Areas of Practice
In addition to defending medical malpractice claims against hospitals, doctors and other health care providers, Wilmot & Powell have represented health care facilities in claims brought under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), responded to claims brought by the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Community Health, the preparation of root cause analysis after a sentinel event and the development of corrective action plans. In addition to representing hospitals and health care institutions, Wilmot & Powell have assisted office based physicians in the development and implementation of compliance plans, negotiation of physician employment contracts, responses to inquiries by the Georgia Department of Human Resources as well as responding and appearing before the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners. To better assist their clients in preventing claims, the attorneys at Wilmot & Powell continue to provide in-service education to hospitals and other health care providers on topics ranging from medical documentation, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act and involuntary commitments (1013s). In this ever changing landscape of health care law, the attorneys at Wilmot & Powell can assist in navigating the uncertain waters currently facing physicians and health care facilities, physician employment contracts, responses to inquiries by the Georgia Department of Human Resources as well as responding and appearing before the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners.
Nursing Home / Elder Care
Representing both businesses and individuals, the attorneys at Wilmot & Powell have direct knowledge and expertise regarding the laws and regulations that apply to nursing homes and know the appropriate care that nursing homes are required to provide.
Wilmot & Powell offer to its clients experience which includes litigating medical malpractice lawsuits, actual participation in the survey process, developing personnel policies & procedures for a skilled nursing facility, developing and implementing 2567 plans of corrections, conducting investigations of state reportable events, participation in Quality Assurance meetings and assisting in the development of credentialing procedures. With over fifty years of trial experience, combined with actual knowledge of nursing home management, Wilmot & Powell provides representation that is skilled, knowledgeable and aggressive.
Personal Injury / Wrongful Death
Being involved in a catastrophic accident not only has a profound impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing but can be a life-altering experience. With over 50 years of trial experience and vast knowledge in handling and trying cases where persons have been injured in auto collisions, tractor- trailer collisions or medical malpractice, the attorneys at Wilmot & Powell will help you put the pieces of your life back together and ensure you or your loved ones are fairly and adequately compensated for your injuries and losses.
Commercial / Business
With over half a century of legal experience, the attorneys at Wilmot & Powell have assisted businesses, large and small, with legal advice on business related transactions including contract negotiations, employment issues, policy formation, land leases and acquisitions. Over the years, commercial litigation has been a large part of our trial practice and our attorneys can assist you in all facets of your business and commercial needs.
The attorneys at Wilmot & Powell have years of experience in representing local governments and authorities in the Tift and surrounding areas. Wilmot & Powell has the experience in analyzing and drafting local ordinances and the ability to enforce the violations of those ordinances. Over the years, the attorneys at Wilmot & Powell have represented local governments in condemning property for public purposes and defending actions brought in state and federal courts in the areas of zoning, election contests, Georgia Open Meetings and Open Records laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, complaints initiated by the EEOC and other employment related claims related to termination and discipline. It is our goal to provide quality legal advice and representation to governmental entities in a responsive and timely manner at a reasonable cost to the client.
You or someone you care about has just been arrested and charged with a crime. This is a challenging and difficult period that is full of questions and uncertainty. It is imperative to seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible in order to protect your rights. While many attorneys will advertise their number of years of experience in the field of criminal law, it is the right kind of experience that makes a successful criminal defense. Rob Wilmot, as a former District Attorney, and Ralph Powell, as the former Solicitor General for Athens/Clarke County, have the experience of being the person ultimately responsible for deciding which cases to prosecute and which cases not to prosecute. Having been "on the other side of the fence," we are in the unique position to know how law enforcement works, how a prosecutor analyzes a case, the defenses available and the means by which a criminal case can be won. If you are looking for an attorney with experience, choose the right kind of experience with Wilmot & Powell.
Driving Under the Influence Drugs / Alcohol
Just being arrested for DUI can involve serious consequences including the loss of your driver's license. Moreover, the penalties for a conviction of DUI can be devastating. Studies focusing on various states around the country have found the average total cost of a DUI conviction ranges from $5,000 to $20,000 (this includes, but is not limited to, fines, probation fees, license reinstatement fees, dui/risk reduction class and increase in insurance premiums), and some of those costs continue increasing each year. In order to protect your rights, you need an attorney who is qualified and experienced in DUI law. With Rob Wilmot as former District Attorney and Ralph Powell as former Solicitor General of Athens/Clarke County, Wilmot & Powell possess the knowledge and the experience to properly assess the available defenses in your case.
Domestic Relations / Divorce
Unfortunately, years after you uttered the words "I do," you and your partner find "you can't." The marriage is irretrievably broken and divorce is the only path available. It is an emotional decision which may be complicated, particularly when children are involved. With compassion and understanding, the attorneys at Wilmot & Powell will be on your side to provide the needed legal representation and expertise to advise you on the issues of property division, alimony, child custody, and child support.