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Brennan, Wasden & Painter, LLC
411 East Liberty Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 912-232-6700
Fax: 912-232-0799
E-Mail: attorneys@brennanwasden.com
www.brennanwasden.com
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Additional Locations
Client Information
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8047, Savannah, GA 31412
Established: 1989

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Casualty
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Discrimination
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Additional Locations
Augusta, Georgia
801 Broad Street, Suite 501
Augusta, Georgia 30901
Telephone: 706-250-7373
Fax: 706-550-0614
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
American Equity Insurance CompanyAmerican Family Home Insurance Company
American Horizon Insurance CompanyAmerican National Lawyers Insurance Reciprocal
American Southern Insurance CompanyAnesthesiologists' Professional Assurance Company
Atlantic Mutual Insurance CompanyBrotherhood Mutual Insurance Company
Caronia CorporationCatholic Mutual Group
Chubb Group of Insurance CompaniesDoctors Insurance Reciprocal Risk Retention Group
Empire Indemnity Insurance CompanyE & O Professionals
Erie Insurance GroupFPIC Insurance Group
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool
Grocers Insurance CompanyMAG Mutual Insurance Company
Medical Claims Management GroupThe Medical Protective Company
Metropolitan Insurance CompanyNational Interstate Insurance Company
NCMIC Insurance CompanyProMutual Group
Reliance National Insurance CompanyRoyal Insurance Company
Safeco Life Insurance CompanySentry Insurance a Mutual Company
State Volunteer Mutual Insurance CompanySt. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company
Travelers Insurance CompaniesUnderwriters Service Company, Inc.
United States Fidelity and Guaranty CompanyVASA North Atlantic Insurance Company
Western Heritage Insurance CompanyZurich Direct Underwriters
Zurich Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Catholic Diocese of SavannahChampion International Corporation
Chatham Area Transit AuthorityComcar Industries, Inc.
Embarq Corp.Georgia Ear Institute
Islands Moving & RentalsMemorial Health University Medical Center, Inc.
New South Federal Savings BankPep Boys, Inc.
The Price Communications GroupRe-Bars, Inc.
St. Joseph's/Candler Health SystemSeacrest Partners
US AntennaVanguard Group, Inc.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Wiley A. Wasden III
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1992
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia (Executive Council, Young Lawyers Section, 1987-1989)
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyers Association (Board, 1991-present)
  • American Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • Georgia Society of Hospital Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Publications:
  • Editor, Georgia Defense Lawyer Journal, 1997
  • Co-Author: "Recent Developments in Georgia Premises Liablity Law: Criminal Activity Cases," Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Journal, 1996
Education:
  • Sewanee, The University of the South, B.A., 1981
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1984
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi
Born:1959
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Joseph P. Brennan
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1978
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Insurance Defense Lawyers Association
  • Savannah Claims Association
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Education:
  • Spring Hill College, B.S., 1968
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1977
Military:
Lieutenant Colonel, Georgia Air National Guard
Born:1946
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Marvin W. McGahee
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1981
  • South Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1989
Memberships:
  • South Carolina Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia (Insurance Defense Section, Workers' Compensation Section)
  • Savannah Bar Association
Education:
  • Georgia State University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1978
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1981
Born:1957
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W. Richard Dekle
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1993
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Mercer University, B.A., 1990
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 1993
Born:1968
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Tracie Macke
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1988
  • Georgia, 1989
  • Texas, 1993
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
Education:
  • Emory & Henry College, B.A. (cum laude), 1985
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Born:1963
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J. Curt Thomas
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2005
  • South Carolina, 2008
Memberships:
  • Savannah Bar Association
Education:
  • Georgia State University, B.S., 2001
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1976
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James V. Painter
Augusta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1994
  • South Carolina, 1997
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Memberships:
  • American, New York State and Augusta Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 1991
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1994
Born:1968
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F. Michael Taylor
Augusta, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1988
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
Memberships:
  • American and Augusta Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 1981
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1988
Law Review:
Managing Editor, Mercer Law Review
Born:1955
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Junior Partners
B. Nicole Smith
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia
Memberships:
  • Atlanta and Savannah Bar Associations
  • Young Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, A.B.J. (with high honors), 1996
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 2000
Born:1974
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Sally Haskell Perkins
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2005
Memberships:
  • Georgia State Bar
  • Atlanta and Savannah Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B., 2001
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 2004
Born:1979
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Sandra Vinueza Foster
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1998
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Education:
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, B.A., 1994
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 1997
Born:1973
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Robert S. D. Pace
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, 2006
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2009
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
Additional Biographical Details:
Hugh Lawson Oral Advocacy Competition Finalist
Memberships:
  • Savannah Bar Association
Education:
  • Oglethorpe University, B.S., 1999
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (Dean's List), 2003
Honors:
Moot Court Board; Ryals Scholar
Born:1976
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William E. Dillard III
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1987
Additional Biographical Details:
Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (1987)
Memberships:
  • American and Savannah Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1982
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1987
Born:1955
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T. Daniel Tucker
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, 2005
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Clayton College & State University, B.A., 2001
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2004
Born:1977
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Travis D. Windsor
Savannah, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2011
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 1997
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2002
Law Review:
Mercer University Law Review
Born:1974
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Associate
Amanda DiOrio Lynde
Augusta, GA
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2008
  • Georgia, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2012
Memberships:
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2004
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2008
Born:1982
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