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Zachary Spears Shewmaker

Personal injury Attorney at Alpharetta, GA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Zach Shewmaker

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About Zachary

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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 was named as a Rising Star for 2013, 2014, and 2015 by Georgia SuperLawyers. I have been named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2016 by Georgia SuperLawyers. Only 2.5% of Georgia lawyers are chosen for this honor. I was also named as one of Georgia Trend Magazine's "2013 Legal Elite."


Before opening Horst | Shewmaker, I worked for the largest personal injury law firm in the world. Prior to that, I spent more than four years at a small personal injury firm representing injured individuals through trial. I also 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.

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Licensed for 16 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Zachary

Horst Shewmaker, LLC
3030 Royal Blvd. South
Suite 125
Alpharetta, GA, 30022


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Brick | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the good guys...
I was impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and level of service I received from HPS. Zach was great to work with, extremely knowledgeable and I really trusted his guidance through the process.
Posted by Darlene | January 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horst, Pirkle and Shewmaker
I just want to say that Zach Shewmaker really cares about his clients. My case had several challenges and he met every one of them head on and took care of every one. He really listens to his clients and works nonstop on your case whether it is big or small. He did an amazing job for me and I would highly recommend his firm and I would definitely use him again if I had too. Unlike the “big guys” Zach and his firm really care about their clients!!
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Posted by Mark | March 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Zach is the Best!
Hit by a drunk driver causing back damage requiring three surgeries, 2 years of pain and will never be totally healed. Van Sant Law got us a good settlement. Zack was very friendly, professional and pretty genius!
Posted by Michael | February 26, 2015
Attorney Review
I've been a repeat client of Zach Shewmaker for nearly 8 years. He's always been honest, dependable, and available. Zach has consulted me in a wide variety of legal matters and I've always appreciated his professionalism and honesty. I've dealt with a wide band of attorney's and none are more impressive than Zach.
Posted by Shawn | December 19, 2014
Excellent attorney
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.
Posted by Carolyn | December 8, 2014
Went Above and Beyond
Attorney Shewmaker was beyond helpful in helping me with my legal complications. He acted as a concerned party from the start and really made me feel like it was important to him to solve my issues and answer all my questions. Mr. Shewmaker was very knowledgeable through the whole process and made sure I was not taken advantage of by bothersome adjusters. He kept me informed every step of the way and was there for any unexpected bumps in the road. I would highly recommend this lawyer to family & friends.
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Posted by JD | December 5, 2014
Excellent Personal Representation for Dispute with Large Company
Fortunately, I have never had much need for an attorney. But when an unfortunate incident arose with a large, nationally owned apartment leasing company, I came to Zach Shewmaker looking for help. Zach did not hesitate to help by gathering all the facts and representing me. He was always quick to respond yet very thorough, and he helped me reach a favorable outcome. Zach is an incredibly intelligent attorney, always acting with integrity and professionalism. I would highly recommend Zach to all my friends and family if they ever needed representation.
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Posted by Jerry | October 1, 2014
Zach's Review
I was a client of Zach's for my car accident case. Zach wasa very knowledgeable lawyer. He didn't hesitate to respond to my questions about my case. He was very proactive; I didn't have to chase him down to figure out how my case was going
Posted by Matt | June 30, 2014
Do not hesitate to hire Zach Shewmaker
I have had the fortunate/unfortunate experience to work with a ton of lawyers throughout my career, many of which have been top partners at white glove New York law firms. Recently when I had a personal matter and needed legal advice, I turned to Zach Shewmaker and I truly have never felt like I was ever in better hands. Zach is an extremely intelligent lawyer who is relentless and aggressive, and he also has incredible people skills that allow him to execute extremely favorable outcomes for his clients that don't always involve the one-size-fits-all and heavy-handed tactics that many attorneys seem to employ as autopilot. I was extremely impressed with his professionalism, responsiveness, and the zealous advocacy that he takes towards representing his clients interest.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 40%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Horst Shewmaker, LLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Morgan & Morgan Atlanta, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Van Sant Law, LLC
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Dennis Corry Porter & Smith
  • 2006 - 2010
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  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2006
  • Centre College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English


  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Lawyers Division Lunch and Learn
  • Building a Successful Practice
  • 2014
  • None
  • Georgia Lien Law: Primer for Commercial Construction Sales Team
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Zachary
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Zach's dogged determination to get the best results for his clients is what separates him from other attorneys. His knowledge of the law is likewise stellar."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his practice in car accidents and personal injury!"
Trucking accident Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Trucking accident Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is an excellent attorney and zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zachary. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is an excellent attorney. I endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zach and would recommend him to friends and family. He is smart, well-trained and aggressive. His work is respected in the legal community."
Trucking accident Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is a skilled litigator who knows from firsthand experience how to deal with commercial transportation companies, truck drivers, and their insurance carriers in order to maximize his client's recovery. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Trucking accident Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is a smart and hard-working attorney who gets great results for his clients. Before he began representing people injured by the negligence of others, he defended tractor-trailer and trucking companies. This gave Zach an insider's view of how insurance companies and trucking companies operate and defend lawsuits and allows him to get the best results possible for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zach is a hard working dedicated lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Friend
"Zachary is an intelligent and thoughtful personal injury attorney whom I would trust to handle the most complex of cases."
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Alpharetta Personal injury Lawyer Zachary Spears Shewmaker
Zachary Spears Shewmaker
Personal injury Attorney
Alpharetta, GA
Licensed for 16 years
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