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Louis Levenson

Louis Levenson was admitted to practice in Georgia in 1978. He has specialized for the last 25 years or more in general trial practice but with particular emphasis in areas of wills, trusts, fiduciary accounting, probate and estate litigation. For 10 years Mr. Levenson served the Fulton County Probate Court as the Assistant Fulton County Administrator and Assistant Fulton County Guardian having been appointed by the Probate Judge of Fulton County to this public fiduciary role.

Mr. Levenson has an active trial practice with numerous jury and non-jury trials each year. Most recently, for example, Louis Levenson co-represented a Plaintiff against Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in a premises liability claim and, following a week-long jury trial, achieved a 1.7 million dollar verdict – which was the largest ever against MARTA – for a premises liability/sexual assault case. Mr. Levenson currently has roles as lead counsel in large estates in Georgia and in South Carolina, some with significant assets and considerable litigation matters connected with those estates. For example, Mr. Levenson is currently appointed as a Conservator for incapacitated adults in a number of cases, and also has served as the appointee of numerous Probate Courts for Decedents’ estates in which the former executor or administrator has been removed or convicted of some criminal offense.

Louis Levenson served as a Fulton County Judge for more than 30 years. Judge Levenson served as a part-time Magistrate in Fulton County, Georgia from 1984 until 2015 as well as part-time Pro Hac Judge of the State Court of Fulton County. During his tenure, he was responsible for hearing and trying dispossessory/landlord tenant cases (both residential and commercial) in non-jury and jury trials. He presided over hundreds of thousands of non-jury dispossessory and eviction trials in Magistrate Court (approximately 1000 per month) and served, where necessary, to preside over non jury and jury trials for Fulton State Court, plus is involved as a judge in both civil and criminal matters in this area of the law. In 2015 he retired from the bench to focus on his private practice.”

 

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1978
  • New York, 1983
  • South Carolina, 1994
  • Texas, 2017
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, admitted May 1993

Education

  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
  • Bachelor of Arts, May, 1974
  • Phi Beta Kappa, May 1974
  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • (Study of Law, Bogota, Colombia, South America 1974-1975)
  • Emory University School of Law
  • J.D., May 1978

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Judicial Service

Mr. Levenson served as a part-time Magistrate in Fulton County, Georgia from 1984 until 2015 as well as part-time Pro Hac Judge of the State Court of Fulton County. During his tenure, he was responsible for hearing and trying dispossessory/landlord tenant cases (both residential and commercial) in non-jury and jury trials. He presided over hundreds of thousands of non-jury dispossessory and eviction trials in Magistrate Court (approximately 1000 per month) and served, where necessary, to preside over non jury and jury trials for Fulton State Court, plus is involved as a judge in both civil and criminal matters in this area of the law.

Fiduciary Service

Served as Assistant Fulton County Administrator and Ex-Officio Guardian of the Fulton County Probate Court from 1980 – 1989; he had responsibility for management and administration of unrepresented estates and guardianships for Fulton County, the largest county in the State of Georgia, with Fiduciary bonds in place by corporate sureties.

Teachings

Instructor for the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

Frequent lecturer and panelist on landlord/tenant legal issues for Georgia State University, International Continuing Legal Education, etc., faculty for “BOMA” RPA certification course, Spring 1995,

Regular annual instructor for the recertification of Georgia Magistrates for the Georgia Continuing Judicial Education Program at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia