A young lawyer who joined the state bar in 2013 and was trying his second case as lead counsel scored a $7 million victory for his client, a dialysis patient who was being ferried to a treatment session in 2012 when the van she was riding in was involved in a wreck.

The jury was slated to hear arguments regarding the appropriateness of punitive damages but a high-low agreement reached during trial capped the defendants’ liability at $2 million, mooting any need for further litigation, said plaintiffs lawyer Christopher Breault of Athens’ Breault Law Firm, who was assisted by fellow Athens solo Warren Abel.

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