Swift Currie Welcomes Three New Associates in Atlanta


Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of three new associates to its Atlanta office: Evelyn French joins the Litigation practice group and Clayton “Clay” O. Knowles and Brycen Maenza join the firm’s Coverage and Commercial Litigation practice group. Swift Currie has now added a total of 12 attorneys in 2017, as the firm continues a growth phase fueled by its model of delivering high value at reasonable cost to its clients.

“We are excited to add three bright, capable attorneys to our firm,” said Terry O. Brantley, Swift Currie managing partner. “Litigation is at the core of what our firm does and Evelyn, Clay and Brycen will bolster their respective groups and help us to continue to grow so that we can best serve our clients.”

French previously served as a judicial clerk under Chief Judge Thomas Thrash for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Prior to her clerkship, French was a summer associate for Swift Currie in 2014. She has experience researching and drafting judicial opinions for cases involving products liability, antitrust, constitutional and personal injury law. French earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Knowles joins the firm from Martenson Hasbrouck & Simon LLP in Atlanta. Knowles has experience in insurance coverage, commercial litigation, property insurance, automobile liability, arson and fraud and premises liability. Knowles has defended some of Georgia’s most prominent insurance companies and their insureds in litigation involving automobile policies, home owners policies and commercial general liability policies. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Maenza joins the firm from Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske LLP in Atlanta. Maenza has experience managing various litigation cases, including those involving wrongful death and catastrophic injury, construction, insurance coverage and products liability law. She also has previous experience serving as co-counsel for national insurance clients in the homeowners and automobile liability insurance coverage sectors. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and her law degree from the New England School of Law.

About Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP

Based on more than 50 years of representing clients in Georgia, Alabama and throughout the country, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, has evolved into a law firm capable of handling all areas of civil law and litigation. With more than 100 attorneys, Swift Currie possesses the resources and abilities to tackle the most complex legal problems, while at the same time, providing its clients with individualized, prompt and cost-effective service. The firm has a wealth of experience across numerous practice areas and its depth of legal talent allows the firm to tailor such strengths to individual cases. For more information, please visit www.swiftcurrie.com.

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