M. Brandon Smith

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 the engaged in the following mass torts: Transvaginal Mesh Implant Litigation, GranuFlo Dialysis Litigation, DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation, GM Litigation, Stryker Hip Implant Litigation, Actos Litigation, Testosterone Supplement Litigation, Xarelto Litigation and numerous other single event causes of action stemming from dangerous drugs and/or products. Brandon also continues to work on numerous trucking and commercial vehicle incidents for injured Georgia residents.

Brandon was nominated and selected in February of 2014 as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and was also chosen as one of the 2014 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers. This prestigious honor is 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.

Brandon was also recently selected again in 2014 as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of Georgia by  The National Trial Lawyers. (Also bestowed on Brandon in 2012 and 2013) This prestigious honor is reserved for America’s top trial lawyers in the State of Georgia that exemplify superior trial skills, abilities and results. Like his selection to Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 this year, this honor is given by invitation only and based in part on peer nominations from fellow lawyers in the community from all over the United States.

In addition to these honors, Brandon has also recently been recognized and listed in the 2015 edition of the Best Lawyers®.  Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers® is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers® lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. Our lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Current Elected Positions and/or Appointments:

  • American Association for Justice-Chairman of the New Lawyers Division (Over 4,200 Members Strong)
  • American Association for Justice-Executive Committee for the New Lawyers Division
  • State Bar of Georgia, Co-Chairman of the YLD Litigation Committee (Immediate Past Chair)

Education:

  • University of Georgia, B.A., 2001
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2004

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • State Bar of West Virginia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court For The Northern District Of Georgia
  • United States District Court For The Middle District Of Georgia
  • United StatesDistrict Court For The Southern District Of West Virginia

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association For Justice (National Trial Lawyers’ Bar)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (State Trial Lawyers’ Bar)
  • Melvin M. Belli Society (by invitation only)
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (by invitation only)
  • Elite Lawyers of America (by invitation only for obtaining multiple $2,000,000+ awards)
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association (by invitation only)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association (by invitation only)
  • Mass Torts Trial Lawyers Association (by invitation only)
  • North Metro Trial Lawyers Association
  • Buckhead Bar Association
  • Georgia Personal Injury (GAPI)
  • Atlanta Lawyers Club (by invitation only)
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • InjuryBoard, Attorney Member
  • American Society of Legal Advocates (by invitation only)

Professional Honors & Awards: (Last 5 Years Only)

  • Best Lawyers selection (2015)
  • Georgia Super Lawyer (2014)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer In Georgia-The National Trial Lawyers (2012; 2013 & 2014)
  • Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 In Georgia-The National Trial Lawyers (2012; 2013 & 2014)
  • Influential Insider-Jezebel Magazine Feature (2014)
  • Georgia Super Lawyer-Rising Star (2010, 2012, 2013)
  • Elite Lawyers of America (2014)
  • Award of Achievement For Outstanding Service to the Bar-State Bar of Georgia YLD (2013-2014)
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America Advisory Board (2012-2014)
  • Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 In Georgia-American Society of Legal Advocates (2013 & 2014)
  • AAJ NLD Officer’s Award (2011, 2012 & 2013)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association-Outstanding Service Award (2011-2012)
  • Georgia State Bar Leadership Academy (2011)
  • American Association For Justice NLD Excellence Award (2009, 2010, 2011)

Previous Positions and Committees:

  • Member of the Executive Committee to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2010-2014)
  • American Association for Justice-Chairman Elect of the New Lawyers Division
  • American Association for Justice-Board of Governor for Georgia (Only 5 Selected In Georgia)      (2012-2014)
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America Advisory Board (2012-2014)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Co-Chairman of the YLD Litigation Committee (2013-2014)
  • American Association for Justice-Treasurer of the New Lawyers Division (2012-2013)
  • American Association for Justice-Secratary of the New Lawyers Division (2011-2012)
  • Chairman of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association-New Lawyers Division (2011-2012)
  • American Association For Justice-NLD Board of Governors (Co-Chairman)
  • American Association For Justice NLD Membership Committee
  • American Association For Justice NLD Special Projects Committee
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association NLD Chair Elect (2010-2011)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Membership Committee
  • Georgia Bar, Young Lawyers Division (War Stories Chair)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings: (Last 5 Years Only)

  • American Association for Justice, Mass Tort Cases: Are You Missing Opportunities To Help Others? (2014)
  • GTLA Ski-LE Seminar, Dangerous Drugs and Devices, 2014
  • InjuryBoard, Diversifying Your Practice With Mass Torts, 2014
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Mass Torts and Medical Devices, 2014
  • Living Safer Magazine, LowT-Is It Right For Me? 2014
  • Safety Report, GranuFlo-A Dialysis Nightmare, 2013
  • GTLA, Pharmaceutical Drugs and Medical Devices, 2013
  • GTLA Annual, Advanced Deposition Strategies, 2013
  • Mass Torts-Drugs and Medical Devices, Speaker-Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2012
  • GTLA Paralegal Seminar, Co-Chair and Moderator, 2012
  • GTLA Ski-LE Seminar, Co-Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Current and Emerging Mass Torts for 2011 and Beyond. Speaker-Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Plaintiff’s Practice CLE and Seminar, Seminar Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Diabetes Drug Actos May Increase Bladder Cancer Risk. Safety Report, 2011
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, Master of Ceremonies, 2010
  • GTLA Holiday CLE and Seminar, Co-Chair,Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Effective Depositions. Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Identifying Medical Products Cases, Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Current and Emerging Mass Torts, Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Mass Torts-Reglan/Metoclopramide, InjuryBoard, 2009
  • Mass Torts-Stevens Johnson Syndrome, InjuryBoard, 2009

Public Profiles and Blogs Online:

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Contact Brandon via e-mail at bsmith@cssfirm.com

 

 

 

 

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