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Michael Brandon Smith

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as M. Brandon Smith, Brandon Smith

  • State Years
    West Virginia - WV 12 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 14 years
    Georgia - GA 19 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

M. Brandon Smith is a partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, where his practice is devoted to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability, and serious personal injury. Following law school, Brandon was an assistant district attorney in the Alcovy Circuit (Newton County), where he gained valuable trial experience and a desire to help individuals harmed by the careless actions of others. Today Brandon utilizes his skills to help injured victims nationwide, and he is a frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country.

 

Brandon is currently engaged in the following mass torts: DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation, Yaz/Yasmin Litigation, GranuFlo Dialysis Litigation, Pradaxa Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh Implant Litigation, Accutane Litigation, Actos Litigation, Dilantin Litigation, and numerous other single event causes of action stemming from dangerous drugs and/or products.

 

Brandon was recently nominated and selected once again as one of the 2013 Top 100 trial lawyers in Georgia and one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. These prestigious honors are reserved for America’s top trial lawyers that exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. It is by invitation only and based in part on peer nominations from fellow lawyers in the community from all over the United States.

 

 “I take pride in my ability to help those who, due to the negligence of others, can no longer help themselves. It is my ability to make a difference in people’s lives that makes my role as an attorney so rewarding”

 

 

Location

Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC
1932 North Druid Hills Road
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA, 30319

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2011
A very caring Lawyer
My wife, son and I were involved in a very serious car accident where another driver crossed the center line and ran into us head on. Throughout the entire ordeal, we never had to worry about any legal or money issues. This afforded us the opportunity to focus on our recoveries. Thanks Brandon.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2010
Need A Great Attorney
I would recommend Mr. Smith to anyone. He was very knowledgeable about auto accidents and told me what I could expect concerning my claim. He left it up to me if I wanted to settle or continue to persue. I was in control! I didn't feel mislead in any way. Check him out before you see anyone else and especially before you talk to the other party involved in your case.
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Posted by Stacey | June 18, 2010
Extremely happy client
After repeated attempts to handle my legal situation on my own, I contacted an attorney for help. For seven months the attorney was not able to get any results for my case. I decided to contact MR. Smith and after doing so, almost immediately he was able to get me the results that I was looking for and that was a resolution to my case. Within a few short weeks my case was resolved to my satisfaction and I was able to move on with my life. I have no problem recommending Mr. Smith to anyone who is searching for a great attorney to handle their legal needs. Mr. Smith was extremely helpful in resolving my case and he handled everything in a very professional manner. I am very happy with my decision to contact him and would not hesitate to do so in the future should another problem arise. Thanks again MR. Smith for all your help.
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Posted by Bobby | March 16, 2010
Bobby
Mr. Smith took time to review my case with me, and then advised me what steps to take and inturned allowed me peace of mind, was very responsive and kept me informedon a regular basis, I found Mr. Smith very knowledgeable. I recommend him to any one that needs a lawyer, that really cares !!!!!
Posted by Mark | March 15, 2010
Talented Help For Our Company!
I found Mr. Smith to be professional, to-the-point, efficient, and trust worthy. Our results were most definitely above the mean.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2009
Great attorney, concerned for your case, great communicator & very personable
Brandon did a great job for us. He had to do a lot of digging and hung in there even though it turned out to be very time consuming. We were very pleased and I highly recommend him. He seems very concerned for you as person and how pleased you are with how the case is progressing along. He is determined and will fight for you until the very end. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2009
M. Brandon Smith
I would highly recommend using Mr. Smith. His knowledge of the the insurance industry and their procedures for resolving these types of cases is impressive. He has successfully resolved two separate personal injury cases for me. He was able to resolve both cases in a timely manner with large settlements awarded to me from the insurance companies. His personal attention goes above and beyond what I expected. After the first accident I wasn't sure how to begin the process of settling with the insurance company. He took all of the headache and worry away from me and handled it from beginning to end. It was such a relief to have an attorney that I knew had the situation under control. After my second accident, my family contacted him because I wasn't able due to my injuries. He provided them with advice on how to work with the hospital (as it related to my health insurance coverage) and the person responsible for the accident. I was so thankful that he had been able to give my family peace of mind during a very stressful time. It allowed them to focus on getting me transported back to my home state for further treatment. Once again he handled the situation from beginning to end. He took all of the worry away from me while he worked both cases. I was not contacted directly by the person responsible for the accident or the insurance companies. He spoke with all of them on my behalf which allowed me to concentrate on getting well. Mr. Smith goes the extra mile that you don't expect.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney-Prosecutor
  • Newton County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jane Doe v. Pharmaceutical Company
  • Confidential Settlement Prior To Trial

Associations

  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - Present
  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - Present
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, New Lawyers Division
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division
  • Executive Committee-Treasurer
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mass Torts Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice Board of Governor-Georgia
  • 2011 - Present
  • Buckhead Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division
  • Board of Governors
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice-Nursing Home Litigation Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice-Reglan Litigation Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Metro Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • InjuryBoard
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Georgia Personal Injury
  • 2005 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Membership Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair of NLD
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Association for Justice (New Lawyers Division)
  • Executive Committee-Secretary
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association-NLD
  • Membership Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association-New Lawyers Division
  • Chair Elect
  • 2010 - 2011
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division
  • Co-Chair For NLD State Board of Governors
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Journal of Intellectual Property Law
  • Executive Editor
  • 2003 - 2004
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2L Class President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 1L Vice President (Y)
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Georgia)
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Georgia)
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Officer Award-Secretary
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division
  • 2012
  • Member Induction
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • 2012
  • YLD Leadership Academy
  • Georgia State Bar
  • 2011
  • Excellence Award
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Excellence Award
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division
  • 2010
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Advanced Depositions
  • 2013
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Invited Speaker
  • 2013
  • Secrets To A Successful Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice
  • Mass Torts-Drugs and Medical Devices
  • 2012
  • Paralegal and Legal Assistant Workshop
  • Co-Chair and Moderator
  • 2012
  • 2012 Plaintiff's Practice
  • Products Liability and Seminar Co-Chair
  • 2012
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
  • Handling Mass Torts
  • 2011
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Law Firm Management Seminar
  • 2011
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect
  • Mass Torts-Master of Ceremonies
  • 2010
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Seminar
  • Personal Injury Seminar Co-Chair
  • 2010
  • InjuryBoard
  • Mass Torts-Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • 2009
  • InjuryBoard
  • Mass Torts-Reglan
  • 2009
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Current And Emerging Mass Torts
  • 2009
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Identifying Medical Products Cases
  • 2009
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Effective Depositions
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (12)
Endorse Michael
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Brandon is very knowledgeable in the field of products liability. I highly recommend you give him a call if you have been injured because of a defective or dangerous product."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brandon's experience in multi-district litigation with the medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers is second to none."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brandon has my unqualified endorsement. In my opinion, he is an expert on products liability law. He is also well-regarded among the legal community."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have learned a great deal from Brandon, particularly on defective medical products. He has a wealth of talent."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brandon Smith. He is a very effective lawyer who understands very complex legal issues. His results speak for themselves."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith is the "go-to" lawyer when my clients suffer from defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices. I know I can rely on Brian's intelligence, wisdom, and common-sense. I endorse this lawyer."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've gotten to know Brandon well through the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association over the last several years. In addition to his strong committment to representing injured plaintiffs, Brandon has proved himself to be a highly skilled advocate. Brandon is well-respected amongst plaintiffs' lawyers and I strongly recommend his services to those with a potential products liability claim."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a fellow member with me on the Injury Board. I'm proud to be associated with such great lawyers all over the Country like Michael and his partners. I endorse Michael and his firm without any reservation. A great choice for a lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Brandon. Brandon is the first attorney I call anytime I have a question and he always has an articulate, well thought out answer. I have also had the pleasure of referring a few clients to Brandon and his firm on a products recall case. Brandon was able to obtain favorable results for the clients and they all said how professional he was in his dealings."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Smith is a great resource for my practice, as he is always quick to answer a question when I need it. He is thought of as an outstanding trial lawyer in our legal community."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Brandon since college and he has always exuded the utmost integrity, honesty and commitment to his causes. I never hesitate to refer a case to Brandon because i know the client will have one of the best legal advocates in Atlanta by their side."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney and have had the pleasure of working with him in the past. His is very professional, hard working and dedicated to his clients."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Brandon is an excellent, caring attorney!"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brandon since law school and I highly recommend him. His experience, early in his career, as an assistant district attorney gave him the opportunity to learn vital trial skills in the courtroom, which are unfortunately lacking in many civil litigators. This gives him an edge on many other personal injury attorneys with far more years of experience. I would not hesitate to refer others to him."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brandon is a leader on the national scene of plaintiff lawyers. Not only is he active in the American Association for Justice, but he also works closely with InjuryBoard.com to educate consumers about dangerous products. Brandon is one of the most accomplished lawyers of his age when it comes to litigation involving pharmaceutical drugs. I would feel very comfortable sending a friend or family member to Brandon for legal assistance. I strongly endorse Brandon's work ethic and professionlism. He and his firm get great results for their clients."
Class action Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Friend
"Brandon Smith is a highly effective attorney and advocate. He cares deeply for his clients needs and works tirelessly to see their interests are protected. I've known Brandon for over seven (7) years and he is highly respected amongst his peers in the bar for his credibility, commitment to his clients, and his unyielding integrity."
Class action Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Brandon has always obtained fantastic results for his clients. His professionalism and compassion rise are extraordinary. Brandon is a highly trained lawyer who possesses great skill in the court room. I would highly recommend Brandon to all looking for a quality attorney to handle a catastrophic injury matter"
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Atlanta Defective and dangerous products Lawyer Michael Brandon Smith
Michael Brandon Smith
Defective and dangerous products Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 19 years
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