EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia B.A., M.A., Phi Beta Kappa; University of Chicago, J.D.; Legal Assistant for Hon. Elbert P. Tuttle, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Legal Assistant for Hon. Joseph F. Quillian, Supreme Court of Georgia. Practicing attorney: Kinney, Kemp, Sponcler, Joiner & Tharpe, Dalton, Georgia, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Tennessee and Dalton, Georgia; presently sole practitioner in Dalton, Georgia.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
Supreme Court of United States; All State Courts; Northern District of Georgia; 5th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal; Fellow, The American College of Trial Lawyers. Georgia Bar. Florida Bar (inactive).
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of Alternate Dispute Resolution, Inc. Resolution Resources, Inc., and Henning Mediation and Arbitration; Registered Mediator/Arbitrator with The Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution including family law; Approved Mediator with the Conasauga Circuit, Lookout Mountain Circuit, 7th and 9th District ADR Program. Formerly a member of the Henning Mediation and Arbitration Panel in Atlanta. Research Associate cases, American Bar Association: 1957-1959
Hugh is an experienced attorney, mediator and arbitrator. He has experience in a broad range of cases including product liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, dental malpractice, Federal Employer Liability Act; automobile collision cases; railroad collision cases, land line cases, divorce and family law cases, commercial litigation, UCC litigation, anti-trust, electric utility law, Georgia Public Service Commission cases, ERISA, FLSA, health and accident insurance, homeowner’s policies, class actions in carpet, litigation and poultry litigation fire policies and bonds from magistrate courts to argument of a cases in the Superior Court of Georgia and the United States Supreme Court.
Strategy of Defendants in Multi-Defendant Cases, Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel Journal, 1978 International Law of the Continental Shelf, Journal of Public Law, 1959-1960
North Georgia Finishing, Inc. v. Di-Chem, Inc., 95 S.Ct. 719 (U.S.Ga. 1975)Yeargin v. Hamilton Memorial Hospital, 171 S.E.2d 136 (Ga. 1969)Chem Tech Finishers, Inc. v. Paul Mueller Co., 375 S.E.2d 881 (Ga.App. 1988)Parr v. Palmyra Park Hospital, Inc., 228 S.E.2d 596 (Ga.App. 1976)Watson v. Southern Railway Company, 469 F.2d 1407 (C.A.5 (Ga.) 1972)
"One of the most experienced and helpful legal help experiences I've dealt with. So glad I had Hugh on my case. Will definitely use their help again and recommend him for any case in the Dalton/north GA area." - Rob C.
"Has helped me with multiple cases and would highly recommend to anyone.He has the experience across the board and will definitely use him again if needed. One of the best lawyers in Dalton and Georgia!" - Jonathan K.
"Very understanding, kind and listened! Don't let the kind face fool you though... he was vicious in court, to my delight! Highly recommend!!!" - John T.
"Great friendly bi-lingual staff. He helped me with my case and was very caring and interested in all my personal needs and issues." - Rosie R.
"Excellent Work: Mr. Kemp carefully drafted my will and recently represented me in an Atlanta car accident resulting in a nice settlement against a driver who rear-ended me and had her car repossessed. His prompt and well-written correspondence brought satisfying results. I highly recommend him as a very knowledgeable, experienced, and proven professional with affordable fees." - David
"Hugh was able to work with my budget on an divorce proceeding. He did all he could to try for reconciliation before headed into mediation and on to litigation. I would recommend him if you need open contact with your attorney. He and his staff are available to me even after hrs. My phone calls are returned when the say they will I would have to say that he has become a friend as I knew he was always on my side and represents only what I want thumbs up!" - Michael
"Great Results: Office staff very friendly, he was very informative and always returned all my phone calls. Mr. Kemp helped me with my car accident case and was able to get good results and a good lump sum in my pocket....... treated me like a friend not a client." - Jorge
"I was traveling back to Chicago and was stopped for a traffic citation, Mr. Kemp was able to go to court in my place and was able to negotiate a pleas bargain with the State of Georgia. I WAS ABLE TO KEEP MY DRIVER'S LICENCE. He was quick.....trust worthy.....and very knowledgeable....HIGHLY RECOMEND HIS SERVICES" - Name Not Published