Nick Laybourn is the head of HunterMaclean’s specialty litigation practice group. He is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who has successfully represented businesses and individuals in Georgia’s State and Federal Courts. Nick’s clients include local, regional, and national companies involved in disputes throughout the state of Georgia.
Nick has experience is a variety of litigation-based practice areas including personal injury defense, business litigation, real estate and construction litigation, underground storage tank disputes, trucking litigation, toxic tort/products liability and medical malpractice defense. Nick routinely represents property owners in condemnation actions. Nick has successfully represented businesses and property owners in disputes involving leaking underground storage tanks and has experience representing marine insurers and their insureds in personal injury actions. Nick also has experience defending product manufacturers in toxic tort litigation.
Nick also serves as outside general counsel to several small and mid-sized corporations. In this role, Nick routinely provides risk management counsel to help clients avoid future litigation that may arise out of the day-to-day business decisions a company makes. Nick regularly assesses clients’ risk in transactional matters, proposed terms and conditions upon which a business may be bound in its operations, employment matters, as well as an array of other issues that arise in the course of doing business. Nick’s diverse litigation experience provides the background upon which Nick can assist the client in avoiding expensive and time-consuming litigation.
Nick is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Georgia’s trial courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court.
Nick graduated from Clemson University in 2001 with a B.S. in Marketing. In 2005, he earned his J.D. from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law.