Nicholas C. Moraitakis

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Two Party $275.00
Three Party $220.00
Four Party $190.00
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Biography

Nicholas C. Moraitakis began his career with a litigation defense firm representing insurance companies and self-insured companies. In 1993, Mr. Moraitakis began a plaintiff’s practice representing individuals injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, product liability, premises liability and other negligent and intentional acts. Nick has litigated a number of cases in State, Superior and Federal Courts to successful conclusion. He has also been lead counsel for presentation of oral argument in many cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.

Education

  • J.D. Emory Law School (1977)
  • B.A. in Political Science, Emory College of Emory University (1974)

Bar Admission

  • Georgia (1977)

Legal Employment & Experience

  • Fain, Gorby, Reeves & Moraitakis (Associate Partner, 1977 - 1985)
  • Gorby, Reeves, Moraitakis & Whiteman (Partner, 1985 - 1993)
  • Mills, Moraitakis, Kushel & Pearson (Partner, 1993 - 1999)
  • Moraitakis and Kushel, LLP (Partner, 2000 to present)

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Chairman and member of the Executive Committee
  • American Association of Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Professional Experience & Honors

  • Litigated and arbitrated business matters in State, Superor and Federal trial courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court
  • 2011 Recipient, "Tradition of Excellence Award", General Practice and Trial Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • As a defense lawyer, Mr. Moraitakis tried in excess of sixty cases to verdict involving automobile and truck accidents, product liability, negligent security claims, slip and fall accidents and insurance contracts among others.
  • While with his defense litigation firm, Nick began developing a plaintiffs practice and successfully litigated product liability cases against major US and foreign automakers involving product liability issues. Nick was also lead counsel in a highly publicized case against Atlanta Hospital. The end result was a very successful resolution prior to trial.
  • In 1993, Mr. Moraitakis began a plaintiffs practice dedicated exclusively to the representation of individuals injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, product liability, premises liability and other negligent and intentional acts.
  • Has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a multitude of cases and has litigated nearly one hundred cases to verdict
  • Successfully argued the case of Keenan v. Plouffe to the Georgia Supreme Court, which resulted in a landmark decision holding that a defendant physician, a faculty member of the Medical College of Georgia, was not immune from suit under the Georgia Tort Claims Act.

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Law
  • Professional Negligence
  • Products liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Nursing Home disputes
  • Wrongful Death

I always have great success and feel at ease with your group. I have worked with a variety of mediators over at Henning and feel they are all top notch. Yesterday was my first interaction with Nick Moraitakis and I valued his input and assistance in getting this case settled particularly since this was my first without counsel accompanying me. When it comes to difficult cases, your group handles them exceptionally well.

Luke O'Brien

Travelers General Liability


Nicks wide range and background as a trial lawyer (for both plaintiffs and defendants) and as a former legislator, gave him the ability to immediately identify the issues and the true interests of the parties. We worked throughout the day and were finally able to resolve this difficult case solely because of Nicks skill, diplomacy and persistence. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a savvy mediator for a difficult case.

S. Lester Tate, III

Akin & Tate, P.C.


Nick was skilled, tactful, personable, and highly-effective. He did a great job!

David Currie

The Currie Firm


Nick Moraitakis did an excellent job!

Tony Moss, Esq.

White, Choate & Watkins, LLC


Nick did a fantastic job. He made sure he thoroughly understood the liability issues and, using that knowledge, he was very effective at discussing the risks with both parties. He kept the parties moving towards settlement all day. I would highly recommend him to counsel for both defendants and plaintiffs. He had a very balanced approach and was willing to push both parties.

Robert Katz

The Katz Law Firm


Nick recently helped us resolve a significant personal injury case with a unique damages component which had the potential to hinder a settlement. Nicks success in mediating the case was due in large part to his ability to quickly identify the strengths and weaknesses of each sides position and to fairly evaluate the value of the claim. Just as important, however, was the fact that Nick is respected and trusted by both sides of the bar. The combination of experience, insight and credibility that Nick brings to the mediation table is a formula for success.

Adam Princenthal

Andrews, Knowles & Princenthal, LLC


Henning provided a top-flight mediator and a comfortable and welcome setting.

Richard G. Freeman, Esq.

Philadelphia, PA


Nick was able to take a fairly complex situation with the number of parties and issues and get us together to settle the case. Pushed us when we needed to be pushed and helped with some client issues that seemed to be going out of control. Highly recommend him in the future.

David Harris

Sico White Hoelscher Harris & Braugh


We recently mediated a case with Nick Moraitakis. Nick's career as a successful trial attorney for both plaintiffs and defendants brings a unique and balanced perspective to the table. He understands not only the legal and financial issues and the dynamics of the courtroom, but also appreciates the emotional investment that parties have in their cases. It results in a practical and creative approach that gets things done.

Scott Barksdale

Law Office of M. Scott Barksdale