Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC

Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC

Over twenty years of excellent client representation, Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC is a firm of sixteen lawyers dedicated to the representation of individuals, businesses and professionals in the states of Georgia and South Carolina.

Firm Overview

The firm specializes in civil litigation and the representation of disputes arising in the areas of general business matters, corporations, banking, contracts, partnerships, bankruptcy, real estate, probate and estate matters, divorce and family law, worker's compensation, and the defense of professionals in malpractice cases including hospitals, nursing homes, veterinarians, physicians, realtors, architects, attorneys and engineers. The firm also offers trained mediation and arbitration services for both general civil and domestic relations matters.
The firm has an active practice in the state and federal courts of both Georgia and South Carolina, and its clients include some of the region's largest employers and most respected professionals. Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC was founded on the legal principle that effective legal representation requires an efficient and economic evaluation of each legal matter to determine the course of action that will yield the best results. The partners of Brennan, Wasden & Painter have tried over 100 cases to their successful conclusions.

Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC has been recognized for its excellence by receiving the highest ranking of AV and by being named as one of the premier law firms in America by Martindale-Hubbell.
Main Office
Main Office
411 East Liberty Street
Savannah  GA  31401
Phone
  • 912-232-6700
Websites
Auto Accident
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your auto accident legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your auto accident legal matters.
Business
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your business legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your business legal matters.
Commercial Real Estate
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your commercial real estate legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your commercial real estate legal matters.
Employment
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your employment legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your employment legal matters.
Estate Planning
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your estate planning legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your estate planning legal matters.
Legal Malpractice
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your legal malpractice legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your legal malpractice legal matters.
Litigation
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your litigation legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your litigation legal matters.
Medical Malpractice
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your medical malpractice legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your medical malpractice legal matters.
Overtime Pay
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The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your overtime pay legal matters.
Personal Injury
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your personal injury legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your personal injury legal matters.
Probate
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your probate legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your probate legal matters.
Product Liability
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your product liability legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your product liability legal matters.
Real Estate
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your real estate legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your real estate legal matters.
Sexual Harassment
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The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your sexual harassment legal matters.
Trucking Accident
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your trucking accident legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your trucking accident legal matters.
Unemployment
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your unemployment legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your unemployment legal matters.
Workers Compensation
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your workers compensation legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your workers compensation legal matters.
Wrongful Death
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your wrongful death legal matters.
The law office of Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC will represent your wrongful death legal matters.

Richard Dekle

Richard attended Mercer University as an undergraduate majoring in English and History. He graduated from Mercer University Law School and returned to Savannah to begin his law practice.

He has experience in professional malpractice, product liability, mass torts, premises liability, personal injury litigation, business and contract disputes and a broad range of civil matters. He has over 15 years experience as a trial lawyer representing clients in the Georgia Courts. He was named a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine in 2007.

He is focused primarily in the area of civil litigation in the State and Federal Courts of Georgia. He is regularly engaged in defending medical negligence cases involving claims against a broad range of defendants including physicians, hospitals and nurses.

He lives in Savannah with his wife, Angelyn, and their three children.
Education
  • Walter F. George School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

JOSEPH P. BRENNAN

Joe is a native of Savannah, who upon his matriculation from college entered the United States Air Force. He served as a pilot in Southeast Asia (1971 1973) and was honorably discharged in 1975. After having graduated from The University of Georgia's School of Law in December 1977, he returned to Savannah and began his practice in the fields of insurance and hospital defense.

In 1980, Joe became a member of the Georgia Air National guard and was a pilot in the 158th Airlift Squadron. Joe was an active pilot in the unit until he retired as the Commander of the 158th as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1998.

Joe is active in the local community and has served on several boards supporting various charitable interests. He also serves as the attorney for the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, taking over from his father in the mid-1980's.

Joe is married to another native of Savannah, Jan Joyce, and they have three sons and several grandchildren.

WILEY A. WASDEN III

Wiley is the managing partner at Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC. He is a life long resident of Savannah. He graduated from The University of the South (Sewanee) in 1981 and from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1984.

Wiley is engaged in a broad civil trial practice. In his practice, he represents individuals, insurance companies, businesses, professionals, and health care institutions. He has tried and won cases in the State and Federal Courts of Georgia.

Wiley also handles numerous business and banking disputes. This ranges from Company formation, employment agreements, covenants not to compete, to business dissolution. As a former part-time Chapter 7 panel Trustee in Bankruptcy for 16 years, he also maintains a Bankruptcy practice. Wiley also represents businesses and professionals who wish to restructure or work themselves out of financial hardship without resorting to Bankruptcy.

Wiley has a sub-specialty in the defense of health care providers and health systems against claims of medical malpractice. He represents a number of hospitals and health care providers in the South Georgia area.

In his career, Wiley is also active in the State Bar. He served on the Executive Counsel of the Younger Lawyers Section of the State Bar for many years, and presently sits on the Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee and is a Special Master in State Bar Disciplinary Proceedings.

Mr. Wasden is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is President-Elect of the South Georgia chapter. He is also a member of the Georgia Society of Hospital Attorneys, American Academy of Hospital Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (former Board Member), and American Veterinary Medical Law Association. He has published in the Georgia Defense Lawyer Journal, and has given numerous presentations to professional organizations on a wide range of topics.

Wiley is also active in the local community. He has served as President of the Savannah Foundation and has served on the Board of the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center. He has participated in Leadership Savannah and was a member of the year 2000 Leadership Georgia class.

Wiley is married to the former Anna Christensen, and they have three sons.
Education
  • University of Georgia School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

JAMES V. PAINTER

Jim practices in the area of general civil litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice defense. Managing partner of our Augusta office, Jim's practice focuses on representing hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other health care providers throughout Georgia and South Carolina. From pre-suit investigation through final judgment, Jim has obtained numerous medical malpractice defense verdicts in State and Federal Courts. He also handles comprehensive general insurance defense, including suits involving allegations of premises liability, product liability, defamation, breach of contract, worker's compensation, and automobile and trucking liability.
Education
  • University of Georgia School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

MARVIN W. MCGAHEE

Bar and Court Admissions:
US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
US District Court, Southern District of Georgia
US District Court, South Carolina
Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Court of Appeals

Education:
University of Georgia (J.D. 1981)
Georgia State University (B.S. 1978)
Education
  • University of Georgia School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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