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Ronald Shane Smith

also known as Shane Smith

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Slip and Fall Accident

About Me

  Shane Smith calls Georgia his home.  Shane graduated from high school in Fayette County, Georgia.  Shane then attended the University of Georgia for two years.  Shane then transferred to Georgia State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1997.  During his undergraduate program he was active in ROTC, serving on the Color Guard, Ranger Challenge, and as the company commander of his ROTC Company.  While at Georgia State, he also met his wife.  After receiving his Bachelor of Science, he attended Georgia State's College of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2000.  During this time, he worked with Richard Hobbs, a local attorney in Fayetteville, and with the Fulton and Rockdale County DA offices as an intern.  Additionally, he was active in the Student Trial Lawyers Association competing in a national competition. 

     After being admitted to the Georgia Bar, he then entered the United State's Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.  He served at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division.  While at Ft. Campbell, he attended and graduated from the Army's Air Assault School.  This qualified him to wear the Army Air Assault Wings on his uniform.  He also served at Fort Benning, Georgia.  While in the Army, he practiced criminal defense throughout the Southeast.  He has defended those accused of a wide range of charges although he primarily focused his representation on those accused of serious sexual assault crimes.  He also acted as the lead attorney on the only military homicide in his multistate state district during his tour. 

     After leaving the army, Shane moved back to Peachtree City, Georgia.  He then began practicing personal injury law at a major firm in Atlanta for four years.  During this time, he handled over 500 cases to completion, ranging from minor injuries to a serious tractor trailer collision.  Shane has represented people with injuries ranging from mild soft tissue injuries to their back and necks, severe broken bones requiring surgery, people who have undergone lumbar fusions and a client who has an amputation because of his injury.  During this time, he represented numerous clients who were struck by a driver who was DUI or intoxicated, and has helped many people who were pedestrians when they were struck by an automobile. 

     After working downtown for several years, Shane formed his own law firm to better represent his clients.  Shane focuses his practice on helping those injured through no fault of their own.  This can be someone injured in a car wreck, to someone injured on someone else's property, or other seriously injured people.  Shane particularly enjoys helping his clients who have been struck by drunk drivers receive the compensation they deserve.  Shane has worked hard to develop contacts and relationships with many specialist doctors in the Atlanta area to help ensure that his clients can receive treatment no matter how seriously they are injured.

     In addition to practicing law, Shane is married and has two small children.  He attends and is a member of Holy Trinity Church with his family.   He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Masons, and the Shriners. Shane is admitted to practice law in all courts in Georgia and the Military Court System.  Shane is also admitted to practice in the Middle District of Georgia

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Car Accidents: 80%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
    11 years, 200 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Christopher Michael Davis

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Smith is highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christopher Davis Animal & Dog Bites Attorney
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  • Charles Nicholas Internicola

    Shane is an excellent attorney who approaches his legal practice with a level of precision and passion that few attorneys can match. If you or a family member is injured, I would strongly recommend that Shane be included on a very short list of "must speak to" attorneys.

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    Charles Internicola Franchising Attorney
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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200007/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of 2012 - Atlanta AttorneysKudzu2012
Distinguished Military GraduateArmy ROTC1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant AttorneyFulton County Attorney's Office2014 - 2014
FounderLaw Offices of Shane Smith2008 - Present
AttorneyMontlick & Associates, PC2005 - 2008
JAGUnited States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps2001 - 2004

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Drunk Driving Accident (Coweta County, GA)Awarded $80,000
Injured in MARTA Bus Accident (Clayton County, GA)Insurance Company Settled

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Word Association PressWhat Every Georgia Slip and Fall Victim Needs to Know about Premises Liability2013
Law Offices of Shane SmithI Was Hit By A Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next?2013
Book7 Critical Mistakes to Ruin Your Car Accident Case2012
Law Offices of Shane Smith10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case2010
Law Offices of Shane SmithProperty Damage Guide for Georgia2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Georgia State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1997
US Army Air Assault SchoolN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Superbowl of PI SeminarsPlaintiff Attorney Question and Answer2013
Lunch and LearnWhat to do when you receive a deposition notice2012
John Marshall American Inn of CourtEthical Issues in Practice2006