Glenn Kushel is an Atlanta trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience.
Early Legal Career
Glenn began practicing law in 1988 as a defense lawyer with the law firm Long, Weinberg, Ansley & Wheeler. He primarily represented physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions, but also handled a variety of other types of cases including insurance disputes, product liability, automobile, and trucking cases.
In 1993, Glenn began a plaintiff’s practice with the firm of Mills & Moraitakis, and became a named partner in 1995. He has dedicated his practice to representing those injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, product liability and other negligent and intentional acts.
Notable Legal Cases
Throughout his career, Glenn has successfully tried and resolved many cases in areas such as medical malpractice and personal injury. For example, he and his partner Nick Moraitakis argued the case ofKeenan v. Plouffe to the Georgia Supreme Court, a case that involved a young woman who was severely brain damaged during a surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court held that the defendant physician, a faculty member at the Medical College, was not immune from suit under the Georgia Tort Claims Act. Instead, he could be held liable individually. The case settled for an amount exceeding seven and one half million dollars.
Glen and his partners also successfully handled a significant case against the City of Atlanta and other defendants when their client’s husband was killed in a sinkhole that occurred at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Atlanta. After years of litigation, the case was settled for a favorable amount shortly before trial.
Recently, the firm tried and won a suit against Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in a negligent security case. The verdict resulted in a one million dollar reward for their client, the victim of a stabbing at a MARTA station. Another recent case against MARTA that resolved in their client’s favor involved a MARTA bus accident that rendered their client a quadriplegic.
Glenn has successfully litigated cases against orthopedists, surgeons, cardiologists, pediatricians, obstetrician-gynecologists, anesthesiologists and other medical specialists. He has a particular interest in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. He and his partner have also handled many serious trucking, automobile and premises liability cases. Their automobile product cases have involved defects relating to stability, roof crush, fuel system integrity, seatbacks and seatbelts.
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
In the early 2000s, Glenn worked on behalf of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association as Legislative Chair helping to defeat efforts to pass tort laws seeking to prevent access to the court system. In 2005, he was elected as President of the Association. During his term, he and other Executive Committee members worked to restructure the Association to place a greater emphasis on legislative efforts and outreach, as well as efforts to preserve and protect the civil justice system and citizens’ access to the courts.
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association - Past President Badge - Glenn Kushel
Glenn is married with two children. He and his family are very active in the school community. His interests include spending time with his family, golf, tennis and boating.
Undergraduate Degree University of Florida, B.S. in Finance, 1985
Law School University of Florida, J.D. (with honors) 1988
Admitted to Georgia Bar 1988
Admitted to Florida Bar – 1990
Employment History Atlanta, Georgia
1988 1992 Associate Long, Weinberg, Ansley & Wheeler
1993 1995 Associate Mills & Moraitakis
1995 Present Partner Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP (and its predecessors)
Leadership Positions/Professional Societies and Memberships:
President Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2005-2006)
Executive Vice-President Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2004-2005)
Chairman Legislative Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association 2002-2003
Former Chairman Professional Negligence Committee, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Former Committee Member of the Atlanta Council of Young Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Florida
Atlanta Bar Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Lawyers Foundation of Georgia Fellow
Selected to Georgia Super Lawyers: 2009 – 2014
Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence - Glenn Kushel
Seminar Papers and Presentations:
Numerous seminar presentations, papers and a book chapter concerning the following topic(s):
Georgia Civil Practice
Civil Justice System and so called “tort reform”
To learn more about his services, please call (404) 261-0016 or email Glenn@mktriallaw.com today.