Mr. Choy has successfully tried cases throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Georgia for over two decades. His appellate practice includes numerous published decisions before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court as well as the federal Court of Appeals (6th and 11th) and the Supreme Court of the United States. His successful defense of a deputy sheriff resulted in Scott v. Harris, the United States Supreme Court's landmark Fourth Amendment decision establishing the parameters for the use of force in a high-speed pursuit. Scott v. Harris also established the federal summary judgment standard for the use of video evidence, which is taught by law schools throughout the country.
Mr. Choy has defended governments and law enforcement officers in many high-profile cases involving excessive use of force (firearm, Taser, pepper spray, ASP baton and other tactical tools), false arrest, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, high-speed pursuits and conditions of confinement. He has also defended businesses in a variety of state-law claims, including premises liability, negligent security, transportation, defamation, nuisance and products liability. Given his vast experience in handling high-exposure cases, he is often times asked to provide second opinions on policy-limit demands and advise excess carriers.
He received his undergraduate degree from Emory University (B.S.) and his law degree from University of Louisville (J.D.) where he was a member of the Journal of Family Law. He is a frequent author and speaker on governmental liability and personal injury defense issues. He speaks on a national basis at industry and insurance-related conferences such as Defense Research Institute, Council on Litigation Management and International Municipal Lawyers Association. He was selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer "Rising Star" as published by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine.