A grandmother who was kidnapped and raped while leaving the Lindbergh MARTA station in Buckhead in June of 2002 got some great news Wednesday afternoon in the form of a $1.7 million verdict. The Fulton County State Court jury, made up of 6 men and 6 women, only had to determine the damages portion of the case after the Judge Craig Schwall held Marta and its representatives in default for destroying crucial evidence and reports. The Judge in commenting on MARTA’s actions stated: “I will tell you it’s brazen, intentional, deceitful act on the part of MARTA.” An appeal in expected to be filed on behalf of MARTA.
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.