Bret practices in the firm's General Commercial Litigation group where he focuses on business disputes, insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, and financial services litigation. Bret's practice concentrates primarily on civil litigation, including disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, consumer finance, commercial lending, and real estate.


  • Represented large national mortgage lenders in cases filed by borrowers alleging violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA"), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), the Truth in Lending Act ("TILA"), and wrongful foreclosure.
  • Represent clients in insurance coverage matters and bad faith claims. 
  • Represents large national mortgage lenders in cases against borrowers, guarantors, and transferees to collect defaulted commercial loans, have receiver appointed over collateral, and void fraudulent transfers of assets.
  • Retained to defend multi-family apartment owners and property managers in breach of contract and construction disputes with vendors.
  • Represented employer in various matters against defecting employees, including the enforcement of restrictive covenants, protection of trade secrets and proprietary information, and defense of claims for unpaid commissions.
  • Retained to defend limited recourse guarantor in deficiency action arising from a defaulted commercial loan.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Georgia Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" (2018-2019)
  • The University of Alabama Journal of the Legal Profession, James Smith Award
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®️️ Commercial Litigation since 2023


Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • Sandy Springs Leadership (Class of 2018), Board of Trustees (2019-2023)
  • Sandy Springs Young Professionals, Past Chair
  • Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2018-2022)
  • Northside Youth Organization, Coach (2013, 2018-2020, 2022)

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia


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