Raymond Russell Grant II (“Rusty”) is a partner at Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP, who specializes in civil tort litigation. Rusty has extensive trial experience and has handled cases in a variety of areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products/construction defects, and professional liability, including insurance agent/broker E&O. Rusty is also a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
Rusty graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2003. He attended undergraduate school at the University of Richmond, receiving his B.A. in Journalism in 2000. Rusty is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Rusty was recognized as a Rising Star in the 2012, 2015 and 2016 editions of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine.
University of Richmond, 2000, B.A.
University of Georgia, 2003, J.D.
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100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Rusty obtained a jury defense verdict in a stipulated liability case where the Plaintiff alleged permanent injuries to her neck and back. (2016)
A jury awarded just $10,000 in one of Rusty’s cases where the Plaintiff was diagnosed with a permanent brain injury and sought more than $2 million at trial. (2015)
Rusty obtained a jury defense verdict in a case of stipulated liability where the Plaintiff alleged he needed low back surgery as the result of an automobile accident. (2015)
Rusty obtained a jury defense verdict in a premises liability case where the Plaintiff suffered a broken hip and required emergency surgery. (2014)
Rusty obtained an award of attorney fees after the jury awarded $160,000. Rusty’s client had offered $350,000 to settle the case, and the Plaintiff sought $2.9 million at trial. (2013)
Rusty obtained a defense jury verdict in an automobile accident case where the plaintiff suffered multiple leg fractures and required emergency surgery. (2012)
Rusty obtained a verdict of less than half of the alleged $90,000 in medical expenses in a case where liability was stipulated. The plaintiff in the case asked the jury for $350,000, and the jury returned a verdict of $40,000. Rusty collected attorney’s fees from the plaintiff for her prior refusal to accept a $100,000 settlement offer. (2011)
Rusty convinced the Georgia Court of Appeals to reverse a trial court’s dismissal of a third-party complaint in an automobile accident case. This was a case of first impression following Georgia’s 2005 tort reform legislation. (2010)
Rusty obtained a defense jury verdict in an automobile accident case where the plaintiff suffered permanent brain injuries and had more than $140,000 in medical expenses. (2010)
Rusty obtained a defense jury verdict in an automobile accident case where liability was stipulated. (2008)
The Supreme Court of Georgia reversed an award of attorney’s fees against Rusty’s client, finding that the trial court abused its discretion in making such an award when Rusty’s client had prevailed in the underlying case. (2005)
Awards and Professional Recognition
Recognized as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine 2012, 2015, 2016