Arthur York

Atlanta-based attorney, Arthur YorkArthur York is an Atlanta native who earned his college degree from Emory University and his law degree from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. Arthur’s father was a native of Albany, Georgia, and the family’s Georgia roots go back centuries. With deep ties to this state, Arthur understands the unique diversity that makes Georgia a special place. He enjoys the privilege of zealously representing people across Georgia from all backgrounds and all walks of life.

Arthur has been selected for several consecutive years as a Super Lawyer and previously a Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” a distinction achieved by just 2.5% of practicing attorneys. He has also been designated by his peers across the legal community as “AV-rated / Preeminent” under national lawyer review system Martindale-Hubbell, indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards.

Before devoting his practice exclusively to injury victims and their families, Arthur worked for a large corporate defense law firm in Atlanta representing trucking companies, large retailers, bars and restaurants, product manufacturers, insurance companies, and Fortune 500 corporations. He defended these entities in claims and lawsuits involving wrongful death or serious injury from shootings and assaults, trucking and automobile crashes, slip and trip and falls, construction disputes, and other issues of negligence.

Having worked closely with these companies and their insurers while defending them in claims and lawsuits, Arthur gained valuable insight into the innerworkings of the insurance and defense industry. He now uses that knowledge to ensure that people impacted by others’ negligence obtain maximum compensation for their injuries.

Before going to law school Arthur worked in the Atlanta Braves’ Public and Media Relations Department and in the mass torts division of a large multinational law firm. During law school Arthur was selected to the Moot Court Board’s Mock Trial Team; interned in the murder and major felony division of the DeKalb County D.A.’s office; completed a judicial externship; earned the CALI Award for the top-performing student in Advanced Legal Writing; and researched and co-edited a detailed study on the barriers to societal re-entry after incarceration, and the resulting fiscal and socioeconomic effects on Georgia and its citizens.

Arthur trains and competes in mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, and muay Thai kickboxing. He is a long-suffering Atlanta sports fan whose first job at age 15 was selling Cokes and peanuts as a roving vendor at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. He lives in Decatur with his wife Anna, their three human children, and their certified Atlanta street dog, Dottie.


Emory University, B.A. English, 2003

Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2009

• Special Certification in Legal Writing

• Moot Court Board Mock Trial Team

• Faculty Research Assistant

• Co-editor, researcher, and contributor, Collateral Consequences of Arrests and Convictions: Policy and Law In Georgia, Mercer University Press, 2009.

Awards and Distinctions

Selected to “Super Lawyers” as one of Georgia’s top personal injury trial lawyers

AV / Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell

Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite”

Admitted to Practice

All Georgia State and Superior Courts

United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern District of GA

Georgia Supreme Court

Georgia Court of Appeals

Representative Appellate Cases

Smith v. Walmart Stores East, LP Eleventh Circuit reversal of summary judgment in slip and fall case

Morris v. Real Estate Advisors
Georgia Court of Appeals holding Requests for Admission are binding on responding party, not serving party

Memberships and Community Involvement

Board Member, Plaza Theatre Foundation

Former Board Member, Covenant Community Inc.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice