Susan M. Witt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Witt Law Group
 | 2740 Bert Adams Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 404-272-6656
Fax: 404-935-9304
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Susan M. Witt is the managing partner of Witt Law Group in Atlanta, Georgia. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 22 years of legal experience, Ms. Witt focuses her practice solely on personal injury law, and she provides invaluable counsel, advocacy and support to clients throughout Atlanta and all across the state who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others.

Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Ms. Witt has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for her plaintiff clients adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, defective products, unsafe property conditions, traumatic brain injuries and other preventable tragedies. Early in her legal career, she worked at a boutique law practice in Houston, where she helped defend hospitals, medical providers and nursing homes against medical malpractice claims.

Ms. Witt's experience as a medical malpractice defense attorney provides her with a unique perspective on the industry and the tactics insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims. As such, she is able to better address her plaintiff clients' issues and devise the most effective strategies possible to help them pursue the maximum amount of compensation they expect and deserve.

Devoted to superior client service, Ms. Witt limits the number of cases she handles at any given time to provide more personalized attention to her clients. Using this approach, she has developed long-standing relationships with many she has served, and she has earned many testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1995 honors graduate of Texas Tech University, Ms. Witt attended South Texas College of Law, where she was a member of the varsity mock trial team and the moot court. She also received the Ruth A. Bettes Scholarship as well as the Advocacy Scholarship, and she earned a listing in the Who's Who Among American Law School Students. She obtained her Juris Doctor in 1998, and she is admitted to practice in Texas and Georgia.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Witt is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice as well as the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Young Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas. She is also active in her local community through her involvement with her church, her children's schools and other civic organizations.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 40%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Susan Witt

Admitted: 2003, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.wittlawgroup.com/About/Susan-Witt.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Advocacy Scholarship
  • Moot Court, South Texas College of Law
  • Varsity Mock Trial Team, South Texas College of Law
  • Who's Who Among American Law School Students
  • Recipient, Ruth Bettes Scholarship

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Also licensed but inactive in Texas
  • Also licensed in Texas

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Featured speaker at the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys annual conference in New York, New York, May 2-4, 2019
  • Featured speaker at GTLA Annual Convention speaking on premises liability matters, 2020
  • Texas, 1998
  • Keynote speaker at the Atlanta chapter of the National Association Of Women Business Owners, June 8, 2017
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • I am an active Champion and PAC Champion member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2009-Present) and an active member of AAJ (American Association for Justice) (2012-Present)
  • Featured speaker at GTLA "Secrets from the Vault" at the State Bar of Georgia, March 26, 2018
  • GTLA "Member Spotlight of the Month," for the work done in the Dr. Boutte cases and resulting suspension of her medical license, September 2018
  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Georgia, 2003 
  • Featured speaker at GTLA Auto Torts Seminar, 2018
  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I provide pro bono legal services to Act 3 Productions, a not for profit theatre in Sandy Springs that services the greater Atlanta metro area. (2012-present) I am also an active volunteer in my children's schools (Galloway, Riverwood and the Schenck School) (2008-present). I have helped raised awareness for Dyslexia through the Georgia branch of the International Dyslexia Association. (2016-2017) I am also actively involved in Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church and their community outreach programs (2003-present). I have also been a corporate sponsor of Kate's Club (2016), 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "The Tale of the “Dancing Doctor” and Disturbing Lessons Learned About the Current State of Surgical Practices in Georgia" is an article regarding my experience with the Dr. Boutte litigation, the Georgia Composite Medical Board and the state of the applicable law in Georgia, The Tale of the “Dancing Doctor” and Disturbing Lessons Learned About the Current State of Surgical Practices in Georgia, Verdict Magazine, GTLA, 2018
  • I was the keynote speaker on June 8, 2017 at the Atlanta chapter of the National Association Of Women Business Owners. During this hour and a half long presentation I spoke to women about how to successfully start and run a small business while also jugging children and life, Key Note Speaker, Taking the Guesswork Out of Owning a Business, National Association Of Women Business Owners

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Confidential settlement of $185,000 for botched plastic surgery case, 2019
  • Confidential settlement of $155,000.00 for botched plastic surgery case, 2020
  • Confidential settlement of $145,000.00 for botched plastic surgery case, 2020
  • Confidential settlement in assisted living negligence case as a result of nursing failure to timely call for EMS services that resulted in patient death, 2020
  • Confidential settlement for suicide case at hospital as a result of wrongful discharge from emergency room, 2020
  • $45,000 dog bite settlement, 2019
  • $200,000.00 settlement in MVC case involving bulging discs requiring multiple facet joint injections, 2019
  • Confidential settlement against day care company for child injured in classroom after fall onto sharp furniture. Involved permanent scarring and injury to child's forehead, 2019
  • Confidential medical malpractice settlement against doctor for a botched tummy tuck with permanent scarring and disfigurement, 2019
  • $3million dollar settlement in medical malpractice lawsuit against dermatologist, 2018
  • $4,000,000.00 Settlement for brain injury client who was struck by motor vehicle while working as a flagman (2016); $250,000.00 Settlement for client injured as a result of a bikini wax (2016). $150,000 settlement for client injured from bikini wax (2017); $1,300,000.00; Settlement for medical malpractice case involving delayed diagnosis/misdiagnosis of thyroid cancer (2016); $750,000.00 Settlement for pre-schooler injured at day-care when defective piece of classroom furniture fell on her head causing permanent facial scarring (2015); $1,000,000.00 settlement for negligence of CRNA during surgical procedure; $250,000.00 settlement for hip fracture as a result of nursing home negligence (2016); $1,000,000.00 settlement for negligence of certified surgical assistant during surgical procedure (2017)
  • Settlement of MVC soft tissue/bulging disc ($100,000), 2018
  • Settlement of pedestrian v. auto case involving fractured ankle. ($400,000.00), 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Member Spotlight of the Month, 2018
  • I have received a great deal of national and international media attention for my involvement in cases against Dr. Windell Boutte, "The Dancing Doctor," and my involvement to bring public awareness regarding the numerous loop holes for physicians in Georgia. I have raised awareness over the Georgia Composite Medical Board's lack of action over doctors who pose a threat to the public, 2018

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Educational Background:

  • I also took a number of classes at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston from 1998-2000, including anatomy & physiology, gross anatomy lab, and medical terminology, on an audit basis to enhance my legal practice
  • Texas Tech University, B.A. in Political Science, Minor: French, Honors: With Honors, 1995
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Office Location for Susan M. Witt

2740 Bert Adams Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 404-272-6656

Fax: 404-935-9304

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Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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