Shawn Bingham

Partner

Atlanta, GA
D 678.996.9090
[email protected]

Education

  • J.D. Georgia State University magna cum laude
  • M.B.A. Enterprise Risk Management Georgia State University
  • M.A. Georgia State University
  • B.A. University of West Georgia cum laude
Overview

Shawn Bingham is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Atlanta office. He is part of the Insurance Coverage and Commercial Litigation National Practice Sections.

Mr. Bingham regularly counsels insurance companies on complex coverage issues, prosecutes declaratory judgment actions on behalf of insurance companies, and defends insurance companies in bad faith actions filed by insureds. Mr. Bingham has handled coverage matters involving personal and commercial auto, trucking, first-party home and property, commercial general liability, professional liability, employment liability, business interruption, and cyber and privacy.  Mr. Bingham also represents and counsels large companies in commercial disputes and catastrophic tort claims and has successfully tried many cases to verdict.  In addition to Georgia, Mr. Bingham is licensed and has regularly practiced in South Carolina, and has also practiced pro hac vice in various other states. 

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Bar Admissions

11th Circuit Court of Appeals 

Georgia

South Carolina

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina 

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia

Publications & Engagements
  • Co-author Trucking Insurance Coverage Basics Transportation Lawyer’s Association Boot Camp, January 17, 2017.
  • The Shocking Impact of Corporate Scandal on Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Nancy R. Mansfield, et al. 20 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 211 (2012).  Research credit.
  • Is Rioting a Covered Cause of Loss? – https://www.fmglaw.com/insurance/is-rioting-a-covered-cause-of-loss/
Representative Cases & Clients
  • Peterson v. USAA, Muscogee County, Georgia Superior Court – Dismissal of RICO and fraud claims against insurance company.
  • Smith v. Jones, Bibb County, Georgia Superior Court—Defense verdict from jury in disputed liability overturned vehicle case.
  • Salata v. Walker, Pickens County Georgia Superior Court—Summary Judgment to insurance company on coverage.
  • Beatles v. Colonial Freight Systems Inc. U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia – Summary judgment in favor of trucking company resulting in full dismissal of case.
  • May v. Greenwood Motor Lines et. al. Chatham County, Georgia State Court – Summary judgment in favor of trucking company on punitive damages and negligent hiring claims.
  • Emstar Associates v. Robert Adair v. Garrison Property and Casualty Company – Cobb County, Georgia Superior Court – Dismissal of third-party complaint against insurer in property damage case.
  • Sims v. John Doe Fulton County, Georgia State Court – Summary Judgment to insurance company on uninsured motorist claim.
  • Bowers v. Mendoza et. al. Fulton County, Georgia Superior Court – Summary Judgment to employer on vicarious liability.
  • Johnson v. USAA, Henry County, Georgia Superior Court – Dismissal of fraud and punitive damages claims against insurer.
  • Conway v. Exrtra Space, Charleston County South Carolina – Summary judgment in favor of on-line auctioneer  in wrongful foreclosure case.
  • Dismissal of Covid-19 business interruption claim against insurer.
  • Mitchell v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Dismissal of all extracontractual claims against insurer
  • Jones v. USAA General Indemnity Company, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Dismissal of multiple extracontractual claims against insurer
  • Crebs v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, Chatham County, Georgia State Court, Summary Judgement to retailer on trip and fall claim
Affiliations
  • Georgia Defense Lawyer’s Association, Atlanta Bar Association
  • DRI