Biographies

Laurie E. Dugoniths, Esq.

Laurie Dugoniths Busbee

Founder, Dugoniths Law LLC


Contact Info

Dugoniths Law LLC
695 Pylant Street, NE, Ste. 210
Atlanta, GA 30306
Tel: (678) 221–4651
Email:
www.dugonithslaw.com


Background

Ms. Dugoniths Busbee first brought her expertise to the CGL Reporter Editorial Board in 2012–2016 and returned in 2018, focusing on first-party property and marine liability cases.

Ms. Dugoniths Busbee is the founding member of Dugoniths Law LLC, which counsels insureds on their rights and obligations under primary, excess, and umbrella insurance policies. She also litigates complex coverage issues, bad faith, and extracontractual liability on behalf of those clients. Her coverage expertise extends to policies covering commercial property, business interruption, builders risk, inland marine, commercial general liability, and professional errors and omissions liability. Before starting her own practice, Ms. Busbee spent 18 years representing insurance companies, for whom she regularly provided analysis and counseling on first-party and third-party coverage issues and the interrelated contractual obligations for indemnity and insurance. Having worked in the marine industry prior to starting her career as a lawyer, Ms. Dugoniths Busbee possesses a unique understanding of marine risks. She also enjoys a national practice, having assisted clients with coverage advice and/or litigation in the state and federal courts of over 23 states, and in the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Ms. Busbee was voted one of Georgia's top 50 women lawyers in 2012–2014 and has consistently been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine. As vice chair of the ABA's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, she frequently presents on topics related to insurance coverage at their midyear meetings. She is also a contributing author of The Reference Handbook on the Comprehensive General Liability Policy.

Ms. Busbee received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Dayton and her juris doctor degree from the University of Miami.