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Dana K. Maine

Company Information

Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP
100 Galleria Pkwy Ste 1600
Atlanta, GA 30339-5948
(770) 818-1408
Member Bio
Dana Maine is a Partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, and has a variety of experience representing individual professionals, corporations and governmental entities. She has defended clients in trial and appellate matters involving land use and zoning, law enforcement, civil rights and professional liability. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Maine serves as the city attorney for Demorest, Ga.

Ms. Maine received her undergraduate degree from Agnes Scott College (B.A.) and her law degree from Emory University (J.D.), where she was a member of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal.

Areas of Practice
•Civil Rights
•Land Use & Zoning
•Constitutional Law
•Business Litigation
•Legal Malpractice
•Directors & Officers
•Real Estate Professionals
•Insurance Professionals

Bar Admissions
•Georgia State Courts
•U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
•U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
•U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
•Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

•Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Emory Bankruptcy Development Journal, Member
•Agnes Scott College, B.A. International Relations

Representative Cases
•NTY, L.L.C. v. City of Gainesville, GA, 2008 WL 3853412 (2008) Northern District of Georgia
•Griffin Industries, Inc. v. Tommy Irvin, et al, 496 F.3d 1189 (2007) United States Court of Appeals 11th Cir.
•Granite State Outdoor Advertising, inc. v. Cobb County, GA, 193 Fed. Appx. 900 2006 WL 2373528 (2006) United States Court of Appeals 11th Cir.
•Daley, et al v. Clark, et al, 282 Ga.App. 235 (2006) Court of Appeals Georgia
•Purcell, et al v. Toombs County, GA, et al, 400 F.3d 1313 (2005) United States Court of Appeals 11th Cir.
•Buckner v. Douglas County, GA, et al, 273 Ga.App. 765 (2005) Court of Appeals Georgia
•Mid-Georgia Environmental Management Group, LLP v. Meriwether County, GA, et al, 277 Ga. 670 (2004) Supreme Court of Georgia
•Union County, et al v. CGO, Inc., et al, 277 Ga. 349, 589 S.E.2d 240 (2003) Supreme Court of Georgia
•Lathem Realty v. Cherokee County, GA, 1:01-CV-02451 (2003) Northern District of Georgia
•Meeks v. City of Buford, GA, 275 Ga. 585, 571 S.E.2d 369 (2002) Supreme Court of Georgia
Classes/Seminars Taught
•“Section 1983 Claims Challenging Business Regulation,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, January 2012
•Training Sessions to local boards, such as the Doraville Board of Zoning Appeals (2009), and the Dunwoody Board of Zoning Appeals (2010)
•Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law, National Business Institute, June 2011
•"Liability for Surface Water Runoff From New Development" and "Land Use Law," Georgia Civil Engineering and Surveying Land Law Seminar, November 2010
•"Constitutional Limitations on Zoning Actions", National Business Institute’s Practice Guide to Zoning and Land Use Seminar, 2010
•"Acquisition and Abandonment of Public Roads", Institute for City and County Attorneys, September 2007
•"Land Use Law", Georgia Land Law for Civil Engineers and Planned Surveyors, August 2007
•Professionalism Zoning Law Seminar, 2007
•"The Development Approval Process", Land Use Law and Practices, 2007, 2008
•"First Amendment and Sign Ordinance Litigation", Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar, DRI, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships
•Member, State Bar of Georgia
•Federal Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute (DRI), Chair Governmental Liability Committee, Professional Liability Committee, Commercial Litigation Committee, Appellate Advocacy Committee, and Women in the Law Committee
•Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
•International Municipal Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions
•DeKalb County Attorney's Office, Assistant County Attorney
Firm Information
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP is a specialty litigation law firm with a wealth of seasoned and knowledgeable attorneys. To meet the needs of today's clients, FMG is committed to our vision of the modern law firm: specialized in our practice, efficient in our work, and responsive to client needs.

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Practice Areas
Governmental Liability
DRI Committees
Appellate Advocacy
Commercial Litigation
Governmental Liability
Professional Liability
Women in the Law

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