Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP

Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP

Named one of U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firms and Georgia Super Lawyers

Firm Overview

Leading medical malpractice, nursing home and serious injury firm for over 20 years. Our legal team at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP is headed by leading Atlanta trial lawyers Nick Moraitakis and Glenn Kushel. With over 70 years of combined legal experience, we handle cases involving personal injury, auto accidents, wrongful death, and medical malpractice, along with several other practice areas. The firm's attorneys have successfully tried to verdict complex cases and achieved many seven figure verdicts and/or settlements. Nick and Glenn have held leadership positions in the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Glenn was President of GTLA in 2005-2006. Nick is a highly decorated trial attorney and was recently awarded the Tradition of Excellence Award from the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
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Main Office
Main Office
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 550
Atlanta  GA  30342
Phone
  • (404) 261-0016
Fax
  • (404) 261-0024
Websites
Personal Injury
Personal injury is a relatively vast field of law, which explains all of the legal remedies involved in civil lawsuits as a result of wrongful conduct.
Although accidents happen and people are injured regularly, you shouldn't ever have to pay for someone else's negligence or nefarious actions. If you were injured because of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your losses. Read more about the services provided by our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta.
Auto Accident
If you have been harmed in any type of accident, our experienced Atlanta transportation accident attorneys may be able to hold the responsible party accountable.
Atlanta is home to some of the worst traffic and commute times in the United States. Atlanta's roads are filled with motorcycles, tourists, commuters, MARTA buses, semi-trucks, and more. Although vehicle accidents are common, you shouldn't ever have to foot the bill for someone else's gross negligence.

We work with victims of drunk driving accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi trucking accidents, public transportation accidents, and every other type of motor vehicle accident. Read more about the services provided by our Atlanta transportation accident attorneys.
Medical Malpractice
At Moraitakis & Kushel, our primary focus is on medical malpractice and helping clients recover after they have been harmed because of medical negligence.
Medical negligence can result in personal injury, worsened condition, and even death. We will carefully research the incident in question to discover all of the details and answer your questions. If we find another party is legally responsible, we will work to help you recover your losses. Your initial consultation is free, and if we accept your case, you will have no fees unless you are awarded compensation. Read more about the services provided by our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys.

Glenn Kushel

Glenn Kushel is an Atlanta trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience.

In 1993, Glenn began a plaintiff's practice with the firm of Mills & Moraitakis, and became a named partner in 1995. He has dedicated his practice to representing those injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, product liability and other negligent and intentional acts.

Throughout his career, Glenn has successfully tried and resolved many cases. For example, he and his partner Nick Moraitakis argued the case of Keenan v. Plouffe to the Georgia Supreme Court, a case that involved a young woman who was severely brain damaged during a surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court held that the defendant physician, a faculty member at the Medical College, was not immune from suit under the Georgia Tort Claims Act. Instead, he could be held liable individually. The case settled for an amount exceeding seven and one half million dollars.

Glen and his partners also successfully handled a significant case against the City of Atlanta and other defendants when their client
License
  • Bar Number: 430498
    Georgia , 1988
  • Bar Number: 890294
    Florida , 1990
Education
  • University of Florida
    B.S. in Finance , 1985
  • University of Florida Law School
    J.D. with Honors , 1988

Nicholas Moraitakis

After graduating from Emory Law School in 1977, Nick immediately began practicing law with a defense litigation firm in downtown Atlanta, which eventually became known as Fain, Gorby, Reeves & Moraitakis. Nick went on to spend the first 14 years of his practice with this firm and its successor, representing insurance companies and self-insured corporations in the defense of tort actions in courts throughout the State of Georgia. As a defense lawyer Nick tried in excess of sixty cases to verdict involving automobile and truck accidents, product liability, negligent security claims, slip and fall accidents and insurance contracts among others.

While with his defense litigation firm, Nick also began developing a plaintiff's practice. He successfully litigated product liability cases against Chrysler/Jeep/AMC, Nissan and Ford Motor Company involving product liability issues with heating and cooling systems, and fuel fed fires.

Nick also served as lead counsel in a highly publicized case against Atlanta Hospital. The case involved a doctor who was allegedly responsible for three deaths within a very short period of time. It was successfully resolved prior to trial based on negligent credentialing claims against Atlanta Hospital, which was investigated thereafter by the State Medical Review Board and eventually forced to close its doors.

In 1993, Nick and his partner Glenn Kushel began a plaintiff's practice dedicated exclusively to the representation of individuals injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, product liability, premises liability and other negligent and intentional acts.
Along with his partner, Nick successfully argued the case of Keenan v. Plouffe to the Georgia Supreme Court, which resulted in a landmark decision holding that a defendant physician, a faculty member of the Medical College of Georgia, was not immune from suit under the Georgia Tort Claims Act. Instead, the court held that the doctor could be individually liable and the case eventually settled for an amount exceeding seven and one half million dollars.

The firm also served as lead counsel in a significant case against the City of Atlanta, Marriott Hotels and a myriad of engineers and product liability manufacturers due to a sewer collapse under the parking lot of the Midtown Courtyard Hotel by Marriott in Atlanta. The case presented a complicated array of issues ranging from architectural and professional engineering responsibilities, professional standards to be exercised in the field of geotechnical engineering and municipal responsibility for negligent acts. After years of litigation, the case was resolved for a favorable settlement amount shortly before trial.

Nick, along with his partner Glenn Kushel, served as lead counsel in a negligent security case against the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). The firm's client was stabbed at the Peachtree MARTA Station and having been offered nothing prior to trial, the case was tried successfully to a verdict of one million dollars. In addition, the firm recently settled another matter against MARTA involving a bus accident that rendered the plaintiff a quadriplegic.

Nick was honored to recently serve as co-lead counsel in a significant case involving the shooting of a 93 year old woman by several Atlanta Police Department Narcotics Investigators. Acting upon a warrant obtained with false information, a team of Atlanta Police Officers and Investigators burst into the home of this law abiding citizen, fatally shooting her and eventually planting drugs in her home. Subsequent to this activity, a number of officers within the department covered up the truth until a confidential informant eventually went to the FBI. Suit was filed against the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Police Chief and others seeking damages for violation of the deceased's constitutional rights, resulting in her death. After three years of aggressive litigation in Federal Court, the case was settled favorably for $4,900,000.00. The Narcotics Division of the Atlanta Police Department was disbanded, several Officers and Investigators were dismissed and four Investigators were sentenced to significant time in Federal Prison.

Nick has litigated many cases in State, Superior and Federal Courts to successful conclusion including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, and premises liability cases. He has also served as lead counsel for presentation of oral argument in many cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court.
Nick has always been active outside of the practice of law. He has served as Legislative Chairman of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and was a member of the Executive Committee. In 2002, he was elected to the Georgia Legislature where he served as Chairman of the General Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives.

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