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Steve Beard

Steve Beard, Conley Griggs Partin LLP Atlanta, Georgia.Steve currently serves as Of Counsel Attorney for Conley Griggs Partin LLP and has over 35 years of experience successfully resolving hundreds of personal injury cases. These cases have run the gamut of personal injury litigation from auto and truck collision, premises liability, product liability, work place injuries, and medical malpractice.

Over the last twenty years, Steve’s primary focus has been medical malpractice and product liability cases.  In the medical malpractice area, he has been involved in cases all over the state of Georgia, with the majority of these cases being in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.  These cases have involved a wide range of issues including failure to timely diagnose and treat, misinterpretation of radiographic studies, emergency room errors and failure to provide appropriate treatment. In the product liability field, Steve has handled auto product cases against Volvo, Ford and General Motors; tire defect cases against several major tire manufacturers; and negligent design cases including a variety of products, including industrial products such as hydraulic presses and vibrating screeners used in food processing plants.

Steve was born in Atlanta and grew up in Cobb County.  He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude in business (honors college) from the University of Georgia, majoring in accounting.  He stayed in Athens for law school and received his law degree from UGA. After passing the bar, Steve worked for several years as an Assistant District Attorney in Augusta and, following that, worked four years doing civil insurance defense work with Carter, Ansley, Smith & McLendon (later known as Carter & Ansley). While there, Steve was exposed to all aspects of civil defense litigation which included defending car and truck wreck cases, hospital malpractice claims, product liability claims, premises cases, and claims against insurance companies for life and disability insurance claims.

Steve is admitted to practice law in all state and superior courts in Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia.  In the federal courts, Steve is admitted to practice in the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice (previously, the American Trial Lawyers Association), the Atlanta Bar Association, the Cobb County Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

Steve is married to Kathy Lewis Beard, also a graduate of UGA Law School. He is the father of three sons, two of whom are graduates of UGA Law School and live in Atlanta. The third lives in Glasgow, Scotland where he is pursuing a PhD at Strathclyde University. Steve lives in Buckhead and belongs to First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.

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4200 Northside Parkway, NW Building One, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30327

Phone: (404) 809-2588
Fax: (404) 467-1166

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Based on 8 reviews

Mike D.

Cale Conley has a national reputation as an excellent litigator on behalf of injured people and their families. He is a brilliant lawyer and advocate, with impeccable integrity.

Bobby Lee Cook, Trial Lawyer, Summerville, Georgia

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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