, covenant violations, past due collections, major repairs & renovations, leadership development & board member transition, vendor contracts and homeowner apathy. Their practice also includes extensive experience in representing clients in all aspects of estate planning, general corporate matters, civil litigation, as well as real estate transactions, including contract negotiations & preparation, leasing, closing of land acquisition, construction & development loans and commercial & residential closings.

Moore & Reese, LLC
2987 Clairmont Rd, #440, Atlanta, GA 30329
(770)457-7000
www.mooreandreese.com


TOP IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM

THE FOGLE LAW FIRM, LLC is a full-service immigration law firm committed to delivering high-quality, expeditious legal services to their corporate and individual clients on issues relating to asylum, deportation/removal defense and detained cases, employment based petitions, federal immigration litigation, individual family based immigration and naturalization or citizenship cases. They offer creative, effective solutions to complex immigration issues such as: difficult deportation/removal cases; proving extraordinary ability; national interest waivers; J visa waivers, treaty and immigrant investors, proving professional qualifications, labor certification applications, and managerial criteria.

With more than 20 years of immigration law experience, Attorney H. Glenn Fogle, Jr. is a top immigration litigator. He represents clients in Immigration Court nationwide as well as national and international employers before the USCIS and the Department of Labor. His firm services both foreign & domestic corporate clients that need to transfer personnel to the US, as well as individuals from all over the world.

The Fogle Law Firm, LLC
44 Broad St NW, #700, Atlanta, GA 30303
(404)522-1852
www.foglelaw.com


BOARD CERTIFIED IN DUI DEFENSE

ATTORNEY MICHAEL HAWKINS is one of only four lawyers in Georgia who has been recognized by the American Bar Association as Board Certified in DUI Defense. Hawkins is listed among the Best Lawyers in America in DUI Defense and has been named a Super Lawyer in Atlanta Magazine for the last nine years. The Hawkins Law Firm handles only contested DUI charges. They have the experience, skills and commitment to make a difference for their clients and their proactive approach to fighting DUI cases has proven successful.

The reputation of your lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of your case. After 20 years of practice, Mike and his staff have developed strong working relationships with judges and court staff, and with prosecutors and their staff. Mike is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and is a former DUI prosecutor in metro Atlanta. He is recognized nationally and has been invited to teach DUI Defense seminars in more than a dozen states. His goal is simple -- to work hard towards keeping a DUI off your record. Most of the clients that the Hawkins Law Firm assists are professionals who want to protect their record and keep their drivers license.

Hawkins Law Firm, PC
1535 Mt Vernon Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338
(770)685-6400
www.hawkinsduilaw.com


BANKRUPTCY - CRIMINAL - PERSONAL INJURY - DIVORCE

ATTORNEY BONIFACE G. ECHOLS represents clients in filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The attorneys at Echols & Associates, LLC have more than 19 years of experience in helping individuals just like you. They explain Chapter 13 & Chapter 7 bankruptcy in terms you can understand.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows individuals to discharge certain types of unsecured debt such as credit cards, medical bills, etc. and get a fresh start. Chapter 13 bankruptcy stops foreclosures, repossessions & garnishments and allows individuals to consolidate their debt under an affordable repayment plan. You may be able to FILE A CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY FOR AS LITTLE AS $75.00 down. Echols & Associates, LLC is a full-service firm that also handles felony & misdemeanor criminal cases, personal injury and uncontested divorces. Call today for a free, no obligation consultation. Their courteous & professional staff is waiting to assist you. Echols & Associates, LLC is a federal debt relief agency helping people file for bankruptcy relief under the US bankruptcy code. Satellite offices in Jonesboro, Decatur, Lawrenceville & Duluth.

Echols & Associates, LLC
2385 Wall St, #215, Conyers, GA 30013
(404)508-4571
www.echolsandassociates.net


SERVING THE WORLD FROM ATLANTA

ATTORNEY HASSAN ELKHALIL is renowned for his ability to handle complex immigration matters. He believes that the strength & depth of his practice, his client relationships and the quality & experience of his staff give him a significant competitive advantage.

Hassan is compassionate and understands the intricacies of the US immigration process and strives to help his clients every step of the way. He provides legal services to individuals, families and companies located in the Southeast, anywhere in the US and all over the world. Services include employment-based and family-based immigration, as well as naturalization applications. His practice focuses on corporate & individual clients, including multinational companies transferring employees, EB-5 foreign investors and scientists/entertainers/artists. With 10 years of experience, Hassan takes pride in the long lasting relationships that have been forged with his clients and consistently strives to help each achieve their objectives by solving their most complex immigration issues.

Elkhalil Law Firm, LLC
1950 N Park Pl, #125, Atlanta, GA 30339
(770)612-3499
www.greencardUSA.com


INSIDE EXPERIENCE THAT WORKS FOR YOU

Attorney R. Scott Christopher of THE CHRISTOPHER LAW FIRM has built an excellent base of experience, resources and success in the complexities of personal injury and workers' compensation law. His personal injury practice encompasses auto accidents, wrongful death, slip & fall cases, product & premise liability, construction & industrial accidents, road design cases and all other personal injury matters. As a plaintiff's attorney, Scott has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

With his extensive focus in the field of workers' compensation, Scott has developed in-depth experience in handling the medical & legal aspects of all types of work injuries and death claims. He has successfully represented numerous workers' comp. clients in a variety of industries with his understanding of the intricacies of the law and the unique medical aspects of each case. Scott has spent years learning defense tactics and insurance company tricks, and now puts that inside knowledge to work for you. Additionally, Scott has represented individuals in social security matters and is also experienced in professional malpractice claims.

The Christopher Law Firm
121 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
(404)371-8067
www.thechristopherfirm.com


CUSTOMS & INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMPLIANCE

Attorney Damon V. Pike at THE PIKE LAW FIRM, PC concentrates in customs and international trade consulting and litigation. The firm helps multinational companies navigate the complex rules governing the cross-border movement of goods and services, with the goal of minimizing duty, VAT and excise tax payments, while maximizing corporate trade compliance to eliminate the risk of costly and time-consuming audits, investigations and penalty cases. Special emphasis (for which Mr. Pike is a recognized global authority) is placed on harmonizing income tax transfer pricing policies vis-a-vis customs valuation requirements as part of designing in-house customs and trade compliance programs.

The Pike Law Firm, PC also offers other services to address any customs and trade problem that arises, including litigation at the US Court of International Trade, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the US Supreme Court. It also has a well-established informal network of customs and trade advisors in every major trading jurisdiction to deliver results no matter where issues surface.

The Pike Law Firm, PC
246 Sycamore St, #215, Decatur, GA 30030
(404)529-8000
www.thepikelawfirm.com


WE FIGHT FOR WHAT'S RIGHT

In today's climate, where property and casualty insurance companies are resisting all cases, you need a law firm who will be thorough, energetic, committed and who will keep fighting for you. Attorneys Brad Kaplan & James Seifter at KAPLAN AND SEIFTER represent persons & families who have suffered injuries due to the carelessness and negligence of others. Their areas of experience include cases of automobile negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, products liability and civil litigation. They shared in the largest Medical Malpractice verdict last year and helped claim more than $200,000,000 in damages as well. They also have the largest negligence security resolution in the history of the state.

Kaplan and Seifter intentionally limit the size of their caseload and client base so that they can maintain an individualized approach. Their concern begins from the first meeting. They handle all of the paperwork, follow-up & prosecution of all aspects of a client's case. Cases move quickly and clients receive compensation in a timely manner. Your initial consultation is provided free of charge and can be done on weekends or at your home. If your case is accepted, it is always done so on a contingent fee basis. Watch for their new website launching soon.

Kaplan and Seifter
2868 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, #200, Marietta, GA 30062
(770)552-7024
legalstaff@kaplanandseifter.com


WHEN "I'M SORRY" IS NOT ENOUGH!

Rod Edmond, MD, JD (managing & founding partner) along with partners Keith L. Lindsay, CK Hoffler and Attorney Michael E. Perez at EDMOND & LINDSAY, LLP, concentrate in the areas of plaintiffs' wrongful death & catastrophic personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence. In addition to malpractice cases, Edmond & Lindsay, LLP handles other significant matters involving trucking & transportation litigation, premises liability, appellate practice and general civil litigation.

The firm's attorneys have more than 50 years of combined legal experience. The partners are experienced courtroom advocates, and Rod Edmond is a licensed medical doctor, allowing them a unique insight into handling their clients' medical malpractice claims. Dr. Edmond is available to speak at medical and medical/legal seminars concerning issues of risk management for medical professionals. If you feel that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice or suffered a catastrophic injury because of the carelessness of others, or when you feel that a loved one died because of the fault of others... then "I'm sorry" isn't enough, and you need Edmond & Lindsay.

Edmond & Lindsay, LLP
344 Woodward Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
(404)525-1080
www.edmondfirm.com


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Proactive Resources Design Inc.
(800)772-5969
www.proactiveresources.com