A native of Tifton, Georgia, Stephen Delk graduated from Valdosta State University, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Political Science. Stephen went on to earn his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. While at Valdosta State, Stephen was a letterman on the varsity football team and was twice recognized as the top male student athlete in the athletic department for his academic achievements.
Stephen worked for three years at an insurance defense firm in Valdosta, Georgia before returning home to Tifton, Georgia and joining HBS in 2011. Stephen’s practice areas include general liability, premises liability, governmental liability, transportation, medical malpractice/professional negligence, retail and hospitality liability, and insurance coverage. He is licensed to practice in all State and Superior Courts in Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
Stephen has served as President and Vice-President of the Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar Association. Stephen now lives in Adel, Georgia with his wife, an orthopedic nurse, and their three daughters. Outside of work, Stephen enjoys running, coaching his daughters, hunting and fishing.
Stephen has represented clients in a variety of civil litigation matters including premises liability, auto accidents, and professional negligence suits. He has handled all phases of litigation, including pre-suit investigation, discovery, mediation, motion practice, hearings, summary adjudication, trials and appeals. Stephen has successfully represented business owners, farmers, hospitals, fraternities, retail stores, grocery stores, national restaurant chains, hotels, homeowners, landlords and other owners and occupiers of land in premises liability actions.
Sands v Lindsey, 314 Ga. App. 160 (2012) (Affirmed Summary Judgment for Defendant- seminal case establishing that an EMT working in the course and scope of employment is a licensee, not an invitee).