The firm represents individuals and their families concerning injury claims and represents public and private corporations, partnerships and other various business entities concerning business transactions. The individuals and entities are regularly represented in the following areas of the law: civil litigation including, but not limited to, nursing home neglect and personal injury matters; commercial transactions, including corporate, partnership, and taxation; estate...Read more
The firm represents individuals and their families concerning injury claims and represents public and private corporations, partnerships and other various business entities concerning business transactions. The individuals and entities are regularly represented in the following areas of the law: civil litigation including, but not limited to, nursing home neglect and personal injury matters; commercial transactions, including corporate, partnership, and taxation; estate planning; and, bankruptcy.
In conjunction with litigation and trial of substantial civil damage suits, the firm has extensive experience in nursing home litigation, cases involving serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths. The firm also handles commercial litigation matters such as nuisance and inverse condemnation claims. Mr. Apolinsky heads the firm's civil litigation and bankruptcy practices.
In conjunction with its general business practice, the firm serves as general corporate counsel and represents individuals in the wills, trust, probate and estate planning areas. Mr. Eastman is responsible for the firm's corporate, taxation, and estate planning practices.
The members of Eastman & Apolinsky, L.L.P. are committed to prompt and cost effective delivery of quality legal service. We seek to work creatively toward the achievement of our clients' goals by keeping our clients' interest clearly in focus, and by staying abreast of the latest developments relating not only to legal principles, but also to practical techniques applicable to the client's circumstances. The firm remains committed to the idea that a smaller sized firm of attorneys is in an ideal position to combine cost-effective legal services with the highest standards of competence in broad areas of expertise.
We are confident that you will find that our firm has the experience, expertise, and recognition in the legal community to handle matters for you and your clients in a professional manner.
Nursing home negligence
Stephen D. Apolinsky has successfully represented patients and/or their families against nursing homes in cases involving patients being carelessly dropped, patients' wounds not being properly treated, bedsores developing from lack of movement and other incidents typical of convalescent neglect. Although some of our cases have made it to the courthouse, we have successfully negotiated settlements in all of these cases to date. We handle such cases throughout the state of Georgia.
Municipal sewer leaks
In 2003, Stephen D. Apolinsky won a multi-million-dollar verdict against the city of Atlanta for a client whose business was damaged as a result of faulty city sewers that leaked onto the client's property. To read more about this case, please see the Fulton County Daily Report's Feb. 24, 2003 issue at dailyreportonline.com (the story is not posted on this web site, so you will be leaving this site to read it).
In 2001, a homeowner represented by Stephen D. Apolinsky was awarded more than $160,000 for property damage and punitive damages after negligent inspection and reporting of prior infestations resulted in the proliferation of the termites. This is one of the largest verdicts of its kind in the Rockdale County, Ga. courts.
In 2002, an Atlanta, Georgia jury awarded Apolinsky's client nearly $200,000 when Wachovia improperly gave money from the client's account to his estranged girlfriend.
Auto and commercial trucking accidents
Stephen D. Apolinsky has tried more than 35 car-or-truck-accident cases and has been invited to appear with a client on the television courtroom series Texas Justice to re-enact his representation of a client who was injured when an 18-wheeler collided with her car just one example of his successful litigation in traffic-related cases.
Mold/Toxic substance torts
Stephen D. Apolinsky has successfully sued on behalf of homeowners and renters who have suffered respiratory ailments or adverse reactions resulting from pesticide or other chemical treatments or from untreated mold growth.
Stephen D. Apolinsky has won cases for apartment complex residents who were injured or sustained property loss or damage resulting from the property owner's negligence or mismanagement, as well as for commercial or retail property patrons who were assaulted or injured on the property
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