Charles Frederick Overby

Charles Frederick Overby

Partner
Stewart County, Georgia attorney from 1997-2010
Webster County, Georgia Attorney 2010-present
Location:
Bozeman, Montana
Phone:
800-689-1233
Fax:
406-585-5888
Email:

Year Joined Firm

  • 2001

Areas of Practice

  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Asbestos
  • Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
  • Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Bad Faith
  • Chemicals & Cosmetics
  • Class Actions
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Plaintiff
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Other Professionals Malpractice
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Radiation & Electromagnetic Energy
  • Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Tobacco
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Civil Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2000
  • Georgia, 1984
  • Alabama, 1987

Education

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, Georgia
    • B.S.
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Economics

Published Works

  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 47 Mercer Law Review 353, 1995
  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 48 Mercer Law Review 517, 1996
  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 49 Mercer Law Review 313, 1997
  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 50 Mercer Law Review 359, 1998
  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 51 Mercer Law Review 487, 1999
  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 52 Mercer Law Review 447, 2000
  • The Case for Allowing Punitive Damages in Georgia Wrongful Death Actions: The Need to Remove An Unjust Anomaly in Georgia Law (Co-Author), 45 Mercer Law Review 1, 1993
  • What's a Human Life Really Worth? Recovery for Decedent's Non-Economic Losses in Georgia Wrongful Death Actions (Co-Author), 7 Georgia State University Law Review, 439, 1991
  • The Attack on Georgia's Direct Action Statutes, The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, September, 1991
  • Practical Suggestions for Use of Lay Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases, Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, April, 1990
  • Presenting the Neuropsychologist at Trial, Essays on Head Injury, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1989

References

  • First Security Bank, Bozeman, Montana

Classes/Seminars

  • Nuts and Bolt of Expert Witness Testimony, American Society of General Surgeons Annual Meeting, New York, New York, 2003
  • Proving Non-Economic Damages in Tort Cases, Montana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Polson, Montana, 2002
  • Navigating the Direct Action Statute, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002
  • Innovative Theories of Recovery in Large Commercial Vehicle Cases, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001
  • Innovative Theories of Recovery, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Savannah, Georgia, 2000
  • Negotiating Skills: The Basics of Resolving Cases, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997 - Present
  • Negotiating Skills: The Basics of Resolving Cases, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 1998 - Present
  • Negotiating Skills: The Basics of Resolving Cases, Association County Commissioners of Georgia Seminar, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1999 - Present
  • Direct Actions Against Insurance Companies, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997 - Present
  • Strategies for Maximizing Damages in Civil Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996 - Present
  • Strategies for Maximizing Damages in Civil Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997 - Present
  • Punitive Damages in Georgia: Procedure and Practical Suggestions, Georgia Council of State Court Judges, Convention & Seminar, Jekyll Island, Georgia, May 26, 1995 - Present
  • The Use of Expert Witnesses, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Excellence in Advocacy Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, February 11, 1994 - Present
  • Seminar Chairman, "On The Cutting Edge: Exploring Current Issues and Recent Developments in Georgia Tort Law", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia, November 22, 1991 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1993 - Present
  • Who's Who in American Law, 1989 - 1992
  • Who's Who in America, 1988 - 1992
  • Who's Who Among Emerging Leaders in America, 1990 - 1992
  • Who's Who in Georgia, 1988 - 1992
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students, 1984
  • Oxford's Who's Who Registry of Elite Professionals, 1993 - Present
  • Continuing Legal Education Award, 1988 - 1990
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1987 - 1989
  • Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, General Practice Section, Member, 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Trial Section, Member, 1984 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, 1987 - Present
  • Montana State Bar, 2000 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, Sustaining Member, 1983 - 2004
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Committee to Increase Minority Participation and Enrollment, Sustaining Member, 1983 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1986 - 2004
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Co-Chair, 1994 - 1998
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 1992 - 1994
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae Committee, 1986 - 1992
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee, 1993 - 1994
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Educational Committee, 1992 - 1993
  • People's Law School, State Director and Chairman, 1991 - 1992
  • The Verdict, The Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Editor, 1992 - 1993
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member, 2001 - Present
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association Legislative Committee, 2004 - 2005
  • Columbus Lawyers Club Educational Foundation, Inc., Trustee, 1996 - 1997
  • Columbus Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 1986 - Present
  • Columbus Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President, 1986 - Present
  • Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest, Founding Member
  • Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest, Board of Directors, 1992 - 1997
  • Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest, Board of Advisors, 1998 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Inc., Treasurer, 1992 - 1993
  • Columbus Bar Association, Inc., Secretary, 1993 - 1994
  • Columbus Bar Association, Inc., Vice President, 1994 - 1995
  • Columbus Bar Association, Inc., President-Elect, 1995 - 1996
  • Columbus Bar Association, Inc., President, 1996 - 1997
  • Columbus Bar Association, Inc., Executive Committee, 1992 - 1997
  • Younger Lawyers Club of Columbus, 1984 - Present
  • Chattahoochee Circuit Bar Association, Vice President, 1989 - 1990
  • Chattahoochee Circuit Bar Association, President, 1990 - 1991
  • Gallatin County Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Springhill Community Presbyterian Church, Belgrade, Montana, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Georgia Southwestern Foundation, Inc., Member, Board of Trustees, 2001 - 2004
  • Georgia Southwestern State University National Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 1989 - 1995
  • Georgia Southwestern State University, Executive Committee, Columbus Area Alumni Council, 1989 - 1992
  • Georgia Southwestern State University, Chairman, Finklea Scholarship Endowment Committee, 1988
  • Mercer University, Mercer Law School, Member, Board of Visitors, 1993 - 1999
  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Alumni Association, Executive Committee, 1991 - 1993
  • Mercer University, President's Club, 1988 - Present
  • Mercer University, Assistant Vice President, Advancing the Visions 2000 Campaign, 1997 - 2000
  • Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, Board of Directors, 1991 - 1993
  • Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, State Chairperson, People's Law School, 1991 - 1992
  • Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, Speaker's Bureau, 1991 - 1998
  • Westville Historic Village, Member, Board of Trustees, 1993 - Present
  • Westville Historic Village, First Vice President, 1996 - 1997
  • Westville Historic Village, Chairman, Board of Trustees, 1998 - 2000
  • Gridiron Secret Society, University of Georgia Chapter, 1993 - Present
  • Metro Columbus Urban League, Member, Board of Directors, 1995 - 2000
  • Miss Georgia Pageant Corporation, Board of Trustees, 1997 - 1999
  • Miss Georgia Pageant Corporation, Scholarship Committee, 1997 - 1999
  • French Brittany Gun Dog Association of America, Inc., Board of Directors, 1998 - Present
  • French Brittany Gun Dog Association of America, Inc., Treasurer, 1998 - Present
  • French Brittany Gun Dog Association of America, Inc., Secretary/Treasurer, 1998 - 2002
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Inc., Member, 2003 - Present
  • Big Sky Epagneul Breton Gun Dog Club, Member, Board of Directors, 2003 - Present
  • Peach State L'Epagneul Breton Gun Dog Club, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Boone & Crockett Club, Member
  • Tall Timbers Research Institute, Member
  • Auburn University Quail Management Group, Member
  • Trout Unlimited, Member
  • Quail Unlimited, Member
  • The Ruffled Grouse Society, Member
  • Pheasants Forever, Member
  • American Rivers, Member
  • League of Conservation Voters, Member
  • Democratic Party of Georgia, 1984 - Present
  • Democratic Party of Georgia, Voting Delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1996
  • Democratic Party of Georgia, Chair, Third Congressional District, 1993
  • Democratic Party of Georgia, Democratic Nominee, U.S. Congress, Third District of Georgia, 1994
  • Democratic Party of Georgia, Executive Committee, 1992 - 1993
  • Democratic Party of Georgia, State Committee, 1993 - 1996
  • Judicial Nominating Committee, U.S. Senator Max Cleland, 1997

Past Employment Positions

  • Butler, Wooten, Overby, Fryhofer, Daughtery & Sullivan, Columbus/Atlanta, Georgia, Partner, 1998 - 2001
  • Butler & McDonald, Columbus/Atlanta, Georgia, Associate, 1986 - 1988
  • C. Frederick Overby, Columbus, Georgia, Sole Practitioner, 1984 - 1986

Previous Names

  • Frederick Overby

Ancillary Businesses

  • Farming and Ranching

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Sigma Chi