Rustin Smith

Rustin Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Gainesville, GA

Smith Hulsey Law
 | 590 S Enota Dr NE, Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-536-0101
Fax: 770-532-2171
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a partner in one of the largest law firms in North Georgia, Rustin defended insurance companies and large businesses before co-founding Smith Hulsey. He has handled cases in both federal and state courts, appearing in U.S. District Courts and counties throughout Georgia. He has argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia, and litigated appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. Rustin graduate magna cum laude from the University of Georgia before attending Emory University School of Law, where he was selected for the Dean’s List, received the Dean’s Award, and was recommended for the Kesler-Eidson Trial Techniques Scholarship. Rustin has served on multiple Hall County nonprofit boards, was elected Gainesville Jaycee of the Year in 2011, and was a member of the 2015 State Bar Young Lawyer’s Leadership Academy. Since 2018, other Georgia attorneys have elected Rustin as a “Rising Star” as featured in Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys in each state. Rustin is also a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a credential reserved by The Top Trial Lawyers in America for attorneys who have served as principal counsel in recoveries of $1,000,000 or more from a single case. 

    About Rustin Smith

    Admitted: 2010, Georgia

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    •   Admitted to practice in U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Supreme Court of Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals; Georgia Superior Courts, State Courts, and Magistrate Courts; Georgia Department of Labor Appeals Tribunal  

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyer’s Division – Leadership Academy 2016 , 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    •  Family Promise of Hall County – Board of Directors and Former President Three Dimensional Life – Board of Directors and Former Chairman Gainesville Jaycees – Board of Directors (2011-2015) Georgia Jaycees – Board of Directors (2015) Greater Chamber of Commerce Leadership Hall County 2012 Free Chapel (Gainesville) – Member

    Educational Background:

    • Emory University School of Law, J.D. Dean’s List, Dean’s Award (Venture Capital), Recommended for Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Scholarship, Emory’s Goizueta Business School Real Estate Competition,University of Georgia, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

    Industry Groups

    • Litigation
    • Personal Injury
    • Workers' Compensation
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    Office Location for Rustin Smith

    590 S Enota Dr NE
    Gainesville, GA 30501

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    Last Updated: 11/10/2020

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