Nick M. Bajalia recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on how to use Mental Illnesses to Win DUI Alcohol and/or Drug Cases. Nick received training on how, unfortunately, drivers who suffer from mental illness(es) will be misdiagnosed by the arresting officer and wrongfully arrested for DUI alcohol and/or drugs. Officers are specifically trained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that individuals with mental illness may exhibit signs and symptoms very similar to those of an individual impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. Officers are also trained that these individuals may also be experiencing coexisting conditions of mental illness with drug impairment. Because officers rarely ask a driver, during a DUI investigation, if they suffer from mental illness, it is critical for an attorney to ask each and every client this question.
The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.
When people need a DUI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.
Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.
Nick M. Bajalia, Sr. is a native of Valdosta, Georgia and graduated from Valdosta High School. Mr. Bajalia attended Valdosta State College (now known as Valdosta State University) from 1971-1973. He then transferred to the University of Georgia in 1973. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Mr. Bajalia attended Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1979.
During his third year of law school, Mr. Bajalia was asked to serve as the personal Law Clerk for the Honorable R. Macey Taylor, United States Magistrate, United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama.
Mr. Bajalia became a member of the State Bar of Georgia in 1979, and The Florida Bar in 1981. After graduating from law school, Mr. Bajalia returned to Valdosta, Georgia and began his career as an associate for the law firm of Coleman & Kitchens. In 1980, he became a partner of that firm, and the law firm became known as Coleman, Kitchens & Bajalia. Subsequently, Mr. Bajalia became associated with the law firm of Blackburn, Bright, Edwards and Dodd. After leaving Blackburn, Bright, Edwards and Dodd, Mr. Bajalia founded and opened Bajalia Law Firm on May 3, 1982.
Mr. Bajalia is admitted to practice in the following courts, to-wit:
- Trial Courts of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Court of Appeals of Georgia
- United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
- United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
- Trial Courts of Florida
- Supreme Court of Florida
Mr. Bajalia is a member of the following organizations, to-wit:
- State Bar of Georgia
- Florida Bar Association
- Georgia Civil Justice Foundation
- University of Georgia Alumni Association
- Cumberland School of Law Alumni Association
In thirty-six (36) years of private practice, Mr. Bajalia has been actively involved in the legal community. He has served as Secretary of the Valdosta Bar Association, and has chaired the Law Week Celebration Committee of the Valdosta Bar Association. Mr. Bajalia served on the Legislative Affairs Committee and the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Bajalia has also organized and served as Chairman for continuing legal education seminars for lawyers throughout Georgia, and has been a featured speaker at many such events. In addition, Mr. Bajalia has taught Criminal Justice at Valdosta State University as an Adjunct Professor.
Mr. Bajalia has been a Board Member of the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation. The Foundation created and designed “The People’s Law School” for citizens who would like to know more about our legal system and how the laws affect their daily lives.
Mr. Bajalia continues to be involved with the community and charitable efforts. He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the South Georgia Partnership To End Homelessness; he has been a Boy Scout Den Leader; he has organized and chaired the fundraising for the Minnie A. Martin 31st Singing Anniversary Celebration; he has participated in the Special Olympics; and he has participated in the Break Bread Program.
For all of his achievements and service, Mr. Bajalia has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses.
Mr. Bajalia and his firm are committed to delivering quality legal service over a range of legal issues in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Mr. Bajalia and his firm strive to exceed their clients’ expectations through their experience and commitment. It is their goal that all of their clients will give them their best recommendation. The Firm’s practice is focused on criminal defense, as well as personal injury and wrongful death litigation, insurance litigation, workers’ compensation claimant claims, domestic relations/family law litigation, and general civil, commercial and business litigation.
To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit https://www.aapda.org/
Information in this news release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.
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