About Horst Shewmaker

We founded our firm on two principles: CLIENT SERVICE and RESULTS. To reinforce these principles, HS Law does not employ case managers. At large law firms, your case is usually handled by case managers. This means someone without a law degree is handling your legal case.

From start to finish, every HS case is handled by an experienced lawyer. We founded our firm on the belief that clients hire lawyers, not case managers or legal assistants. And frankly, we believe that a client will never get a just result unless he or she works directly with an experienced lawyer.

Michael Horst
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science in Business, Cum Laude, Miami (OH) University, 1998
  • Juris Doctor, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2001
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014 and 2015
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys – Top 10 Attorney, 2016
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016 – present

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Michael has been practicing law since 2001. For more than 14 years, Michael’s practice focused on representing companies and insurers in personal injury actions. His specialty was defending truck drivers, motor carriers, and their insurers. Michael enjoyed the legal work but the cases’ results often left him empty and unfulfilled.

“When I did my job well, an injured person’s recovery was limited or, in some cases, eliminated. I needed more from my profession.”

In 2015, Michael transformed his practice. Instead of representing companies and insurers, he changed to filing lawsuits against them. He now enjoys being part of the solution instead of one of the many obstacles standing between the injured person and just compensation.

“It is hard work for sure going up against billion dollar insurance companies but it is made easier by the fact I used to be one of their lawyers. I know their tactics, their strategies, and their ploys.”

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Zachary S. Shewmaker
  • Bachelor of Arts, Centre College, 2003
  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, University of Georgia School of Law, 2006
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013-2015
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016 – present
  • Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015

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Zach has been practicing law since 2006. He earned a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law, then he joined a law firm in Buckhead.

Zach spent his first seven years practicing law as a defense attorney representing truck drivers, trucking companies, and insurance companies in complex catastrophic injury cases.

“I learned all of the tricks insurance companies use to avoid paying full and fair compensation to injured parties. My defense experience made me realize I was on the wrong side of justice.”

In 2013, Zach became a personal injury trial lawyer. He changed his career to fight for the seriously injured and families who have lost loved ones due to the wrongful acts or omissions of others. During this time Zach has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Georgia’s “Rising Stars” in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and as one of Georgia’s “Super Lawyers” every year since.

“Insurance companies put profits over people. I put people first. I represent each client the way I would represent a family member. I work tirelessly to maximize the recovery for every client so that wrongdoers are held accountable for their actions.”

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Jarrett L. Miller
  • Bachelor of Science, North Georgia College and University, 2012
  • Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2024 – Present

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Jarrett began practicing law in 2019. Prior to beginning law school, Jarrett worked in the criminal justice system as a probation officer and police officer. Jarrett is also a member of the Georgia National Guard. It was during a deployment to the middle east that he decided to go to law school. 

“In the past, I found great joy in helping people in need. Going to law school and joining a practice that fights to help injured people obtain just compensation was a natural choice for my career change.”

Jarrett went on to graduate first in his law school class at Atlanta’s John Marshal Law School. He then joined a personal injury law firm where he was provided the opportunity to represent victims of car crashes, dog bites, food poisoning, and premises hazards.  In 2021, Jarrett joined Horst Shewmaker where he continues to represent people injured due to the negligence of others.

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude, University of South Carolina 2013
  • Juris Doctor, Emory University School of Law, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2022 – present
  • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers 2023
  • Top 25 Attorney, The National Women Trial Lawyers Association, 2023
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2023-2024

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Torrie began her legal career as an intern in 2012 at a workers’ compensation law firm in Cumming, Georgia. In 2017, she graduated from Emory Law School and became admitted to practice law in Georgia. 

Since beginning her litigation practice, Torrie has focused on representing injured people against billion dollar companies and insurers. Torrie has extensive experience litigating cases in both state and federal court.  She has taken numerous cases to trial, both in Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia. 

Torrie has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Georgia’s “Rising Stars.”  She has also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Attorney in 2023 and Top 25 Attorney in 2023 by The National Women Trial Lawyers Association.

“I have wanted to be a lawyer ever since I can remember. Becoming a personal injury trial lawyer and advocating for people that have been injured by no fault of their own against companies and insurers was the clear choice for me. Most of my clients do not have health insurance and would not be able to afford medical care without pursuing a personal injury claim. If my client does not win, I do not win. Their case is my case, and I treat every case as if I were the one injured. Over the years I have represented many of my own friends and family, but I treat every client, even those I am meeting for the first time, as my friends and family. I believe in pursuing justice through the civil litigation system, holding those at fault accountable.”

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