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Mary A. Palma

Mary A. Palma, is a partner at Nall & Miller, handling a wide variety of civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance coverage disputes, product liability, and constitutional law in both state and federal courts.  Mary has extensive experience representing insurance companies in coverage disputes with policy holders on both a regional and national basis.  Many of these disputes arise out of construction defect claims, auto accident litigation, including uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, professional errors and omissions, and bad faith claims.

Background and Education

Mary received her B.B.A., with a concentration in computer information systems, magna cum laude, from Georgia State University in 1989, and her J.D. from Emory University in 1994.  While in law school, Mary served as an editor on the Emory Law Journal and was the Thrower Symposium editor in 1993.   Prior to becoming an attorney, Mary worked as a programmer and systems analyst and she frequently provides guidance to clients on e-discovery issues.

Community Involvement & Personal Interests

Mary enjoys writing as a hobby and is a member of Sisters in Crime, a national organization which promotes the professional development of women crime writers.  Mary is an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, in Decatur, GA.

Membership
  • American Bar Association
Publications

Georgia Bad Faith Law and Recent Developments, State Meeting, Cincinnati Insurance Company, May 2015

Risk Transfer Seminar, State Meeting, Cincinnati Insurance Company, May 2014

“Spoliation of Evidence in Georgia: Courts’ Increasing Willingness to Impose Harsher Sanctions to Combat a Serious Problem,” Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Journal, 1999

“Attorney Advertising Following Constitutional Challenge to State Bar Rules,” Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association, February 1997;

Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy, Emory University School of Law, 1998 – 2000

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