James S. V. Weston

Of Counsel
Location: Augusta, Georgia
Phone: (706) 737-3138
Fax: (706) 738-3973
Email: E-mail Me

Jamie Weston's practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, with a primary emphasis on professional malpractice defense. He was with a large firm in Augusta for eleven years, and prior to that worked with two firms in the Atlanta area. Upon graduation from law school in 1996, he clerked for the judges of the Augusta Judicial Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • 25% Professional Malpractice Defense
  • 25% Insurance Defense Litigation
  • 25% Commercial Litigation
  • 20% Construction Litigation
  • 5% Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Education

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: U.S. History
  • Innsbruck University, Innsbruck, Austria
    • Certificate of Merit - 1990

Published Works

  • "What in the World is EMTALA?": An Introduction to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, Defense Research Institute: Current Issues in Medical Liability and Health Care Law, 2009
  • "Keep Your Head on a Swivel: Recent Developments in Professional Malpractice Claims," Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Law Journal, 2014

Representative Clients

  • Board of Regents of University System of Georgia
  • Cincinnati Insurance
  • Rite Aid
  • Tokio Marine/HCC

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2005 - 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America (Medical Malpractice Law), 2010-2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1999 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hull Barrett, P.C., Associate & Partner, 2000 - 2011
  • Carlock Copeland, Associate, 1998 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Leadership Georgia, 2009 - Present