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Joseph Wilson

Joseph Wilson is considered by many to be one of the elite trial lawyers in the southeast, if not the nation. To wit, there are few lawyers of his age that have accomplished what he has in such a short span. In an era where very few injury lawyers take cases to a jury trial when insurance carriers act in an unreasonable manner; Joseph has established a reputation based on the significant verdicts he has obtained on behalf of clients.

Results Matter

Joseph garnered attention from his colleagues and Georgia insurance defense lawyers following two significant verdicts. In 2018, a Fulton County jury awarded our client $500,000.00 for injuries she sustained when a deck collapsed as a result of negligence. In 2019, following a highly contested trial involving elite defense counsel; Joseph secured a $584,000.00 jury verdict on behalf of a client injured as a result of a negligent driver of an armored truck. Additionally, he has served as lead counsel in over 25 jury trials which is rare for a lawyer of his age. Many injury lawyers have never tried a case and a vast majority have tried less than 5 jury trials in their career.

Accolades & Awards

Mr. Wilson attended law school at Washington University; considered by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 law schools in the nation. Upon graduation, Joseph was awarded the prestigious John W. Calhoun Trial Practice award for demonstrating excellence in trial advocacy.

As a practicing attorney, Joseph received recognition by National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40. He had previously been selected as one of the top 30 under 30 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2020, fellow members of the Georgia Bar voted Joseph as a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star. He has also been recognized for his outstanding service to Fulton County schools. Giving back to the community and philanthropy remains paramount to his vision and philosophy.


Joseph is the past Vice-President of the Emerging 100 of Atlanta and was recently inducted into the prestigious 100 Black Men of Atlanta – one of the youngest members in the entire organization. In addition, he serves as the President of the Stone Mountain Alumni Foundation of Kappa Alpha Psi.


In his free time, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife Essence, as well as their two boys Jaxson and Kingston at their Atlanta home.

“Joe Wilson is the future of trial lawyers in America” – Nicholas Rowley, Esq., California Trial Lawyer of The Year and considered by some to be the nation’s premier trial attorney.
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Nick Rowley

Winning more than $2 Billion in verdicts and settlements for injury victims and families across the country, Nick Rowley has become a nationally renown Trial Lawyer. His success didn’t come easily, but the many challenges he faced forged him into the fighter he is today. Most importantly Nick Rowley is a husband and father. 

Born in Iowa, Nick spent his early years living on a farm and grew up spending the summers working on his grandparents farm. He spent five years of his childhood living in a border town in Arizona, the town of Nogales, where he was bullied and beat up regularly. His Mother later moved back to Iowa and his father stayed in Nogales. 

Nick started working and buying his own clothes and food as early as the 5th grade and fully moved out on his own at the age of 15. Nick was emancipated at age 16. He worked as a paperboy, washed cars, mowed lawns, did field and farm work in Iowa and worked construction and also as a small engine mechanic before joining the military at age 17. Nick served as a medic in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. In the Army he was the medic in an Air Defense Artillery Unit. Nick took advantage of the military’s education benefits. Tuition assistance and the G.I. Bill afforded him the opportunity to attend college and law school. By age 19, while still in the military, Nick completed his bachelor’s degree and three associates degrees and started working on a Master’s Degree. Nick was trained and certified as a firefighter and worked as a volunteer firefighter for a fire department near his military base. Nick switched from the Air Force to the Army at age 20 and continued his service while he attended law school.

Today, Nick has been recognized by dozens of publications for his record-setting verdicts and passionate work for injury victims and families. Some of Nick’s successes include a record setting $131 million verdict for the victim of a car accident after the driver was over served at a bar, a record setting $74.5 million dollar verdict for a victim of medical malpractice during the birthing process, $40 million for two parents whose 33 year old son was negligently killed due to corporate negligence, a $42 million dollar verdict for a young girl who was brain injured by a motorcycle collision, a $38.6 million verdict for a young man who fell from a hotel balcony while intoxicated, a $17 million dollar victory for a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by a fall from a hotel balcony that had a defective railing, $21.6 million for a young woman injured when hit by a dentist who failed to stop at a stop sign, $29.5 million in a wrongful death medical malpractice case of a wife and mother who was in her thirties, $10 million in a medical malpractice, wrongful death case for an adult son and wife of a 70 year old man who had cancer, $12.5 million for a husband and wife in a medical negligence case where an unnecessary prostatectomy was performed, $31.6 million for a young girl who was brain injured in a collision, $10 million for a man who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in a collision, $10.5 million for a teenage who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when he was assaulted at a school pep rally, $12 million for a young man with a knee, shoulder, and mild traumatic brain injury in a premises liability case, $7 million in a negligent security case for a woman who lost most of the sight in her left eye as a result of an assault at a nightclub, $45 million for a 6 year old girl who suffered a brain injury and facial paralysis in a collision, $9 million against a school district for failing to supervise resulting in a 7 year old boy suffering a moderate traumatic brain injury, $10 million for a boy who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when he was hit on his bicycle, $10 million for a man whose brain was injured in a collision, $14 million for a young girl who was brain injured by medical negligence, $11.5 million for a family that lives in Mexico for the death of their patriarch who died in a grain bin, $14 million for two adult daughters and the wife of a hispanic man who was an immigrant farm worker who was killed in a collision, $22 million dollars for a family who suffered bad burns during a fire in their mobile home, $25 million for a man who was injured in a collision, $21 million for man with bad burns as a result of a vehicle crashing into a restaurant, $12 million for a child with a brain injury because of medical negligence, $16 million for a young man who suffered a brain injury as a result of a collision, $20 million for two families whose loved one died as a result of a defective and dangerous bath tub, $11 million for a man who lost his arm in a helicopter accident, and $28.5 million for a man who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle collision. The list goes on and on. 

Nick is doing philanthropic work in Costa Rica and Kenya, Africa, including building education centers and schools, and putting in water wells in communities where people have to walk hours to get a gallon of water. 

Nick is on the Board of Directors of the Imagination Workshop, which is a non-profit theater arts organization committed to using the unique power of the theater to provide life-changing artistic opportunities to the mentally ill, homeless veterans, senior citizens, and at-risk young people. Nick is also on the Honorary Board of Governors of TLC, Trial Lawyers’ Charities, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to make a positive difference in the quality of life for people within the greater Los Angeles area, focusing on issues related to education, children, battered women, persons with disabilities, and homelessness, by providing financial assistance to needy persons and groups in the greater Los Angeles area.

Nick prides himself on his caring, empathetic approach to working with the injured and their families. He believes in going the distance for each and every client, and is not afraid to put any case in front of a jury. He makes insurance companies pay up when deserving injury victims come forward to seek justice. 

Nick has authored and co authored multiple books that are dedicated to preserving the last thing we have in America where a single person can stand against the elite, which is the American Jury Trial. Trial By Human is a advanced trial skills program Nick and his wife Courtney founded 10 years ago. The goal of the program is to help lawyers and paralegals learn how to better represent people. 

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Kayla Lamotte

Business Development Manager

Kayla Lamotte is the Business Development Manager at Trial Lawyers for Justice- Georgia. Kayla graduated from Wight State University and received her BA in Organizational Leadership. She also played division one basketball while attending Wright State. She has over 7 years of experience in the Personal Injury Field. 

In her free time, Kayla enjoys being creative, going to concerts, and spending time with her family.  

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LaShanda Ogden

Case Manager

LaShanda Ogden is a Case Manager for Trial Lawyers for Justice- Georgia with over thirteen years of experience in helping clients navigate through their case. LaShanda graduated with her B.A in Social Science and begin her career in 2008. Prior to working in personal injury, LaShanda worked for several insurance companies and comes with a different approach for each case. LaShanda is also a licensed State of Georgia Notary.

In her free time, LaShanda enjoys, football, traveling, volunteering with multiples charities in Atlanta, and spending time with family and friends.

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John Brogdon


Mr. Brodgon started his legal career with the Fulton County Solicitor Office as a prosecutor. He then joined the City of Atlanta litigation team and defended the City of Atlanta against civil liability. Finally, Mr. Brodgon joined Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout in September 2021.

Currently, Mr. Brodgon is part of Flipper Temple AME’s board of Trustees, and is part of a social organization called the Modern-Day Knight, whose purpose is to help at-risk youth navigate to college.

Law School:

Howard University School of Law, J.D., 2016


University of San Francisco, Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, minor in Asian American Studies

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Ana Cartagena


Meet Ana Cartagena, a dedicated professional with a high school diploma and over five years of valuable experience in customer service.

Driven by a passion for assisting others, Ana is committed to ensuring every client receives exceptional customer service. With expertise in handling both inbound and outbound calls, as well as serving as an Assistant, Receptionist, and Intake Specialist, Ana brings a wealth of skills to her role.

Outside of work, Ana enjoys exploring new destinations at resorts and cherishing quality time with her loved ones.

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Tanisha Lofton

Litigation Paralegal

Tanisha Lofton is a Paralegal at Trial Lawyers for Justice- Georgia with over fifteen years of successful experience in case management, document drafting, and trial preparation. Tanisha graduated from The College of Mount Saint Joseph with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies. 

In her free time, Tanisha enjoys spending time with loved ones, concerts, traveling and connecting with like-minded people.

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