Our Team

Roger W. Orlando

​Mr. Orlando was first admitted to practice before the State Bar of New Jersey in 1988, after four years of undergraduate and three years of postgraduate study at Emory University’s School of Law (B.A. 1984; JD, 1987) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shortly after graduation, Mr. Orlando gained admission to practice within the following additional jurisdictions: U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1989); District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.); State Bar of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1991); U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia (1992); and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.

Mr. Orlando spent the earlier part of his legal career defending insurance companies and self-insured businesses against consumer allegations of injury as a result of the negligent acts or omissions of others. He has since chosen to fight for the average citizen, seeking a just remedy for injuries suffered by real people.

Now Mr. Orlando is making good use of his insurance-defense experience and represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic injury as a result of the negligence of others. From the first meeting with a client, Mr. Orlando begins in his mind to prepare his closing argument in case a trial becomes necessary. Thinking proactively, and leaving no stone unturned, often helps lead to enhanced and even surprising results.

Mr. Orlando is a Champion Member and proud supporter of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association.

Eddie R. Still

Eddie R. Still is a trial lawyer with over 35 years of experience devoted to representing injured persons in civil cases in Georgia. Eddie received both his bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Georgia. Eddie joined The Orlando Firm in 2014. Eddie has worked on wrongful death and serious or catastrophic injury cases all around the State of Georgia. The focus of his practice is on motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents, trucking accidents, defective products, nursing home abuse, insurance litigation, fire and premises liability, business torts, and other events resulting in mild or serious traumatic brain injuries.

Eddie aggressively, professionally, and ethically pursues cases on behalf of his clients. Eddie Still will provide you with a client-friendly approach as you and your family attempt to recover from the hardships created by a traumatic event. In his free time, Eddie enjoys traveling, playing tennis, spending with his family and especially his granddaughter.

Eddie is AV Preeminent Rated by his peers and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, and the American Association of Justice.

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Juan Manuel Silva

Juan Manuel Silva graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor Degree in Psychology in 2015. During his undergraduate career, Mr. Silva worked as a legal assistant in a workers’ compensation law firm. Juan Manuel Silva earned his Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2019.

While in law school, Mr. Silva participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic at the Western Circuit Public Defender’s Office where he handled a variety of criminal matters pursuant to the Student Practice Rule. He was awarded the Outstanding Legal Defense Clinic Student Award for his work at the Clinic.

After law school, Mr. Silva practiced general litigation handling a variety of legal matters including personal injury, business transactions/litigation, contract litigation, premises liability, corporate law, and criminal defense. Mr. Silva is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about providing access to quality legal representation among the Hispanic community. Mr. Silva enjoys running, golf, and Georgia Bulldogs football.

Mr. Silva is licensed to practice in the Georgia State and Superior Courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court.

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Georgia Hispanic Bar Association

Scott Christopher

Prior to joining the Orlando Firm, Mr. Christopher’s practice primarily focused on representing injured individuals and employees in personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. He has worked with other notable law firms in Atlanta and served as the Owner and Managing Partner of The Christopher Law Firm, previously in Decatur. Mr. Christopher has also worked on “the other side of fence” as defense lawyer in legal malpractice and class action matters, as well as representing Fortune 500 companies such Pepsi, Inc. in general liability claims. Mr. Christopher is also a licensed property and casualty insurance broker formerly with Sterling Seacrest Pritchard.

Mr. Christopher holds a Juris Doctor from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Christopher also studied at the University of Barcelona focusing on international contract and environmental law. He is licensed to practice in both Georgia and North Carolina, and is a member of the Georgia Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section and an Atlanta Bar Association Workers’ Compensation and Construction Law Section Member.

Mr. Christopher lives in Decatur with his wife, Kelly, who is also a lawyer specializing in county and municipal insurance defense. Scott and Kelly have two daughters, Addi and Lola. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, saltwater fishing, cycling and running as well as cheering on the Tar Heels.

Joseph A. Conoscienti
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Mr. Conoscienti specializes in criminal law but likewise has experience in general civil trial practice.

After graduating High School, Joseph A. Conoscienti joined the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1968, Mr. Conoscienti attended Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey where he received a Bachelor of Arts. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Conoscienti attended the Potomac School of Law, where he received Juris Doctorate degree in 1980. Joseph was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1981. In January 2013, Mr. Conoscienti joined forces with J. Blake Ledbetter forming Conoscienti & Ledbetter, LLC.

Joseph Conoscienti is licensed to practice in the Georgia State and Superior Courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the United Sates District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the 11th Circuit United States Court of Appeals. Mr. Conoscienti is a part-time Associate Judge for the Municipality of Avonndale Estates, Georgia.

The Orlando Firm are your personal injury attorneys with the experience to win.