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Larry A. Pankey, Partner

Mr. Pankey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia and his law degree from the Boston University School of Law. He concentrates his practice in employment discrimination, civil rights litigation, personal injury, and business litigation.  He has extensive experience in both federal and state court. Mr. Pankey became a member of the Georgia Bar in 1992 and is also licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

In 2014, Super Lawyers selected Mr. Pankey for its highest honor during its yearly selection process. Less than 5 percent of all lawyers in the State of Georgia are named to the Super Lawyers list. The American Trial Lawyers Association named Mr. Pankey one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Georgia. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  He has significant trial and courtroom experience and has won large verdicts and settlements for many satisfied clients. Mr. Pankey served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School, where he taught courses in Employment Discrimination, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Ethics, Jurisprudence and others.

Mr. Pankey grew up on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in Mandaree, North Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes---Hidatsa. In his spare time, he can be found coaching one of his four children on the football field, baseball diamond or even the chess board. In 2011, Born 2 Compete named Mr. Pankey its Coach of the Year after coaching the 11U Atlanta Colts to the North Metro Football League Championship. In 2013, he coached the 12U Colts to an undefeated NWGYFL Championship. 
 

Honors and Awards:

Since 2014, Super Lawyers selected Mr. Pankey for its highest honor during its yearly selection process. Less than 5 percent of all lawyers in the State of Georgia are named to the Super Lawyers list.

Since 2009 to present, Larry Pankey was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the State of Georgia., Listed in Top 100 Trial Lawyers- The National Trial Lawyers, 2009

Since 1998, Larry Pankey qualified for the Million Dollar Advocates Forum by reaching a settlelement or verdict in excess of one million dollars on behalf an individual client., Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Larry Pankey taught at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta as an Adjunct Professor teaching courses in Employment Discrimination, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Ethics, Jurisprudence and others.

Larry spoke at the Real Property Law Institute's annual convention and presented on how to litigate a mortgage fraud case through trial. 

Speaker & Presenter, Mortgage Fraud & Related Litigation Issues: To Catch a Lawyer, 29th Annual Real Property Law Institute, 2007

Larry spoke at the 7th Annual Labor & Employment Law seminar in Atlanta, Georgia on Legal Ethics and Employment Law. 

Panelist, The Seminar Group, 2010

Verdicts and Settlements:

Represented Southstar Funding against First Superior Mortgage Corp and Lionel Rhodes for breach of contract, and fraud surrounding a mortgage fraud scheme in Raleigh, NC. Jury returned verdict for $237,245.80 in actual damages and $1,500,000 in punitive damages along with costs and attorneys fees. Southstar Funding, LLC v. Rhodes, et al, E.D. of NC (5:04-CV-858-BR).

Represented former employee against his previous employer for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion, arising out of termination of plaintiff as officer of LLC, resulting in forced sale, to LLC, of plaintiff's ownership interest in LLC. Created new law that majority owner of LLC, as sole member of LLC's board of managers, owed an implied duty of good faith to plaintiff, when determining whether removal of minority owner, as officer, was in best interests of LLC. ULQ, LLC v. Meder, 293 Ga. App. 176 (2008).

Represented victim of drunk driving against allegedly intoxicated driver and her acquaintance, who allegedly provided “date rape” drug to driver, for injuries sustained when driver's automobile crossed the centerline and struck victim's vehicle. Jackson v. Heard, 264 Ga.App. 620 (2003).

Represented Southstar Funding against its former closing attorney, Victoria Sprouse for legal malpractice, fraud and Federal RICO violations surrounding a mortgage fraud scheme in Charlotte, NC. Jury returned verdict for $150,000 in actual damages and $1,000,000 in punitive damages along with costs and attorneys fees. Southstar Funding, LLC v. Sprouse, W.D. of NC (3:05-CV-253-W).

Represented group of owners of lakefront property in declaratory judgment action and writ of mandamus on obligation to assume ownership, repair and maintenance of the Pine Lake Dam located in Forsyth County, Georgia. Directed verdict against County on ownership issue with a jury verdict requiring repair of dam while awarding attorney's fees and costs to homeowners. Forsyth County v. Martin, 279 Ga. 215 (2005). 

Successfully defended Bosnia House against breach of contract claims in excess of $1,650,000. Claims dismissed on summary judgment. Bajrovic v. Bosnia House, et al., W.D of KY. (3:04-CV-00453).

Represented HIV-positive, former employee against Home Depot under the ADA over his termination. Sanger v. Home Depot, N.D. GA (1:03-cv-2608-WSD).

Represented epileptic employee agsinst former employer for disability discrimination. Reardon v. California Pizza Kitchen, N.D. of Ga. (1:99-CV-02120-JTC).

Represented Type II Diabetes correctional officer against his employer for their failure to promote and written policy disallowing promotion of diabetic employees. Mitchell v. City of Atlanta, (1:99-CV-01859-JTC).

Represented Muslim employee against employer for failure to allow religious headscarf at work. Yamini v. Compass Market Research, N.D. of Ga. (1:96-CV-02948-CC).

Represented shooting victim against off duty Atlanta police officer for negligence and Section 1983 4th amendment violations. Crawford, et al., v. Atlanta, Georgia et al., 1:96-CV-01850-CAM).

Represented estate of deceased against USA for wrongful death claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Sims, et al., v. USA, et al., N.D. of Ga. (1:96-cv-00808-RCF).

Represented estate of deceased agaisnt DeKalb County, GA for wrongful death and 4th amendment excessive use of force. Randolph, et al., v. County of DeKalb, et al., N.D. of Ga. (1:94-CV-03272-CAM).

Represented inmate against Prison Health Services and Gwinnett County, Georgia for denial of medical care and 8th amendment cruel and unusual punishment. Ingerson v. Prison Health Services, et al., N.D. of Ga. (1:93-cv-02890-RCF).

Represented a nation-wide group of business managers in a collective action against Comp USA for misclassifying their exempt status and recovering unpaid overtime. Taylor, et al., v. CompUSA, Inc., N.D. of Ga. (1:04-CV-00718-WBH); Rucker et al. v. CompUSA, Inc., N.D. of Ga. (1:05-CV-00144-ODE).

Represented estate of deceased in wrongful death action and Section 1983 claims against Baldwin County, Georgia for police officer's driving at high rate of speed, no emergency situation, no lights which resulted in collision. Parham v. Baldwin County, GA, M.D. of GA (1:00-cv-03090-HTW).

Represented a large group of African American Plaintiffs against Willett Automotive Group and Dwaine Willett for race discrimination.

Represented Carol Faubert, a former Vice President of Human Resources, against the Atlanta Falcons and Arthur Blank for sex discrimination and retaliation.


The attorneys of Pankey & Horlock, LLC serve the entire state of Georgia, including Atlanta, Alpharetta, Auburn, Decatur, Doraville, Douglasville, Duluth, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Stone Mountain, Dekalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, and Cobb County, GA.



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