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