Jason L. Nohr
Jason L. Nohr (“Jay”) has over 20 years experience handling complex civil litigation in the state and federal courts of Georgia. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Jay with its AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest peer-review rating available, identifying a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability, expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.
Representing individuals seriously injured by negligence and misconduct of others, Jay has a long history of achieving successful results for his clients through jury trial verdicts and settlements. See Results. His practice areas include serious and catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, professional negligence, birth injury, motor vehicle negligence, nursing home and elder abuse, premises liability, and recreational vehicle and boating injuries. Jay was lead counsel for what is regarded as the only plaintiff’s verdict in a shoulder dystocia birth injury (medical malpractice) case in Georgia.
Accustomed to cross-examining medical experts and litigating complex medical issues, Jay has successfully represented parents falsely accused of wrongdoing in juvenile court proceedings. Some childhood conditions and illnesses are poorly understood, undiagnosed, and even mistaken for abuse, trauma, or non-accidental injury (e.g., “shaken baby syndrome”) by child protective services. In those instances, the parental horror of their child’s illness can be compounded by accusations of wrongdoing and even loss of custody. An attorney familiar with recognizing these complex medical issues is essential to contest false accusations and ensure alternative causes are properly considered. In one such case, the juvenile court dismissed the charges and returned the children to their parents after Jay’s cross-examination of the DFCS medical expert. Jay even convinced DFCS to change their own internal determination of the allegations to “unfounded” when presented with additional medical evidence.
Jay is also an experienced appellate advocate with successful appeals in the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Jay handled the first appellate case in Georgia addressing a nursing home’s efforts to force a wrongful death case to arbitration, a forum that is more costly, has no jury, and virtually no discovery rights. In a case of first impression, Jay defeated the nursing home’s efforts to compel arbitration and helped preserve the right to jury trial for all Georgia nursing home residents and their families. See Ashburn Health Care Center Inc. v. Poole, 286 Ga. App. 24, 648 S.E.2d 430 (2007).
Jay is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education conferences, including an annual legal seminar on Maritime Torts and Admiralty Law involving recreational boating and watercraft deaths on inland waterways. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, all U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and all Georgia trial courts. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (Member: Birth Trauma Litigation, Medical Negligence Exchange Network, and Nursing Home Sections), the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Cobb County Bar Association, and past president of the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association (2007 to 2008).
Jay currently serves as President for a 501(c)(3) non-profit group ("CLAWS"), whose purpose is to use the civil justice system to combat human trafficking. On February 2, 2018, Jay was sworn in as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Cobb Judicial District to represent the Cobb County District Attorney in nuisance actions against Atlanta area hotels that facilitate trafficking activities. CLAWS also partners with the Georgia Attorney General's office on a state wide campaign along these lines, as well as several Representatives on legislative changes to improve trafficking laws.
- University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1995), Cum Laude
- Auburn University, B.A. Honors (1992), Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program
- Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
- Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers