Malpractice & Professional Liability

  1. Overview

    For more than 50 years, Bouhan Falligant attorneys have defended healthcare providers, law firms, and engineering firms against claims of professional malpractice. The Bouhan Falligant professional malpractice team has extensive experience handling complex malpractice claims at all stages, from pre-suit investigations, to trial court litigation, and post-judgment appeals. The team’s success and longevity is derived from its attorneys’ unique understanding of Georgia professional liability law, their tireless attention to detail, and their willingness to learn the professions of those they defend through exhaustive research and communication with clients and experts.

    a rich & Established
    practice history

    More Than 130 Years of Experience

  2. News & Publications

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Ten attorneys with Bouhan Falligant were recently recognized as 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Both awards recognize the best of the best — defined by a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement — within their individual practice areas. The Georgia Super Lawyer recognition is awarded annually to the top five percent […]

    The HIPAA Minefield: Lawyers and the Treating Provider

    By Gregory G. Sewell, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — more commonly known as HIPAA — celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. HIPAA was passed to protect patient health information and set national standards for the confidentiality, security and communication of personal health information. HIPAA […]

    Bouhan Falligant LLP honored by inclusion in 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

      Bouhan Falligant out of Savannah, GA is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The Firm received this prestigious ranking in eleven practice areas, including admiralty & maritime law, commercial litigation, product liability litigation, transportation law, medical malpractice law, professional malpractice law and […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Makes Presentation at International Conference

    Todd Baiad, a partner at Bouhan Falligant, recently was a guest lecturer at the New York State Bar Association’s International Section’s meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Baiad spoke on the topic of federal court litigation in Georgia. Other speakers included prominent members of the New York State Bar Association, the former Chief Judge of the Southern […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2016

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce eight of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “It is especially an honor for so many of our attorneys across a wide […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Sonny Seiler Recognized by Judicial Council of Georgia

    Bouhan Falligant announced that Frank “Sonny” Seiler was recently recognized with a resolution of commendation by the Judicial Council of Georgia. Seiler was recognized by the Council for practicing law in Savannah for nearly 60 years; serving his profession with distinction as president of the State Bar of Georgia and as a member of its […]

    What To Do if Your Business Has Been Sued

    By Carlton E. Joyce, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Most small business owners are fully immersed in the day-to-day challenges of running their company, staying busy with managing employees, sales, marketing, billing, and operations, among others. A lawsuit — whether it’s for a slip and fall, wage garnishment or commercial dispute — […]

    Savannah Firms Will Merge to Create Bouhan + Falligant

    Two established Savannah firms have announced they’ll merge. Bouhan, Williams & Levy, whose roots go back to 1886, is combining with Inglesby, Falligant, Horne, Courington & Chisholm, effective Jan. 1, 2013. The combined firm, to be called Bouhan + Falligant, will be headquartered in the Armstrong House at 447 Bull Street, where Bouhan Williams is […]

    BOUHAN FALLIGANT LLP ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNER GREGORY G. SEWELL

    SAVANNAH, GA. – Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce that Gregory G. Sewell became a partner in the firm, effective January 1, 2015. Leamon R. Holliday, managing partner of the firm, said “Greg has made significant contributions to our civil litigation practice since he joined us as an associate in 2010 and we look forward […]

    Gregory G. Sewell becomes partner at Bouhan Falligant LLP

    Newsmakers – Savannah Morning News New job title: Partner Company: Bouhan Falligant LLP Duties: Sewell focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense, and business litigation, including non-solicitation covenants, covenants not to compete and non-disclosure issues. Related Work Experience: He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to […]

    Four Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America

    Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler, Walter C. Hartridge, Edwin D. Robb, Jr. and Carlton E. Joyce among those selected for 2014 Best Lawyers in America. Bouhan Falligant is proud to announce that four of its attorneys have been named to the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler, Walter C. Hartridge, […]

    BOUHAN FALLIGANT LAWYERS RECOGNIZED AS 2015 SUPER LAWYERS AND 2015 RISING STARS

    Contact: Brigitte VanBaelen T: 912-665-1048 E: bvanbaelen@gmail.com Nine attorneys at Bouhan Falligant LLP have been recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and 2015 Georgia Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes prominent attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The Rising Stars lawyer selection recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are […]

    Bouhan Falligant Honored with Four First-Tier Rankings in 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ®

    Bouhan Falligant was recently recognized by the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ® with prestigious first-tier rankings in five practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; and Real Estate Law. The final rankings are published […]

    Bouhan Falligant Lawyers Recognized

    Newsmakers – Savannah Morning News Nine attorneys at Bouhan Falligant, LLP have been recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and 2015 Georgia Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes prominent attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The Rising Stars lawyer selection recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state, those who are 40 or younger, […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner One of Nation’s Top One Percent

    Savannah Business Journal  Bouhan Falligant announced that Frank “Sonny” Seiler was recently recognized as a member of the “Top One Percent” of the attorneys in the nation by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Attorneys awarded membership in the “Top One Percent” are […]

    Bouhan Falligant Associate Elected to Georgia Bar Board of Governors

    SAVANNAH CEO (Press release from the issuing company) John Manly, an associate at Bouhan Falligant whose practice focuses on the areas of admiralty and maritime, transportation litigation, and medical malpractice defense, was recently elected to the State Bar of Georgia’s Board of Governors as the representative for the Eastern Circuit (post 4). In that role, […]

    Prevent Professional Malpractice Lawsuits through Research, Relationships, and Robust Contracts

    By Jay Thaw, Bouhan Falligant LLC Special to Business in Savannah As a professional, you want to provide the best service possible to your clients. But sometimes unforeseen circumstances can expose you to the risk of a malpractice lawsuit. In an increasingly litigious society, you should be aware of risks and pitfalls associated with your […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Seven attorneys with Bouhan Falligant were recently recognized as 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. In addition, partner Kathy Horne was named one of the top 50 women practicing law in the state of Georgia. “Accolades like this confirm we are providing our clients with the best legal services possible,” said Lea Holliday, Bouhan […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2017

    Bouhan Falligant is pleased to announce nine of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America. The designation honors those who have been selected by their peers for outstanding achievements in their respective practice areas. “Being recognized by Best Lawyers in America is an honor not only for our […]

    What Business Owners Need to Know about Spoliation

    By Gregory G. Sewell, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah A case recently ruled on by the Georgia Supreme Court could have implications for business owners across Georgia when it comes to “spoliation,” the destruction of or failure to preserve evidence that is relevant to contemplated or pending litigation. Under Georgia law, the […]

    Lobbying on the Local Level: Tips for Small Businesses

    By D. Jay Thaw, Bouhan Falligant Special to Business in Savannah According to the Center for Responsive Politics, lobbying spending has more than doubled since 1998, going from $1.45 billion to $3.22 billion in 2015. Last year’s top five spenders nationally included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ($84 million), the National Association of Realtors ($37 […]

    Bouhan Falligant Hires Jay Thaw as New Attorney

    Bouhan Falligant announced it has hired Jay Thaw as an associate attorney. Thaw’s practice will focus on medical malpractice litigation and other business and general litigation matters. Prior to joining Bouhan Falligant, Thaw worked at Mag Mutual Insurance Company in Atlanta, where he served as the chief policy and governmental affairs counsel. In that role, […]

    What Businesses Need to Know About Arbitration and Wrongful Death Claims

    By Gregory G. Sewell, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah According to a report released in 2012 by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, the fastest growing industry in the state of Georgia between 2010 and 2020 will be health care, with nearly 150,000 jobs expected to be added during […]

    Vandana Murty Joins Bouhan Falligant as an Associate Attorney

    Bouhan Falligant LLP announced today Vandana Murty has become an associate attorney. Murty’s practice will focus on malpractice and professional liability defense. Prior to joining Bouhan Falligant, Murty worked as an associate attorney and served as a prosecutor in the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office, specializing in crimes of intimate partner violence and child abuse. […]

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