Goodman McGuffey LLP is pleased to announce the hiring of several new attorneys across various practice areas: Katherine Barton, Matthew McKagen, Paul Spann, Graham Newsome, Brett Tyler, Anna Waller, and Alice Hollaway. The firm is delighted to welcome these new talents and enthusiastic about their future’s here at Goodman McGuffey LLP.
Katherine I. Barton started as a law clerk in May 2019 working out of the Atlanta, GA office of Goodman McGuffey. After graduating from Georgia State University College of Law in May 2020, Katherine officially joined the firm’s liability defense practice group as an associate attorney focusing her practice on auto bodily injury, auto property damage, premise liability, and professional liability.
Matthew Phillip McKagen joined Goodman McGuffey LLP in January of 2021. Matthew is an associate of Goodman McGuffey and works out of the Atlanta, GA office. Matthew represents individuals and corporations in a wide range of general litigation matters in federal and state Courts across Georgia. Matthew has experience defending cases involving premises liability, auto bodily injury, professional liability, and medical malpractice.
Paul J. Spann is an Associate Attorney working out of the Atlanta, GA office of Goodman McGuffey LLP. His practice is focused on general civil litigation. Paul has practiced law in Georgia since November of 2019 and joined the firm in January of 2021.
Graham Newsome is an Associate Attorney working out of the Atlanta, GA office of Goodman McGuffey LLP. Graham focuses his practice on employment litigation for management, defending corporations in lawsuits arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as related state laws. Graham also maintains a practice that includes providing daily HR advice and counseling to employers of all sizes.
Brett C. Tyler is an Associate Attorney working out of the Atlanta, GA office of Goodman McGuffey LLP. Brett’s practice focuses on representing insurers and employers in workers’ compensation matters. Brett has been licensed to practice law in Georgia since 2007 and in Alabama since 2017.
Anna M. Waller joined Goodman McGuffey LLP in March 2020 as an Associate Attorney working out of the Atlanta, GA office. She is a part of the firm’s liability defense team. Prior to joining the firm, Anna worked as an attorney for the State of Tennessee in Nashville, primarily in the areas of consumer protection, non-Medicaid false claims enforcement, nonprofit regulation and election law.
Alice B. Hollaway is an Associate Attorney at the Atlanta, GA office of Goodman McGuffey LLP, where she primarily focuses her practices on insurance defense and civil litigation. Prior to joining Goodman McGuffey, Alice served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Atlanta Judicial Circuit in Fulton County prosecuting serious violent felonies. She also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Dougherty Judicial Circuit in Albany, Georgia.