Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: (404) 233-4171
Fax: (404) 261-2842

J.D. “Randy” Dalbey graduated from the University of Georgia Law School, cum laude, in 1988, whereupon he served a clerkship  under the Honorable Dudley H. Bowen, Jr., Southern District of Georgia, before joining the firm in 1990. Over the past 30 years that Randy has been with the firm, he has represented clients in many different types of complex litigation and government investigations.  These matters have involved antitrust, RICO, products liability, False Claims Act, data breach and other complex subject matters, from  initial investigation through trials and appeals. Randy specializes in representing individuals and small businesses, including physicians and physician practices, in all forms of dispute resolution. However, he also has represented large corporations such as General  Electric and Novartis Pharmaceutical in litigation matters. Randy has also handled a variety of administrative matters before state  agencies. Randy has been rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent” for over ten consecutive years, and has been listed as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta Magazine for three straight years.


Reported Decisions:

  • Collins v. Athens Orthopedic Clinic, PA, __ S.E.2d __ (2018) (dismissal of data breach claims by individuals affirmed)
  • Rhonda Fields v. General Electric Co., 315 Ga. App. 55421 (2012), rev’d. 293 Ga. 499 (summary judgment against defendants on issue of first impression affirmed by Court of Appeals and reversed by Supreme Court)
  • Tampa Investment Group, Inc. v. Branch Banking and Trust Company, Inc., 290 Ga. 724 (2012)
  • Legacy Communities Group, Inc. v. Branch Banking and Trust Co., 310 Ga. App. 466 (2011)
  • Adamson v General Electric Company, 303 Ga App. 741 (2010)(summary judgment in favor of GE, represented by Chilivis Grubman, affirmed)
  • U.S. ex rel Corsello v. Lincare, Inc., et al., 428 F. 3d 1008 (11th Cir. 2005), cert denied 548 U.S. 810 (2006)
  • Koegler v. Krasnoff, 268 Ga. App. 250, cert denied 268 Ga. App. 906 (2004)(CFO of private mortgage firm sued under Georgia Securities Act; jury verdict in favor of CFO affirmed);
  • Albee v. Krasnoff, 250 Ga. App. 738, cert denied 250 Ga. App. 907 (2002)(fraud suit by investors against CFO of private mortgage firm; summary judgment in favor of CFO affirmed)
  • Corsello v. Lincare, Inc., et al., 276 F. 3d 1229 (11th Cir. 2001)
  • Campbell v. Emory Clinic, et al., 166 F.3d 1157 (11th Cir. 1999)
  • Campbell v. Emory Clinic, et al., 116 F.3d 1493 (11th Cir. 1997)(Unpublished decision affirming summary judgment won by Chilivis Grubman on antitrust claim)
  • Allen v. Georgia Dept. of Human Resources ex rel Allen, 264 Ga. 119 (1994)
  • Racetrac Petroleum v. Amoco Oil, 993 F.2d 1555 (11th Cir. 1993)
  • Allen v. Georgia Dept. of Human Resources ex rel Allen, 262 Ga. 521 (1992)
  • Campbell v. Emory Clinic, et al., 1992 WL 754019 (N.D. Ga. 1992)(dismissing RICO claim on motion of Chilivis Grubman)

Representative Matters:

  • Representation of a major orthopedic practice in Tennessee following 500,000 patient data breach;
  • Representation of entities seeking to build private airport in Paulding County, Georgia (Silver Comet Terminal Partners, LLC v. Paulding County, A17A 1274 (unpublished opinion));
  • Representation of a corporate defendant in the largest whistleblower action brought under the False Claims Act since the Act was enacted during the Civil War, which resulted in our client successfully settling by paying less than 10% of damages sought by the Government and whistleblower;
  • Representation of a major orthopedic practice in Athens, Georgia following 190,000 patient data breach;
  • A false claims act complaint pursued by Relator against radiation oncologist defended by Chilivis dismissed voluntarily just before trial (U.S. ex rel Barker v. Columbus Regional Health System, et al, Civil Action File No. 4-12-cv-108 (CDL));
  • U.S. ex rel. Boal v. Altus Healthcare, 1:10-CV-1380 (N.D. GA)(defense of hospice provider alleged to violate False Claims Act);
  • U.S. ex rel. Micca v. GGNSC Holdings, 1:10-CV-1055 (N.D. GA);
  • U.S. ex rel. Hanks v. Augusta Oncology, et al., 1:08-CV-03096 (E.D. NY)(defense of oncology practice alleged to have violated False Claims Act);
  • GMN Investors v. CDC Software, Case No. 12EV016287B (represented private investment funds in suit to collect unpaid earn-out following sale of company);
  • Represented Novartis Pharmaceuticals in multiple cases in Georgia in national bisphosphonate litigation;
  • Boiler Efficiency, Inc. v. GE Betz, Inc., 1:09-cv-1242 (defense of GE subsidiary in lawsuit arising out of South Carolina chlorine tanker derailment);
  • Boeck, Foreman and Stephenson v. GE Energy and Industrial Services, et al, (defense of two GE subsidiaries in series of cases arising out of equipment explosion at paper mill);
  • Linfert v. Bethel Homes, Case no. 2005-CV-106225 (defense of property developer and homeowner association in suit by investor);
  • Dugal v. Peachtree Hills Associates Limited Partnership, Case No. 00A101366 (defense of shopping center owner in case alleging environmental contamination);
  • Shah v. Yager, 1:98-cv-0077 (representing plaintiff father in lawsuit regarding the kidnapping of his children by ex-wife); and
  • Campbell v. Emory Clinic, et al. and Gammon v. Emory Clinic, et al. (defense of chairman of major University Eye Center in cases filed by former faculty members)

Areas of Practice

  • Government Investigations
  • Business and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Data Breach
  • False Claims Act Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • RICO
  • Complex Commercial and Personal Injury Matters
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Toxic Torts
  • Administrative Matters Before State Agencies

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1988
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1990
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1994


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J. D. cum laude – 1988
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B. S. – 1984
    • Major: Industrial Management

Published Works

  • June 2015 article “The False Claims Act on Steroids: The Impact of the Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws on Health Care Fraud Complaints” for the Newsletter of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • “The Fifth Amendment in Civil Litigation”, Calendar Call, Georgia State Bar General Practice and Trial Section, Volume 9, No. 4, 1991
  • “Qui Tam Statutes Allow Citizens to be Watchdogs”, The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 16, No. 6


  • Speaker, Georgia Contract Law and Litigation, ICLE, 2008
  • Speaker, Georgia Contract Law and Litigation, ICLE, 2003
  • Speaker, Georgia Contract Law and Litigation, ICLE, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia’s Super Lawyers (Business Litigation), Atlanta Magazine, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • Rated AV Preeminent (Martindale-Hubbell), 2005 – present
  • Student Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, 1988 – Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Southern District of Georgia, Hon. Dudley H. Bowen Jr., Clerk


  • Phi Delta Phi