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Shawn Kalfus focuses his practice on the defense of wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.


Shawn has extensive experience defending commercial motor vehicle companies, their drivers, and insurers in all aspects of litigation stemming from catastrophic motor vehicle collisions.  In that capacity, Shawn has defended dozens of six and seven-figure claims and lawsuits from moments after the collision through resolution or trial.  


Shawn also has extensive experience defending numerous other types of catastrophic injury cases, including premises liability, products liability, crane and lift accidents, and auto collisions.  In that capacity, Shawn has defended a variety of companies—including apartment complexes, health clubs, restaurant franchises, and automobile dealerships—and their individual owners, officers, and employees.

Shawn has been named one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” attorneys by Georgia Trend Magazine.  He is a member of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Atlanta Claims Association, and Transportation Lawyers Association.


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 34%
  2. Transportation: 33%
  3. Personal Injury: 33%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Zachary Spears Shewmaker

    Shawn is an excellent advocate and extremely skilled. I endorse him for any personal injury or insurance defense matters.


    Zachary Shewmaker Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael Thomas Rafi

    Shawn defended a personal injury matter and was a pleasure to work with - very reasonable, responsive, and friendly. Shawn sets the bar for other lawyers, and I fully recommend him.


    Michael Rafi Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP

1180 W Peachtree St NW Ste 2300
Regions Plaza
Atlanta, GA, 30309-3482


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselSmith Moore Leatherwood LLP2014 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Transportation Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Aging Drivers and the Plaintiff's Lawyers Who Love Them2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Georgia, AthensN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998