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Blair J. Cash

Associate

Alpharetta Main Office

p: 770-685-7044 f: 770-685-7002

Education

  • University of Georgia, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. Cum Laude

Admissions

  • All Georgia state and superior courts
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Recognition

Southeast Super-Regional Winning Team, Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, February 2010

Blair is an Associate in the Alpharetta office of Lueder, Larkin & Hunter where his practice focuses on general liability defense and litigation. Blair has represented clients at trial, at mediation, and in settlement negotiations across the State of Georgia in both State and Federal Courts.

Blair earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Speech Communication at the University of Georgia in 2007. He graduated magna cum laude, with High Honors. Blair then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2011, graduating cum laude. While in law school, Blair was a member of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Moot Court, and Mock Trial. As a member of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team, he won an oralist award and the team won a brief award on its way to winning the Southeast Super Regional Competition. His note, entitled “Hasta la Vista, Funny Guys: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Fictional Voice Misappropriation Lawsuit Against Comedians Imitating His Voice and the Case for a Federal Right of Publicity,” was published in the Journal in the Fall of 2010.

Prior to joining the firm, Blair practiced with a litigation firm in Marietta focusing primarily in general liability defense, premises liability, medical malpractice, and first party claims.

Dismissal With Prejudice -- Jason W. Hammer and Blair J. Cash obtained a dismissal in favor of their client in the State Court of Cobb County. The case arose out of a motor vehicle accident allegedly resulting in over $25,000.00 in past medical expenses for the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff previously dismissed his lawsuit without prejudice and subsequently filed a renewal action. Although the Plaintiff eventually served the Defendant with the renewal action, Mr. Hammer and Mr. Cash argued that the Plaintiff's delay in serving the Defendant within a reasonable time compelled the dismissal of his case. The trial court agreed, granting the Motion to Dismiss in full, eliminating any exposure to the client.

Summary Judgment - Jason W. Hammer and Blair J. Cash recently obtained summary judgment for an insurer in the State Court of Cobb County. The case arose out of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on December 3, 2012. The Plaintiff incurred over $30,000 in past medical expenses related to this accident. Our firm represented plaintiff's purported underinsured motorist carrier, who Plaintiff served in an attempt to collect benefits under her UM coverage. However, Plaintiff failed to timely notify the insurer of the underlying automobile accident and the alleged claim. Mr. Hammer and Mr. Cash argued that the delay constituted a breach of the notice provisions of Plaintiff's insurance contract. The Court agreed, granting the insurer's Motion for Summary Judgment in full, thereby eliminating any liability or exposure to the insurer. This is the second time Mr. Hammer and Mr. Cash have prevailed on this issue in recent months on behalf of an insurer.

Defense Verdict - Blair Cash and Jason Hammer successfully defended their insurance company client during a jury trial in the State Court of Fulton County. The Defendant's liability insurer paid its policy limits of $25,000.00 before suit was filed and our firm represented Plaintiff's underinsured motorist carrier. The Defendant rear-ended the Plaintiff at a high rate of speed, totaling both vehicles involved in the accident, and pled guilty to DUI, fleeing the scene, and child endangerment. In pre-trial motions, Mr. Cash and Mr. Hammer successfully excluded all evidence regarding allegations of DUI, fleeing the scene, or child endangerment. The Plaintiff was a 21 year old woman who had sustained two bulging discs and one herniated disc in her neck as a result of the accident. At trial, we defended the case in the name of the Defendant and admitted negligence and proximate cause, arguing only that the Plaintiff's claimed damages were not supported by the evidence. The Plaintiff submitted $16,000.00 in undisputed medical bills. The defense successfully challenged the Plaintiff's damages, arguing her attorney-referred treatment, gaps in treatment, and alleged limitations since the accident did not support a significant award of pain and suffering. In closing, the Plaintiff asked the jury to award $151,500.00. For the defense, Mr. Cash argued the evidence supported an award of $22,819.00, which was less than the amount already paid by the liability carrier. After approximately one and a half hours of deliberation, the jury awarded the exact amount suggested by Mr. Cash - $22,819.00 -- which resulted in no underinsured motorist exposure and a judgment in favor of the carrier. Prior to trial, the Plaintiff rejected an offer of $15,000.00 from our client and actually increased her demand from $25,000.00 to $90,000.00 over the course of the litigation.

Dismissal With Prejudice - Jason W. Hammer and Blair J. Cash obtained a dismissal in favor of their client in the State Court of Carroll County. The case arose out of a motor vehicle accident allegedly resulting in over $15,000 in past medical expenses for the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff previously dismissed his lawsuit without prejudice and subsequently filed a renewal action. Mr. Hammer and Mr. Cash argued for a dismissal with prejudice in favor of their client when the Plaintiff failed to serve the Defendant within a reasonable time after the six month period to re-file had expired. The trial court agreed, granting the Motion to Dismiss in full, thereby eliminating any liability or exposure to the client.

Summary Judgment - Jason W. Hammer and Blair J. Cash recently obtained summary judgment for an insurer in the State Court of DeKalb County. The case arose out of a motor vehicle accident allegedly resulting over $100,000 in past medical expenses for the Plaintiff. Our firm represented plaintiff’s purported underinsured motorist carrier, who Plaintiff served in an attempt to collect benefits under his UM coverage. However, Plaintiff failed to timely notify the insurer of the underlying automobile accident and the alleged claim. Mr. Hammer and Mr. Cash argued that the delay constituted a breach of the notice provisions of Plaintiff’s insurance contract. The Court agreed, granting the insurer’s Motion for Summary Judgment in full, thereby eliminating any liability or exposure to the insurer.

Education

  • University of Georgia, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. Cum Laude

Admissions

  • All Georgia state and superior courts
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Support Staff

Rasheeda Duromola Litigation Paralegal 770-685-7071
Vicki Borla Bankruptcy Paralegal 770-685-7080
Kristy Siv Administrative Assistant 770-685-7047