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Zachary Spears Shewmaker

Zachary Spears Shewmaker

also known as Zach Shewmaker

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accident, Car Accidents, Animal & Dog Bites

About Me

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.

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Languages Spoken: French, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Trucking Accident: 24%
    9 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 24%
    9 years
  3. Personal Injury: 24%
    9 years
  4. Car Accidents: 23%
    9 years
  5. Animal & Dog Bites: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Dirk Julius Derrick

    I endorse this lawyer for his practice in car accidents and personal injury!

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    Dirk Derrick Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Shawn Kalfus

    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.

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    Shawn Kalfus Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Van Sant Law, LLC

950 East Paces Ferry Rd NE #1625
Atlanta, GA, 30326

Van Sant Law, LLC

103 Kelly Mill Road
P.O. Box 3154
Cumming, GA, 30040

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200607/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerVan Sant Law, LLC2013 - Present
AssociateBaker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz2010 - 2013
AssociateDennis Corry Porter & Smith2006 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, New Lawyer DivisionMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2006 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia, AthensLawJuris Doctorate2006
Centre CollegeEnglish & HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New Lawyers Division Lunch and LearnBuilding a Successful Practice2014
NoneGeorgia Lien Law: Primer for Commercial Construction Sales Team2013