Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services

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Debbie Tarkington, Esq.

Debbie Tarkington mediator

Debbie Tarkington has practiced litigation for over 22 years.  She attended Centre College in Danville, KY – graduating in 1989 with a B.A. in Government.  She graduated from  Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude, in 1994.

Debbie started her legal career as an associate with Greer, Klosik, Daugherty & Swank where she was an associate from 1994-1999. She handled both plaintiff’s personal injury and insurance defense litigation.  Debbie tried numerous cases as lead counsel on all of her plaintiff’s personal injury litigation.  She was also first and second chair on criminal defense, insurance defense, plaintiff’s products liability and medical malpractice litigation.  Debbie practiced at Hammond, Carter and Watson – staff counsel for Nationwide Insurance Company  from 1999-2004.  She handled complex litigation for Nationwide – which included both auto and commercial cases.  She was lead counsel on all of her cases through settlement or trial.   She was the lead litigation attorney at the Law Office of James C. McLaughlin – staff counsel to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company from  2004 – 2016 .  She handled only the most complex medical/auto  and commercial litigation cases.  Debbie handled trial work and litigation in the areas of premises liability, automobile/truck accident cases, wrongful death, catastrophic injury and construction defect.  In the area of premises liability, Debbie’s experience includes slip/trip and fall, negligent security and Dram Shop Act.Debbie was designated counsel for several restaurants, hotels/motels, and constructions companies. Many of her other clients included  apartment complexes, grocery stores, retail stores, janitorial companies, management companies and shopping centers.  Debbie was also the designated counsel for the fraud investigation unit at Liberty Mutual.  She  has extensive trial experience in both auto and commercial litigation having tried numerous cases all over Georgia.

Debbie enjoys spending time in Blue Ridge with her husband, reading, hiking, DIY projects and making furniture.

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