Litigation Experience




Dispute resolution includes negotiation (including mediation), courtroom litigation, arbitration, and other mechanisms through which two or more parties attempt to conclude a dispute. Mr. Lang's past experience is a strong indicator that we can lend situational support in many types of matters. Lang Legal has been instrumental in achieving favorable results, for example:

Contract Cases

  • Appeal, successfully overturned a jury verdict based on the “any evidence” standard in a multimillion dollar sale of business / fraud dispute. Grae Hosp. v. LL Atlanta, LLC, A23A0460 (Ga. App. Jun 22, 2023)

  • Award of $1.1 million to plaintiff in contract dispute relating to an “earn out” in a corporate transaction, plus attorneys fees. 2022, Confidential Arbitration.

  • Invalidation of liquidated damages clause in action brought against client by largest supplier in client’s industry. 2022, Confidential Arbitration.

  • Summary judgment for medical service provider in contract/insurance coverage dispute against medical practice. Physicians Ancillary Services v. Snapcare Clinic, No. 18E001135, State Court of Fulton County

  • Grant of summary judgment for landlord, upheld on appeal, interpreting exclusivity provision of lease in favor of landlord, and awarding landlord back rent of nearly $600,000, as well as interest and attorney’s fees. Office Depot Inc. v. The District at Howell Mill LLC, Georgia Court of Appeals, May 6, 2011. Further details are found on the Media Coverage page.

  • Successful defense of claim against personal guarantor of real estate loan, including successful resistance of motion for summary judgment, with claimed exposure in excess of $1 million. First Bank of Georgia v. Petersen et al., Superior Court of Columbia County, State of Georgia, No. 2008CV0005 (Resolved in 2011, precise terms of resolution confidential.)

  • Plaintiff’s jury verdict in 2009 arising out of action for breach of contract against two law firms for failure to pay departing firm member’s share of proceeds of settlements of cases. Peterzell v. Meadows, Ichter & Bowers, Superior Court of Gwinnett County, 05-A-11041-5.  Further details are found on the Media Coverage page.

Corporate Cases

  • Summary judgment for individual director in multi-million dollar federal and state securities law and fraud claim. Scott v. Vantage, No. 17-CV-448-MPT United States District Court for District of Delaware. Upheld on appeal.

  • Significant recovery in mediation in legal malpractice dispute for client alleging conflict of interest.  Though the matter and amount are confidential, a redacted version of the mediation statement is available for review here.

  • Successful case for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty brought against investment advisor by multiple clients.  Arnold v. Engels, Superior Court of Cobb County, No. 18-104-981. Feel free to review the filed successful Complaint.

  • Dismissal of claims brought against multiple corporate entities misnamed to a negligence suit against similar entity.  Wilkerson v. Poplar Pointe, State Court of Dekalb County, No, 18 A 71685.

  • Successful prosecution of claim for breach of fiduciary duty on behalf of founding shareholder of entity who received no proceeds from sale of entity. Golden v. American Residential Services, Superior Court of Gwinnett County, 08-A-01941-2 (terms of termination of action confidential).

  • Defeat of action for interference with corporate merger brought by distributor against manufacturer; coupled with successful prosecution of counterclaim for malicious prosecution and abuse of process. TW Graphics Group Company, v. Rutland Plastic Technologies, Inc., action no. 05 CVS 8038, Mecklenburg County North Carolina General Court of Justice Superior Court Division.

  • Defeat of action for injunctive relief for theft of trade secrets brought by software provider against online pharmacy benefits company. (Burgess Information Systems, Inc. v. Managed Healthcare Systems, Inc., et al., Case No.1:04 CV 1051, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia.)

  • Successful prosecution of claim for breach of fiduciary duty against key employees who left company to set up competing entity. Matter resolved after complaint filed, with no depositions or discovery. (Identity of matter confidential.)

  • Successful prosecution of claims on behalf of shareholder whose employment was terminated resulting in confidential settlement and resolution. Santorella v. Res-Tek, in the Superior Court of Cobb County, State of Georgia.

Insurance Coverage Cases

  • Recovery of $4 million in D & O insurance proceeds for a real estate management company alleged by a retirement plan to have engaged in breaches of fiduciary duty with respect to plan assets. (Identity of matter confidential.)

  • Recovery of $6.5 million for product liability on behalf of an international plumbing products manufacturer against a component part manufacturer. (Identity of matter confidential.)

  • Full recovery of insurance proceeds on behalf of defendants in wrongful-death premises liability claim based on allegations that landlord failed to maintain an appropriately safe environment. Greg Smith et al. v. Ambling, et al., Civil Action File No. 05CV-034, in the Superior Court of Ben Hill County, Georgia.

BONUS:  The Role of Facial Expressions in the Courtroom

Learn from, and enjoy, this visual guide to the proper use of facial expressions in the courtroom.  In case it is not fully clear by content and context, the guide is not serious, and exists for entertainment purposes only. In other words, the guide is a joke.