Trent B. Speckhals

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: 770-457-9222
Fax: 770-458-5456
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Speckhals Law, P.C. has a national reputation for representing clients in serious injury and wrongful death cases.  We are devoted to helping people and families who are facing life changing injuries or death.

We consistently achieve superior results for our clients and have recovered for them tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.  For more than twenty years we have been successfully representing our clients in medication error cases caused by pharmacy malpractice and prescription errors, cases involving defective and dangerous products, electrocutions, fires and explosions, drownings, deck collapses, dangerous premises and buildings, crashes and collisions. The cases we handle typically involve wrongful deaths, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, burns, and permanent disfigurement.

In addition to zealously representing clients, firm founder, Trent Speckhals, is an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University College of Law.  He teaches Law 6030, an advanced litigation skills course that prepares lawyers to effectively try cases.   

Trent is also a sought-out speaker, presenter, and writer.  His prescription error article, Not What the Doctor Ordered, was published in TRIAL magazine. He and his cases have been covered by numerous media outlets including ABC's World News Tonight, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, CBS News, the Daily Report, ABC News, and USA Today, including his most recent verdict for $5,350,000 in a drunk driving case.

About Trent Speckhals

Admitted: 1993, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.specklaw.com/attorneys/

Honors/Awards:

  • Obtained a Top Verdict in the state of Georgia for a $5,350,000.00 Verdct against the Administrator for the estate of a drunk driver, Top Verdicts & Settlements, Fulton County Daily Report, 2018
  • 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 Verdct 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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Adjunct Law Professor at Georgia State University College of Law--2014 to Present

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
  • 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 injuires from Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, 2014
  • $4,450,000 from a manufacturer that had a defective and dangerously desgined 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

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
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Office Location for Trent B. Speckhals

5555 Glenridge Connector Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342

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Last Updated: 4/18/2019

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