Goodman McGuffey, LLP Elects Three Attorneys to Partnership

Goodman McGuffey, LLP is pleased to announce the election of three attorneys to partnership in the Orlando, Sarasota, and Atlanta offices as of January 1, 2019: Courtney Bahe (Orlando), Chad Bickerton (Sarasota), and Elissa Haynes (Atlanta). The firm is grateful for these new partners and their continued dedication to their clients and the legal community at large.

Courtney C. Bahe is a member of the Workers’ Compensation practice group in the Orlando office and has over fifteen years of experience defending large self-insureds, insurance carriers and smaller entities. She is a member of the Florida Bar, Orange County Bar Association, Sarasota Bradenton Claims Association, RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society), and is active in the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar. Ms. Bahe received her law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer in 2002. Prior to law school, she graduated with Honors from the University of Florida.

Chad W. Bickerton is a member of the Coverage Practice Group in the Sarasota office and focuses his practice primarily on general civil litigation and insurance defense. Mr. Bickerton is admitted to practice law in both Florida and Alabama. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 2012 with a certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law. He received his undergraduate degree from New College of Law in Sarasota, Florida where he double majored in History and Political Science.

Elissa B. Haynes is a member of the Liability Practice Group in the Atlanta office where she represents clients in a wide array of liability matters throughout Georgia in state, federal and appellate courts. Ms. Haynes has experience defending cases involving religious institution liability, negligent security, bodily injury, premises liability, civil racketeering claims, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims. Currently, Ms. Haynes serves as Secretary of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division. She is a graduate of the 2016 YLD Leadership Academy and a past Committee Chair for the YLD Legislative Affairs and Appellate Admissions Committees. Ms. Haynes received her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2011 where she was an active member of the Moot Court Program and served on the Executive Moot Court Board. Prior to law school, she graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a degree in Criminal Justice.

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