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E. Harold Stone Catherine Koura Sunil Joseph Cherian

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Biography

Since founding the firm in 1989, Harold has focused his practice on representing employers, insurers and third-party administrators throughout Georgia. He was a multi-line Claims Adjuster, Supervisor, Regional Counsel (Atlanta) and then Managing Attorney for Wausau Insurance Company before going into private practice. He has also served as co-chair and speaker at Workers’ Compensation seminars and programs throughout the state. He received his law degree from John Marshall Law School in 1967 and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1980. Also, he regularly conducts ongoing educational seminars regarding changes and developments of workers’ compensation law to existing and potential clients.

Harold is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Claims Association. Harold has extensive experience in subrogation and complex multiparty litigation. Harold’s vision has allowed the law firm to maintain client relationships, which span more than three decades. Throughout his career, he has tried hundreds of cases throughout the State of Georgia, argued before the Appellate Division, as well as various Superior Courts and the Georgia Court of Appeals. He has also successfully participated in multiple Alternative Dispute Resolution arenas. Harold’s approach is a side-by-side, close working relationship with his clients to tailor his legal strategies to the particular needs of the client.

Education

John Marshall Law School, LLB., 1967

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (C.P.C.U.), 1980

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Georgia, 1976

Supreme Court of Georgia, 1976

Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1976

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1976

Professional Memberships/Organizations

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Section)

Atlanta Claims Association

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Biography

Catherine graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 2001 and since that time has been specializing in workers’ compensation litigation, representing employers, insurers, self-insurers, and third-party administrators before the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation and state courts throughout Georgia. Catherine is currently serving Post 5 (Atlanta) for the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors and has been appointed to serve on multiple committees. Catherine also serves as a Special Master for the Supreme Court of Georgia. She was appointed by the Supreme Court to preside over cases addressing alleged attorney misconduct. Catherine has served as a guest lecturer at the Georgia State University Robinson College of Business and the Georgia State College of Law.

Catherine’s prior work experience includes starting and heading an in-house legal department for one of Georgia’s largest Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers. She has extensive experience with labor and employment law. While at Georgia State, Catherine conducted multi-disciplinary research between the psychology department and law school, which was published.

Catherine graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in psychology, cum laude in 1996. While at Emory, she was elected to PSY CHI, Psychology Honors Society. Catherine is a Certified Court Annexed Mediator and a Certified Private Civil Mediator. While in law school, she worked for the Fulton County Courthouse as a court annexed mediator. Catherine was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2001 and is also a member of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. Catherine is fluent in Russian and served as a translator for the Russian Olympic delegation during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Education

Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2001

Emory University, 1994 cum laude

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Georgia, 2001

Supreme Court of Georgia, 2001

Court of Appeals of Georgia, 2001

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2001

Professional Memberships/Organizations

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Section)

Atlanta Claims Association

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Biography

Sunil specializes in workers’ compensation litigation, representing employers, insurers, self-insurers, and third-party administrators before the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation and state courts throughout Georgia. His focus involves navigating multi-party disputes as they relate to workers’ compensation.

Prior to working at Stone Law Group, Sunil worked at a large insurance defense firm gaining knowledge in this specialized field. He has also written a number of articles in this area of the law. He obtained his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2006, and his LL.M degree in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law in 2012. He received his B.B.A. from Emory University in 2002. Sunil’s LL.M allows him to integrate his vast knowledge of recent health law developments with workers’ compensation issues.

His education experience with business administration, law degree and LL.M in health law results in a modern and innovative approach to the handling of workers’ compensation claims. Sunil was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in 2007 and is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Georgia Bar, American Bar Association, and IndusBar (division of the North American South Asian Bar Association). He also carries the distinction of earning his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

Education

Loyola University Chicago – School of Law, Health Law, LL.M., 2012

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2006

  • Awarded William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • Selected to Phelps Dunbar Oral Advocacy Competition

Emory University, B.B.A., 2002

Bar Admissions

State/Superior Courts of Georgia, 2007

Professional Memberships/Organizations

Georgia Bar Association

Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association

IndusBar (division of the North American South Asian Bar Association)

Eagle Scout rank (Boy Scouts of America)

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