JA Harp Host Legislators Meeting

The law firm of JA Harp law form was recently the DLC hosts for the state chairperson’s legislative committee meeting in Mobile, Alabama.  The Firm represented the thirty law firms in the United States that have been designated as competent in handling railroad worker cases.


The Lawyers at JA Harp Law Firm recently recovered more than $4,800,000.00 on behalf of a young man severely injured in a tractor-trailer collision.

Military Dependents’ Rights under Attack

Navy aviation mechanic Jimmy German lost his wife when she went to Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., due to the hospital failing to diagnose his wife’s cerebral hemorrhaging. As a result of the hospital’s error, she suffered a catastrophic stroke and died. Now, the U.S. Government wants the medical error to be erased.

The government lawyers are attempting to have the Mr. German’s case dismissed on the basis that the Feres doctrine should block the suit for negligence against even military dependents. The Feres Doctrine has barred lawsuits by soldiers against the government for injuries caused by military medical providers’ malpractice since a 1950 Supreme Court decision. However, the Feres doctrine has never been expanded to prevent military dependents from recovering against military healthcare providers.

In over sixty years, the government has never said dependent victims should be barred. Until now! In fact, according to the January 30, 2012 Marine Corp Times, “[i]n just the past few years, the government has annually settled several dozen military medical malpractice claims and lawsuits involving family members—a number of them filed by service members, records show.”

As a law firm who has successfully prosecuted actions on behalf of Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force dependents against military medical providers, we are deeply concerned about this attempt to take away our military family members’ rights, especially for the families of Fort Benning soldiers! We will continue to fight for those rights in any way possible, and will keep our military friends and family updated on the status of the Florida federal court’s decision as soon as the court rules on the government’s motion to dismiss.

After nearly thirty years in the same place, we are thrilled to announce the move to the Terraces at Green Island on River Road in Columbus

The new law firm is The Law Office of JA Harp, LLC. Suite 210, 6001 River Road, Columbus, Georgia 31904. Our new number is 706 322 8004. “I appreciate the loyalty of the nearly 3000 families I have represented over the last thirty years.”

Automobile collision results in substantial 2013 recovery for Columbus resident

We see on television, ads for lawyers boasting of recoveries.” said JA Harp. “It is important to ask for the names of those results and what attorney was involved.”  Mr. Harp has been counsel on cases involving recoveries on cases of record of $7,500,000, $4,000,000, $14,000,000 to name a few. He is a member of ARLA and is one of a select few Board Certified Civil Attorneys in the state of Georgia. He has been listed as a “Super Lawyer”.

Locomotive Inspection Act claim results in CSXT’s Engineer’s Success!

In battle involving the capturing of locomotive videos that required motions, valuable evidence was found. “First, they said the locomotive did not have a recording from the camera, and then they could not find the download..finally, it showed up” said lead trial counsel JA Harp.”

Harp receives recovery for Whistleblower claim

OSHA recently approved the settlement of a whistleblower claim based upon a railroad’s actions in response to a railroad worker’s report of an unsafe condition that resulted in an injury

Medical Malpractice News

In March, the Florida Supreme Court issued an order ruling that the state’s caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice wrongful death cases violate the state Constitution’s equal protection clause. In many states, laws were passed over the last decade that limited what damages an injured party could receive as a part of what was called ‘tort reform”.

The Florida Court held that the way the caps reduce damages “is not only arbitrary, but irrational” and it “offends the fundamental notion of equal justice under the law.” Insurancejournal.com

Watch Out for Bad Diet Supplements!

“At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals seized dietary supplements manufactured and held by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in Norcross, Ga., after FDA investigators found the products contained 1, 3-Dimethylamylamine HCl (DMAA) or its chemical equivalent.” Medicalnewstoday.com  Brands included Hardcore, Lipodrene XR, Scorpion, and Fastin among others.