M. Brandon Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC
 | 1932 North Druid Hills Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: 404-419-9500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

          Recently selected again in 2017 (fifth year in a row) as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers and Listed in Best Lawyers for 2017, attorney M. Brandon Smith is a partner with the Atlanta firm Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC. His practice is devoted to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, and products liability.

          In addition to his induction as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Georgia, 2017 has been another special year for Brandon in that he was also named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and a Top 40 Under 40 trial lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers. Brandon was also previously named an Elite Lawyer  by the Elite Lawyers of America (for obtaining multiple $2,000,000 verdicts/settlements) and has been Nationally Ranked as a Top 10 Attorney by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

          In addition to these honors, Brandon was also unanimously elected to the position of Chairman (President) for the American Association of Justice NLD (4300+ members) in July of 2014 and currently serves on the AAJ NLD Execuitive Committee. Brandon has also previously served on the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Executive Committee as an AAJ Board of Governors Representative and as the Chairman of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association NLD.

          Brandon is currently the engaged in the following mass torts: Hernia Mesh Implants, IVC Filter Litigation, Abilify Compulsions Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh Implant Litigation, GranuFlo Dialysis Litigation, DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation, Stryker Hip Implant Litigation (v40 L-fit, ABGII and Rejuvenate), Actos Litigation, Pradaxa Litigation, Xarelto Litigation and numerous other single event causes of action stemming from dangerous drugs and/or products. Brandon also continues to work on very select trucking and commercial vehicle incidents for injured Georgia residents.

          Following his graduation from the University of Georgia Law School, Brandon gained valuable trial experience as an assistant district attorney in the Alcovy Circuit (Newton County) and developed his desire to help individuals harmed by the careless actions of others. Today he utilizes his skills to help injured victims nationwide, and he is a frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country.

          Brandon is admitted to practice within the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He is admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Northern and Middle U.S. District Courts of Georgia, and the Southern U.S. District Court of West Virginia.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (80%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Products: Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2013

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About Brandon Smith

Admitted: 2004, Georgia

Professional Webpage: www.cssfirm.com/attorneys/m-brandon-smith/

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 In Georgia, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Georgia), The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 (Georgia), American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, -National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
  • Influential Insider, Jezebel Magazine, 2014
  • Includes Lawyers That Have Obtained Multiple $2,000,000+ awards as lead counsel, Elite Lawyer, Elite Lawyers of America, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Georgia), The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 In Georgia, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40 (Georgia), American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Officer Award (Chairman-Elect), American Association For Justice NLD, 2013
  • Officer Award (Treasurer) from American Association For Justice-New Lawyers Division, 2013
  • National Advisory Board, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40 (Georgia), American Society of Legal Advocates , 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 In Georgia, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Georgia), The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Outstanding Service Award-Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Officer Award (Secretary) from American Association For Justice, New Lawyers Division. , 2012
  • Inducted Into The Melvin Belli Society, 2012
  • Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 In Georgia-The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer In Georgia-The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Georgia State Bar Leadership Academy, 2011
  • American Association for Justice NLD Excellence Award, 2009, 2010, 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • West Virginia State Bar, 2011
  • Pennsylvania State Bar, 2010
  • Georgia State Bar, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chairman to Litigation Committee for Georgia State Bar Young Lawyer's Division, 2013
  • American Association For Justice-Chairman Elect for the New Lawyers Division, 2013
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association NLD Immediate Past Chairman, 2012
  • American Association for Justice-Treasurer of the New Lawyers Division, 2012
  • Civil Justice Foundation-Board of Trustee, 2012
  • Member, Melvin M. Belli Society, 2012
  • Executive Committee to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • American Association for Justice-Board of Governor for Georgia (Only 4 Selected In Georgia), 2012
  • American Association For Justice-Treasurer for the New Lawyers Division, 2012
  • Chairman, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association-New Lawyers Division, 2011
  • American Association for Justice-Executive Committee for the New Lawyers Division, 2011
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association NLD Chair, 2011
  • American Association for Justice-Secretary of the New Lawyers Division, 2011
  • Co-Chairman, American Association for Justice-NLD Board of Governors, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • West Virginia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Georgia
  • InjuryBoard, Attorney Member
  • Member, Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • Member, Atlanta Lawyers Club
  • Member, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member, Georgia Personal Injury (GAPI)
  • Member, Buckhead Bar Association
  • Member, North Metro Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Mass Torts Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Association For Justice
  • Member, Georgia Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Membership Committee
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association NLD Chair Elect, 2010-2011
  • American Association For Justice NLD Special Projects Committee
  • Member, American Association For Justice NLD Membership Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • End Distracted Driving
  • 60 For Safety
  • Public Justice
  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • United Way

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Guest Speaker, Diversifying Your Practice With Mass Torts, InjuryBoard, 2104
  • Living Safer Magazine, LowT-Is It Right For Me?, 2014
  • Invited Speaker, Mass Tort Cases: Are You Missing Opportunities To Help Others?, American Assocation For Justice, 2014
  • Guest Speaker, Dangerous Drugs and Devices, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Guest Speaker, Dangerous Drugs & Devices, Atlanta Bar Association, 2014
  • Writer, GranuFlo-A Dialysis Nightmare, Safety Report, 2013
  • Speaker, Advanced Depositions For Lawyers, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • GTLA Ski-LE and Seminar. Co-Chairman, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Co-Chairman, Paralegal & Legal Assistant Workshop , Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Speaker at the ICLE Seminar: Secrets To A Succesful Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice-Learning to Evaluate Cases and Maximize Damages SECRETS TO A SUCCESSFUL PLAINTIFF'S PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE - Learning to Evaluate Cases and Maximize Results, Speaker, MASS TORTS: DRUGS AND MEDICAL DEVICES, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Georgia State Bar, 2012
  • Small firm and solo practitioner CLE and Seminar, Seminar Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Diabetes Drug Actos May Increase Bladder Cancer Risk. Safety Report, 2011
  • Discussion and lecture on current and emerging mass torts for 2011 and beyond, Speaker, Handling Mass Torts Cases , Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Co-Chairman and host for the annual GTLA CLE and Seminar, Co-Chairman, Georgia Trial Lawyers Holiday CLE And Seminar, 2010
  • Master of Ceremonies, Mass Torts Made Perfect, 2010
  • Mass Torts-Reglan/Metoclopramide, InjuryBoard, 2009
  • Effective Depositions, Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Mass Torts-Stevens Johnson Syndrome, InjuryBoard, 2009
  • Identifying Medical Products Cases, Guest Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Current And Emerging Mass Torts, Guest Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • This case involved a loving mother who unknowingly took a dangerous anti-seizure medication that caused her to develop a deadly skin reaction called Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Tragically, due to the severity of her injuries, she did not recover from her resulting injuries. A lawsuit was brought on behalf of her family and her Estate against the manufacturer of the dangerous drug. Allegations of failure to warn, breach of implied warranty and other claims were asserted on the family's behalf. After a lengthy battle with the responsible pharmaceutical company, a substantial confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • American Association for Justice NLD Excellence Award, 2010
  • Surrey Place Homeowners' Association-President, 2009

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia, B.A., 2001

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice (AAJ)
  • Association Of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers Of America
  • Atlanta Lawyers Club
  • Buckhead Bar Association
  • GAPI
  • Georgia State Bar
  • Georgia State Bar-Young Lawyers Division
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • InjuryBoard
  • Mass Torts Lawyers Association
  • North Metro Trial Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • West Virginia State Bar
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    Office Location for M. Brandon Smith

    1932 North Druid Hills Road
    Suite 100
    Atlanta, GA 30319

    Phone: 404-419-9500

     

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    Last Updated: 6/29/2017

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