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Meghan R. Davidson

Meghan Davidson is a partner at Nall & Miller, practicing civil litigation in the areas of medical malpractice, premises liability, constitutional and governmental liability, and products liability.  Meghan represents medical professionals in civil litigation and board matters throughout the country, and handles an array of legal issues for several psychiatric facilities located in the metro-Atlanta area.  Meghan has represented manufacturers of many different types of products, from major appliances to footwear, and has experience with the defense of toxic tort litigation.  In addition, Meghan serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia.  In this role, she represents state government agencies, officials, and employees in constitutional litigation brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Background and Education

Prior to joining Nall & Miller, Meghan was an Assistant Attorney General in the litigation section of the Georgia Department of Law. In that role, she defended state employees and agencies in a wide range of civil rights actions in both state and federal court.  While at the Department of Law, Meghan handled matters involving complex and novel issues of constitutional law at the trial court level and on appeal.  Meghan also spent two years at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, where she worked as an out-of-chambers law clerk in the Staff Attorney’s office.  While at the Court, Meghan worked on a variety of federal appellate matters, including criminal and civil appeals.

A native of Atlanta, Meghan graduated summa cum laude, with honors, from the University of Georgia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business Administration.  She then attended law school at Georgia State University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2006.  While at Georgia State University, Meghan served on the Executive Committee of the Moot Court Board.  She also studied alternative dispute resolution extensively, including spending a summer in Eastern Europe participating in the Summer Academy of International Commercial Arbitration.  In addition, Meghan received academic awards for excelling in litigation and employment law, as well as a Public Service Award for her work with the Southern Center for Human Rights’ Fulton County Jail Project.

Representative Cases

Johnson v. Fajardo and Corizon Health, Inc. , (United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2016):  obtained defense verdict on all counts in a three-day federal trial for a corrections nurse and her employer where Plaintiff made claims of First Amendment retaliation, professional negligence, and battery.

Doe v. Braddy, 673 F.3d 1313 (11th Cir. 2012):  obtained judgment in favor of state social workers in civil rights lawsuit alleging violations of substantive due process based on the placement of an adoptive child and a subsequent assault.

Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley, 664 F.3d 865 (11th Cir. 2011):  successfully defended against motion for preliminary injunction filed by a student against university professors and administrators for alleged violations of the First Amendment based on participation requirements in a graduate level counseling program.

Castle v. Appalachian Technical College, 631 F.3d 1194 (11th Cir. 2011):  obtained judgment in favor of college professors and administrators in civil rights lawsuit alleging violations of the First Amendment and procedural due process based on college administrators’ actions in suspending a student from the nursing program without a pre-deprivation hearing.

Community Involvement & Personal Interests

Meghan is active in the community, most recently serving on the Board of Directors for Breakthru House, a long-term residential recovery program for women in Georgia who are struggling with addiction.

Membership
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Honors & Awards
  • SuperLawyers – Rising Star 2015 – 2016
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