Attorney Dre Tennille

Dre Tennille is a litigator. He tried his first jury trial—with just two days’ notice—during law school. Since then, he has litigated personal injury cases involving complex product defects, multimillion dollar business disputes, and civil-rights cases from the trial court to the Supreme Court.

But Dre is not just a litigator. And litigation may not solve your problem: money damages only go so far and even injunctive relief may leave much to be desired. So we often use informal methods, political processes, or both to solve our clients’ problems, saving the time, expense, and emotional toll of litigation.

When he is not working, Dre enjoys spending time with family. He is also an avid rock climber and alpine skier.

Before joining Ken Hodges Law, Dre spent four years as an associate at one of the best plaintiff’s firms in Atlanta, Georgia. Here is a sample of his past work:

  • Cheeley Invs., L.P. v. Zambetti, 332 Ga. App. 115 (2015) (reversing summary judgment in breach-of-contract case).
  • Weldon v. Anchor Hocking, LLC, No. 1:12-cv-232-WSD (N.D. Ga. 2013) (denying summary judgment in product liability case).
  • Tillman ex rel. United States v. Americanwork, Inc., No. 4-10-CV-47 (CDL) (M.D. Ga. 2012) (denying motion to dismiss in False Claims Act case).
  • Thomas v. Williams, No. 11-A-3381-4 (Ga. State Ct., Cobb Cnty. 2012) ($1.2 million jury verdict).
  • JR Real Estate Dev., LLC v. Cheeley Invs., L.P., No. 08-A-10746-5 (Ga. State Ct., Gwinnett Cnty. 2012) ($1.24 million jury verdict).


In 2016, Dre decamped for Ken Hodges Law, looking to meld traditional approaches to legal problem solving with political approaches. This flexible, client-centered approach gets results. His primary practice areas include business litigation, civil-rights litigation, election law, and appellate practice.

Presentations and Publications

  • Proportional Discovery Under the Amended Federal Rules, AIEGVoice
  • Co-Author, Apportionment Turns 10: What We Know, and Still Don’t Know, About the Legislature’s Confusing Creation, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • Co-Author, Apportionment: Benefit or Burden to Whom?, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • Co-Author, Best Jury Verdicts of 2013: Hernandez v. Hi-Tech Engineering, Inc., Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • Co-Author, Evidentiary and Trial Issues for Auto Cases Under the New Code, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Co-Author, Lessons in Apportionment and Immigration Status Learned in a Products Liability Trial in Rural Georgia, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Co-Author, Spoliation and Preservation of Evidence, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • Co-Author, The Trial Before the Trial: A Checklist for Being Ready on Day One, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • Co-Author, Tort Liability and Breach of Contract, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia

 

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law  
    • LL.M., 2012
  • University of Miami School of Law
    • J.D., 2009
    • Activities: H.O.P.E (Helping Other through Pro bono Efforts) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
  • College of Charleston
    • B.A., Political Science, 2005
    • B.S., Psychology, 2005
    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)

 

Honors & Recognitions

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association LEAD Class Member
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class Member

 

Contact Information

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