ABOUT LOUIS LEVENSON

 

Louis Levenson was admitted to practice in Georgia in 1978. He has specialized for the last 20 years or more in general trial practice but with particular emphasis in areas of wills, trusts, fiduciary accounting, probate and estate litigation. For 10 years Mr. Levenson served the Fulton County Probate Court as the Assistant Fulton County Administrator and Assistant Fulton County Guardian having been appointed by the Probate Judge of Fulton County to this public fiduciary role.

 

Mr. Levenson has an active trial practice with numerous jury and non-jury trials each year. Most recently, for example, Louis Levenson co-represented a Plaintiff against Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in a premises liability claim and, following a week-long jury trial, achieved a 1.7 million dollar verdict - which was the largest ever against MARTA - for a premises liability/sexual assault case. Mr. Levenson currently has roles as lead counsel in large estates in Georgia and in South Carolina, some with significant assets and considerable litigation matters connected with those estates. For example, Mr. Levenson is currently appointed as a Conservator for incapacitated adults  in a number of cases, and also has served as the appointee of numerous Probate Courts for Decedents’ estates in which the former executor or administrator has been removed or convicted of some criminal offense.

 

Louis Levenson also serves as a Fulton County Judge. Judge Levenson has served as a part-time Magistrate in Fulton County, Georgia since 1984 as well as part-time Pro Hac Judge of the State Court of Fulton County. He is currently and has been the sole Judge in Fulton County, Georgia responsible for hearing and trying dispossessory/landlord tenant cases (both residential and commercial) in non-jury and jury trials. He has presided over more than 100,000 non-jury dispossessory and eviction trials in Magistrate Court (approximately 1000 per month) and serves, where necessary, to preside over non jury and jury trials for Fulton State Court, plus is involved as a judge in both civil and criminal matters in this area of the law.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Fiduciary and Accounting Disputes

  • Will Disputes

  • Trust Disputes

  • Estate Disputes

  • Guardianships and Conservatorships

  • Guardianship Removal and Bond Claim Disputes 

  • Divorce (Contested and Uncontested)

  • Criminal Trials

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Wrongful Death

  • Premises Liability

  • Civil and Criminal Appeals 

  • Business Disputes

  • Contract Disputes

BAR ADMISSIONS:

Georgia, 1978

New York, 1983

South Carolina, 1994

Supreme Court of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States of America, admitted May 1993 

 

EDUCATION:

Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

Bachelor of Arts, May 1974

Phi Beta Kappa, May 1974

Fulbright Scholarship

(Study of Law, Bogotá, Colombia, South America 1974-1975)

Emory University School of Law

J.D., May 1978 

 

JUDICIAL SERVICE:

Mr. Levenson has served as a part-time Magistrate in Fulton County, Georgia since 1984 as well as Pro Hac Judge in the

State Court of Fulton County. He is the sole judge in Fulton County, Georgia responsible for hearing dispossessory cases

(both residential and commercial) in jury and non-jury civil cases in the Magistrate and State Courts of Fulton County.

He has presided over more than approximately 100,000 non-jury dispossessory and eviction trials in Magistrate

Court (approximately 1000 per month) as well as numerous jury trials for Fulton State Court, both civil and criminal

in this area of the law.

 

FIDUCIARY SERVICES:

Served as Assistant Fulton County Administrator and Ex-Officio Guardian of the Fulton County Probate Court from

1980 – 1989; he had responsibility for management and administration of unrepresented estates and guardianships for

Fulton County, the largest county in the State of Georgia, with Fiduciary bonds in place by corporate sureties.                         

 

TEACHINGS: 

Instructor for the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

 

Frequent lecturer and panelist on landlord/tenant legal issues for Georgia State University, International Continuing Legal Education, etc., faculty for "BOMA" RPA certification course, Spring 1995,

 

Regular instructor for various annual courses for the recertification of Georgia Magistrates at the Georgia Continuing Judicial Education Program at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:

Atlanta Bar Association

American Bar Association

Georgia Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Association

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

 

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