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Mark T. Dietrichs

Partner


Practice Areas

Arson & FraudBad Faith LitigationInsurance CoverageProperty InsuranceSubrogation

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1981)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., 1978)

Biography

Mark T. Dietrichs, a partner with the law firm of Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia, specializes in property insurance law and the representation of insurance companies in first- and third-party coverage litigation, extra-contractual claims, and property subrogation cases. He has more than thirty (30) years’ experience investigating and trying coverage, bad faith, arson, fraud and property damage cases in State and Federal Courts throughout Georgia and the Southeast.

Mr. Dietrichs serves on the Litigation and the Tort and Insurance Practice Sections of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Defense Research Institute, the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and the Atlanta Bar Association. He is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, the Georgia Fire Investigators Association, the Metro Fire Investigators Association and the Southern Loss Association. He has served as the Chairman of the Ethics and Grievance Committee for the Georgia Fire Investigators Association for more than a decade.

Mr. Dietrichs has presented numerous seminars on property insurance issues to the Georgia Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, the International Association of Arson Investigators, the Georgia Fire Investigators Association, the Southeastern Claims Executive Association, the Atlanta Claims Association, the Southern Loss Association, the Women’s Insurance Association and other professional organizations. He is also a frequent speaker and contributor to the annual Southeastern Arson Seminar sponsored by the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office and various seminars sponsored by the local and statewide Chapters of the G.F.I.A.

Mr. Dietrichs is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Northern, Middle and Southern District Courts of Georgia and all Georgia Appellate Courts.

Mr. Dietrichs received a B.A. degree with distinction at the University of Virginia in 1978 and graduated, cum laude, in 198l, from the University of Georgia with a law degree. He was an Oralist and Brief Writer for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and served on the staff of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law as Articles Editor. He has worked with Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers since 1981.


Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Fire Investigators Association, Inc.
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Metro Fire Investigators Association
  • Southern Loss Association
  • State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • North, Middle & Southern District Courts of Georgia and All Georgia Appellate Courts

Publications and Presentations

  • "Valued Policy Act," Auto Owners Regional Claims Meeting, February 1, 2017
  • "Report Writing for the Fire Investigator," Georgia Fire Investigators Association (GFIA) 2017 ATC Seminar, March 23, 2017

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Premier 100 Designation from the American Academy of Trial Attorneys (2015)
  • Property Insurance Attorney of the Year in Georgia - 2014 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award
  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 - 2018

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