Jacob E. Daly

Senior Counsel

Atlanta, GA
D 770.818.1431
[email protected]


  • J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Virginia

Interdisciplinary Teams

Retail, Hospitality and Beverage


Jake Daly is Senior Counsel in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Atlanta office and practices in the firm’s Tort and Catastrophic Loss and Governmental Liability section and primarily represents private companies, government entities, and their employees in personal injury litigation. He has extensive experience in defending property owners, management companies, and security companies in premises liability lawsuits, and he also defends private companies and their employees against other tort claims, including product liability claims, dram shop claims, motor vehicle accident claims, assault/battery/false imprisonment claims, and negligent hiring and retention claims. In addition, he defends cities, counties, and local government officials in civil rights lawsuits and state-law tort lawsuits. Finally, he represents businesses in commercial disputes, such as lawsuits alleging fraud, breach of warranty, or violations of consumer protection laws.

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Bar Admissions

Court of Appeals of Georgia


Supreme Court of Georgia

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

Publications & Engagements
  • Author, “The Seat-Belt Defense in Georgia,” 65 Mercer Law Review 19 (2013)
  • Co-Author, “Product Liability, Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 64 Mercer Law Review 231 (2012)
  • Author, “Apportionment of Fault to Non-Parties Is Here to Stay,” Georgia Defense Lawyer, Summer 2012
  • Co-Author, “Product Liability, Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 63 Mercer Law Review 279 (2011)
  • Co-Author, “Product Liability, Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 62 Mercer Law Review 243 (2010)
  • Co-Author, “Product Liability, Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 61 Mercer Law Review 267 (2009)
  • Co-Author, “Product Liability, Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 60 Mercer Law Review 303 (2008)
  • Co-Author, “Product Liability, Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 59 Mercer Law Review 331 (2007)
  • Co-Author, “Product Liability, Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 58 Mercer Law Review 313 (2006)
  • Co-author, “Trial Plans in ‘Hybrid’ Class Actions: Misadventures in Letting Form Affect Substance,” in ICLE Program Materials for Class Actions CLE (Oct. 25, 2002)
  • Co-Author, “Statutory Civil Rights, 2001 Eleventh Circuit Survey,” 53 Mercer Law Review 1499 (2002)
  • Co-Author, “Torts, Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 53 Mercer Law Review 441 (2001)
  • Co-Author, “Torts, Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 52 Mercer Law Review 421 (2000)
  • Author, Casenote, “City of Chicago v. International College of Surgeons: The Interplay Between Supplemental Jurisdiction and Cross-System Appeals, and the Impact on Federalism,” 50 Mercer Law Review 1137 (1999)
Representative Cases & Clients
  • Rehberg v. Paulk, 132 S. Ct. 1497 (2012)
  • Couch v. Red Roof Inns, Inc. 259 Ga. 359, 729 SE2d 378 (2012)
  • Martin v. Herrington Mill, LP 316 Ga App. 696, 730 SE2d 164 (2012)
  • Burroughs v. Mitchell County, 313 Ga. App. 8, 720 S.E.2d 335 (2011)
  • Wilcox v. Fenn, 289 Ga. 750, 716 S.E.2d 144 (2011)
  • Johnson v. Green Growth I, LLC, 305 Ga. App. 134, 699 S.E.2d 109 (2010)
  • CDP Event Services, Inc. v. Atcheson, 289 Ga. App. 183, 656 S.E.2d 537 (2008)
  • Scoggins v. Kia Motors America, Inc., 272 Ga. App. 495, 612 S.E.2d 823 (2005)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Formal Advisory Opinion Board, 2013-present
  • Member, Georgia Bar Journal Editorial Board, 2014-present
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta