Justia Lawyer Rating
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association - Champion 2022
AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb - Top Attorney Personal Injury
Clients' Choice Award - AVVO
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
2024 Client Champion Platinum Distinction
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David M. Van Sant

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Phone: 404-991-5950

307 14th St NW #100
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

  “Mediocrity Is for Cowards”

David M. Van Sant received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw State University and received his Juris Doctor with honors from Georgia State University College of Law in 2003.

Mr. Van Sant focuses his practice on representing individuals who have suffered injuries through the fault of others, including car accidents, motorcycle wrecks, tractor-trailer accidents, nursing home neglect, wrongful death cases, and other personal injury cases. Mr. Van Sant is an experienced trial lawyer who has received many accolades and has been nationally recognized as one of the best personal injury trial lawyers in the country.

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers badge Georgia Super Lawyers identified Mr. Van Sant as one of the top attorneys in Georgia. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

David M. Van Sant has been certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership to the organization is limited to only those attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar settlements, verdicts and awards for their clients when acting as principal counsel. Founded in 1993, there are approximately 4000 lawyers throughout the nation that are members and less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are official members.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40

Before turning 40, Mr. Van Sant was honored numerous times by The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 under 40 organization. Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. The result is a credible, comprehensive and impressive list of young attorneys chosen to represent their state. The Top 40 under 40 is restricted to only 40 attorneys per state.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in GA

Since turning 40, Mr. Van Sant has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers is a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as trial lawyers.


Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Van Sant practiced with an insurance defense firm in Alpharetta where he gained valuable experience and training while representing many of the largest employers and insurers in the nation. Now he utilizes that experience to represent individuals who have suffered personal injuries. In 2008, he founded his own firm with a vision to provide quality legal services to injured individuals. Mr. Van Sant is active in the community and has held many leadership positions throughout the community.


J.D. with honors, Georgia State University College of Law

B.B.A., Kennesaw State University

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Court of Appeals
United States District Court Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court Middle District of Georgia
United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Reported Cases
  • Andrews v. Atlas Van Lines, Inc., 504 F.Supp.2d 1329 (N.D.Ga. 2007).
  • Imm v. Chaney, 287 Ga. App. 606 (2007)
  • Adcox v. Atlanta Bldg. Maint. Co., 301 Ga. App. 74 (2009)
Organizations / Achievements
  • Martindale-Hubbell® 2023 Client Champion Platinum
  • Recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer every year since 2014 and recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star 2010-2013
  • Top 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia, American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Top 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Top 10 Trucking Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Personal Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Atlanta Magazine Top Injury Lawyer in Atlanta
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum, Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum, Life Member
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale Hubble
  • Avvo Client Choice Award
  • Selected as one of the 3 Best Rated Personal Injury Lawyer in Atlanta
  • Voted 2017 Best Personal injury Lawyer
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates, Charter Member
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Recipient of Jurisprudence Achievement Award
  • Georgia State Bar Leadership Academy
Client Reviews
From the first time I called them to the current status of my case, has been by my side through it all. I would like to thank everyone in Van Sant Law for answering any questions that I have in a timely manner. I can personally say, Everyone in deserves recognition for being honest, hard working, ethical, logical, dedicated people. The only reason I rated them 5 stars is because it would not let me go higher! Hilary
I was in a car accident with a tractor trailer two years ago and David Van Sant came highly recommended for someone I could talk to about the situation. Best decision I've ever made! He fought for me in ways that was truly amazing. David and his crew worked so hard to come to a great conclusion on my case. Thank you David, Michael and everyone in the office. Mary
Attorney David M. VanSant is one of the best injury trial attorneys here in the Atlanta area. They are precise and unique in their approach. When I had my car accident, my whole world was turned upside down, but with Attorney VanSant and his team of professionals dedication and quality of service, my life is back on track. Let the VanSant team handle your case! You're in good hands. Crystal