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Scrudder, Bass, Quillian, Horlock, Taylor & Lazarus, LLP
900 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30339Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 770-612-9200
Fax: 770-612-9201
E-Mail: kshelton@scrudderbass.com
www.scrudderbass.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1981

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Life and Health
  • Disability
  • ERISA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Commercial Property Loss Litigation
  • Health Care and Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Automobile Products Litigation
  • Automobile Dealership Defense
  • Insurance Coverage and Contract Litigation
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Corporate Contract Litigation
  • Automobile and Trucking Liability Litigation
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About Us
Scrudder, Bass, Quillian, Horlock, Taylor & Lazarus LLP, located in metropolitan Atlanta, has a statewide practice that concentrates on civil litigation, dispute resolution, and administrative claims inclusive of products liability, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, toxic torts, construction, workers' compensation, contract and insurance disputes and other civil and commercial matters for over 30 years. While specializing in civil litigation, the firm routinely counsels clients on a wide range of matters outside the context of litigation. As a natural result of the firm's extensive litigation practice, its attorneys are highly experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and administrative practice. The firm's attorneys are all licensed to practice in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in the State of Georgia. Individual members of the firm are also licensed in New York, South Carolina, California and Florida.

Various members are listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the areas of commercial law, insurance defense law, civil trial practice, and personal injury law. Individual members are actively involved with both the Defense Research Institute and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.

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Client Information
Insurance Clients
American Home Assurance CompanyBroadspire
Chartis Insurance GroupCNA Insurance Company
Commerce and Industry Insurance CompanyCrawford & Company
ESISGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Georgia Casualty & Surety CompanyGUARD Insurance Group
Hanover Insurance CompanyLexington Insurance Company
Massachusetts Indemnity and Life Insurance CompanyNational American Insurance Company
National Union Fire Insurance CompanyNew Hampshire Insurance Company
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.Verizon Wireless
Non-Insurance Clients
Brentwood Services, Inc.Chestatee Regional Hospital
Continental General Tire CompanyFederated Department Stores, Inc.
General Fibers & Fabrics, Inc.Grady Health System
House of Blues Legal DepartmentJohn Wieland Homes, Inc.
Kellogg'sLive Nation, Inc.
Lowe's Companies, Inc.McMaster-Carr Supply Company
NALCO CompanyNorthside Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Inc.ServiceMaster Company
Southern Mills, Inc.SunLink Health Systems, Inc.
Terminix International Company, L.P.UtiliQuest/STS
Waffle House, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Henry E. Scrudder, Jr., Managing Partner
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1979
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 1994-)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.A., 1976
  • Duke University, J.D., 1979
Fraternity Information:
Phi Beta Kappa; Moot Court Board
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Glenn S. Bass
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1982
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Clark University, B.A., 1979
  • Emory University, J.D., 1982
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Alfred A. Quillian, Jr.
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1983
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
Education:
  • Georgia Southern College, B.B.A. (cum laude), 1980
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1983
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William W. Horlock, Jr.
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1989
  • South Carolina, 1990
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1985
  • Emory University, J.D., 1989
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Jane C. Taylor
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1988
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1984
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1988
Law Review:
Associate Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 1987-1988
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Matthew P. Lazarus
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1996
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
Education:
  • Duke University, B.A., 1993
  • Emory University, J.D., 1996
Clerkship:
Law Clerk for the Superior Court Judges of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit (1996-1998)
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Chiaka U. Adele
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • New York, 1996
  • Georgia, 2001
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Nigeria, LL.B. (with honors), 1992
  • University of London, England, LL.M. (with honors), 1994
  • Nigerian Law School, B.L. (with honors), 1993
  • Emory University, J.D. (with high honors), 2001
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Keith Whitesides
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1993
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.S. (summa cum laude), 1989
  • Emory University, J.D. (with distinction), 1993
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Teddy Sutherland
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2002
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 1999
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 2002
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Associates
Rodney W. Hood
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2004
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
Education:
  • College of Charleston, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2000
  • The University of Chicago, J.D., 2004
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Trisha Godsey
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2001
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1998
  • Emory University, J.D., 2001
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David C. Rhodes
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • California, 2009
  • Georgia, 2010
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 2006
  • New York Law School, J.D., 2009
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C. Ryan Cooper
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Florida, 2010
  • Georgia, 2011
Memberships:
  • Atlanta Bar Association
Education:
  • Valdosta State University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2006
  • Florida State University, J.D., 2010
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Molly Moyer
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2013
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. Economics, 2009
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2013
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Brian D. Stoltz
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2015
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A., 2010
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2015
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Kimberly Roeder
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Ohio, 2014
  • Georgia, 2016
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A., 2011
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2014
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Of Counsel
Colleen P. O'Neill
Atlanta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1989
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
Education:
  • Agnes Scott College, B.A. (with honors), 1984
  • Emory University, J.D., 1989
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