Timothy H. Bendin


A founding partner of Bendin, Sumrall & Ladner, Tim Bendin practices in the areas of medical malpractice and hospital liability. Tim is a native of Georgia and has been a member of the Atlanta legal community for over 30 years.

Tim has tried numerous jury trials, primarily in the metropolitan Atlanta area, and has received statewide recognition for his extensive litigation experience. Between 2007 to 2020, Georgia Super Lawyers magazine recognized Tim as being in the top 5% of state attorneys practicing in the area of personal injury and medical malpractice defense. In addition to his trial work, Tim also leads educational seminars on various health care topics; his audiences include attorneys, health care professionals, and claims personnel.

Practice Groups

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Tim represents physicians, nurses, hospitals, and other licensed health care providers in matters involving allegations of professional negligence and medical malpractice.

Healthcare Law

In his representation of hospitals and other health care professionals, Tim also advises his clients on general and administrative matters, including EMTALA, medical records documentation, and risk management issues.

General Liability

Tim’s general liability experience includes the defense of hospitals in premises liability cases and other matters involving allegations of ordinary negligence.


  • Juris Doctor, Mercer University (1983)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Furman University (1980)


  • Georgia (1983-present)
  • Florida (1983-1989)
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Academy of Hospital Attorneys


Annual Legal Update, Georgia Society for Health Care Risk Management (GSHRM), (2001-present)


Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (inducted 2016) (The American College of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only fellowship of trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada, representing no more than 1% of the total lawyer population from each state or province.)