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Blake Jelks Smith

Personal injury Attorney at Macon, GA

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
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About Blake

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I am Attorney Blake J. Smith, an accomplished and experienced lawyer honing my legal skills related to personal injury cases all around the state of Georgia since 1995. Nelson & Smith focuses on providing quality representation to people who’ve suffered an injury as a result of another person’s negligence.

For almost two decades, I had handled thousands of law matters recovering millions of dollars in settlements for clients injured in an accident. These include, but are not limited to, car accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, defective products, social security disability, and workers compensation cases for people injured on the job.

I graduated at Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Science in August 1989. While attending the prestigious John Marshall School of Law in Atlanta, I served my community as a full-time parole officer for the state of Georgia. My commitment to my employer and dedication to achieving a lifelong dream of becoming an attorney clearly demonstrates my character – I will bring this same dedication to representing you in your pursuit of justice.

Upon graduation from law school in April 1995, I chose a legal career dedicated to helping people – not corporations. At the formation of the law firm, there was a conscious decision to never represent an insurance company or large corporation – over 19 years, I kept that promise.

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Location

Nelson & Smith Attorneys at Law
688 Walnut Street
Suite 103
Macon, GA, 31201
Nelson & Smith
1202 C Hillcrest Pkwy
Dublin, GA, 31021
Nelson & Smith
52 Jackson Street S
Hawkinsville, GA, 31036
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Posted by Brent | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I was a client of Nelson and Smith. Blake Smith represented me in my automobile accident case. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Smith for doing an outstanding job on my case. He and his staff were completely professional in their handling of my case. Throughout my case, Mr. Smith made himself available and was always patient in explaining the details and developments of my case. Renee the paralegal on my case kept me informed on every aspect of the case and was always prompt with answering all my questions and concerns from start to finish. Blake and his staff did a great job. I was very satisfied with the outcome and I recommend Blake Smith and his staff to anyone seeking a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Charles | September 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Can't thank Blake enough
When I approached Nelson & Smith about my situation, I was really in a bad place. I felt like I did not have any allies and no one cared about my future and the future of my family. Mr. Smith managed to ease much of that anxiety right from the start. He was always up to speed and proactive every step of the way. I finally felt like I had an ally, someone that would speak up for my best interests. Do yourself a favor. If you feel like you are getting railroaded, if no one is listening to what you are saying and you feel like no one has your best interests at heart, contact Nelson & Smith.
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Posted by Paul | February 19, 2015
i recommend Blake Smith if you have been injured on the job or in an accident.
Blake handled my workers compensation claim for me extremely well. He returned my phone calls and handled my claim professionally. He was able to get my wage benefits started quickly and get my medical treatment handled with qualified surgeons. He got me a great settlement in the end. i recommend you use Blake for your workers compensation case or your personal injury case.
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Posted by gene | January 27, 2015
work comp
I had a work related injury and Mr Smith and staff worked hard to get what I deserve.he personally made callers to me anytime I needed him or his staff.they ate honest and careing I will use them for my s.s disability.
Posted by john | November 24, 2014
Outstanding Service
Mr Smith and his staff where courteous and proffessional. I would have no reservations about referring anyone to his office. Cant thank him and his office enough for the help they provided.
Posted by Shelly | September 24, 2014
GOOD ATTORNEY
Blake represented me in a workers' compensation case and did a good job for me. He was always there when I had a question about my case, and answered my questions. I was very pleased with the way Mr. Smith handled my case.
Posted by Shedrich | July 11, 2013
Many Thanks
I am truly thankful for Blake Smith and his staff who helped me in my time of need. They helped me with my social security benefits. Now I can get the medical help I need and pay my bills. I tell everyone going through the same struggles to call Nelson & Smith. God Bless Blake Smith and his staff.
Posted by Robert | July 5, 2013
Super lawyer
I have used MR Smiths expertise a couple of times and would recomend him highly, he is very knowledgable
Response from Blake Smith February 19, 2015
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Posted by Richard | July 4, 2013
Great people
They did a great job taking care of everything and communication. When ever I had a question they got back to me and always made sure that I was informed of what was going on and in a timely manner. I would definitely come back to them and will always recommend them to anyone. On top of that it only took a few months to get it all taken care of. I can not thank them enough.
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Posted by Ricky | March 18, 2013
A Great Lawyer
After my accident I needed a lawyer. I called Blake Smith and he handled everything for me. Every time I called his staff was respectfull and honest with me. Now that it is all over I have my settlement and I am a happy man. I am very satisfied with Mr. Smith's services and want everyone to know that he is a great lawyer! Thank you Blake and staff.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2013
Very Pleased
Not only were Blake and his staff constant professionals, they genuinely cared about my case and my well-being. This was my first auto accident and my first experience with an attorney. I was very nervous and had many questions. There was no need for me to worry, Blake handled everything and kept me well informed. I highly recommend Nelson and Smith!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Nelson & Smith, PC
  • 1995 - Present
  • Parole Officer II
  • Georgia State Board Of Pardons & Paroles
  • 1992 - 1995

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Georgia College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989
  • Georgia College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McDuffie v. EMC 2016 WL 3884618 (Ga. App. July 15,2016)
  • Reversed and Remanded in behalf of Claimant
  • Boyt vs. Woody Lumber
  • Case Settled for 125,000
  • Griffin v. Angell Pulaski County Superior Court V14245 2013
  • 50,000 verdict for Plaintiff
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Macon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Blake
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Blake Smith through mutual clients many times, and have referred many clients to him. My experience, and the experience of my clients, has always been first rate. In addition, I have known Mr. Smith on a personal level my entire life, and have had the opportunity first hand to experience his character and integrity. He is an outstanding person and attorney, and I have no qualms suggesting that my clients contact him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Blake is an outstanding personal injury attorney who has a remarkable commitment to his clients. I have watched him navigate some of the toughest cases an attorney can face with the confidence, conviction and success unparalleled by the most seasoned of lawyers. Blake is a true warrior for his clients and I count it a privilege to call him my friend and colleague."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Blake Smith. Mr. Smith is a consummate professional and zealous advocate. He and his firm produce incredible results for their clients on a regular basis."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Blake commands a depth of legal knowledge and trial experience that gives him preeminence among his peers. I can highly recommend Blake to anyone looking for a highly skilled and ethical personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Smith fights for his clients both in and out of the court room; whether negotiating a workers' compensation settlement or arguing a tractor trailer accident case before a jury he is tenacious, inventive and relentless in getting the all his clients are entitled too. He is knowledgeable, honest, and open with clients and fellow members of the bar, I gladly provide my endorsement."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservations. Mr. Smith is a very likable and capable attorney. He genuinely wants to help those in need, those who are caught up in a system that they may not understand and that is often times weighted against them. Mr. Smith will thoroughly investigate the facts of your specific case and apply the applicable law relevant to those facts in a manner calculated to lead to optimal recovery for the client. Should you need a proven workers' compensation attorney or a personal injury matter involving injuries and/or wrongful death, you will not be disappointed with Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith will not sugar coat your case and will be honest with you from the outset, but he will seek to recovery all that you may be entitled to."
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Macon Personal injury Lawyer Blake Jelks Smith
Blake Jelks Smith
Personal injury Attorney
Macon, GA
Licensed for 28 years
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