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MG Law Founder Michael Geoffroy Chosen To Prestigious “Best Lawyers in America” List

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most well-known attorney ranking services in the world. The Best Lawyers 2020 list includes Michael Geoffroy of MG Law in Conyers, Georgia who was recently selected by his peers for inclusion on the exclusive list. Michael is a respected attorney and leader in the Covington and Conyers communities who specializes in...

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What Is Ethylene Oxide?

Ethylene oxide has been in the news lately. But what exactly is it? And should members of the public be worried? The federal government has not done a good job of releasing helpful information to the public, so we feel the need to step into the gap. On July 19, 2019, WebMD published an article on ethylene oxide and...

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What Do Environmental Protection Laws Limit?

Environmental protection laws promote the public safety, but they also can do a lot more than that. Environmental law has a long history, but it truly took off in the 1970s, with the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970. Various environmental laws were passed in the ensuing years to protect the environment. These laws also limit...

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Fighting For Clean Air As A Lawyer, A Citizen, A Husband, & A Father

I am a trial lawyer. Worst-case scenarios are my day-to-day.  All of my clients have experienced injuries or lost loved ones due to someone else’s mistake or bad behavior. As you can imagine, all these cases often hit close to home. But nothing has ever come close to the sinking feeling in my gut when I heard the announcement....

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INDEPENDENT TESTING IS THE ANSWER TO CONFLICTING REPORTS ABOUT CANCER FROM DANGEROUS ETHYLENE OXIDE FROM THE BD BARD PLANT

News articles are saying there is a danger from exposure to ETHYLENE OXIDE (EtO) from the BD Bard plant in Covington. But a recent letter from the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) said that testing showed levels were safe. Who should we believe? The answer is to force officials to conduct independent testing of EtO levels near...

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Becton Dickinson/Bard Releases Toxic Chemical Potentially Related to Covington Cancer Cluster

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a 10 year study on ethylene oxide or EtO from 2007 until 2016. EPA determined EtO was more dangerous than it previously had in regulations, and moved the chemical to the known carcinogens list, the list of chemicals that definitely cause cancer. 2018, EPA used that information with others in the National Air...

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Legislative Involvement: How Does It Make Your Law Firm Better?

When fair and just laws are in place, it will be far easier for law firms to effectively serve their clients. Lawyers can help federal, state, and local governments create and implement better laws.  By getting involved in the legislative process, attorneys in Georgia are in a position to help to make the community a better place for everyone....

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The Best Lawyers in America Award

Our attorney, Michael Geoffroy, has been selected by his peers to be included in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in personal injury litigation. We are proud of Michael and happy that his hard work and dedication to his clients is noticed and awarded. Congratulations, Michael!

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What To Do After A Car Accident—Not Your Fault

Car accidents can happen in an instant, and before you know it your car is crushed and you are in severe pain. What do you do if you were not at fault for the collision? Fortunately, the steps you take are the same as in any car accident—swap insurance information, call the police and collect evidence for your case....

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Is CBD Actually Legal in Georgia?

In the past decade, public opinion on medical and recreational marijuana legalization has seen a major shift, with a majority of Americans supporting legalization as of last year. In the wake of this shift, 11 states have legalized recreational use and 33 have legalized medical marijuana. Georgia legislature joined the trend in legalizing medical marijuana this past April. However,...

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