Looking for an injury attorney lawyer? Attorney David B. Ricks is an accomplished and experienced lawyer honing his legal skills related to personal injury cases all around the state of Georgia since 2013. Nelson & Smith focuses on providing quality representation to people who’ve suffered an injury as a result of another person’s negligence.
Since becoming licensed, Mr. Ricks has handled legal matters recovering millions of dollars including settlements of trial verdicts for our clients injured in accidents. These include, but are not limited to, car accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, defective products, and workers compensation cases for people injured on the job.
David Ricks graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2005. After receiving his degree, Mr. Ricks began a career in management in different industries including Walgreen’s, American General Auto Finance, and various Restaurants. In 2010, Mr. Ricks decided to return to school, attending Florida Coastal School of Law, and Mercer Law School.
While in Law School, Mr. Ricks served as a Teaching Assistant for his Contracts Professor, becoming well versed in the both the Uniform Commercial Code as well as State Contract Law. In his last year of school, Mr. Ricks interned with the District Attorney’s office, practicing under the Georgia Third (3rd) Year Practice Act, where he honed his skills litigating felony, and misdemeanor trials, and defended the State in cases that were appealed to the Georgia Court of Appeals. Through hard work and determination, Mr. Ricks graduated Law School early, obtaining his Jurist Doctor after only two and a half years (2 1/2), in 2012 and becoming licensed with the Georgia Bar in 2013.
Mr. Ricks brings the same hard work, determination, and drive he had in Law School and applies it to the representation of our client. Since graduation, Mr. Ricks began his legal career working for a medical billing company as the Chief Compliance Officer, becoming well versed in billing practices of medical providers as well as the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, and HITECH. Mr. Ricks brings with him his experiences from the various industries he managed before becoming an attorney as well as his background in litigation and healthcare. These experiences allow Mr. Ricks to become a strong advocate for his clients and fight for their rights both in and out of the courtroom.
90% of practice dedicated to litigation
State Bar of Georgia
Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
Court of the Appeals of the State of Georgia
United States District Court: Middle District
American Bar Association
Macon Bar Association
Georgia Association of Trial Lawyers
Valdosta State University — 2005
Florida Coastal School of Law — 2012
Nelson & Smith — 2013 to present