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Laurie Dugoniths Busbee

I have spent my entire legal career focused on helping clients resolve insurance coverage disputes. I regularly counsel clients on a wide variety of property and casualty insurance issues under policies covering commercial property, business income and extra expense, builder's risk, inland marine and commercial general liability as well as under many different types of marine liability and property policies. Having worked in the marine industry prior to starting my legal career, I have a unique understanding of marine risks. 

My practice has afforded me the opportunity to provide clients with coverage advice and/or assistance with litigation in the state and federal courts of over twenty-three different states, and the Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

Since 2011, I have been consistently recognized as a Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine and was included on the list of Georgia’s top 50 women lawyers in 2012, 2013 and 2014. As an active member of the Georgia State Bar, Atlanta Bar and the American Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, I frequently present before those groups on topics related to insurance coverage. I am also a member of the CGL Reporter Editorial Board for IRMI (International Risk Management Institute, Inc.) and have been providing contributing editorial write-ups to their on-line publication of the CGL Reporter since 2013. I am also the author of the “Duty to Defend” chapter of "The Reference Handbook on the Comprehensive General Liability Policy,” as published by the American Bar Association.

I am married with two beautiful step-daughters. I enjoy golf, tennis and travel, and while I haven’t sailed in a while, I make it a point to visit the ocean as often as possible.

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami

  • B.S., University of Dayton 

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia

  • The U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 11th Circuits

  • The U.S. District Court for The Northern District of Georgia

Organizations

  • State Bar of Georgia

  • American Bar Association

  • Atlanta Bar Association

Committees/Positions

  • Member-At-Large, Atlanta Bar - Small Firm/Solo Practitioner Section

Commendations

  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia 2012-2014

  • Georgia Super Lawyers 2011-2019

  • Georgia Rising Stars 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009