Cordele, GA/Press/August 2, 2019 – David N. Rainwater, Partner and Attorney at Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright LLP was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright, LLP is located in Cordele, GA and serves clients in throughout the State of Georgia in all State, Federal and appellate courts. The firm is able to assist their clients with a wide range of legal concerns relating to family law matters, personal injury, commercial litigation, wills and probate, commercial, residential litigation, title insurance, mediation representation and insurance. At Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright, LLP there philosophy is simple: They are in the business of obtaining desired legal results for their clients in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner available, with an emphasis upon their individual needs.
David N. Rainwater partner at Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright, LLP, was admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia in 1973. Since 1973, he practiced law throughout Georgia, and was one of the first ten lawyers in the State of Georgia to become Board Certified as a civil trial lawyer. His areas of concentration are commercial & general litigation, personal injury, wrongful death & insurance, tractor/trailer accidents and domestic relations.
From 1990 to 1997, Rainwater left private practice to serve as First Vice President and General Counsel of Central Bank and Trust in Cordele, Georgia, and later as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for American Network Services, Inc. of Norcross, Georgia. As a co-founder of American Network Services Rainwater was part of the management team that created “DEPONET®” the largest legal support network in the world.
Mr. Rainwater returned to private practice in Cordele in November of 1997. Since then he has recovered over $150,000,000 in settlements, verdicts and recoveries since 1998 for the citizens of Central and South Georgia.
Mr. Rainwater attended Georgia Institute of Technology (1966-1968); Mercer University (1968-1970) A.B. – 1970; Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University (1970-1973), Jurist Doctor – 1973. He was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Estates; Winner of C & S National Bank Will Drafting Contest. President, American Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Club, 1972. Author: “Georgia’s New Collateral Source Rule,” Mercer Law Review, 1987.”Annual Survey of Georgia Law, Trial Practice,” Mercer Law Review, 1988.
Mr. Rainwater is a Member, and Former President with the Cordele Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Board of Governors-State Bar of Georgia, 1983-1985, Chairman of the Committee to Reduce Court Costs and Delays-State Bar of Georgia, 1983 – 1989-, Trial lawyers Competency Committee-State Bar of Georgia, 1985 – 1989, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee-State Bar of Georgia,1982 – 1989, a member of the Federal Bar Association, 1988 – 1989, Fellow, Georgia Bar Foundation and Vice President, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1983-1989.
Mr. Rainwater is one of the few lawyers who became “AV” rated and a member of the Bar Registry of Martindale-Hubbell in less than ten years of practice. In 2010, Rainwater was recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers Association and is served as the Chairman of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Family Law Section in 2010.
In addition, Mr. Rainwater was selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Beginning in the year 2010, Rainwater has been further recognized as a “Super Lawyer” through peer nominations and peer evaluations which are published in the Super Lawyers magazine, a publication of Thomson Reuters; by the Bar Registry of Pre-eminent Lawyers of Martindale-Hubbell as “Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers;” and as a Top Law Firm by the American Society of Legal Advocates.
The firm consists of David Rainwater, J. Mitchell Gibbs and Ben Wright and three certified para-legals, Brenda Farrow, Melissa Sangster, Suzy Lane, Kaitlin Mixon and Hanner Holder. The firm has been in existence since 1974.
Mr. Rainwater is married to Mary and has three children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.