N. John Bey is one of Georgia’s premier personal injury attorneys. As the founder and managing partner of Bey & Associates, LLC, in Atlanta, Bey leads a team of over twenty talented attorneys and supporting staff who are dedicated to meeting every client’s needs and concerns by providing compassionate and comprehensive legal representation from the conference room to the courtroom.
As Bey tells it, his decision to become an attorney was driven by his sense of justice:
I wanted to make the world a better place and give voice to people who didn't necessarily have one.
Bey knew from a young age that he wanted to go into law and pursued several legal internships before enrolling in law school at the University of Alabama, including one at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals working under the Honorable Judge Nathaniel R. Jones. He also worked in the legal department at Proctor & Gamble as well as General Electric Aircraft Engines. Looking back, Bey cites his time in the corporate world as his motivation for becoming a personal injury lawyer:
Working on the corporate side of the law made me realize that I wanted to work for individuals. Today, all of my clients are real people dealing with real issues, and they’re usually the underdog in these cases. I love being able to work with somebody one on one; it's so fulfilling for me.
Since earning his Juris Doctor in 2007, Bey has established himself as a champion of people injured due to the negligence of others. Today, he is the managing partner of a legal team that has handled hundreds of cases in a broad range of personal injury matters—including catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice, among others—and has collected millions of dollars for their clients.
Over the course of his career, Bey has been recognized by many prestigious organizations for his leadership and his effective client representation. In 2015, he was named to Super Lawyers Magazine’s list of "Rising Stars" while in other years he was included in the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 as well as their Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Bey’s success has earned him a reputation as a preeminent thought leader in the field of personal injury law. Beyond his private practice, he is also a prominent author, speaker, and teacher. Among other contributions to the field, Bey has penned articles for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, where he also serves on the Executive Committee, and the American Association for Justice, where he is also a faculty member of their National College of Advocacy and serves on many committees.
As a leader in his field, Bey keeps his finger on the pulse of the latest developments in personal injury law. In particular, he is paying close attention to the emergence of self-driving cars, which he notes will likely have profound implications on the law in the years ahead:
There are still many unanswered questions regarding autonomous vehicles. For example, if you're talking about a routine car wreck case, whose fault is it? Is it the fault of the person in the car, or the computer that was driving the car, or the company that made the car? Thus far, there haven't been many cases to answer these questions, but in another four or five years, it's something that will be routine. The decisions that are made today are going to have a significant effect down the road.
As the field of personal injury law continues to evolve, Bey is positioned at the forefront of prevailing trends such as these, enabling him to keep his firm ahead of the curve in the representation of injured clients.