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Shean D. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Cochran Firm Atlanta
100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 888-984-6951
Fax: 404-222-0170
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia 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

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Shean D. Williams

First Admitted: 1996, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.cochranfirmatlanta.com/attorneys/shean-williams/

Educational Background

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

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

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $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

Honors/Awards

  •  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

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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

Industry Groups

  • The Common Man

Comments

  • “ Shean was co-lead counsel in a medical malpracticecase last year in which we obtained a 17.5 million dollar verdict. Third highest verdict in the state and largest med mal verdict for 2013. Shean has also obtained a record 22 million dollar verdict in a trucking case in Claytion county...todate it remains the largest verdict in that county. Shean has obtained over 80 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients. He is an outstanding lawyer.”
  • “ Shean is a phenomenal lawyer who obtains multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients each year. In total, he has obtained over 100 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients during his professional career. He is a super lawyer in every sense of the word”
  • “ Shean is a phenomenal lawyer who obtains multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients each year. In total, he has obtained over 100 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients during his professional career. He is a super lawyer in every sense of the word”
  • “ Outstanding young trial lawyer. One of the few plaintiff's trial lawyers in Georgia with two (2) eight figure verdicts and , at least, three significant seven figure verdicts to his credit...all within the past five years.”
  • “ Shean is a walking encyclopedia of legal knowledge and experience. Always willing to answer a question, map out a case plan and of course, his results prove his consistent success. ”
  • “ Shean is a young lawyer with incredible trial skills. He has a reputation as lawyer who advocates with respect and civility. His passion for lawyering has resulted in millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. He recently served as co- lead counsel in a trial in Clayton County Georgia that resulted in a $20 Million verdict. This verdict represents a number of firsts: (1) The largest verdict rendered by a jury in the history of Clayton County; (2) The largest verdict ever obtained in a purely wrongful death case in Georgia history, and; (3) The largest verdict in Georgia history with an African American as lead counsel.His advice and counsel in prosecuting trucking accidents is sought by lawyers from all around the country. Shean has been selected as one of the "top 100" lawyers in the State of Georgia by the American Trial Lawyers Association.”
  • “ Shean is an outstanding trial lawyer. He has a true commitment to achieving the best result for his client while adhering to the highest ethical standards. He has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. By way of example he was co-lead counsel in a record verdict- $20.1 Million-in compensatory damages for a wrongful death case in Clayton County Georgia. He was co-counsel in a record setting settlement of the Estate of Kathryn Johnston v. City of Atlanta police misconduct/municipal liability litigation.”
  • “ Shean Wiliams is an amazing lawyer. He was co-lead counsel with me in 22 million dollar wrongful death trucking litigation. He has been lead counsel on several trucking cases that have settled for multimillion dollars. He was recently trial counsel in a Gwinette wrongful death case that the Jury awarded 8 million dollars (Levy v. Russell)”
  • “ Exceptional Lawyer that fights for his clients.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Shean D. Williams

100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 2600
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 888-984-6951

Fax: 404-222-0170

Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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