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Clinton F. Fletcher

Clinton F. Fletcher is a partner at Nall & Miller.  He predominantly defends corporate clients in the areas of products liability, consumer protection, premises liability, trucking, and aviation.  Mr. Fletcher was selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star for 2009 – 2014, and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

In his practice, Clint has represented a broad spectrum of clients, including manufacturers of tires, major appliances, construction equipment, material handling equipment, bicycles, H.V.A.C., and pharmaceutical and medical devices.  As Georgia counsel for a major auto manufacturer, Clint has significant experience defending warranty claims arising under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Georgia’s Lemon Law.  On behalf of the auto manufacturer’s financing arm, Clint has defended consumer protection claims in both state and federal courts.  His aviation practice focuses on representing major airlines in personal injury claims and commercial shipping losses, relying upon provisions in the Federal Aviation Act, the Airline Deregulation Act, Air Carrier Access Act, Warsaw & Montreal Conventions, and the various Federal Aviation Regulations.

Background and Education

In 2001, Clint earned a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law where he was a managing editor of the Emory International Law Review and was commended for excellence in the Kessler-Eidson Trial Program.  In 1995, Clint earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, cum laude, from Boston University, where he was also a varsity member of BU’s nationally-ranked rowing team. A member of the State Bar of Georgia, Clint is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia and Southern District of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court.  Clint is also a member of the American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”), and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.

Representative Cases
  • Successfully defended major air carrier in novel dram shop liability case, wherein the Georgia Supreme Court agreed that Georgia’s Dram Shop Statute does not apply to the service of alcohol onboard airplanes;
  • Excluded plaintiffs’ experts and obtained summary judgment on behalf of well-known oven manufacturer in case of alleged exposure to low-levels of carbon monoxide; and
  • Obtained attorneys’ fees on behalf of auto manufacturer for a false claim of breach of warranty.
Community Involvement & Personal Interests

Away from the office, Mr. Fletcher spends most of his time coaching his kids’ soccer, lacrosse, and football teams.  Mr. Fletcher is an active member of USA Triathlon.  He competed and finished the 2010 Florida Ironman Triathlon and continues to race in smaller triathlons.   Mr. Fletcher recently sat on the Board of Directors for St. Jude’s Recovery Center, a non-profit, comprehensive addiction treatment service for Metro Atlanta.

Membership
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Products Liability Steering Committee)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Sports & Fitness Industry Association
Publications & Presentations

Lectured to the General Session at the 2012 DRI Product Liability Conference, “2012 Case Law Update”, April 12, 2012.

Co-Authored, “Are you Injured Or Are You Hurt?: Physical Injury and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress”, Skywritings, the newsletter of the DRI Aerospace Law Committee, Winter 2010.

Authored, “Plaintiffs Changing the Game: Preventing Plaintiffs from Alleging New Claims at the Dismissal Stage”, Skywritings, the newsletter of the DRI Aerospace Law Committee, Summer 2009.

Co-Authored, “Formaldehyde: Distinguishing Facts from Hype”, 2009 DRI Product Liability Conference, April 15-17, 2009.

Lectured at the 2009 DRI Product Liability Conference, “Proper Site Inspections – How to Avoid a Wildfire of Controversy”, April 15, 2009.

Honors & Awards
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2009 – 2014
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