Eugene “Gene” C. Brooks, IV is dedicated to helping victims through their injury claims for compensation. This includes wrongful death claims, tort law, personal injury cases, negligence, premises and property liability, workers’ compensation, and bad faith insurance claims.
His passion for the law began in the first decade of his practice when he represented injured workers in suits stemming from exposure to industrial solvents, asbestos, lead, and formaldehyde. This then led Gene to take on federal litigation against big pharmaceutical companies, such as the manufacturers of Fen-Phen, estrogen-MPA hormones, and Vioxx where he served on nation-wide committees.
Founding Attorney at Brooks Law Office, 1993 – Present
Associate and Partner at Middleton & Anderson, 1982 -1992
- 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
As an active member of the Savannah community, Gene is committed to supporting local workers, protecting consumer rights and being a staunch advocate for environmental protection. He, along with the team at Brooks Law Office, support a number of organizations.
- A Rule Needing Limits: The “Right for Any Reason” Rule, Verdict, 2011
- Discovering the Cause of a Drug’s Defect, Trial Magazine, 2008
- Epidemiology for the Trial Lawyer, Verdict, 1998
- Learned Treatises Can Be Effective Trial Tools, Article
- Opiates In Litigation: Risk of Death and Addiction, Article
- Neurotoxicity and Formaldehyde, American Association for Justice, 1986
- “How to Handle a Formaldehyde Case”(chapter in Plaintiff’s Guide to Toxic Torts, with Matthew Bender, 1987)
- Use of Learned Treatises at Trial, The Verdict, August 1988
- Direct Examination of a Treating Doctor, Calendar Call, December 1992
- Screening the Toxic Tort Case, The Verdict, April 1993
- Cross Examination of a Functional Capacity Evaluation, Seminar to STLA, 2003
- Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine, Seminar
- Evidence in Soft Tissue Cases, Seminar to GTLA, 1998
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) – Proof of Negligence Per SE, Seminar to GTLA, 2005
- Opening Statements, Seminar to GTLA, 2003
- Toxic Mold Litigation, Seminar to Savannah Bar Assoc., 2003
- Voir Dire – What Are They Thinking?, Seminar to GLTA, 2006
- “Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome Claims”, American Association for Justice Seminar 1990
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