Payton D. Bramlett is a partner in the Atlanta office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. (QPWB). He is an experienced, outcome-oriented attorney focusing his practice in the areas of insurance defense, general liability, personal injury litigation including both automobile and premises liability. Throughout his career, Mr. Bramlett has obtained favorable results for clients in both bench and jury trials in some of the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in Georgia. Mr. Bramlett handles all phases of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and when possible, resolves cases pre-trial in a cost-effective manner through negotiation, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Prior to joining QPWB, Mr. Bramlett was an associate attorney with a regional commercial litigation law firm where he was a member of that firm’s transportation litigation group. In that role, he defended major logistics companies including Fortune 500 clients in complex trucking litigation, managing all phases of litigation including supervision of accident reconstructionist expert inspections of tractor-trailers, passenger vehicles, and accident scenes. Prior to that, Mr. Bramlett served as both local and national counsel for a Fortune 200 company in a series of nationwide complex toxic tort cases at a different national law firm.
Since joining QPWB, Mr. Bramlett has obtained positive resolutions for clients including summary judgment for a defendant in a rear-end collision case where liability was clear and adverse to that defendant where the plaintiff was represented by counsel. In his role at QPWB, Mr. Bramlett also routinely serves as local counsel for a wide variety of major Fortune 500 corporations for cases pending in Georgia. During his tenure at QPWB, Mr. Bramlett has transitioned into supervisory role and actively coaches and mentors younger associate attorneys while remaining client liaison for direct contact with clients.
- Benertha Spencer v. United States of America, Otis Elevator Company, and Bayline Lift Technologies, Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-00132-JRH-BKE, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, obtained summary judgment for client in major premises liability elevator case for incident that occurred at the Augusta V.A. Hospital on written motion without any oral argument
- Diana J. Meeks v. Rebecca D. Keng, Civil Action No. 18-A-1456, State Court of Cobb County, Georgia, obtained summary judgment for defendant in a rear-end automobile collision case where liability was clear and adverse as to that defendant and where plaintiff was represented by counsel
- Paula White v. Lynn Updegrove, Civil Action No. 2014CV01303-FF, State Court of Clayton County, Georgia, favorable jury verdict in plaintiff-friendly venue wherein jury apportioned 40% of fault to the leading vehicle in a rear-end automobile collision case and where jury verdict was significantly lower than plaintiff’s final pre-trial demand
Mr. Bramlett received his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2012 and Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2009, graduating with a major in risk management and insurance. During law school, Mr. Bramlett was elected Best Advocate by his peers for both cases tried in his federal trial practice class and received an Outstanding Student Award from the associate dean of his law school. One summer during law school, Mr. Bramlett served as a legal intern for the Regional Counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration in Chicago, where he assisted with the O’Hare Modernization Program and also handled pilot disciplinary actions including license revocations for pilot misbehavior, and also handled hazardous materials violation actions, as well as other types of civilian actions for alleged violations of federal aviation regulations including laser pointer infractions. During his internship with the FAA, Mr. Bramlett spearheaded a major research initiative on federal preemption of a Chicago municipal ordinance prohibiting aircraft banner advertisements in airspace over the city.
Mr. Bramlett is licensed to practice law in all state trial and appellate courts as well as all federal trial and appellate courts in Georgia. Mr. Bramlett is also an active member of the Atlanta Bar Association, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, and Defense Research Institute (DRI), and he has maintained his Georgia insurance agent license in property, casualty, life, accident and sickness.
Prior to commencing his legal career, Mr. Bramlett worked as an insurance agent in Watkinsville, Georgia. He specialized in commercial insurance but also sold personal, life, and health insurance policies. Previously, he interned as a commercial underwriter for an insurance company in Duluth, Georgia where he processed commercial general liability policies for a Fortune 500 company. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, Mr. Bramlett received the Leverett Award for academic excellence and service to the Risk Management and Insurance Department in 2009.
Council Executive Board Member for the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 2019-present
“The Paradox of Approaches: They Extend Further Than You Think,” Drew Eckl & Famham Journal, Volume 28, No. 166, July 2016
“Georgia’s Direct Action Statute May Not Always Apply to Accidents Occurring Outside the State of Georgia,” Hall Booth Smith Transportation Blog, October 12, 2017
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Areas of Practice:
- Automotive Liability
- General Litigation
- Insurance and Insurers
- Premises Liability
- Professional Liability
- Trucking and Transportation
- University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D. (2012)
- University of Georgia, B.B.A., cum laude (2009)