Reverend Gerry Hearin was tragically struck and killed in a pedestrian accident after being ran over by a vehicle near Coleman Coliseum immediately following the Alabama and Kentucky basketball game Saturday night. Hearin, a retired United Methodist Minster, was the pastor of several local churches during his time prior to his passing. The tragic event came as a complete shock to everyone including the eyewitnesses. No charges have been filed at this time but an investigation is still ongoing.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.