Attorney Spotlight

Jacquelyn D. Smith

  • 1700 Atlanta Plaza
    950 East Paces Ferry Road
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326

  • Phone: (404) 870-5904
  • Fax: (404) 870-1029

Jacquelyn D. Smith is an associate at Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske LLP. Her practice focuses on wrongful death, personal injury, premises liability, products liability and insurance defense litigation matters.

Practice Areas

At Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP, our practice focuses on civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. Our attorneys have been defending insurance companies, local governmental entities, and private corporations for over thirty years...

Representative Cases

Coggins v. Moore’s Auto Care

Mike St. Amand successfully defended Moore’s Auto Care and its employee, Wade Wilhoit, in the case of Gary Coggins v. Moore’s Auto Care in a Polk County trial October 20-23, 2014. Mr. Coggins was represented by an experienced and accomplished local trial a…

Hulsey v. Nicely

Mike St. Amand obtained a defense verdict in the Superior Court of White County on behalf of Kenneth Nicely in the case of Donna Hulsey and Timothy Hulsey v. Kenneth Nicely. This case was tried November 17-20, 2014 with the jury returning a verdict for the De…

A Great Result for the Defense Where Plaintiff was Seeking Eight Figures

Recently, we obtained a very defense-favorable resolution to a shooting-injury case in which Plaintiff’s counsel sought an “eight figure” verdict. In this case, the Plaintiff was a young woman who was shot and injured when she and her family were visi…

Court of Appeals Agrees That a Manufacturer Does Not Have a Duty to Warn of Obvious and Avoidable Dangers

On March 17, 2011, the Georgia Court of Appeals in Kelly v. Hedwin Co.¸ affirmed the principle that a manufacturer has no duty to warn of a product-connected danger which is obvious and generally known. The Court upheld the granting of summary judgme…

Divided Court of Appeals Applies Assumption of Risk to Nine-Year-Old

On March 30, 2011, a divided Georgia Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to a playground equipment design company in a suit filed on behalf of a 9-year-old boy who sustained serious injuries when he fell off the “Infant Maze…

Testimonials

Mike is an excellent attorney and I would have no problem recommending him. From the day we met him to the last days of our homeowners meeting, Mike was always on top of this case. He always supplied us with valued legal opinions and always made the right decisions. For me, I really enjoyed the time spent with Mike throughout all the depositions and the way he worked the witnesses in getting to the bottom line. He was impressive. There is not one doubt in my mind, that if we did not have Mike on our side, the conclusion of this case would not have been as it is. We have a conclusion we are happy with and Mike is on main reason for that.
Client
Matt, You have been a delight to work with and you are a phenomenal lawyer. I appreciate all you did for us.
Chairman of the Board, national insurance company
Matt, Thank you. It was a great verdict and I am sure the insured individual is in a better state of mind now. You did an excellent job in the defense of this case. It was my pleasure to work with you.
Client
Matt Moffett is an honest and straightforward lawyer with excellent trial skills.  He is highly regarded by his professional colleagues.
Adverse Counsel Testimonial for Mr. Moffett
Great settlement guys. Nice work. The client is very pleased.
From National Counsel
Outstanding work! Great job!
National Coordinating Counsel for Fortune 500 company
Matt: Congratulations on the decision. Thank you for your great work! You guys are developing almost a mythic reputation for your positive results. I am glad you are working on our side.
Client
Matt, we had a total of 80 registrants. That is an all-time record for the webcasts I’ve done. The presentation was outstanding! On behalf of the Trial Tactics Committee, thank you for your good work. If our clients need counsel in Atlanta, you are the man we are calling.
Trial Tactics Committee, DRI
Congratulations Matt! Many thanks to you and your staff for all of your hard work on this case.
Sr. Litigation Examiner for National Insurer
Thanks Matt. You are the man to beat these days, so good luck. I really appreciate our friendship and look forward to many more years of this together. Good luck in Cobb. I will call the FCDR for you if you need some press, or give a great quote on your behalf.
Adverse Counsel Testimonial
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