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Trent B. Speckhals

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Speckhals Law, P.C.
5555 Glenridge Connector Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: 70-692-9767
Fax: 770-458-5456
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%), Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Speckhals Law, P.C., Trent B. Speckhals focuses his practice exclusively on complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation. His firm that he founded in 1998 is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and he draws clients from throughout the state. Mr. Speckhals has been admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts since 1993, and prior to opening his practice, he was with an international law firm that is based in Atlanta.

Mr. Speckhals represents people who have been harmed due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties. His cases have included defective products, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, legal malpractice, and premises liability, but he has placed a strong emphasis on medical malpractice claims, in particular those relating to medication errors. Over the years, Mr. Speckhals has been successful in procuring millions of dollars in compensation for his plaintiff clients. Some of his representative results have included a $5.35 million jury award against the estate of a drunk driver, a $5.5 million award in a case involving a failure to diagnose, and $2.3 million against a doctor and a pharmacy for an improper dose of a prescription that led to serious dermatologic disorders.

Mr. Speckhals has deservedly obtained a significant amount of positive recognition from his fellow attorneys, including a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo and inclusion in Georgia Trend Magazine’s annual “Legal Elite” list. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Mr. Speckhals holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and he is a cum laude graduate of Georgia State University College of Law, where he teaches a trial skills course as an adjunct professor.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 30%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2006

About Trent B. Speckhals

First Admitted: 1993, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://specklaw.com/about/

Educational Background

  • UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA, May 1988 B.A., International Relations with a minor in Economics. THE WHARTON SCHOOL - Relevant Business Courses Financial Accounting, Micro and Macro Economics, International Economics, Legal Aspects of International Business, Management, and the Economics of Public Policy. Honors and Activities: Graduated Cum Laude President - International Relations Honor Society, John Marshall Pre-Law Honor Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Various Intramural and Varsity Sports, Freshman Crew, Residential Advisor Chairman
  • GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, Atlanta, GA June 1993, J.D. Cum Laude Honors and Activities: Graduated Cum Laude, Law Review, Moot Court, Worked full-time while attending law school, American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts and Evidence

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Adjunct Law Professor at Georgia State University College of Law--2014 to Present
  • American Association of Justice
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Not What The Doctor Ordered, Trial, Dec. 2010, 24-39, an article on Pharmacy Malpractice that appeared in the December 2010 issue of TRIAL magazine, published by the American Association for Justice, Not What The Doctor Ordered, TRIAL-American Association for Justice, Pharmacy Malpractice, 2010
  • Georgia State University’s College of Law, Law Review
  • Teach and lecture second and third year law students on all aspects of litigation and trial skills-2014 to Present, Adjunct Professor and Lecturer, Lawyering Advocacy, Georgia State University College of Law
  • “Liens & Subrogation – Don’t Lose Your Leverage,” Georgia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention (April 30, 2015), Author, Liens & Subrogation – Don’t Lose Your Leverage, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2015

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $1,750,000 verdict for Alcohol Liability (Dram Shop) where a drunk driver killed our client's daughter after leaving a bar with a blood alcohol level 5 times the legal limit, 2015
  • $1,200,000 for an improperly installed motorcycle seat that resulted in serious injuries, 2012
  • $5,350,000 verdict in a crash where a drunk driver killed our clients' mother, 2017
  • $5,500,000 in a medical malpractice case where doctors failed to diagnose spinal fractures, and as a result our client was sent home and was paralyzed, 2009
  • $2,300,000 for an improper dosage of medicine that the doctor prescribed and the pharmacist filled, resulting in our client suffering serious injuries from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, 2014
  • $4,450,000 from a manufacturer that had a defective and dangerously designed consumer product that paralyzed our client, 2009
  • $2,500,000 from an apartment complex that failed to keep its pool water clean and clear, resulting in our client suffering inhalation injuries, 2016
  • $2,800,000 from a manufacturer that gave improper and dangerous directions to our client resulting in serious burns, 2016
  • $3,024,293 verdict in a case where the defendant improperly turned left in front of our client who later required ankle and shoulder surgeries, 2015

Honors/Awards

  • Obtained a Top Verdict in the state of Georgia for a $5,350,000.00 Verdict against the Administrator for the estate of a drunk driver, Top Verdicts & Settlements, Fulton County Daily Report, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Georgia State University’s College of Law, Moot Court
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Obtained a Top Verdict in the state of Georgia for a $1,750,000.00 Verdict against a bar in a dram shop case, Top Verdicts & Settlements, Fulton County Daily Report, 2012
  • Recognized as one of the state's top personal injury lawyers, Legal Elite, Georgia Trend, 2014
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Office Location for Trent B. Speckhals

5555 Glenridge Connector Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342

Phone: 70-692-9767

Fax: 770-458-5456

Last Updated: 9/11/2021

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