Keith Lichtman

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Keith Lichtman

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Keith Lichtman is a board-certified Atlanta-based attorney with over 14 years of experience as a trial lawyer. He has recovered over $20 Million for clients pursuing affirmative claims for a variety of tort and contract claims in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. In 2016, he was lead counsel in a jury trial in federal court that resulted in his client being awarded one of the largest verdicts in Georgia for that year. In addition to representing clients seeking compensation from others, he also has over 14 years of experience as a shareholder and partner for his prior law firm, defending various types of insurers and sureties, and brings this unique perspective to assist The Frankowski Firm and its clients with filing insurance claims consistent with what insurers require in order to have the claims investigated and paid as soon as possible.

In addition to serving as lead counsel in various jury and bench trials and arbitrations throughout the United States, Mr. Lichtman is also a specially trained and experienced mediator. Attorneys throughout the country, many which initially met him through trying cases against him, have increasingly called upon Mr. Lichtman to give his opinion or “early neutral evaluation” of lawsuits and other disputes, and to serve as a mediator for complex cases involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, defective construction, insurance coverage disputes, among other matters.

Mr. Lichtman has lectured extensively throughout the United States and published articles on subjects ranging from employee dishonesty claims, construction claims, insurance coverage, and suretyship matters, among others.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Construction
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Investment / Securities Fraud
  • Trust and Estates / Fiduciary Litigation

Clerkship

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Gregory Shaw, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, 2001-2002

Education/Training

  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., University of Alabama, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2011
  • Georgia, 2007
  • Florida, 2003
  • Alabama, 2001

Honors

  • Super Lawyer, 2015–2018 (based on peer voting by other attorneys, and awarded to less than 5% of all lawyers)
  • Top-rated Litigator – AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015-2018 (based on peer reviews)
  • Highest Rating, Avvo: 10/10, 2014-2018
  • GA Rising Star, 2014 (based on peer voting)
  • Georgia Trend, Legal Elite, 2013 (based on peer voting)
  • Board-certified in construction law by The Florida Bar, 2011-2018 (significant study and written exam and peer reviews required)

Publications

  • The Surety Underwriters Desk Reference Book, 2011-2017
  • The Commercial Crime Policy, American Bar Association, 2013
  • The Law of Payment Bonds, American Bar Association, 2011
  • The Law of Performance Bonds, American Bar Association, 2009

Speaking engagements

  • How to be an effective expert witness in trials and arbitrations, University of Georgia, 2017
  • American Bar Association, Torts Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Lecturer on insurance coverage and other issues, various engagements, 2004-2017
  • Numerous other lectures and seminars to insurance and surety clients on subjects including best practices in claims handling, among other topics, 2004-2017

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