Andrew H. Agatston, P.C.

PERSONAL INJURY AND CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY LAW

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PERSONAL INJURY

The Law Offices of Andrew H. Agatston's main focus is serving their clients. Serious personal injury involves concerns too numerous to name, not only for the injured, but for their loved ones and friends. The firm is extremely active in assisting individuals who have been victims of crimes, such as children who are molested, individuals who are raped or otherwise are sexual abuse victims, and those who are victimized on the premises of others.

Even though it is difficult to measure another person's damages due to severe injury and loss, this firm offers a free consultation to determine whether your legal matter is one in which Mr. Agatston can assist you. He will explain all issues in lawman's terms, and fully describe the many important variables that lead to the successful resolution of any personal injury.

In the event that your personal injury claim cannot be settled with the insurance company, Mr. Agatston maintains a very active trial practice, having tried close to 90 personal injury jury trials as lead counsel since 1995. However, trial lawyers do more than try cases. We solve problems for our clients.

You do not even have to worry about paying expensive legal fees upfront as the law firm is paid on a contingency fee basis. You don't pay if there is no recovery, either by settlement or jury verdict.

CHILDREN's ADVOCACY

Children's Advocacy Center professionals face extraordinary challenges as they dedicate their working lives to helping children who have made allegations of sexual and physical abuse. Effective CACs employ a multi-disciplinary team approach to the investigation, treatment, and prevention of child sexual abuse. But we know that child abuse allegations are often settled in the courtroom, and the road toward the courtroom can be confusing and complicated for CAC professionals and their centers, which often lack qualified and competent legal counsel to pave their way. It is critical for Children's Advocacy Center professionals, and others who work on behalf of those children, to have a thorough understanding of the legal system and the legal rules and requirements that directly affect their professional responsibilities.

This is where Mr. Agatston comes into place. In 1998, he begun providing legal representation of CAC as part of his probono legal service. In November 2002, Mr. Agatston was appointed to the Executive Board of the Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia and when his term ended in 2009, he was appointed to its Advisory Board, where he currently serves. In addition, in 2007, Mr. Agatston started a "Legal Eagle" List Serv for CAC professionals with a goal to provide them with a much needed legal assistance. In fact, the List Serv for CAC professionals and those affiliated with CACs has resulted in a collection of four published books:

2009 book for Children's Advocacy Center Professionals: The Legal Eagles of Children's Advocacy Centers: A Lawyer's Guide to Soaring in the Courtroom (Xlirbis Publishers, www.xlibris.com)

2010 book for Children's Advocacy Center Professionals: The Legal Eagles Guide for Children's Advocacy Centers, Part II: Soaring Confidently in the Courtroom (Xlibris Publishers, www.xlibris.com)

2012 book for Children's Advocacy Center Professionals: The Legal Eagles Guide for Children's Advocacy Centers, Part III: Soaring for Advocacy and Justice (Xlibris Publishers, www.xlibris.com)

2014 book for Children's Advocacy Center Professionals: The Legal Eagles Guide for Children's Advocacy Centers, Part IV: Soaring Higher for Children and Families (Xlibris Publishers, www.xlibris.com)

Mr. Agatston consults CACs nationwide not only though his List Serv, but also in his in-person trainings at the state, regional, and nationwide levels. In fact, as of February 2013, Mr. Agatston was appointed to the interim management team of the Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia, the statewide organization that supports, mentors, trains, and assists Georgia's 42 Children's Advocacy Centers throughout the state of Georgia.

CACs and their statewide organizations can contact Andrew at ahalaw@comcast.net to schedule trainings, or inquire about the "Legal List" listserv.

Our office hours are between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, but we are available after hours by appointment. Call us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to discussing your case with you.

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Main Office

Law Offices of Andrew H. Agatston
The Brumby Building
127 Church Street, Suite 360
Marietta  GA  30060

Phone
  • (770) 795-7770
Fax
  • (770) 795-7535

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

You initial consultation is free.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

You do not even have to worry about paying expensive legal fees upfront as the law firm is paid on a contingency fee basis. You don't pay if there is no recovery, either by settlement or jury verdict.

Office Information

Office Hours

Our office hours are between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, but we are available after hours by appointment.

Office Manager

Ivana Alic

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Se habla espanol

Auto Accident
Se habla espanol--El abogado de danos corporales en Marietta, Georgia
NOTA: Les pedimos disculpas al frente, los acentos en espanol no aparecen en esta pagina!

Andrew H. Agatston es un abogado de daons corporales en Marietta, Georgia, que centra su practica profesional en accidentes de auto, demandas civiles para victimas del crimen y defensa de los ninos.

Esta valorado como un AV abogado por Martindale-Hubbell calificacion, la calificacion mas alta que un abogado puede recibir para la excelencia en la etica y el rendimiento. Tambien, es un miembro del Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registro de Abogados Superiores en el area de los danos corporales.

Admitido a la practica de ley
Georgia 1994
Tribunal de Distrito de EE.UU., Distrito Norte de Georgia
Tribunal de Apelacion de EE.UU. para el Circuito 11

Educacion
JD, magna cum laude, de la Georgia State University 1993
B.S., North Texas University 1987

El senor Agatston tiene una gran experiencia en persiguiendo demandas civiles para victimas del crimen. Tambien lleva numerosos contactos con profesionales del sector de salud mental que especializan especficamente en los servicios de orientacion para los supervivientes de estos crimenes horribles.

Persiguiendo los remedios civiles para las victimas y sobrevivientes de delitos y sus familias es mas que una vocacion profesional para el senor Agatston. Haya ofrecido servicios legales gratuitos por 14 anos para organizaciones cuya mision es brindar servicios completos para los ninos que presuntamente han sido victimas de abusos sexuales o han sufrido maltratos fisicos.

Adicionalmente, en noviembre de 2002, senor Agatston fue nombrado miembro del Consejo ejecutivo de los centros de defensa de ninos en Georgia. Cuando termino su mandato en 2009, fue nombrado miembro de su Consejo junto directivo, donde trabaja actualmente. Tambien es un miembro de la Coalicion para la prevencion del abuso de ninos, La sociedad profesional americana por el abuso de ninos y El grupo de litigio de abuso sexual de la asociacion americana para la justicia. Afiliaciones adicionales incluyen La barra del estado de Georgia, La asociacion de abogados litigantes de Georgia, La asociacion de abogados de los Estados Unidos, as como La seccion de litigios de la ABA y La asociacion americana para la justicia.

En febrero de 2013, el seonr Agatston fue nombrado miembro del equipo directivo actual de los centros de defensa de ninos en Georgia, la organizacion estatal que apoya, mentora, ensena y asiste a los otros 40 centros con los mismos propositos en Georgia.

Ademas, el senor Agatston consulta a los profesionales que trabajan en y con los centros de defensa de ninos en todo el pas. Los consulta en entrenamientos presenciales y a traves de un Listserv nacional.

Mas que 700 profesionales de los centros para ninos y sus afiliados profesionales, tales como los profesionales de medicina, los terapeutas, los fisicales, la policia, los servicios sociales y los entrevistadores forenses, estan suscritos al Listserv del senor Agatston. Esto incluye 50 estados y 2 territorios de los indianos nativos!

La practica de ley de senor Agatston siempre ha incluido reclamaciones por danos derivados en accidentes automovilsticos. De hecho, la mayoria de casos en cuales senor Agatston ha llegado a un acuerdo o ha entrado en el juicio, son reclamaciones de automoviles. Habia sido el abogado principal en al menos 60 juicios civiles pero dejo de contar anos hace mucho tiempo.

Ha entrado juicios en condados multiples en toda Georgia. El senor Agatston tambien tiene experiencia en las reclamaciones de responsabilidad y las demandas por ilicitos intencionales, pero la mayora de las reclamaciones son derivadas de los danos corporales.
En Agatston Law, se cree que contribuyendo a la comunidad es de suma importancia. Es tanto un deber como un honor.

Los articulos escritos y enviados a los profesionales de los centros para ninos y sus afiliados profesionales, constituyen una coleccion de cuatro libros:

1. 2009, The Legal Eagles of Children's Advocacy Centers: A Lawyer's Guide to Soaring in the Courtroom;

2. 2010, The Legal Eagles Guide for Children's Advocacy Centers, Part II: Soaring Confidently in the Courtroom;

3. 2012, The Legal Eagles Guide for Children's Advocacy Centers, Part III: Soaring for Advocacy and Justice;

4. 2014, The Legal Eagles Guide for Children's Advocacy Centers, Part IV: Soaring Higher for Children and Families;

CONTACTO:
Law Offices of Andrew H. Agatston
127 Church St, Suite 360
Marietta, Ga 30060

T: 770.795.7770
F: 770.795.7735

AgatstonLaw.com
ahalaw@comcast.net

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Andrew Agatston

Andrew H. Agatston is a Marietta personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on auto accidents, bringing civil claims for crime victims, and child advocacy work.

He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell peer-review ratings, the highest rating an attorney can receive for excellence in ethics and performance. He is also a member of Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers in the area of personal injury.

Admitted to Practice:
Georgia 1994
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Education:
J.D., magna cum laude, Georgia State University 1993
B.S., North Texas State University 1987

Mr. Agatston not only has extensive experience in pursuing civil claims for crime victims, but has numerous contacts with professionals in the mental health field who have specific expertise in the counseling services for the survivors of these horrific crimes. Working with victims and survivors of crime, and their families, to pursue their civil remedies is more than a professional calling for Mr. Agatston. He also has provided, and currently provides, free, pro-bono legal services to organizations whose mission is to offer comprehensive services for children who are alleged to have been sexually abused, or suffered severe physical abuse.

Additionally, in November 2002, Mr. Agatston was appointed to the Executive Board of the Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia. When his term ended in 2009, he was appointed to its Advisory Board, where he currently serves.

He is also a member of the Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention; the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children; and the Sexual Abuse Litigation group of the American Association for Justice. Additional affiliations include the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association as well as the ABA's Litigation Section, and the American Association for Justice.

As of February 2013, Mr. Agatston was appointed to the interim management team of the Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia, the statewide organization that supports, mentors, trains, and assists Georgia's 40 Children's Advocacy Centers throughout the state of Georgia. Additionally, as it relates to children's advocacy centers, Mr. Agatston consults CACs nationwide not only in in-person trainings, but through a national Listserv for professionals who work in and with children's advocacy Centers.

Mr. Agatston's practice has always included claims for injuries arising out of automobile collisions. In fact, he has settled or tried more auto claims than any other area of practice, settling hundreds of such claims and serving as lead trial counsel in at least 60 civil jury trials (he stopped counting years ago). He has tried cases in multiple counties throughout Georgia. Mr. Agatston is also experienced in premises liability claims, intentional tort claims, and in fact, most claims arising out of personal injury.

Mr. Agatston's pro bono service, extending back to 1998, centers around cases and causes involving child advocacy. That service is alive and well in Georgia, but for the past five years Mr. Agatston has provided pro bono legal expertise to Children's Advocacy Centers across the United States through his Legal Eagle Listserv. The Listserv is subscribed to by more than 700 Children's Advocacy Center professionals and their affilated professionals such as medical professionals, therapists, prosecutors, law enforcement, social services, and forensic interviewers, in approximately 48 states as well as two Indian Territories!

The articles written and sent to CAC professionals and those affiliated with CACs make up a collection of four books:
1. 2009 book, The Legal Eagles of Children's Advocacy Centers: A Lawyer's Guide to Soaring in the Courtroom;

2. 2010 book, The Legal Eagles Guide for Children's Advocacy Centers, Part II: Soaring Confidently in the Courtroom;

3. 2012 book, The Legal Eagles Guide for Children's Advocacy Centers, Part III: Soaring for Advocacy and Justice;

4. 2014 book, The Legal Eagles Guide for Children's Advocacy Centers, Part IV: Soaring Higher for Children and Families.
Education
  • Georgia State University
    Juris Doctorate , 1992
    Admitted to Practice in Georgia in 1994

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
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