Simone R. Siex

Simone R. Siex

Partner
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
404-436-2766
Fax:
229-723-4834
Email:

Simone R. Siex is a partner in the Atlanta office of Boone & Stone practicing in the area of civil litigation including medical negligence, wrongful death, aviation crashes, product liability, whistle blower (Qui Tam), and business and commercial litigation.

Born in Baldock, England, on November 17, 1962, to a military family, Ms. Siex has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe.  After graduating high school with honors in 1980, she attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College on an academic scholarship where she earned her undergraduate degree cum laude and with honors in Political Science in 1984.  Ms. Siex also studied French and Art History with Hollins College in Paris.

Ms. Siex received her Juris Doctor Degree from Emory Law School in 1987 after receiving both an Emory Merit Scholarship and an Edmonds Merit Scholarship.  She was admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia that same year.  Ms. Siex spent a year as a judicial Clerk with the Superior Courts of the Macon Judicial Circuit, working with the Honorable Cloud C. Morgan and Bryant G. Culpepper, before entering private practice.

For legal ability and integrity, Ms. Siex has achieved the highest rating (AV) that is awarded by the publishers of the Martindale Hubble Law Directory.  She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Siex has actively championed the rights of United States Citizens to trial by jury as former President of the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, a non-profit organization for the promotion of the civil justice system.  She is involved in the American Association for Justice (f/k/a Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, where she has served as a Vice President and Chairperson of the Constitutional Challenge Committee and as a member of the Ethics and Long Range Planning Committees.  She has also been a member of the Atlanta, Federal and American Bar Associations, and the State Bar of Georgia, where she is published.  Ms. Siex has appeared as a guest on the Georgia Public Broadcasting program, "The Layman's Lawyer."

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Aviation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Whistle Blower/Qui Tam

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1989
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1989
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: Emery Merit Scholarship
    • Honors: Edmonds Merit Scholarship
  • Randolph-Macon Women's College, Virginia
    • B.A. cum laude - 1984
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Academic scholarship
    • Major: Political Science
  • Hollins College, Paris, France
    • Major: French and Art History

Published Works

  • "Claims Against Attorneys Based in Sexual Misconduct: Sexual Misconduct as Professional Malpractice", 30 Georgia State Bar Journal 7, Fall, 1993

Representative Cases

  • Layne v. Shands Hospital (2003)
  • Lee v. Kennestone Hospital (2001)
  • Collicott v. Haines Trucking Company (1999)
  • John v. Cherokee Trucking Company (1999)
  • Loveless v. Luna LaserPerfect Skin Centers, LLC (1999)
  • Norberg v. Nationwide - Southeast (2004)
  • Thomas v. Kaiser (2003)
  • Turpin v. Macon Aviation, et al. (2003)
  • Washington v. Housing Assistance (2003)
  • Henry v. Atlanta Gas Light (2003)

Honors and Awards

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Guest on the Georgia Public Broadcasting program, "The Layman's Lawyer"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President and Chairperson, Constitutional Challenge Committee, 1991 - 1994
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • American Judicature Society, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, President's Club
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member of the Ethics and Long Range Planning Committees

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. C. Cloud Morgan and Bryant Culpepper, Bibb County Superior Court, Law Clerk, 1987 - 1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, former President

Languages

  • French
  • German