"Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people"
Attorney Buddy Musgrove grew up outside of rural Climax, Georgia. After graduating from Bainbridge High School, Buddy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of First Radio Battalion and The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Following five years in the Marine Corps, Buddy transitioned into civilian life and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law. At Florida State, Buddy was a regular Dean’s List member, received several Book Awards, received the Sandra Barr Memorial Scholarship and was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy.
Buddy was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2008 and has since tried dozens of cases to verdict. Before starting his own law firm, Buddy worked as a defense attorney at two of the largest defense firms in Georgia where he specialized in construction litigation, mass tort litigation, personal injury and premises liability litigation. Buddy’s defense experience allows him to incorporate the knowledge he gained representing defendants to help his clients recover from the negligence of others. Buddy is committed to being an advocate for his clients. His strives to help them through their recovery and get the compensation they deserve.
In addition to serving as the Managing Partner for The Musgrove Trial Firm, Buddy also serves as Of Counsel to the Law Firm of Autry, Hall & Cook, LLP.
Buddy is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia. Buddy has also previously been admitted as “Pro Hac” counsel in State Courts in Florida and Delaware, as well as Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Buddy was named an “Attorney to Watch” in 2017 by Atlanta Attorney Magazine. Buddy has also been named a Super Lawyer, Rising Star, in the State of Georgia for 2016, 2017 and 2018. This honor is only bestowed on 2.5% of Georgia Lawyers, and Buddy is proud to be named to this prestigious list.
Outside of the practice of law, Buddy enjoys playing golf, watching football, and spending time with his children. He currently resides in Roswell, Georgia.
Attorney Nigel Phiri grew up in Zambia and South Africa before relocating to Atlanta while he was still in high school. After graduating from Roswell High School, Nigel attended Georgia State University where he graduated cum laude in three years as a Pre-Law major. While at Georgia State, Nigel was the founding president of a student run organization that focused on helping students balance the academic, spiritual, and emotional rigors of pursuing a modern-day college education. Nigel was the winner of Georgia State’s Phil Peters Scholarship as a junior and a senior. After graduating, Nigel attended Mercer University School of Law. At Mercer Law, Nigel achieved several accolades, including the Advanced Legal Writing & Researching Certificate, he was the Student Coach of the Wagner National Moot Court Team, he served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Southern Journal of Policy & Justice, Volume IX, and he was a member of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team. Nigel also won Second Place for his article titled “Follow The Money: The Integrity of The Career Expert Witness” in The Expert Institute’s 2015 Legal Blog Post Writing Contest.
Nigel was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2015. Before joining the firm, Nigel worked as a defense attorney at two defense firms with multiple locations across the Southeastern United States. Nigel specialized in defending insurance companies in employment, personal injury and premises liability litigation. Nigel’s defense experience enables him to incorporate the knowledge he gained representing defendants to help his clients recover from the negligence of others. Nigel is avid in the community and regularly serves as a volunteer at both his alma maters. He strives to empower his clients to have the confidence to pursue the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve.
Nigel is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia and the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia.
Outside of the practice of law, Nigel enjoys playing basketball and soccer, reading, and spending time with his friends and family. He currently lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Carol Ann is a litigation Paralegal at the Musgrove Trial Firm. She provides litigation support to our attorneys and is also actively involved in the office administration. She has worked in the legal field for close to 10 years and has legal experience in the areas of Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Immigration, and Workers Compensation.
Carol Ann is fluent in both Spanish and English. She was born in Norcross, Georgia, although her parents are originally from Colombia. In her free time, Carol Ann enjoys working out, spending time with her family and friends. Carol Ann is currently pursuing her degree in legal studies.