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Mel Mobley began life in Tifton, Georgia, but grew up in Florida, where he attended high school and college. Since his grandfather Omer W. Franklin, Sr., a lawyer, captained the Georgia Bulldogs from 1909 to 1910, at 265 pounds from working on his family’s farm in Thomaston, Georgia, he pulls for the Bulldogs, except for one barely noticed game that takes place in Jacksonville, Florida each year.
Prior to entering law practice, Mel served on the faculties of Emory University and Georgia State University teaching sociology, and after law school continued to teach Law and Society as an Adjunct Professor in the Sociology Department of Georgia State University. Mel volunteers in his community and his profession, currently serving as Chair of the City of Sandy Springs’ Board of Appeals and having served as the Vice President for Legal Affairs for Heritage Sandy Springs, as a member of the Design Review Board of the City of Sandy Springs, and as the president of the Civic Roundtable. In service to the State Bar of Georgia, he has served as a member of the Standards of the Profession Committee and the Professionalism Committee and has appeared on numerous CLE panels.
Mel received his B.A. degree from the University of Florida in 1970, a M.Div. from Duke University in 1973, a Ph.D. degree in 1980 from Emory University, and received his law degree from Georgia State University in 1987. Mel is a State of Georgia Registered Mediator: General Civil Mediation, and Arbitrator.
Mel has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts. His published and non-published appellate cases include: Eaddy v. Precision Franchising, LLC, 320 Ga. App. 667 (739 SE2d 410)(2013)(recovery of attorney fees under O.C.G.A. § 9-11-68); Williams v. Ga. Dep’t of National Guard Headquarters, 147 Fed. Appx. 134 (2005) (employment discrimination); Artzner v. A & A Exterminators, 242 Ga. App. 766 (2000) (professional negligence, fraud, punitive damages); Crowder v. Timber Creek Mobile Home Park, 236 Ga. App. 858 (1999) (premises liability, wrongful death); Vester v. Mug-A-Bug Pest Control Co. Inc., 270 Ga. 407 (509 SE2d 925)(1999) (professional negligence, fraud); Sparks v. MARTA, 223 Ga. App. 768 (1996) (escalator liability); May Dep’t Store v. Center Developers, 266 Ga. 806 (1996) (insurance and contract); Griffin Motel Co. v. Strickland, 223 Ga. App. 812 (1996) (dram shop, wrongful death); and, Freeman v. Elgin Sweeper and the City of LaGrange, 885 F2d 825(11th Cir. 1989) (42 USC § 1983, wrongful death). In his academic career, he published several articles in refereed journals, using multivariate statistics.
Mel has successfully handled the defense of numerous municipality cases, and his appellate cases in this area include Pickens v. City of Waco, 352 Ga. App. 37 (833 SE2d 713)(2019), Manzanares v. City of Brookhaven, 352 Ga. App. 293 (834 SE2d 358)(2019), Tanks v. Nesmith, 359 Ga. App. 596 (859 SE2d 559)(2021), and City of Norcross v. Johnson, 363 Ga. App. 78 (870 SE2d 564)(2022).
Mel received the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He is admitted to all state courts, and the Bars of the Northern District and Middle District of the United States District Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mel practices in the areas of torts, municipal liability, insurance, issues, and products liability. He is happily married and has one daughter, and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, and the Lawyers’ Club of Atlanta.
Kevin Doyle is a native of Alexandria, Virginia. In 1990, he obtained a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he majored in History. At the University of Virginia, he became a member of the Sigma Phi Society, was a member of the cycling team, and played trumpet. In 1994, he obtained a J.D. from Loyola School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Loyola Law Review and a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Tort. He spent his third year of law school as a guest student at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin is currently serving on the Loyola College of Law Visiting Committee.
Kevin is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has practiced civil litigation since 1995, and has briefed and argued cases in courts throughout Georgia, including the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is a member of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and his published appellate cases include those in the areas of elevator and escalator claims, Rouse v. MARTA and Millar, 279 Ga. 311 (612 SE2d 308)(2005); insurance agents’ errors and omissions, Brooks Brown Insurance Agency, Inc. v. Harden, 236 Ga. App. 781 (513 SE2d 755)(1999); Danes v. Rogers, 324 Ga. App. 504 (751 SE2d 135)(2013); business claims, Instrument Repair Service v. Gunby, 238 Ga. App. 138 (518 SE2d 161)(1999); and, premises liability, Bedeski v. Atlanta Coliseum, Inc., 224 Ga. App. 435 (480 SE2d 881) (1997); Neiman-Marcus Group, Inc. v. Dufour, 268 Ga. App. 104 (601 SE2d 375)(2004). Kevin is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Atlanta Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, St. Thomas More Society, and is an associate member of the American Association for Justice.
Kevin is married and the father of five grown children. He is a Parishioner of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Roswell, Georgia, and is also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is a former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 623 located at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Sandy Springs, Georgia. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking and fly-fishing, is a member of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA), and has recently learned to brew beer in his basement. He enjoys photography, and his photographs of Georgia courthouses are displayed in this website. He also plays trumpet with the Atlanta Swing Orchestra, an eighteen piece jazz big band founded by a handful of Atlanta lawyers who had the foresight to recruit more talented musicians outside the legal field. See, www.atlantaswing.org for more information.
Peri has held positions in the Atlanta metropolitan area both during law school and after becoming a member of the Georgia Bar Association. She is a former Assistant Solicitor General in both Dekalb and Cobb Counties, where she negotiated pleas and successfully tried multiple cases in magistrate court. Peri worked for an Atlanta plaintiff’s personal injury firm prior to joining the firm.
In her free time, Peri enjoys playing golf and collects vinyl records. She likes to paint and spend time with her family and friends.
- 2019 – B.A., University of South Carolina
- 2022 – J.D., West Virginia University College of Law
Charles Lokey was a native of Atlanta and attended Georgia Tech where he obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After commanding a ship in the South Pacific in World War II, he obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was President of the Atlanta Bar Association from 1964-1965 and an Assistant City of Atlanta Attorney from 1963-1978.
Charles was AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Like many lawyers of his generation, Charles tried numerous civil cases involving a variety of subjects. Later in his career, Charles developed a specialty in the representation of insurance agents. Notable cases in which he had represented insurance agents included Fregeau v. Hall, 196 Ga. App. 493 (396 SE2d 241)(1990); Atlanta Women’s Club v. Washburne, 207 Ga. App. 3 (427 SE2d 18)(1992); and Platanias v. Southeastern Fid. Ins. Co., 145 Ga. App. 576 (244 SE2d 105)(1978). Charles practice law with great vigor and tenacity until his eighties. He was a great student of the law and his many notebooks of legal cases would make Lexis and Westlaw jealous.
He was married and was the father of two children. Other than the practice of law, Charles had many diverse talents, which included gardening, woodworking, photography, and boating.