M. Brandon  Smith

Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC
Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC
1932 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30319 United States
(404) 419-9500
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M. Brandon Smith is a partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, where his practice is devoted to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. Following law school, Brandon was an assistant district attorney in the Alcovy Circuit (Newton County), where he gained valuable trial experience and a desire to help individuals harmed by the careless actions of others. Today and over the last decade, Brandon utilizes his skills to help injured victims nationwide, and he is a frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country. Brandon’s email: bsmith@cssfirm.com


Brandon is actively engaged in the following product liability and mass tort litigations:

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Roundup Cancer Litigation

Zantac Cancer Litigation

Talcum Power

Transvaginal Mesh Implants (TVM)

Hernia Mesh Implants

IVC Filters

Stryker Hip Implants

Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS/TEN)


Brandon was also recently selected again in 2022 for the tenth year in a row as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers. This honor is reserved for America’s top trial lawyers in the Georgia who exemplify superior trial skills, abilities and results. Like his selection to Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in years past, this honor is given by invitation only and based in part on peer nominations from fellow lawyers in the community from all over the United States.


In addition to these honors, Brandon has also recently been recognized and listed in the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of the Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers® is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers® lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. Our lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.


Elected Positions and/or Appointments:

Plaintiff Steering Committee for Ability MDL 2734 Litigation (national leadership appointment)

American Association for Justice-Board of Governor (2015-2017) (national plaintiff’s bar association)

American Association for Justice-Executive Committee (Representative for the NLD) (2015-2016)

American Association for Justice-Immediate Past Chairman of the New Lawyers Division (Over 4,300 Members Strong)

American Association for Justice-Executive Committee for the New Lawyers Division (2011-2017)

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Membership Committee


Education

University of Georgia, B.A., 2001

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2004


Bar Admissions

State Bar of Georgia

State Bar of Pennsylvania

State Bar of West Virginia

Georgia Supreme Court

Georgia Court of Appeals

11th Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court For The Northern District Of Georgia

United States District Court For The Middle District Of Georgia

United States District Court For The Southern District Of Georgia

United States District Court For The Southern District Of West Virginia


Professional Memberships

American Association For Justice (National Trial Lawyers’ Bar)

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (State Trial Lawyers’ Bar)

Melvin M. Belli Society (by invitation only)

Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (by invitation only)

Elite Lawyers of America (by invitation only for obtaining multiple $2 million+ awards)

Southern Trial Lawyers Association (by invitation only)

The National Trial Lawyers Association (by invitation only)

Mass Torts Trial Lawyers Association (by invitation only)

North Metro Trial Lawyers Association

Buckhead Bar Association

Georgia Personal Injury (GAPI)

Atlanta Lawyers Club (by invitation only)

Sandy Springs Bar Association

InjuryBoard, Attorney Member (by invitation only)

American Society of Legal Advocates (by invitation only)


Professional Honors & Awards:

Listed in Best Lawyers (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022)

Georgia Super Lawyer (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022)

Leading Pharmaceutical Litigator of the Year Award (Georgia) (By AI, 2018)

Appointed to Plaintiff Steering Committee for Ability MDL 2734 Litigation (2016-2022)

One of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia-American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys (2015, 2017)

Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award-National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (2014-2021)

Top 100 Trial Lawyer In Georgia-The National Trial Lawyers (2012-2022)

Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 In Georgia-The National Trial Lawyers (2012-2018)

Elite Lawyers of America (2014-2021)

Influential Insider-Jezebel Magazine Feature (2014)

Georgia Super Lawyer-Rising Star (2010, 2012, 2013)

Award of Achievement For Outstanding Service to the Bar-State Bar of Georgia YLD (2013 & 2014)

Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America Advisory Board (2012-2014)

Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 In Georgia-American Society of Legal Advocates (2013-2016)

AAJ NLD Officer’s Award (2011-2016)

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association-Outstanding Service Award (2011 & 2012)

Georgia State Bar Leadership Academy (2011)

American Association For Justice NLD Excellence Award (2009-2011)


Previous Positions and Committees:

American Association for Justice-Chairman of the New Lawyers Division (2014-2015)

State Bar of Georgia, Co-Chairman of the YLD Litigation Committee (Immediate Past Chair)

Member of the Executive Committee to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (2010-2015)

American Association for Justice-Chairman Elect of the New Lawyers Division (2013-2014)

American Association for Justice-Board of Governor for Georgia (Only 5 Selected In Georgia) (2012-2014)

Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America Advisory Board (2012-2014)

State Bar of Georgia, Co-Chairman of the YLD Litigation Committee (2013-2014)

American Association for Justice-Treasurer of the New Lawyers Division (2012-2013)

American Association for Justice-Secratary of the New Lawyers Division (2011-2012)

Chairman of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association-New Lawyers Division (2011-2012)

American Association For Justice-NLD Board of Governors (Co-Chairman)

American Association For Justice NLD Membership Committee

American Association For Justice NLD Special Projects Committee

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association NLD Chair Elect (2010-2011)

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Membership Committee

Georgia Bar, Young Lawyers Division (War Stories Chair)


Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

American Association for Justice, Co-Chair, Stalwarts/Hall of Fame/NLD CLE Program (2015)

American Association for Justice, Mass Tort Cases: Are You Missing Opportunities To Help Others? (2014)

GTLA Ski-LE Seminar, Dangerous Drugs and Devices, 2014

InjuryBoard, Diversifying Your Practice With Mass Torts, 2014

Atlanta Bar Association, Mass Torts and Medical Devices, 2014

Living Safer Magazine, LowT-Is It Right For Me? 2014

Safety Report, GranuFlo-A Dialysis Nightmare, 2013

GTLA, Pharmaceutical Drugs and Medical Devices, 2013

GTLA Annual, Advanced Deposition Strategies, 2013

Mass Torts-Drugs and Medical Devices, Speaker-Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2012

GTLA Paralegal Seminar, Co-Chair and Moderator, 2012

GTLA Ski-LE Seminar, Co-Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012

Current and Emerging Mass Torts for 2011 and Beyond. Speaker-Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011

Plaintiff’s Practice CLE and Seminar, Seminar Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011

Diabetes Drug Actos May Increase Bladder Cancer Risk. Safety Report, 2011

Mass Torts Made Perfect, Master of Ceremonies, 2010

GTLA Holiday CLE and Seminar, Co-Chair,Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010

Effective Depositions. Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009

Identifying Medical Products Cases, Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009

Current and Emerging Mass Torts, Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009

Mass Torts-Reglan/Metoclopramide, InjuryBoard, 2009

Mass Torts-Stevens Johnson Syndrome, InjuryBoard, 2009

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