Laurie Speed

Laurie Speed

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Speed + King
 | 1819 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 402
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-474-1466
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Laurie Speed is a trial attorney and co-founder of Speed & King, where she proudly represents seriously injured people and their families. Her primary practice areas include medical malpractice, auto accidents and premises liability.

    About Laurie Speed

    Admitted: 1999, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.speedkinglaw.com/about-us

    Honors/Awards:

    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 - No more than 40 attorneys per state are invited to join and is only offered to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications, who demonstrate superior leadership skills, and who exert passion and personal conviction as a young trial attorney, Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • Guardian of Justice Award, Georgia Trial Lawyer Association, 2018
    • GAWL's most important award, given annually to a female attorney who exhibits the highest degree of professionalism and dedication to service in the legal community, Kathleen Kessler Award, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2016
    • Award for excellence in advocacy, Kessler/Eidson Scholarship, 1999
    • Named 2013 "On the Rise."  Each year, the Fulton Daily Report selects a class of 40 Georgia legal rising stars to watch.  The lawyers are nominated by their peers and handpicked by the Daily Report staff, On the Rise, Fulton Daily Report, 2013
    • Most outstanding third-year student in the Emory Moot Court Society, James C. Pratt Memorial Award, 1999
    • Honored for distinguished service to Emory University, community or public service, or service or achievement in honoree’s field or profession, Young Alumni Service Award, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense—and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  ABOTA is an invitation-only organization. Members must have at least five years of active experience as trial lawyers, have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion and possess additional litigation experience. Members must also exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity and professionalism
    • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
    • Civil Justice Political Action Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Directors
    • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Fellow
    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2018
    • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL): President, 2004-2005; Advisory Board Chair, 2005-2006; Judicial Application Review Committee, Chair, 2006-2007
    • American Association for Justice

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Project - volunteer
    • Carter Center Board of Councilors, 2021
    • Emory University Alumni Board, 2015-2018 Executive Committee, 2017-2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Medical malpractice verdict of $150,000 in Habersham County, GA for a retained foreign object left during an appendectomy., 2020
    • Laurie was part of the trial team that secured an $11 million dollar verdict against Philip Morris for a former smoker whose respiratory disease required two lung transplants.  The jury awarded $7,795,000 in compensatory damages and $3,205,000 in punitive damages., 2015

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Order of the Barristers, 1999
    • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, 1996
    • Order of Emory Advocates, 1999

    Educational Background:

    • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude., 1996
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    Office Location for Laurie Speed

    1819 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 402
    Atlanta, GA 30309

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    Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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