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Steven Leibel has been practicing law since his graduation from Emory Law School in 1980. Best known for winning the highest jury verdict in Georgia history — $776 million in a wrongful death lawsuit arising from the tragic murder of the Sheriff-elect of Dekalb County, Georgia— Mr. Leibel has also been named a SuperLawyer for five consecutive years by his peers. In 1988, Mr. Leibel began representing individuals in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. His successes include recovering extensive damages for the death of a high school student whose pneumonia was misdiagnosed; receiving a record recovery in a case involving a neurosurgeon who performed unnecessary back surgery, debilitating a client; resolving the death of an unborn infant due to medical malpractice; receiving extensive damages for the family of an elderly gentleman who died in an assisted living facility due to negligence; resolving a tractor-trailer accident which caused traumatic brain injury to a young adult. 

An active member in the community, Mr. Leibel has served as a Municipal Court Judge. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Atlanta Lawyers Club, The Forsyth County Bar Association, and The Enotah Circuit Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Leibel is a graduate of both Leadership Sandy Springs and Leadership Lumpkin County, and served as a Commission Member of The Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund for the State of Georgia.

He is Vice Chair of the board of The Foothills Community Bank, and serves on the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors. Mr. Leibel is admitted to both the Georgia and District of Columbia Bar. 

He has lectured at the State Bar Association Annual Update Seminar, and is a member of the University of North Georgia Business Advisory Council. He is a lecturer on Trial Techniques at Emory University School of Law, and has previously taught Leadership at North Georgia College and State University.

Mr. Leibel graduated from the renowned Bronx High School of Science with Merit in 1973. He received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1977. He then completed Emory Law School, where he was elected President of the Emory International Law Society. 

In 1986, Mr. Leibel graduated first in his class from the North Central Police Academy at West Georgia College. He has served as legal advisor to many police chiefs and sheriffs, and acted as a sheriff's deputy and police officer from 1986 to 2000. Mr. Leibel writes expert columns for My Forsyth Magazine and is a guest host on WGST AM 640 Radio in Atlanta. Mr. Leibel is a Certified TrustDale Personal Injury Attorney, a Georgia SuperLawyer, and an AV Pre-Eminent rated lawyer.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 24%
    36 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 24%
    30 years, 20 cases
  3. Car Accident: 24%
    30 years, 3 thousand cases
  4. Employment: 23%
    36 years, 300 cases
  5. Spinal Cord Injury: 5%



Contingent (33-45%)

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Contact info

Leibel Law

35 N. Chestatee Street
Po Box 1868
Dahlonega, GA, 30533

Cumming Office

6150 Hwy 400
Suite C
Cumming, GA, 30028



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198007/15/2016
DCInactive 200007/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia Super LawyerSuperLawyer2014
AV Rated-PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Georgia Super LawyerSuperLawyer2008
Georgia Super LawyerSuperLawyer2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Georgia Super LawyerSuperLawyer2006
Georgia Super LawyerSuperLawyer2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Deutscher Akademischer Fellow awardEmory1977
Summa Cum LaudeQueens College1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalSteven Leibel, A Professional Corporation2007 - Present
PartnerCasey Gilson Leibel2002 - 2007
AttorneySteven K. Leibel & Associates1987 - 2002
Trial AttorneyNational Labor Relations Board1980 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaBoard of Governors2006 - Present
First Citizens Bank of GeorgiaVice-Chair2002 - Present
Business Advisory Council NGCSU Bus SchoolChairman2011 - 2013
Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund CommissionCommission Member2007 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Phyllis Brown v. Sidney DorseyRecord Verdict in Georgia of $776 Million
Bailey v. Georgia Department of TransportationJury verdict of $1.2 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
400 EditionLeibel On The Law2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
City University of New York, Queens CollegePolitical Science/ CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Bronx High School of ScienceMathematics and ScienceOther - Bachelors1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2010 Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques.Trial Techniques2010