An experienced trial attorney, Cody S. Wigington focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and government enforcement defense, with a particular emphasis on working with clients in the financial services and sports industries.
In addition to preparing clients and their cases for trial, Cody recognizes that his clients are businesses and individuals that often have goals outside of simply prevailing at trial, and, in accord, he works to develop and execute value-added litigation strategies to help his clients reach their goals.
- Defended an equipment leasing company in a class action involving claims for unfair and deceptive trade practices.
- Prosecuted civil RICO claims for corporate investor concerning fraudulent investment scheme involving a multi-million dollar financial product.
- Simultaneously defended a vehicle leasing company against an action to enforce a fraudulently induced contract with a vendor and prosecuted counterclaims against the vendor for fraudulent business practices.
- Prosecuted claims for investor concerning failed investment scheme related to oil and gas manufacturing.
- Defended property management firm against claims by purchaser claiming breach of Purchase and Sale Agreement.
- Advised investment adviser on Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement matter pending against recently acquired firm.
- Defended investment adviser against claims by the Federal Trade Commission alleging execution of an unlawful scheme in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act and other statutes.
- Represented a major league baseball team in a dispute concerning distribution of revenues from the operation of a baseball stadium.
- Represented the Atlanta Braves in a civil lawsuit filed by the family of a minor child injured while attending a baseball game at Turner Field.
- Provided counsel to the Atlanta Braves in matters involving stadium rights for a new baseball field.
- Served as the lead plaintiff’s counsel in a case by a client against a former attorney involving 13 causes of action, including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud and conversion, which settled during trial.
- Served as lead trial counsel for a tenant in a breach of contract case against a landlord, which resulted in a favorable settlement during trial.
- J.D., Emory University School of Law
- B.S., Finance and Business Management, University of South Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
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