Meet Our Personal Injury Attorneys
Jim Rice is the founder and managing partner of Rice McGowan and has more than 25 years of experience litigating high-stakes personal injury and wrongful death cases. Jim is known in the legal community for his unrelenting commitment to accept nothing less than a full and fair economic recovery for his clients, a philosophy that has produced some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Georgia history.
For the past 6 years he has been named to the Top 100 List of Georgia Super Lawyers and a Georgia Super Lawyer for almost 20 consecutive years by Thomson Reuters, maintains an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is recognized as one of the state’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine.
Kim McGowan is an experienced trial lawyer and managing partner of the firm’s Duluth, GA office. She represents individuals and families in serious injury and death cases resulting from car, truck and motorcycle accidents, dangerous property conditions, dram shop claims, and work-related accidents. Prior to joining the firm, Kim represented several of the state’s largest insurance companies in complex litigation involving policy coverage and claim disputes as well as subrogation actions. This insider’s view into the way insurers defend cases is a true asset to her practice today, and plays a key role in the winning strategies implemented by the firm.
Andrew Brandt is an accomplished trial attorney with a proven record of successful results in cases involving negligent security, motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, wrongful death, and other complex personal injury litigation. Prior to joining Rice McGowan, he represented insurance companies in injury and death cases, experience he draws on today to effectively maximize the economic recoveries for individuals and families impacted by tragic events.
Andrew’s work on behalf of clients has not gone unnoticed. Thomson Reuters has recognized him as one of the state’s Rising Stars for four consecutive years and he was recently named to Georgia Trend Magazine’s list of Legal Elite, an honor reserved for less than 300 attorneys statewide.
Preston Dunaway represents clients in a wide range of serious personal injury matters involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, and negligent security cases. Early in his career, he practiced at a large national law firm defending insurance companies as well as trucking corporations and apartment complexes. Experience on the defense side of the docket provides Preston with valuable perspective and knowledge which he utilizes to maximize economic recoveries for individuals and families impacted by tragic events.
Zach Balty represents clients in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases across the state of Georgia. He earned her Juris Doctor from Georgia State College of Law and Bachelor of Arts in Government from Liberty University. Zach is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and volunteers his time on various pro bono projects as well as serving as the mock trial coach for Eagles Landing Christian Academy Competition Team.