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Richard E. Dolder

Richard E. Dolder

Slappey & Sadd LLC
  • Insurance Claims, Personal Injury
  • Florida, Georgia
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Summary

Richard E. Dolder is a partner who joined Slappey & Sadd to expand the firm’s work on insurance coverage and insurance bad faith. Rich represents individuals and businesses who are improperly denied coverage or treated unfairly by their insurance companies. Some of his litigation successes include the following:
-Securing an $8.25 million settlement for a hotel that was improperly denied coverage by its property insurer.
-Negotiating a $1 million settlement for a small business that had to defend itself in court after its liability insurer denied coverage and refused to defend.
-Forcing a life insurer to pay benefits to the rightful beneficiary, after the insurer had already paid the benefits to the wrong beneficiary.
-Convincing a jury to award compensatory and punitive damages to a contractor after the contractor’s insurer denied coverage and refused to defend.

Rich also counsels individuals and businesses in insurance issues not requiring litigation. Rich can help insureds in the following situations:
-Prompting insurance companies to make quicker decisions when they delay payment on valid claims while the insurance company conducts an endless “investigation.”
-Standing by insureds when their insurance company insists on intrusive and repeated Examinations Under Oath.
-Providing honest and thoughtful evaluations of your claim when your insurance company denies coverage.

Before going to law school, Rich was an award-winning journalist. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of Florida College of Law in 1998. He moved to Atlanta, where he initially worked for a large law firm that specialized in representing certain underwriters in the insurance market at Lloyds of London. Switching sides, Rich later joined an international law firm where he represented Fortune 500 companies in coverage disputes with their insurance companies. He lives in Dunwoody with his wife, Kathy, and three children.

Education
University of Miami School of Law
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Partner
Slappey & Sadd LLC
- Current
Attorney
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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Attorney
Lord, Bissell & Brook (now Locke Lord, LLP)
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Insurance Bad Faith: The Law In Georgia Second Edition
Insurance Bad Faith: The Law In Georgia First Edition
Speaking Engagements
What to do When an Insurer Declines a Policy Limits Settlement, Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice
2012
Handling a Bad Faith Claim, Essential Torts Workshop
2013
Making Demands Under the New Statute, OCGA 9-11-67.1, GTLA Auto Torts Workshop
2013
Making Demands Under the New Statute, OCGA 9-11-67.1, GTLA Paralegal Workshop
2013
Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation, National Webinar
2013
Anatomy of An Insurance Bad Faith Trial, iCLE Punitive Damages Seminar
2016
Demands And Bad Faith Cases, Secrets To A Successful Plaintiffs Personal Injury Practice
2016
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
2015, 2016
Professional Associations
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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The Florida Bar
Member
- Current
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Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Georgia
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Richard E. Dolder's Website Profile
Website
Slappey & Sadd LLC Website
Blog
Georgia Injury Lawyers Blog
Contact & Map
Slappey & Sadd LLC
Main Office
352 Sandy Springs Cir
#100
Atlanta, GA 30328
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 474-9616
Telephone: (404) 255-6677
Fax: (404) 255-7340
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Lavista Office
1596 Lavista Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 474-9616