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Locomotive Inspection Act claim results in CSXT's Engineer's Success! In battle involving the capturing of locomotive videos that required motions, valuable evidence was found. "First, they said the locomotive did not have a recording from the camera, and then they could not find the download..finally, it showed up" said lead trial counsel JA Harp."


Automobile collision results in substantial 2013 recovery for Columbus resident. We see on television, ads for lawyers boasting of recoveries." said JA Harp. "It is important to ask for the names of those results and what attorney was involved."  Mr. Harp has been counsel on cases involving recoveries on cases of record of $7,500,000, $4,000,000, $14,000,000 to name a few. He is a member of ARLA and is one of a select few Board Certified Civil Attorneys in the state of Georgia. He has been listed as a "Super Lawyer". 


After nearly thirty years in the same place, we are thrilled to announce the move to the Terraces at Green Island on River Road in Columbus. The new law firm is The Law Office of JA Harp, LLC. Suite 210, 6001 River Road, Columbus, Georgia 31904. Our new number is 706 322 8004. "I appreciate the loyalty of the nearly 3000 families I have represented over the last thirty years."


Military Dependents’ Rights under Attack

Navy aviation mechanic Jimmy German lost his wife when she went to Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., due to the hospital failing to diagnose his wife’s cerebral hemorrhaging. As a result of the hospital’s error, she suffered a catastrophic stroke and died. Now, the U.S. Government wants the medical error to be erased.


The government lawyers are attempting to have the Mr. German’s case dismissed on the basis that the Feres doctrine should block the suit for negligence against even military dependents. The Feres Doctrine has barred lawsuits by soldiers against the government for injuries caused by military medical providers’ malpractice since a 1950 Supreme Court decision. However, the Feres doctrine has never been expanded to prevent military dependents from recovering against military healthcare providers.


In over sixty years, the government has never said dependent victims should be barred. Until now! In fact, according to the January 30, 2012 Marine Corp Times, “[i]n just the past few years, the government has annually settled several dozen military medical malpractice claims and lawsuits involving family members—a number of them filed by service members, records show.”

As a law firm who has successfully prosecuted actions on behalf of Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force dependents against military medical providers, we are deeply concerned about this attempt to take away our military family members’ rights, especially for the families of Fort Benning soldiers! We will continue to fight for those rights in any way possible, and will keep our military friends and family updated on the status of the Florida federal court’s decision as soon as the court rules on the government’s motion to dismiss.


-Walker Garrett



R. Walker Garrett

JA Harp Law Firm is proud to announce that R. Walker Garrett has joined the firm as an Associate effective November 1, 2010. Walker is a graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Walker is a life-long resident of Columbus, Georgia.



The Lawyers at JA Harp Law Firm recently recovered more than $4,800,000.00 on behalf of a young man severely injured in a tractor-trailer collision.


July 2010

Harp completes Radiation Work Course

The transportation of radioactive material has become more common place over the last several years.  Accordingly, the Department of Energy in conjunction with the National Labor College conducted a Rail Workers Hazmat Training Program in Cincinnati on June 15th.  Harp, who represents railroad workers, had the opportunity to attend.  "I found it fascinating.  Some radioisotopes have a half-life of 7 seconds, but Uranium-238, for example, has a half-life of 4.5 billion years.  Big difference! The care in the transportation of this material must receive the highest attention."


July 2010

JA Harp Host Legislators Meeting

The law firm of JA Harp law form was recently the DLC hosts for the state chairperson's legislative committee meeting in Mobile, Alabama.  The Firm represented the thirty law firms in the United States that have been designated as competent in handling railroad worker cases.