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Alexia Roney

Alexia Roney specializes in governmental liability, constitutional law, and medical malpractice. She combines an expansive background in science, medicine, and information technology with superb communication skills to unpack complicated legal and medical issues for a layman audience. At Nall & Miller, Ms. Roney focuses on motion practice. An effective motion practice substantially reduces the burden of litigation by narrowing the scope of the issues early in the process. In this vein, Ms. Roney has successfully resolved more than fifty cases in her client’s favor nationally on motion.

Background and Education

Ms. Roney developed her expertise after graduating from the University of Virginia in 1997. As a laboratory technician in the Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia, she supported Dr. Solinski in Cerebral Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury: A Novel Therapeutic Approach with TAK-218, published by Clinical Neuropharmacology in 2000. Subsequently, Ms. Roney joined America Online. There, she was selected as part of a team that tested software in live production  prior to companywide roll out. Ms. Roney remains involved with IT. 

 In 1999, Ms. Roney attended the James E. Rogers School of Law at the University of Arizona. During law school, Ms. Roney worked for Professor Mona Hymel and was a Note Editor for the University of Arizona Journal on International and Comparative Law. In her last year, she successfully defended a client under the direction of a Pima County Public Defender as her first introduction to trial work. She graduated magna cum laude in 2002 and joined the Order of the Coif.  After graduation, Ms. Roney moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to serve as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She joined Nall & Miller in 2004.  

Representative Cases

In Georgia, a recent defense verdict a constitutional law case against a nurse and her employer in a correctional case in the Northern District of Georgia. Ms. Roney drafted an early motion to dismiss which successfully dismissed all claims against one defendant and substantially narrowed the claims against the remaining defendants.  

 In Georgia, Ms. Roney successfully defended the Georgia State Bar in two consecutive suits filed by an attorney on the issues of defamation and interference with business practices. The first, Ms. Roney resolved the suit on a motion to dismiss. In the second, Ms. Roney resolved the suit on a motion for summary judgment.  

 In Michigan, Ms. Roney drafted an appeal to the Court of Appeals which reversed the judgment of a trial court to order surgery and established precedent which precludes prisoners from raising claims as third party beneficiaries to a contract under that state law.  

Community Involvement & Personal Interests

Away from the office, Ms. Roney is an avid soccer player and coaches her daughter’s soccer team, continues to hone her skills as a writer of fictional work, and periodically hassles her husband, a Senior Technical Director for AT&T.  

Membership
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
Presentation

“Cloud and Virtual Law: Ethics, Security and Issues for 2012.”
Presented at Law Practice Management 2012, April 2012,  Atlanta, GA.

“Cloud and Virtual Law: Ethics, Security and Issues for 2013.”
Presented at Law Practice Management 2013, October 2012, Atlanta, GA.

“An Introduction to Cloud Computing for the Attorney.”
Presented at American Prepaid Legal Services Institute conference, May 2013, Atlanta, GA.

“The Intersection of Cloud Computing and Big Data: 2013.”
Presented at GA Law Practice Management 2014, October 2013,  Atlanta, GA.

Honors & Awards

Order of the Coif, 2002

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