Ranse Partin

Ranse M. Partin

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Ranse Partin specializes in complex civil litigation, including business litigation, whistleblower cases, class actions, and serious personal injury and product liability cases. Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. Partin practiced for a decade at one of the largest law firms in the world, representing some of the largest corporations in America.  He now enjoys devoting his practice to representing “the underdog” – “real people” and businesses injured -- economically or physically -- by the wrongful acts of others.

Other lawyers have recognized Mr. Partin as one of the top lawyers in Georgia.  Mr. Partin maintains the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer rating (“AV Preeminent,” 5 on a scale of 1 - 5), based on confidential reviews by other lawyers.  Martindale describes this rating as “a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him…at the highest level of professional excellence.”  The Daily Report, Georgia’s legal newspaper, ranked Mr. Partin as one of the top 40 lawyers in Georgia under the age of 40.  He has been named a “Super Lawyer,” and was previously recognized as a “Rising Star,” in the Super Lawyers and Atlanta magazines, based on the votes of other lawyers. In 2015, Georgia Trend magazine listed Mr. Partin as among the "Legal Elite" in personal injury litigation. 
 
Mr. Partin enjoys trying cases throughout Georgia, especially in rural venues similar to his roots.  In 2014, Mr. Partin was co-counsel in what is believed to be the largest personal injury verdict ever obtained in Valdosta, Georgia, winning $1.8 million for a client who needlessly lost his leg due to medical malpractice, in Childress v. Kendrick, Superior Court of Lowndes County, Georgia.  In 2013, Mr. Partin was co-counsel in two jury verdicts totaling over $11 million:  Hernandez v. Hi-Tech Engineering, a $10 million verdict in Jefferson County, Georgia, one of the largest verdicts ever obtained in rural Georgia, for the wrongful death of an undocumented worker in a saw mill; and Thomas v. Williams, a $1.2 million verdict in Cobb County, Georgia, in an automotive, wrongful death case.  

Before founding his own firm, Mr. Partin practiced law for ten years at King & Spalding — an international law firm recognized as one of the top 50 law firms in the world, with more than 850 lawyers — as a member of K&S’s Business Litigation, Healthcare, and False Claims Act (qui tam / whistleblower) practices.  At K&S, he represented numerous corporate clients, including many in the healthcare industry, such as hospitals and health systems, pharmacy providers and managed care organizations.  These matters typically involved specialized healthcare regulatory issues, or intricate managed care issues.  He often speaks and writes on healthcare litigation and related issues.  Mr. Partin also has extensive experience in business litigation, having represented leading Fortune 100 companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Comcast, and SunTrust Bank.  He has litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts, including first-chair trial experience, both at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings in commercial disputes across the country.  Mr. Partin has litigated many types of business claims, including breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, RICO, class actions, and insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Partin is a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2013.  He has also served as the Co-Chair of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Business Litigation Section.  Mr. Partin graduated cum laude from The University of Georgia School of Law, and has a B.A. from Emory University.  Following law school, he clerked for two years for the Honorable Thomas W. Thrash, Jr., United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia.  He is a native of Nashville, Georgia. 

 

Contact Ranse Partin:

ranse@conleygriggs.com

1380 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Suite 2100 Atlanta, GA 30327

Phone: (404) 809-2591
Fax: (404) 467-1166

Ranse M. Partin

SPEECHES, PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

  • August 2015:  Arbitration of Healthcare Disputes, Arbitration Seminar, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Georgia
  • February 2015:  Apportionment: Benefit or Burden to Whom?, Product Liability Seminar, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Georgia
  • August 2013:  Tort Liability and Breach of Contract, Contract Litigation Seminar, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Georgia
  • August 2013:  Evidentiary & Trial Issues for Auto Cases Under the New Evidence Code, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Auto Torts Seminar, Destin, Florida
  • August 2013:  Tort Liability & Breach of Contract, Georgia ICLE Contract Litigation Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
  • March 2012:  Fundamentals of Health Care Law, Top 3 Issues Facing Health Plans, Georgia Bar Health Law Section Seminar
  • Fall 2011:  Fighting Deceptive and Unfair Business Practices:  Georgia’s Statutory Claims, The Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association Magazine -View Article
  • May 2011:  The False Claims Act:  Basic Issues in Whistleblower / Qui Tam Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association Annual Meeting
  • April 2011:  VHA Georgia, Managing Managed Care Disputes
  • March 2011:  Georgia Law School, “Doing Well, Doing Good:  Law Firm Pro Bono” panel presentation
  • March 2011:  Fundamentals of Health Care Law, Top 3 Issues Facing Health Plans, Georgia Bar Health Law Section Seminar
  • May 2010: On Wine and FCA Claims: Breaking the Seal Spoils Both,
    American Health Lawyers Association, Healthcare Liability and Litigation Practice Group Newsletter
  • March 2010: Fundamentals of Health Law, Top 3 Issues Facing Health
    Plans, Georgia Bar Health Law Section Seminar
  • February 2010: Georgia Law School’s Working in the Public Interest (WIPI) Law Conference, Athens, Public Interest v. Private Practice, on balancing pro bono work with work at a large law firm
  • February 2008: Presentation, Hospital / Managed Care Company Litigation, VHA Georgia
  • 2008 Payors, Plans and Managed Care Law Institute, Non- Participating Provider Disputes: An Overview of Theories, Arguments, Defenses and Results, James W. Boswell III (contributing author)
  • December 2008 Presentation: Staying Ahead of Medicare RACs and Other Program Integrity Contractors, Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors
  • May 2007: Litigation Trends in Managed Care, American Health Lawyers Association Law Conference for Health Plans, Insurers, and Providers, Richard L. Shackelford and Ranse M. Partin

COMMUNITY AND BAR SERVICE

  • Georgia Conservancy, Board of Directors (2014 - current)
  • Emory University, Candler School of Theology, The Committee of 100 (2013 - current)
  • Safe Kids of Georgia, Board of Directors (2013 – 2015)
  • Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Finance Committee (2006 – 2009; 2013 - current); Usher (current)
  • Special Committee on the Role of Magistrate Judges in Civil Litigation, Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter  
  • American Health Lawyers Association (former member)
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (former member)
  • Buckhead Lions Club
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Barrister, Bleckley Inn of Court (2005 – 2006)
  • The Commerce Club Operating Board (2001-2005)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter, Leadership Class of 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia Committee on the Judiciary (2005-2008)
  • Metro Atlanta Arts & Culture Coalition, Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (2008)
  • Hanover West Neighborhood Association Board (2007)
  • Delegate, 1996 Democratic National Convention
  • Leadership Atlanta L.E.A.D. Program, Class of 2006
  • Leadership Georgia, Class of 2013

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS


Mr. Partin has a diverse litigation practice, primarily devoted to representing plaintiffs – businesses and individuals – in civil litigation. 
 
Examples of Mr. Partin’s representations of businesses, since starting his own firm, include: 

  • Obtained $1.2 million settlement for hospital client in breach of contract case where a managed healthcare insurance company was wrongfully paying the hospital for “outpatient-observation claims” as lower cost “inpatient claims”;
  • Appointed to Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in Home Depot Data Breach MDL, serving as Co-Liaison for the Financial Institution Class Plaintiffs;
  • Representing a Fortune 500 company as a plaintiff in a multi-million dollar tax dispute against a state;
  • Successfully representing as plaintiff one of the nation’s largest suppliers of asphalt in several contract disputes with a road contractor and surety bonding companies, recovering nearly 100% of the underpayment shortly after filing suit;
  • Defending one of the largest health-systems in the Southeast against business tort claims by a group of physicians previously affiliated with the health-system, in both the state trial and appellate courts;
  • Representing as the plaintiff a regional health-system in a payment dispute in excess of $1 million against a Fortune 500 health insurer;
  • Serving as local counsel for a plaintiff - telecommunications company in federal court in patent litigation against Google for infringing on a patent related to Google-Voice

Examples of Mr. Partin's representations of individuals include:

  • Obtained $3.5 million in a settlement for the surviving parents who lost their child in the crash of a private jet;
  • Representing at trial the surviving family of a foreign-born worker in a wrongful death, product liability suit against the Canada-based manufacturer of a computer-operated lumber sawing system, involving depositions in Mexico, Oregon, Arkansas, and Georgia, resulting in a $10 million verdict in Jefferson County, Georgia, in March 2013;
  • Representing at trial the surviving father of a college student, killed while driving from home Easter night when he collided into a boat and trailer parked partially in the right-of-way, resulting in a $1.2 million verdict in Cobb County, Georgia, in April 2013;
  • Obtained a $765,000 settlement in a multi-defendant case for the surviving parents of a 6-year old girl, who drowned in a swimming pool built by a pool company in violation of building codes, which pool was wrongfully certified by the municipality as conforming to code, in September 2013; and
  • Obtained a $300,000 settlement on the eve of trial from a county’s insurer, for federal civil rights claims against a Sheriff and investigator on behalf of a husband and wife whose home was illegally searched with an intentionally fabricated search warrant, working as co-counsel with famed trial lawyer, Bobby Lee Cook, in January 2013.

TESTIMONIALS


“We have been privileged to work with Ranse Partin in several high profile cases, and we find his superb scholarship and trial abilities to be excellent.”

- Bobby Lee Cook, Trial Lawyer, Summerville, Georgia


“Thank you so much for handling my case so competently. Your skilled guidance, confidence-building manner, and your kind, warm handling of all our encounters eased the pain of confronting a very tough time in my life. You took a difficult situation and created a very positive outcome. Again I thank you for all your help and friendship.”

- Laura H., Client (Confidential settlement in claims for wrongful termination against a distribution company)


“An outstanding attorney, with substantive legal knowledge, skill in advocacy, and sound strategic and business judgment.”

- Kenneth B. Banks, General Counsel, Central Georgia Health System & The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia


Ranse is a talented lawyer and a person of the highest professional character.”

– L. Joseph Loveland, Senior Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Atlanta, Georgia


“Thank you so much for all your dedication and hard work on my case. You made me feel adequate and at ease and be able to open up and express a difficult situation. I am, and will be, forever grateful for you making this trying time in my life as manageable as it could possibly be. It was a pleasure working with you. The positive outcome was such a blessing and made me feel honored to have you stand up for a woman’s dignity. I am so thankful to have met such an admirable person and friend. Thanks again for all your support and guidance.”

– Meagan D., Client (Confidential settlement in claims for breach of privacy and wrongful termination against a manufacturing company)


“My opportunity to work with Ranse Partin confirmed to me first hand his extraordinary judgment as a litigator. He consistently showed a mastery of all the factual and legal details of a very complicated case. He remained thoughtful and calm in all circumstances and served his client very well.”

– Robert D. MacGill, Partner and Chairman of the Litigation Department, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana


“Floyd Medical Center is extremely pleased with its decision to trust Ranse Partin and his firm with some of our most complex outside legal work. Ranse has skillfully and successfully handled several highly important managed care contract disputes for us. He is the one we turn to when we need outside legal counsel to help us deal with these type of tough legal issues.”

- C. Wade Monk, Esq., General Counsel, Floyd Medical Center, Rome, Georgia