Fred M. Valz, III

Partner / Atlanta

Fred has been practicing civil litigation exclusively for over 30 years and has tried in excess of 100 Jury Trials. He concentrates his practice in the defense of businesses and individuals in civil lawsuits, including business and commercial litigation and defense in all areas of tort litigation. Fred is also active in the Trucking Industry Defense Association and has handled numerous liability and coverage cases in the trucking and transportation area, as well as cargo claims. He has participated in hundreds of mediations and is retained routinely by the Firm’s clients to handle cases in Georgia’s Appellate Courts. Fred further handles numerous cases involving insurance coverage disputes and bad faith litigation, involving both first and third-party claims and first-party property damage claims. He has spoken at numerous legal and claims seminars throughout the United States and has published several articles on tort insurance law and insurance coverage.

From 2007-2012 and 2015-2020, Fred was an honoree on the Georgia Super Lawyers® list in Atlanta Magazine and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Since 2013, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®.

In 2022, Fred took over as Managing Partner of Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell, LLP and the firm adopted his name to honor his years of service and dedication.