Shean D. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Cochran Firm Atlanta
 | 100 Peachtree Street NW, 100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 888-984-6951
Fax: 404-222-0170
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A personal injury attorney dedicated to fighting against injustice, Shean D. Williams is an experienced litigator with The Cochran Firm Atlanta. As he represents the people of the state of Georgia in cases of trucking accidents, medical malpractice, auto accidents, premises liability, products liability, civil rights litigation and nursing home litigation, he takes pride in his tenacity and strong work ethic.

    In 1993, Mr. Williams graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in finance. He then attended Georgia State University College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1993. Currently, he is admitted to practice in the state of Georgia and the federal, appellate and trial courts of the state. Throughout his time with the firm, he has obtained over $80 million in settlements and jury verdicts for his clients.

    Mr. Williams is a member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, the National Bar Association, the Gate City Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He has the unique ability to connect with members of the jury and is well-known for presenting complex cases in ways that appear simple to the average juror.

    An active member of his community, Mr. Williams works with several organizations to improve the lives of others. These include the StarStruck Foundation, The Winning Circle, Green Pastures Christian Church, Project Destiny, Inc. and New Mercies Christian Church. Since 2012, Mr. Williams has consistently been named in The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100. The Gate City Bar Association also gave him the A.T. Walden Outstanding Lawyer Award.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Rights
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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    About Shean Williams

    Admitted: 1996, Georgia

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    •  The Award is named for Austin "A.T." Walden (1885-1965), a founder of the Gate City Bar Association, who was admitted to the practice of law in 1912. Walden was a noted civil rights leader and political power broker. He was also the first African American Judge in Georgia, since Reconstruction, A.T. Walden Outstanding Lawyer Award, Gate City Bar Association, 2018
    • Since 2012, Mr. Williams has consecutively been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Mr. Williams was selected to the Georgia Verdict's Hall of Fame in Medical Malpractice, Hall of Fame in Medical Malpractice, Georgia Verdict's Hall of Fame, 2015
    • Award honoring excellence of local male lawyers, Most Powerful and Influential Lawyer Award, The Men's Looking Ahead Magazine, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (formerly The Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America)
    • Licensed to practice law in the federal courts and the trial and appellate courts of the state of Georgia
    • National Black Lawyers - Top 100, 2019
    • Georgia, 1996
    • Speaker and Co-Chair of Harris Martin's MDL and Mass Tort Litigation Conference, 2016
    • Speaker of Harris Martin's MDL and Mass Tort Litigation Conference, 2019
    • American Association for Justice, 2018
    • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100, 2019
    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
    • Gate City Bar Association, 2015
    • National Bar Association, 2015

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Let Us Make Man Scholarship Fund, 2019
    • Project Destiny, Inc.
    • The Winning Circle
    • Willie Stargell Kidney Disease Foundation, 2017
    • Green Pastures Christian Church, 2015
    • Alma G. Davis Foundation - Dinner for Divas (Honoring Survivors of Domestic Violence), 2018
    • The Star Struck Foundation
    • New Mercies Christian Church, 2019
    • Gate City Bar Association's Justice Robert Benham Law Camp, 2018


    • $20.5 Million Verdict against Emory University - stemming from a wrongful death where a 23 years old man died, as a result of a botched sleep study, 2016
    • Received the largest settlement from a Georgia municipality for a police brutality case where the civil rights of an Atlanta senior citizen were violated
    • $17.5 Million Verdict against Grady Memorial Hospital for a young man who suffered damage during an elective surgery

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Featured in The National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdicts, 2016


    Educational Background:

    • Miami University of Ohio, Bachelor of Science—Finance, 1993

    Industry Groups

    • The Common Man
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    Office Location for Shean D. Williams

    100 Peachtree Street NW
    100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2600
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Phone: 888-984-6951

    Fax: 404-222-0170

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