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Steven Leibel

Steven Leibel Founding Attorney

Steven Leibel

Founding Attorney

In 1988, Steven Leibel began representing individuals in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. Since the beginning, Steve believed that his responsibility as an attorney goes beyond knowing the law and giving legal information and advice. Rather, he wants to build long-lasting relationships with those he is fighting for. Steve wants his clients to know that when they trust Leibel Law, they’re trusting someone who sees them as a name, not a number — a story, not just a case.


"For over 40 years, I have fought for my clients like family," Leibel said. "It’s important to me to listen to your needs intently, communicate effectively, and win you the benefits you’re entitled to."

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Standout Settlements

  • Resolved a million dollar settlement for a client who lost his leg in a motorcycle crash
  • Received a record verdict for the death of a grandmother due to the negligence of the Department of Transportation
  • Recovered extensive damages for the death of a high school student with misdiagnosed pneumonia
  • Settled a tractor-trailer incident in which a young adult experienced traumatic brain injury
  • Received a record recovery for a client who underwent unnecessary back surgery
  • Resolved the death of an unborn infant because of medical malpractice
  • Recovered extensive damages for the family of an elderly man who died from negligence in an assisted living facility
  • Established multiple pediatric trust funds from settlements of pediatric brain injury cases


  • Graduated from the renowned Bronx High School of Science with merit

  • Graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree from Queens College, City University of New York

  • Graduated from Emory University School of Law and was elected president of the Emory International Law Society 

  • Finished first in the class in the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy at West Georgia College

  • Graduated from both Leadership Sandy Springs and Leadership Lumpkin County

Career Recognitions

  • Acknowledged as a lawyer with a top ten jury verdict in the U.S. in a single year

  • Recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer with an AVVO 10 rating

  • Holds a Martindale Preeminent designation, given to attorneys ranked at the highest level of professional excellence

  • Holds a record 776 million dollar verdict in Georgia (the third largest verdict in the U.S. for a single wrongful death in 2014)

  • Admitted to both the Georgia and District of Columbia Bar

Other Notable Achievements

  • Has served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia and as a municipal court judge
  • Currently a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Forsyth County Bar Association, and the Enotah Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Served as guest host on TrustDALE radio (listen here) and has appeared on CNN, local  news, and Court TV
  • Maintains certification as a law enforcement officer
  • Has served as legal advisor to many police chiefs and sheriffs and is presently counsel to the sheriff of Forsyth County
  • Has served as a member of the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for the State of Georgia
  • Has worked as the vice-chair of Foothills Community Bank
  • Has served on the board of Legacy Link, an organization that assists senior citizens in receiving adequate care and access to services
  • Is a member of the University of North Georgia Business Advisory Council, where he has served as chairman
  • Writes expert columns for various magazines
  • Has lectured at the GA State Bar Association Annual Update Seminar, the Emory University School of Law Trial Techniques Program, and at North GA College & State University
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