GENE BROOKS, ATTORNEY / FOUNDER

Attorney Gene BrooksEugene “Gene” C. Brooks, IV focuses his practice in areas of personal injury, wrongful death, toxic torts, negligence, property damage, on-the-job injuries and insurance bad faith. He initially developed an expertise in occupational disease and for the first ten years of his practice represented workers injured by asbestos and industrial solvents. He also represented persons over-exposed to formaldehyde and lead. He then began represented persons exposed to harmful pharmaceuticals including Fen-Phen, Vioxx and estrogen-MPA hormones and has served on national committees during the federal litigation. He has represented numerous home owners damaged by defective stucco products causing wood rot. He also represents persons with insurance disputes and he continues to represents persons seriously injured by products and the negligence of others.
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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Mr. Brooks takes an active interest in the community, especially when it involves protecting consumers, supporting workers and advocating for the environment. The following are some of the organizations supported by Mr. Brooks and Brooks Law.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Board certified as a Civil Trial Specialist since 1994 by the National Board of Trial Advocates, (recertified in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014)
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA) (President, Southeast Georgia Chapter – 2012-14)
  • Savannah Trial Lawyers Association (President -1989-90)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (President -2001-2002, Past Editor of The Verdict)
  • State Bar of Georgia (past member, Uniform Rules Committee, 1997-98; Judicial and Administrative Procedure Committee, 1990-1993; District 1 Representative to General Practice and Trial Section, 1993-1995)
  • American Association for Justice (former co-chairman of Formaldehyde Litigation Group)
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Authorized to practice in all state and federal courts in Georgia
  • Has appeared numerous times in Georgia and Federal appellate courts

SEMINARS & PUBLICATIONS

  • A Rule Needing Limits: The “Right for Any Reason” Rule, Verdict, 2011
  • Cross Examination of a Functional Capacity Evaluation, Seminar to STLA, 2003
  • Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine, Seminar
  • Discovering the cause of a drug’s defect, Trial, 2008
  • Epidemiology for the Trial Lawyer, Verdict, 1998
  • Evidence in Soft Tissue Cases, Seminar to GTLA, 1998
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) – Proof of Negligence Per SE, Seminar to GTLA, 2005
  • Learned Treatises Can Be Effective Trial Tools, Article
  • Opening Statements, Seminar to GTLA, 2003
  • Opiates In Litigation: Risk of Death and Addiction, Article
  • Toxic Mold Litigation, Seminar to Savannah Bar Assoc., 2003
  • Voir Dire – What Are They Thinking?, Seminar to GLTA, 2006
  • “Neurotoxicity and Formaldehyde,” American Association for Justice, 1986
  • “How to Handle a Formaldehyde Case” (chapter in Plaintiff’s Guide to Toxic Torts, Matthew Bender, 1987)
  • “Use of Learned Treatises at Trial”, The Verdict, August 1988
  • “Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome Claims”, American Association for Justice Seminar 1990
  • “Direct Examination of a Treating Doctor”, Calendar Call, December 1992
  • “Screening the Toxic Tort Case”, The Verdict, April, 1993

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