Arson & Fraud , Bad Faith Litigation , Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death , Insurance Coverage , Premises Liability , Professional Liability , Property Insurance , Real Estate Litigation , Trucking Litigation
For more than 30 years, Michael H. Schroder has maintained a broad defense litigation practice, handling numerous trials and appeals. He advises insurance clients on a wide range of insurance coverage issues, including both first- and third-party coverage matters, the defense of premises and transportation cases, professional liability and intellectual property matters. Mr. Schroder is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. He participates as a speaker, a discussion leader and a panelist for litigation seminars on numerous subjects. He serves as one of the Deans of the Litigation Management College presented each year at Emory University. In 2014, Mr. Schroder was again named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine.
As a 1972 graduate of Princeton University, magna cum laude, with a degree in History, Mr. Schroder obtained his Juris Doctor in 1976 from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors. He is a past chairman of the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
Mr. Schroder recently obtained four defense verdicts for insurance companies in bad faith suits. In each case, the homeowners were found responsible for setting fire to their properties. In two of the cases, the insurance company successfully obtained a verdict on its counterclaim for payments to the mortgagee.
Additionally, Mr. Schroder is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer again in 2014 and 2016.
Mr. Schroder, a fourth generation native Atlantan, is married to Martiele, a native of Valdosta, Georgia, and they have two grown children.