also known as Zach Shewmaker
I am a trial lawyer who represents individuals who have suffered injuries or death because of the negligent acts or omissions of others. I pursue claims arising out of car accidents, truck accidents, and slip/trip and falls.
I have been named as a Rising Star for 2013 and 2014 by Georgia SuperLawyers. Only 2.5% of Georgia lawyers are chosen for this honor. I have also been named as one of Georgia Trend Magazine's "2013 Legal Elite."
Before joining Van Sant Law in late 2013, I spent more than seven years with two large Atlanta firms defending insurance companies, trucking companies, and other corporations against personal injury and wrongful death claims. I have extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies and understanding how they work to prevent individuals from recovering compensation for legitimate injuries. My time spent defending these claims gave me a unique appreciation for how motor vehicle wrecks and other incidents impact individuals and their families, and helps me achieve the best result for my clients.
I have offices in Atlanta and Cumming but handle cases across the State of Georgia. Feel free to call or email me with questions about your claim.
Languages Spoken: French, English
Licensed since 2006
Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
I worked with Zach for several years and now work against him. He has a wealth of knowledge, is detail-oriented, and professional. As his opponent, I can see that he zealously represents his clients and pushes for the maximum value in each case. If you are in need of an attorney, I highly recommend him.
Shawn Kalfus Wrongful Death Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2006||08/22/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Partner||Van Sant Law, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz||2010 - 2013|
|Associate||Dennis Corry Porter & Smith||2006 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, New Lawyer Division||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2006 - Present|
|University of Georgia, Athens||Law||Juris Doctorate||2006|
|Centre College||English & History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|New Lawyers Division Lunch and Learn||Building a Successful Practice||2014|
|None||Georgia Lien Law: Primer for Commercial Construction Sales Team||2013|