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OUR TEAM 

L. Lin Wood
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND CEO

Lin Wood has more than 45 years of experience as a trial lawyer focusing on civil litigation, representing individuals and corporations as plaintiffs or defendants in tort and business cases involving claims of significant damage. Mr. Wood has extensive experience in First Amendment/defamation litigation and management of the media in high profile cases.

Representations

Mr. Wood has been the lead attorney in many national, high profile cases, including serving as:

  • lead civil attorney for the late Richard Jewell for 16 years in matters arising out of reporting about Mr. Jewell in connection with the 1996 bombing of Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, including defamation claims against NBC and Tom Brokaw, the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, CNN, New York Post, Time, and Piedmont College.

  • lead civil attorney for the Nicholas Sandmann in matters arising out of false and defamatory reporting by the media in connection with the incident occurring January 2019 at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial outside the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This representation includes defamation claims against CNN, Washington Post, NBC, ABC, CBS, Rolling Stone, Gannett, the New York Times and Twitter.

  • lead counsel for Florida hospital administrator David Carbone in a now successfully resolved defamation action against CNN.

  • lead civil attorney for Vernon Unsworth in defamation litigation arising from defamatory tweets made by Elon Musk against Mr. Unsworth, a highly respected caver whose involvement in the Thailand Cave Rescue has been described as instrumental in saving the lives of the young boys trapped in the Cave System

  • lead attorney for John and the late Patsy Ramsey and their son for 22 years in matters relating to the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey in Boulder, Colorado, and for Burke Ramsey in now successfully resolved defamation claims against CBS and Dr. Werner Spitz.

  • lead attorney for Beth Holloway in matters relating to the media coverage of the May 2005 disappearance of her daughter, Natalee Holloway, in Aruba and in now successfully resolved civil actions against the National Enquirer and American Media.

  • lead counsel for the late Herman Cain in defense of false accusations related to his 2012 candidacy for the Republican Nomination for President of the United States.

  • lead counsel for Bill Walters in defamation claims against Golf.com and First Amendments matters

  • lead trial counsel for The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. and Dexter King in connection with claims related to corporate governance.

  • lead civil attorney for Jeff Greene in libel litigation against The St. Petersburg Times and The Miami Herald related to Mr. Greene’s 2010 campaign for the Democratic Nomination for the U.S. Senate from Florida.

  • lead civil attorney at trial court level for Sheldon Adelson in New York libel litigation against the National Jewish Democratic Council and co-counsel in matters related to Nevada and Florida litigation.

  • lead civil attorney in Whistleblower cases alleging Medicare fraud against DaVita, Inc. in federal court in Atlanta and against Halifax Hospital Medical Center in federal court in Florida

  • lead civil attorney for Howard K. Stern in the prosecution and defense of defamation claims arising out of the death of Anna Nicole Smith.

  • lead trial counsel for the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith in federal action for misappropriation and theft of estate property.

  • Co-counsel for for Sharon Rocha in matters relating to the media coverage of the December 2002 murder of her daughter, Laci Peterson.

  • attorney for former U.S. Congressman Gary Condit in defamation matters relating to the May 2001 abduction and murder of Chandra Levy in Washington against Vanity Fair writer Dominick Dunne and American Media.

  • co-counsel for the victim in the Colorado civil action against Kobe Bryant for damages for alleged rape.

  • lead counsel for AirTran Airlines, Inc. in defamation litigation against the Cleveland, Ohio newspaper, The Plain Dealer.

  • lead counsel for Esquire Deposition Services LLC in multi-state class actions dealing with billing practices.

  • lead trial attorney for Sun Trust Bank in litigation arising out of claims by trust beneficiaries related to an inheritance of Coca-Cola stock.

  • lead trial attorney for Phoebe Putney Health Care System and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in the defense of 42 U.S.C. 1983 claims by a former staff physician.

  • lead trial attorney for NextGen Fuel, Inc. in the defense of claims alleging breach of contract and intellectual property infringement.

John Exum

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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John Exum is a native of Kinston, North Carolina. A recent graduate from the Emory University School of Law; John also holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina; a Master’s in International Relations, European Studies concentration from the University of Strasbourg; and a B.A. in French from The Citadel.

 

Fluent in three foreign languages, John has worked and studied in French, German and Spanish-speaking environments. He has spent a total of almost four years abroad.

 

Before and after earning his International MBA in 2016 at the University of South Carolina, John’s professional experience was mostly in manufacturing. Before enrolling in the International IMBA program at the Darla Moore School of Business, John had spent over three and a half years at Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. John used his French fluency to set up the receiving department in Spirit’s Saint Nazaire facility and helped resolve Quality Assurance-related issues from French suppliers. John also earned a Lean Six Greenbelt, and later a APICS CPIM certification. After graduation in 2016, John accepted a position as a Supply Chain Planner at DuraFiber Technologies in Salisbury, NC.

 

After a year of working for DuraFiber,  John was frustrated after seeing numerous inefficiencies in parts of the business where he had no direct control. He learned that in-house counsels for companies tend to have significant clout over a company’s CEO, and not just on legal matters. John ultimately decided on law school.

Initially inclined toward transactional law after his experience in the business world, John found Emory’s Transactional Certificate program appealing. Emory was also the only school who seemed genuinely interested in John’s foreign languages.

 

The nightmare of Nov. 3, 2020 redefined John’s dreams as a lawyer. He was in his third semester at Emory. He had already witnessed COVID and the widespread riots across the country. He no longer romanticized structuring deals with businesses from different countries. John instead realized it was time to fight back for his own country.

 

John loves and follows Jesus Christ. He loves America and is deeply passionate about the rule of law. He wants to ensure that law is what indeed rules America.

Drew Trammell

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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A native of Atlanta, GA, Drew enlisted into the U.S. Navy out of high school and honorable served from 2000-2005. 


Drew’s first sea assignment was aboard the USS Bataan (LHD 5), where he served as a Lithographers Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class.  While on the Bataan, he participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was deployed to the Persian Gulf. Due to a shoulder injury, Drew finished up the last year of his naval career at Naval Network Warfare Command as the driver for Vice Adm. James McArthur.


Following Drew’s military service, he attended the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State, where he graduated Cum Laude with a major in Computer Information System, BBA.


Upon graduation, Drew worked as a business systems analyst, implementing ERP solutions and supporting cloud-hosted environments.  Drew then pursued a career as a business systems analyst with AMB Sports + Entertainment, where his primary focus was on implementing critical operational applications and systems that were initially deployed within the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in 2017. Drew’s last major event that he supported was Super Bowl 53.  Drew currently works as the Director of IT Support Services for a general contractor.


Drew is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, a devoted husband and father, and an advocate for protecting our constitutional rights.  Drew married his beautiful wife, Sarah, on September 4th, 2021, and is the proud father of three beautiful children.  His family is actively involved with their local community, and he spends most of his time participating in his kids’ sporting activities and enjoying the great outdoors.

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