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Ronald Shane Smith

Car accident Attorney at Peachtree City, GA

4.9   40 reviews

also known as Shane Smith

  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 2 years
    Georgia - GA 23 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    80%
    Most of our practice is car accidents. We also have a significant number of cases within this area representing victims of DUI and people hit by drunk drivers.

    19 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%

  3. Slip and fall accident
    10%

    19 years, 200 cases

THE LAW OFFICES OF SHANE SMITH

  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

Awards

Client's Choice 2013,2012
Client's Choice
2013 2012

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Shane Smith has many successful Personal Injury cases through the years. He is here to talk to you about those successes and offer you a look into the day of an Georgia Attorney.
Monthly, Shane Smith Law runs a Georgia Teacher of the Month program to honor the Classroom Heroes in Fayette and Coweta Counties. Go to www.LocalTeacheroftheMonth.com or www.ShaneSmithLaw.com to nominate child's best teacher ever.
Shane Smith law specializes in representing Georgia victims of auto accidents, Big Rig accidents, Motorcycle wrecks, and victims of Drunk Drivers. Call today to request your free Personal Injury Guide for Georgia. (770) 487-8999.
Laws governing Georgia Slip and Fall cases are difficult to understand. Shane Smith Law has a team of seasoned attorneys skilled in personal injury cases and dedicated to guiding you through the complicated legal recovery process. Call Today 770-487-8999.
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Peachtree City Office

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mike | April 24, 2013
Outstanding lawyer!
Shane Smith is an outstanding personal injury lawyer. He got me a really high settlement after I fired the "One Call That's All" law firm and hired Shane. I guess they call it "one call that's all" because you call them but they never call you back. Shane returned my phone calls and was really professional...he threatened to sue the other person's insurance company in court. That made all the difference. I got much more than I expected and was really pleased. I would definitely recommend him!
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Posted by Eva | July 21, 2012
Highly Recommended
I was in an auto accident September 2011 and Attorney Shane Smith was recommended. He was very understanding and professional at the same time. Attorney Smith did great negotiation with the insurance company and I was very pleased with my settlement. I would highly recommend this attorney for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Nicholas | January 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Story and Accident
Shane Smith took my case when no one else would. Shane himself took my case on and provided me with everything that I needed. They took great care of me and I could always speak to someone when I called. Shane even talked to the hospital that did my surgery and got me to see a physical therapist. My case was a while back, but when I thought about all that he did for me, I had to come back and give him as many stars as I could.
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Posted by Heli | December 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Shanesmith and associates
Tome la mejor decision en utilizar los servicios shane smith and associates, en mi caso de truck accidente, me giaron paso a paso todo el proceso y me siento muy satisfactory por los resutados...gracias a todos y en especially a sonia fambro con su finura y getilesa me ayudo todo el proseso en español..gracias q dios los bendiga..
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Posted by tiffany | November 23, 2016
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lacie Johnson
Lacie Johnson is awesome , she's checked on me and my family , also very helpful at answering any questions I had .
Posted by Jose | October 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Recomendación del abogado Smith
El abogado Shane Smith me representó para exigir mis derechos después de un accidente automovilístico. Fue con muy buenos resultados obteniendo una compensación justa. La Srita. Sonia Frambo estuvo en contacto continuo conmigo para informarme los detalles del proceso.
Posted by Bruce Sumner | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident
My case manager Amanda Spears is an angel that was sent by God to help me with my case. I had a previous Law Firm for 3 to 4 months and fired them and Shane Smith's office did more for me in 2 weeks, then they did in the few months I had them. My advise to anyone that's not happy with their law firm, contact Shane Smith, they are awesome, I can't put into words how much Amanda has helped me.
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Posted by Bethany | April 5, 2013
Very Professional Group
This firm is made up of a great team. My case was handled promptly and I feel I received the compensation that I deserved. All my questions were answered and I was walked through the process step by step which made my life so much easier! I would definitely recommend this attorney in the future.
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2012
Good people come from everywhere
We (my husband and myself) met Mr. Smith after a terrible car accident which we were fortunate to survive. We were referred by a family friend who knew of the firm and its fine reputation. The staff took us in the same day we called regarding services. Throughout the whole process we were kept well informed, educated, and were able to call or stop by if there were any concerns or worrys we may have had. And how many attorneys call you on the weekend? The firm is hard working, respectful, and caring.
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Posted by chheuth | August 22, 2012
knowledge
he is a very good lawyer, Mr.Smith and his worker are kept me informed about my case.Every time, i called to ask questions, he'll answer my questions, and he also guide me through my case. Mr.Smith and his workers are very knowledgeable, friendly, and excellent on their work. my case been denial from other lawyer cause they said their insurance not good to fight for, but Mr.Smith take my case.
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Posted by gloria | August 21, 2012
thay keep you informedof whats going on and call to ask you if you are willing to take a offers and always keep you up todate
when i called them thay got right on my case and had it settled in no time at all
Posted by gloria | August 9, 2012
mrs gloria williams
thay helped me get all of my medical bill paid and a little bit of money in my pocket to pay past due bills and help me get back onmy feet i am disabled form the wreck and thay are willing to help any way thay can i will recomaned them to every one that needs help with a personal case
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2012
Personal Service
I could not have been more pleased with the level of service I received from the Shane Smith Law Firm. My attorney and his support staff took a very personal interest in my case. I never felt like a number or a dollar value to them. I was well informed of the process in advance and kept current on the progress of my case at many points along the way. This was my first experience with litigation and they made every attempt to make it as pleasant as possible given the circumstances. I would definately recommend this firm to anyone needing a lawyer.
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Posted by ashley | July 31, 2012
ashley testimonial
My case manager, carolyn, was wonderful in completing my case and paperwork. I felt very comfortable with the Chiropractor I was seeing and recommended to. The services helped me tremendously. I highly recommend this firm to anyone because being in a wreck is a painful and stressful situation. Personal Injury Attorney, Shane Smith, makes getting your bills paid so much easier. The staff is very considerate!
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Posted by William | July 30, 2012
An honest review of Shane Smith's law firm (car accident lawsuit)
I was in a car accident where the damages to both vehicles was rather minor. I was driving down the highway and an individual side-swiped my car, and although I was able to respond in-time to avoid a 'major' accident, my car was still hit. During the accident, my knee was injured and I the result was a torn meniscus (which is cartilage). I had no medical insurance. At the time of the accident I didn't think the injury was significant, so I did not call for an ambulance or go to a hospital. That night my knee started hurting me. I called the other individual's insurance company and told them I was going to get an x-ray of my knee, which they said they would pay for. When I called the insurance company back and told them the extent of my injury, they did not believe that the accident caused my injury and said they would fully deny my claim. I called 5 or so lawyers the next day, and of all the lawyers I spoke with on the phone, Shane struck me as being the individual who I wanted to represent me (he spent the most time on the phone with me and quite frankly just seemed very intelligent - additionally, he went into great detail trying to help me understand my options). I drove to his office, signed all of the paperwork I needed to sign, and didn't have to go back to his office until the case was finished. Shane does have a partnership, and after the initial consultation you probably won't be dealing with him very much. But the rest of the staff is awesome, and the other lawyers working in his partnership are top-notch for their level of experience. The only negative thing I have to say about the whole experience was that Shane recommended I have surgery before we pressed forward with the lawsuit. Well, I did have the surgery before we pushed forward, and because I don't have medical insurance, I was worried about the medical bills ($20,000+) going unpaid and ruining my credit. I was able to explain to the anaesthesiologist's office, surgeon's office and etc. the whole situation and they did not send my bills to collections (the lawsuit took about 8 months). This was a minor outpatient surgery. I wish I did not have to sue the guy's insurance company, but otherwise I KNOW they would not have paid to have my knee fixed. After Shane's firm was compensated, my medical bills were paid, etc. there was about $8000 left over to put in my pocket (and I made Shane settle out of court, he thinks we could have gotten much more if it had gone to trial). I can't say it wasn't nice to get that extra money, but I would have been happy for the insurance company to have just paid my medical bills. Overall a very good experience, I've recommended him to 1 other person to this point and would certainly recommend him to anyone else who experiences a similar situation.
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Posted by Diamond | July 23, 2012
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Throughout the whole process of going to the chiropractor and all the motions with the lawyer. Him and the people in his office kept me up to date with everything and let me know everything that i needed to know. He was very helpful in what he did and he made sure the job was done. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good lawyer.
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Posted by Cathaleen | July 22, 2012
Satisfied Client
I was very satisfied with the services that were provided by The Law Office of Shane Smith. My case was handled very professional and with no complications or difficulties. I was always informed on the case status in an adequate amount of time. I would definitely refer this law firm to those in need of great service.
Posted by Jo | July 22, 2012
My Advocate
I was hit by a drunk driver headon last yesr. It was the scariest experience I have ever had. I do not remember the accident itself. But upon gaining consciouness I realized that I was very seriously injured and the drunk driver appeared to have no insurance or even be legal in this country. I retained the services of a very well known legal firm. That proved to add insult to injury. They never contacted me after the initial intake, and when I called rarely return calls, finally after 1 month sent me a letter stating that they could not find any evidence of insurance and the firm would no longer be able to represent me. I found the law offices of Shane Smith and my prayers was answered. The office immediately began to work for me. They found the insurance and immediately began to advocate for my rights and needs as a victim. Shane was really available to speak to me throughout the process, his very knowledgable staff kept me informed and "worked for me". Getting me what I deserved from the insurance company and doing it in a timely and very professional, caring way. I will always be grateful to all of the staff for being just what I needed in this very scary and life altering situation. You have my absolute recommendation!
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Posted by Maggie | July 21, 2012
Great law Firm
In September 2011 I was invloved in a car accident where someone ran the red light and t-boned my car. At the accident scene my daughter called 411 pain which recommed me to Shane Smith Law Firm. From the first phone call they where very informative. The kept me in the loop on my case in every way possabile and explain everything to me so I can understand . We spoke on a weekly basic about how the case was going and what stage the case was in. When I was advised I had paperwork in the mail it would be at my home in the next 2-3 business days. It has now been 10 months after my accident and they have came to a settlement that I am very satisfied with. I would recommed this law firm to anyone. Very fast,professional and friendly.
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Posted by Maggie | July 21, 2012
Best law firm in Town!
In September 2011 I was invloved in a car accident where someone ran the red light and t-boned my car. At the accident scene my daughter called 411 pain which recommed me to Shane Smith Law Firm. From the first phone call they where very informative. The kept me in the loop on my case in every way possabile and explain everything to me so I can understand . We spoke on a weekly basic about how the case was going and what stage the case was in. When I was advised I had paperwork in the mail it would be at my home in the next 2-3 business days. It has now been 10 months after my accident and they have came to a settlement that I am very satisfied with. I would recommed this law firm to anyone. Very fast,professional and friendly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Offices of Shane Smith
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Fulton County Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Montlick & Associates, PC
  • 2005 - 2008
  • JAG
  • United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 2001 - 2004
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Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Georgia State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997
  • US Army Air Assault School
  • N/A

Legal Cases

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

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best of 2012 - Atlanta Attorneys
  • Kudzu
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Army ROTC
  • 1997

Publications

  • Word Association Press
  • What Every Georgia Slip and Fall Victim Needs to Know about Premises Liability
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and Learn
  • What to do when you receive a deposition notice
  • 2012
  • John Marshall American Inn of Court
  • Ethical Issues in Practice
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Ronald
Car accident Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Smith is highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Mr. Smith on a number of files and have always found he and his staff professional and well prepared. I endorse Mr. Smith."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Smith for a number of years now and I am very impressed with his level of professionalism and integrity in the personal injury cases he manages. He has a strong depth of knowledge for the law and he and his team put forth 100% effort to the cases they work on."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Shane for several years now. Shane takes to the time to educate his clients about their cases. He has written several books on various personal injury topics. We have worked on several matters together and I have found Shane is passionate about obtaining justice for his clients. It is without hesitation that I endorse Shane Smith."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Other
"I have known Shane for many years, first in the Army when we were freinds as Army Jag Corps lawyers, and later as an attorney who would accept our referrals for Georgia counsel. He is one of the most talented, capable, honest lawyers around. I would be hard pressed to think of anyone better in the metro-Atlanta area to refer clients to."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"From my personal experience in the personal injury field, Mr. Smith has demonstrated to me that he is an excellent counselor for injured people in Georgia. My first hand knowledge of his professional and legal judgment in this practice area is admirable. I am aware of hundreds of injured Georgians who have greatly benefited from his deep understanding of Georgia injury law."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've know Shane Smith for many years. I find him to be a terrific personal injury attorney with a very helpful staff."
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