Probate Considerations in Your Personal Injury Case
Picture this. You have a very involved case in which your client has been injured through no fault of his own. You are deep into research and laying the foundation for victory. You are interrupted by a phone call and you realize one of these things about your client:
He lacks capacity to pursue compensation for the injuries;
He has died or become disabled since you signed him up; or
He Is a minor who likely to receive more than $15,000.
The emergence of each of these issues means that probate court considerations have become part of this matter. Probate Court is a specialized court and more than a casual familiarity with the rules and procedures of Probate Court is advisable.
With that in mind, we invite you to come on out on Thursday August 15, 2019 from 11:30a to 1p. Where we will discuss probate considerations in your personal injury case.
Come out for free lunch and 1 hour of CLE Credit
State Bar of Georgia
104 Marietta St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Registration begins at 11:30a. Come early to network and pick up your lunch. We understand that you are busy so the program begins promptly at noon and we will end promptly at 1p.
We have a sitting Probate Court Judge who has agreed to participate. Bring your questions!
Call 404 994 6218 to rsvp
Obiorah Fields is a law firm specializing in veterans disability compensation benefits appeals, wage and hour, and probate work.
Teri Fields is a lawyer with a broad base of legal experience who has spent the last decade of her legal career practicing in the area of probate law.
Teri D. Fields
J.D., Cumberland School of Law (2003), American Journal of Trial Advocacy
M.B.A., Samford University (2003)
A.B., Georgia State University (1999)
Admitted to practice:
Georgia State Courts;
Alabama State Courts;
Alabama District Courts, Northern and Middle;
Georgia District Courts, Northern and Southern;
Eleventh Circuit of the United States Courts of Appeal.
Teri D. Fields is a plaintiff’s attorney and litigator. Over her legal career, she has litigated hundreds of cases. Fields regularly conducts written and oral discovery, including drafting interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and admissions, as well as preparing witnesses for deposition, and filing motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. Fields has a wide-based practice including, general civil litigation, employment law, estate planning, probate litigation, personal injury, premises liability, SSDI, and Veterans Administration disability appeals. Fields is a Certified Veteran’s Administration Attorney as well as a trained Mediator and Arbitrator.
Fields was previously a litigator with large and boutique law firms in Atlanta as well as Birmingham, Alabama. Fields also practiced public interest law with the Georgia Department of Law. Prior to beginning her private practice, Fields served as law clerk for the Honorable Tamara O. Mitchell, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Alabama Northern Division.
Fields serves as an adjunct professor at Clayton State University and enjoys crocheting and reading classic literature in her free time.
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Legal Education Committee
State Bar of Georgia
Alabama State Bar
Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity