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David M. Atkinson


Practice Areas

Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful DeathCommercial LitigationConstruction LawInsurance CoverageIntellectual PropertyPremises LiabilityProducts LiabilityTrucking Litigation


  • College of William and Mary, Marshall - Wythe School of Law (J.D., 1991)
  • Washington and Lee University (B.A., cum laude 1988)


David M. Atkinson has been a trial lawyer for twenty-five years, focusing on civil litigation defense, including tort claims, construction litigation, insurance coverage, business disputes and intellectual property. He has served as lead trial counsel in federal and state courts throughout Georgia and the Southeast, as well as appellate counsel before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Atkinson joined Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers as a partner on April 1, 2016.


  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Member: Litigation Section, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, and Commercial Litigation Committee)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Federal Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • All courts in the State of Georgia (1991)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine's "Rising Star"
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

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