Tedra Cannella Hobson

Office Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Education

University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
  • J.D. magna cum laude - 2007
  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Honors: Order of Barristers
  • Honors: Best Team, Best Brief, Best Oralist, Intrastate Moot Court Competition, '06
  • Honors: Member, National Moot Court Team, 2007
  • Honors: Pupil, Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court
  • Honors: Recipient, University of Georgia Law School Alumni Scholarship, 2004-2007
  • Honors: Recipient, Ronald L. Carlson Award for Excellence in the Study of Evidence
  • Honors: Moot Court Board, 2005-2007
  • Law Review: Georgia Law Review, Executive Notes Editor, 2006 - 2007

Georgetown Public Policy Institute
  • M.P.P. - 2004

Emory University
  • B.A. - 2000

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Business Torts
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Breach of Trust
  • Wrongful Death
  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Negligence/Tort
  • Premises Liability
  • Trucking Cases
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home
  • Tire Defects

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

The National Trial Lawyers

Tedra Cannella Hobson

Phone:
404-321-1700
Fax:
404-321-1713
Email

TEDRA CANNELLA HOBSON has a practice that focuses on breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, wrongful death, trucking and automobile wrecks, and products liability. She has helped her clients reach settlements and obtain verdicts totaling over $30 million.

Tedra was inspired to join the team at Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP because she experienced first-hand the difficult challenges that personal injuries can bring for individuals and their families. While pursing her undergraduate degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Tedra suffered serious burns in a house fire. Motivated by her subsequent volunteer work with young children who had survived serious burns, Tedra dedicated two years of service to Americorps after college. Through Americorps, Tedra worked at Legal Aid of Western Missouri and Atlanta Legal Aid on behalf of low-income individuals. 

Tedra attended law school at the University of Georgia on scholarship, graduating magna cum laude. She held one of the three top positions on the Executive Board of the Georgia Law Review. She was also active in the Law School’s moot court program. In her second year, she participated in the competitive Intrastate Moot Court Competition, in which she and her team swept every award at the competition, including Best Oralist, Best Brief, and Best Team. These successes won her a spot on the Law School’s prestigious National Team during her third year. She also held leadership positions in the Student Bar Association during all three years of law school.

After law school, Tedra lived in Macon, Georgia, while clerking for the Honorable Hugh Lawson, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Georgia. She now lives in Atlanta.

Tedra volunteers her time for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation in addition to several bar associations.  She is on the board of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and the American Constitution Society.  She is also very active in the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Published Works

  • Bankruptcy Abuse Creation Act: Curing the Unintended Consequences of Bankruptcy Reform, 40 Ga. L. Rev. 1245, 2006
  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 61 Mercer L. Rev. 363, 2009
  • Attorneys' Fees in Clear Liability Cases, The Verdict, Spring, 2010
  • Handling Claims for Injuries Suffered During Pregnancy, The Verdict, Summer, 2010
  • Obtaining Insurance Information from Uncooperative Insurers, The Verdict, Fall, 2010
  • Is Defendant Driver History Admissible, The Verdict, Summer, 2011
  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 63 Mercer L. Rev. 359 , 2011

Representative Clients

  • Black v. USF Holland, Fulton County Superior Court - Obtained confidential settlement in disputed liability tractor-trailer wreck
  • Miller v. Langdale, Lowndes County Superior Court - Obtained reversal of summary judgment in the Court of Appeals and successfully defeated Petition for Certiorari in the Georgia Supreme Court
  • Arnold v. Lowndes County, Lowndes County Superior Court - Successfully defended motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment on issues of sovereign immunity
  • Perlotte v. Harrison, Oglethorpe County Superior Court - Obtained settlement within one week of filing case
  • Wheeler v. Ford, Clayton County State Court - Member of the trial team that obtained $17 million verdict

Classes/Seminars

  • ICLE Expertise in Plaintiffs Personal Injury Law: Recognizing and Investigating Product Liability Claims (January 2014)
  • GTLA Annual Workshop: Subsequent Remedial Measures Under the New Evidence Code (May 2013)
  • Atlanta Bar Association: How and When to Hire a Contract Lawyer (February 2013)
  • GTLA Holiday Seminar: Subsequent Remedial Measures Under the New Evidence Code (December 2012)
  • Atlanta Bar Association: Networking for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners (October 2012)
  • Atlanta Bar Association: Developing a Niche Practice (November 2012)
  • GTLA Spring Seminar: Pretrial Motions (March 2012)

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyer?s Association, Membership Committee, Amicus Committee, GTLA LEAD Class of 2013
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court, Barrister, 2011 - 2013
  • American Constitution Society, Executive Board Member, 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Mentoring Committee, Chairperson; Judicial Applications Review Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Hugh Lawson, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Law Clerk, 2007 - 2008