A weekly invitational profile series on professionals demonstrating excellence in the fields of law, healthcare & medicine, social services, business,
finance, technology & education. Produced by Proactive Resources in the January 19, 2012 issue of Creative Loafing.



EXPERIENCE MATTERS

When a criminal situation demands immediate legal counsel & representation, ATTORNEY NORMAN H. CUADRA has the experience, background & skill to handle a wide range of criminal defense issues for his clients.

Norman has 18 years of experience and is a former Felony Probation Officer, former Prosecutor in Broward County, Florida, and is on several indigent defense lists. Areas of concentration include forgery, embezzlement, drug sale & possession, marijuana cultivation, larceny, shoplifting, burglary, robbery, rape, sexual abuse, assault, murder and probation & parole violations. Your initial consultation is provided at no cost. With the State of Georgia lowering the standard for intoxification to 0.08 Blood Alcohol Content, it is important now, more than ever, to know your rights in a DUI arrest. Norman concentrates in the area of DUI and has successfully litigated a high-number of these cases. He is presently running for Gwinnett County State Court Judge, July 31, 2012. His general practice includes divorce & family law, personal injury cases and civil litigation. Se Habla Espanol.

Attorney Norman H. Cuadra, PC
242 Culver St NW, #101, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(404)373-6336
www.normanforjudge.com


DIVORCE & CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

THE LAW OFFICES OF DANNY J. NAGGIAR, PC is a full-service law firm dedicated to providing individuals & small businesses throughout the greater Atlanta metro area with sound counsel & solution-driven, cost-effective legal services. Whether you are deciding to end a marriage, have been arrested for drunk driving or are facing a military court martial, Danny is committed to protecting your rights & freedom.

As a former Judge Advocate with the Army, Danny has handled hundreds of criminal, domestic, administrative & estate planning cases. He also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, prosecuting cases for the Army in federal court. As a military officer and now as a civilian attorney, Danny has handled thousands of domestic, criminal & estate planning cases for the civilian, active duty & retiree populations of Atlanta. His practice areas run the gamut of domestic & family law, including divorce & child custody; criminal defense for felonies, misdemeanors & DUI, to military law involving court martials, advocating for military benefits & healthcare and military records.

The Law Offices of Danny J. Naggiar, PC
1074 Peachtree Walk, Atlanta, GA 30309
(678)945-5318
www.djnlaw.com


PERSONAL INJURY, CRIMINAL & DIVORCE

Attorneys Harlan H. F. Wood & Brian W. Craig at WOOD & CRAIG, LLC represent persons & families who have suffered injuries due to the carelessness & negligence of others. Their areas of concentration include automobile & truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating, slip & falls, dog bites & attacks and premises liability, as well as criminal defense & DUI and domestic & family law. Harlan is a former Assistant District Attorney, and Brian is a 2012 Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Harlan & Brian intentionally limit the size of their caseload & client base so that they can maintain an individualized approach. They handle all of the paperwork, follow-up & prosecution of all aspects of a client's case. They have more than 17 years of combined experience and are quick to point out that at their office, cases move quickly and clients receive their compensation in a timely fashion. Your initial consultation is provided free of charge. If your case is accepted, it is generally done so on a contingent fee basis.

Wood & Craig, LLC
197 14th St NW, #200, Atlanta, GA 30318
(404)888-9962
www.woodcraig.com


DIVORCE, CRIMINAL & DUI

With 22 years of experience, ATTORNEY M. BYRON MORGAN has helped hundreds of people with matrimonial & family law issues, as well as criminal defense & DUI. He expertly serves his clients by answering their questions, helping them think clearly and guiding them towards sound decisions. Byron understands the effects of emotional, financial & physical abuse in a divorce and how to stand up to bullying. He knows how to look for hidden assets and is not satisfied until full financial disclosure is made. If an issue cannot be settled amicably, Bryon is always fully prepared to fight for his clients in court.

Byron will personally represent you throughout your divorce & post-divorce matters, including child support, alimony, custody & visitation, domestic violence, restraining orders & property settlements. At his office, you get the personal attention that you deserve. Your paperwork will never get lost; your calls will never be ignored. With Byron, experience does make the difference.

Law Office M. Byron Morgan
108 Williamson Mill Rd, Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770)472-7334


GENERAL PRACTICE BOUTIQUE

KAUFMAN, MILLER & FORMAN, PC has the experience & background to handle a wide-range of legal problems for their clients. They recognize that each client has a unique need requiring a special legal answer, and keeping that client fully informed is a cornerstone of their philosophy. Attorneys Robert J. Kaufman, Craig D. Miller, Jordan B. Forman, Alex B. Kaufman, Ivan I. Mihailov, Richard J. Tillery & Michael D. Stacy emphasize that they are attorneys whom clients can rely on for their unique needs.

The firm's general practice includes business & corporate, civil litigation, business litigation, franchising, personal injury, securities litigation, divorce & family law, fiduciary law & litigation, and employment law (including non-compete agreements, other restrictive covenants & severance agreements). All partners & associates are licensed to appear in, and are fully familiar with the state & federal courts in Georgia. Kaufman, Miller & Forman, PC is big enough to deliver, but small enough to care.

Kaufman, Miller & Forman, PC
8215 Roswell Rd, Bldg 800, Atlanta, GA 30350
(770)390-9200
www.kauflaw.net


COLON CANCER SCREENING & TREATMENT

Colorectal surgeons are experts in diagnosing & treating disorders of the colon, rectum & anus. Drs. Adel Bagh, Jay Singh, Joseph Nichols & Joy McCaffrey at PIEDMONT COLORECTAL ASSOCIATES, PC are Board Certified by the American Board of General Surgery and the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery. They perform out-patient colonoscopy and in-office screening procedures, including flexible endoscopy, proctoscopy & stool testing for blood, as well as common & complex surgical procedures, including laparoscopic colon resections. Most disorders are identified when patients report symptoms, such as rectal pain & bleeding. Many common disorders, such as fissures, polyps, hemorrhoids, constipation & incontinence can often be treated without surgery. Other diseases, such as cancer or colitis, may require surgery and a cooperative approach with a gastroenterologist or oncologist.

In addition to providing office-based minor surgical procedures, Drs. Bagh, Singh, Nichols & McCaffrey provide non-operative treatment of hemorrhoids & fissures and rubberband ligation for hemorrhoids. With 25 years of service, Peidmont Colorectal Associates, PC provides comprehensive medical services with a sensitive approach.

Piedmont Colorectal Associates, PC
35 Collier Rd NW, #475, Atlanta, GA 30309
(404)351-7900
www.piedmontcolorectal.com


COMPETENT, COMPASSIONATE CARE

ATLANTA'S BEST HOME NURSING CARE provides an important home health resource to help family & other caregivers. Administrator Dr. Debra Greenwood emphasizes that Atlanta's Best is an affordable solution for seniors, couples or the disabled to provide in-home personal care support. Their motto, "Competent, Compassionate Care" represents their mission to provide the highest quality care. Dr. Greenwood's Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) assist with bathing, dressing, grooming, incontinence care, medication reminders, light housekeeping, linen changes, laundry, meal preparation, shopping & errands, incidental transportation, escorting to appointments and friendly companionship.

The services that Atlanta's Best provides allow individuals to remain in their own homes while having their care needs met. These services also provide much needed respite for primary caregivers and family members. Services can be arranged for as little as two hours, or as many as 24 hours-a-day. Care is available seven days-a-week, including holidays. All CNAs are screened, bonded & insured.

Atlanta's Best Home Nursing Care
5300 Memorial Dr, #219, Stone Mt, GA 30083
(404)377-5600
www.abhnc.com


CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Where the Good Life is Reality! As Atlanta's premier non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community, CANTERBURY COURT provides one of the best values in retirement living to seniors ages 62 & older. The hallmark of the community is a passion for celebrating & nurturing the lives of seniors -- with the highest respect for the value and uniqueness of each resident. For more than 45 years, they have offered quality residences & services; residents are free to enjoy retirement and pursue their passion without the stress & burdens of home ownership. Where in Atlanta can you find 11 acres of beautifully manicured gardens complete with gazebo, greenhouse, orchid house & walking trails?

Situated on 11 beautifully landscaped acres, seniors & their families will find 201 independent apartments, 18 personal care (Assisted Living) apartments and a 42 bed nursing facility. Canterbury Court's retirement residences range in size & cost from comfortable studio units to spacious three bedrooms with den apartments. With 200 independent residents, 18 personal care & 44 nursing beds, residents have the full continuum of care under one roof. Amenities include meal services, weekly housekeeping & linen service, utilities, cable TV, community programs & activities and maintenance services. They also offer free internet access, movie theatre, swimming pool, fitness center, billiards, woodworking shop, arts & crafts room, wellness clinic & transportation to events.

Canterbury Court
3750 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
(404)261-6611
www.canterburycourt.org


TRUE MARKET VALUE?

It's all about value. BETTY WILSON APPRAISAL FIRM, INC. is one of the oldest, most knowledgeable certified personal property appraisal companies in Atlanta. Betty Wilson founded the company in 1969. Melinda Wilson, Betty's daughter, received her certification through the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) in 1998 and has continued her education through the Association of On-Line Appraisers (AOA). Betty Wilson Appraisal Firm specializes in appraisals for divorce, estate tax liability, equitable distribution, bankruptcy, insurance, damage/claim, estate liquidation/estate sales, charitable contributions & expert witness testimony. They follow all federal guidelines (USPAP).

Betty Wilson Appraisal Firm is in the business of recognizing and identifying the true market value of a fascinating & incredibly diverse assortment of personal property. Fine arts, antiques, collectibles, furniture, silver, crystal, china, ceramics, paperweights, Disneyana & common household goods...the list is virtually endless. And no one person can hope to be truly knowledgeable in all areas. However, through the years of membership with the International Society of Appraisers and the Association of On-Line Appraisers, they have access to the vast resources of many hundreds of experts in virtually every field of personal property evaluation. Visit their Website for comprehensive information.

Betty Wilson Appraisal Firm, Inc.
(770)434-0227
www.atlanta-appraisers.com


MAKING SMILES BEAUTIFUL

Danielle D. Greene, DDS, of FABULOUS SMILES OF ATLANTA, and her knowledgeable & caring staff of professionals, pride themselves on providing you with the highest quality dental care you deserve. They strive to make your visit relaxing & comfortable, even for children as young as three years old. Her expert general restorative dentistry as well as cosmetic procedures can preserve your smile or restore it to eye-catching radiance. Fabulous Smiles serves clients in Atlanta, Decatur, Midtown Atlanta, College Park and Buckhead areas.

Dr. Greene provides comprehensive general dental services, including high-quality materials for porcelain crowns, veneers, bridges, dental implants, partials, dentures & tooth-colored fillings. Their cosmetic procedures include bonding, sports dentistry, in-office & at-home whitening, advanced gum care & screening and ultrasonic cleanings. From diagnosis to treatment, Dr. Greene is passionate about helping her patients maintain their teeth and gums by offering patient-friendly & affordable care, gentle dentistry & morning appointments, as well as same-day emergency appointments. Ask Dr. Greene about their Kissable-Cosmetic products. Most insurance plans are accepted and filed for you.

Fabulous Smiles of Atlanta
1188 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, #101, Atlanta, GA 30310
(404)758-0770
www.myfabuloussmile.com


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PROACTIVE RESOURCES DESIGN, INC. is a full-service marketing agency offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, PR support, graphic design, corporate identity, business development, event planning and Web planning & implementation. Receive $100 OFF your first graphic design project!

With 27 years of marketing industry experience, PRD is poised to offer innovative approaches to advertising for the busy business executive. They've helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. Affordable design services for: websites (one-page sites starting at $800), business cards ($325+), logos ($750+), stationery ($425+), brochures ($575+), print ads ($450+) and eblasts ($250+).

Proactive Resources Design Inc.
(800)772-5969
www.proactiveresources.com