Helping victims of violent crimes in Georgia get the money and peace of mind they deserve.


You Have the Right to Be Safe

Top Verdicts

$60 Million
Rape at Behavioral Health Facility
$46 Million
Wrongful Death at Hotel
$35 Million
Traumatic Brain Injury at Six Flags

Top Settlements

$10 Million
Shooting at Commercial Business
$9.75 Million
Shooting Paralysis at Apartment
$8.5 Million
Rape at Apartment

Negligent Security

Many people are not aware that property owners have a duty under the law to keep their premises safe from known dangers, including violent crime. Learn More

Unsafe Apartments

Bad locks. Bad lighting. Bad security. Bad crime. Rape. Shooting. Death. Were you or a loved one a victim of violent crime at an apartment complex? The Crime Victim Lawyers can help. Learn More

Dangerous Hotels

Dangerous parking areas and hallways. Careless guards. Security cameras ignored. If you were attacked or sexually assaulted at a hotel, let the Crime Victim Lawyers help Learn More

Commercial Properties

Victim of violent crime at an unsafe mall, office park, store or restaurant due to negligent security? Let us help. Learn More

We help crime victims do more than survive.

“My attorneys made me feel like it wasn’t my fault, that I didn’t deserve what happened to me. There was a slim chance of winning. Then we won. It felt like God’s plan.”


Apartment Rape. Hotel Shooting. Violent assault at shopping center. Our clients are victims of violent crime at dangerous properties.

Whether you are a single mother raped at an apartment complex, a son shot at a gas station, a daughter sex trafficked at a hotel, or a parent assaulted by gang members at an amusement park, we will work to get you the justice you deserve. Helping crime victims is not just something we sometimes do at Deitch + Rogers. It is all we do, all the time.

You have the right to be safe at an apartment complex, hotel, restaurant, store, mental healthcare facility, hospital, shopping center or other place of business.

When you’re a tenant or customer at a place of business – apartment complex, store, hospital – the owner of the business is required by law to make the property safe for you. All too often businesses look the other way when crime occurs, and many cut corners on safety and security to save money. The result can be life-altering and permanently damaging to crime victims and their loved ones.

“It’s OK what you’re going through, and Deitch + Rogers can help. They were professional and always there. They get the issue resolved. It’s still traumatic, but I’m getting over it.”


Get justice now.

Why Deitch + Rogers is the right choice.

“If you’re thinking about using Deitch + Rogers, don’t hesitate, just do it. They’re patient, hard working and very diligent. It shows in their work and outcomes of how much they care for their clients and how amazing they are at what they do! ”


We are the most experienced.

We are the most experienced crime victim attorneys in Georgia and the only firm who only represents crime victims. We have been handling crime victim cases for the past 30 years and have more than 80 years of collective experience successfully representing crime victims. The personal injury firms who do a lot of advertising for all kinds of cases simply don’t have the experience or expertise to handle a crime victim case. That’s why they routinely refer those cases to us. Because it’s all we do.

We get results.

Hundreds of successful crime victim cases. We’ve sued, beaten in court and settled with companies like FedEx, Walmart, Waffle House, Kroger, Extended Stay America, Six Flags, Devereux Health, Cortland Properties, First Communities, Greystar, and dozens of other apartment management companies and hotels. Yes, we are very good at what we do. A $60 million jury verdict in a sexual assault case against a behavioral health facility and a $46 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case against a hotel where a baby was starved to death are just two examples of our success at trial. We also have collected confidential settlements in excess of $100 million over the last 5 years.

It’s not only about the money.

At Deitch + Rogers, success means more than just recovering money for our clients. It means helping clients transition from being crime victims to being crime survivors. We understand how difficult it can be to pick up the pieces of a life shattered by crime. Our mission is to help you get the help you need to reclaim control of your life and realize a brighter future.

More than just legal counsel.

“No one believed me. I spoke to a lot of lawyers and they all said I couldn’t win the case. But Kara believed me. They fought so hard for me. It wasn’t just about the money. I can’t say enough. Kara is my hero. ”


Gilbert Deitch

Gil Deitch is widely recognized as a leading advocate for the rights of crime victims and an expert on civil cases arising from rapes and other criminal assaults occurring on private and public property.

Andrew Rogers

Andy Rogers has worked on behalf of crime victims since 1988. After spending the first five years of his career as criminal prosecutor, Mr. Rogers has concentrated exclusively on representing crime victims in civil cases for almost 25 years.

Kara Phillips

Kara Phillips is a trial attorney with a passion for representing survivors in civil litigation against owners and landlords of negligent premises including apartments, hotels, behavioral health facilities, schools, hospitals, stores, resorts, cruise ships, and other unsafe places.

Michael D’Antignac

Since 2015, Mr. D’Antignac has worked tirelessly on behalf of victims who have been attacked due to a property owner’s failure to keep the premises safe and secure from crime.

See how we can help today.

Please call (770) 394-9000 to schedule a free initial consultation, or contact our lawyers directly through the email form.

Your Negligent Security Lawyer in Atlanta

A negligent security lawyer in Atlanta works for your benefit when you or your loved one have been injured on another’s property. Depending on the facts of your case, the business or property owner might be held legally responsible for the injuries because they are required to provide appropriate security measures at their property.

Types of Crime

The types of crime that may require consultation with a crime victim attorney in Atlanta can include:

  • Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Murder
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Shooting
  • Stabbing
  • Home Invasion
  • Armed Robbery
  • Carjacking

Often, violent crimes could have been avoided if the people who own or occupy the property had taken specific, preventive measures. For example, assaults in the dark stairway of unsafe apartments may not occur if there is better lighting and better security.

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Business and property owners must provide appropriate security.

A business or property owner has a greater responsibility to provide appropriate security if they are aware of a potentially dangerous condition or of previous criminal offenses that occurred on the premises. The more diligently the business or owner attends to the security of their property, the less likely a criminal act will happen. Negligent security includes, but is not limited to:

  • Insufficient alarm system
  • Lack of fencing
  • Lack of gates
  • Lack of security cameras
  • Malfunctioning or missing door or window locks
  • No door peepholes
  • No security patrol
  • Poor lighting
  • Inadequate warnings about crime on the property
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Compensation After A Violent Injury

Compensation After A Violent Injury

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Justice Served: Devereux Behavioral Health Pays $9.2 Million in Damages for Sexual Assault Case

Devereux Behavioral Health, an organization that provides services to individuals with behavioral, developmental, and intellectual disabilities, has paid $9,236,006.56 in damages and litigation expenses to the estate of Tia McGee, who was sexually assaulted by a Devereux employee while a...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Premises liability generally refers to claims for people who are injured by the negligence of an owner or manager of a business or other place that invites customers or guests to their premises. So the term refers to cases involving everything from slip and falls in grocery stores to attacks in mall parking decks. Our firm specializes in a narrow area of premises liability: criminal attack cases. Generally, if a property owner or manager knows or should know about the dangerous condition caused by crime on or around their property, the law requires they take reasonable measures to keep the property safe. If a premises owner or manager fails to take reasonable steps to protect against the known risk of criminal activity and someone is hurt as a result, the property owner or manager may be held liable under Georgia law.
If you or someone you love have been seriously injured in an apartment complex shooting, you should discuss the facts with an attorney who specializes in criminal attack premises liability cases so they can investigate and evaluate your potential claims. A criminal attack premises liability attorney will investigate and evaluate the facts and circumstances surrounding the attack to determine whether there is evidence that the apartment complex knew about the threat of dangerous criminal activity at our around the property such that they had a duty to exercise reasonable care to keep people such as the survivor or victim safe. If they failed in their duty by not providing adequate security or addressing known risks, and their failure allowed the shooting incident, there is a potential case against the owners or managers of the apartment complex. In every potential case our firm investigates, we are looking at the facts and circumstances to determine whether the shooting might have been prevented by the property owner or manager taking reasonable steps to respond to a known risk. When an apartment complex fails to uphold their responsibility to provide a safe living environment for families, children, and others, we are the expert attorneys you can trust with your criminal attack premises liability case.
We understand that there is no amount of money any survivor would take for what they have experienced. The civil justice system is how our society administers justice to those who have been negligent and needlessly allowed another to be harmed by a criminal attack on their premises. Money damages against the negligent hotel is the way the civil justice system compensates injured individuals. The amount of compensation you can receive for a sexual assault that occurred in a hotel depends on several factors, including the severity of the assault, the impact it had on you, and the specific laws of the jurisdiction where the hotel is located. Compensation can cover a range of damages such as medical expenses, counseling costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages for missed work. In some cases, punitive damages might also be awarded to punish the negligent hotel. It's important to consult with our team to fully assess your specific situation and provide a more accurate estimate of the potential compensation.
To seek justice in civil court, survivors should first consult with our Atlanta, Georgia motel sex trafficking lawyer. The process typically involves filing a civil lawsuit against the perpetrators or any negligent parties, including hotels. Our lawyer will help gather evidence, which may include sworn testimony, medical records, and police reports. The case then proceeds through pre-trial motions and potentially a trial. Throughout this process, our legal team provides guidance and representation, aiming to secure compensation for damages and hold those responsible accountable.
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft can be held liable for sexual assaults and other serious injuries to passengers during or sometimes after the rideshare trip. These companies have a responsibility to offer a safe environment for those who utilize their services. Rideshare companies could owe compensation to survivors if they negligently hired or supervised a driver who assaults a passenger. Investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the attack as quickly as possible is important to determine whether there is a potential claim. If you are a survivor in search of support and guidance, please reach out to our Atlanta, Georgia Uber and Lyft sexual assault lawyer right away.
There are many ways people can be seriously injured while at a business and a criminal attack can be one of the most life-changing incidents a person can experience. A business may be liable if they did not take precautions to ensure you or your loved one’s safety. If you were seriously injured by a criminal attack at a business, let our Atlanta, Georgia lawyer help you. We can investigate and evaluate your potential case. Once we learn more about what happened through a consultation, we can advise further.
The amount of trust we put into any place that cares for our children is enormous. If a child is the victim of an attack resulting in serious injury at a daycare by an employee, stranger, or other child left unsupervised, there is a potential premises liability claim. Parents should be able to rely on daycare facilities to care for and protect their children while they go to work. We specialize in these kinds of cases and will investigate and evaluate your potential claims. In addition to evaluating your potential civil claims, we also work to direct families to resources and other next steps to help with the healing process.