A passionate advocate for justice, Steve Lowry is a top trial attorney in Georgia and a nationally respected leader who has secured a number of record-breaking jury verdicts over the course of his career.
Steve has won numerous top 10 verdicts in Georgia, including a $43.5 million jury verdict for Terhune v. Forum Group Corp et al., the state’s largest judgment on record against a nursing home facility; a $40 million jury verdict for Jenkins v. Lambert, the largest jury verdict in Georgia for 2016; and a $11.5 million verdict for Bilbrey v. United States of America, one of the largest verdicts ever secured against the United States government, which involved a wreck caused by a postal truck.
Not intimidated by big corporations or complex cases spanning across many practice areas, Steve is a master of courtroom strategy and a compassionate advocate for clients. He has successfully litigated automotive defect, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, nursing home neglect and abuse, trucking collisions, medical malpractice, personal injury and automobile collision cases. In fact, other attorneys faced with challenging cases frequently call upon Steve for his extensive trial experience and excellent track record negotiating high-dollar settlements and securing landmark jury verdicts.
Over the course of his legal career, Steve has secured justice for clients and safeguarded today’s consumers from harmful products, raising awareness of dangerous products and leading to changes in the auto industry.
An automotive defect specialist, Steve went up against Ford Motor Company on behalf of a seriously injured client and secured a landmark $40 million dollar jury verdict. The case and verdict led to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opening a federal investigation of Ford’s “false park” transmission defect, which had been a company secret for decades.
Steve also represented a woman whose Ford Explorer rolled over on the highway due to a stuck throttle. He was able to collect $10.6 million for his injured client and publicly held Ford Motor Company accountable for a defect the company was well aware of and failed to share with drivers.
Steve was also lead counsel in the case of Young v. Ford Motor Company, where a young hockey star, Deebs Young, was killed due to a defective seat belt in a Ford Explorer that rolled over. The case was settled confidentially, at the request of Ford Motor Company, and to the satisfaction of Steve’s clients after the first week of the trial.
Steve has been involved in numerous other auto defect cases with practically every auto manufacturer. He has also established himself as a fierce litigator in trucking cases. Over the course of his career, Steve has secured a number of multi-million-dollar settlements for trucking accident survivors and victims.
With a unique talent for connecting with clients during some of the most trying times of their lives, Steve has garnered major courtroom victories in catastrophic injury cases. Steve secured a record $40 million dollar verdict for a Climax, Georgia Police Chief who was seriously injured when his patrol car was hit head-on by a drugged driver while attending to a stranded vehicle. He also secured $11.5 million in a bench trial with an advisory jury for a catastrophically brain damaged child.
Steve set a new precedent for nursing home neglect and abuse cases with a landmark $43.5 million jury verdict against a nursing home and its corrupt owner. This talented attorney served as counsel for one of the most complicated medical malpractice and wrongful death cases the state of Georgia has ever seen.
He earned national recognition for his superior trial skills and tenacity in the pursuit of justice when he was named the F. Scott Baldwin Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Association for Justice’s New Lawyers Division.
Over the years, Steve has been inducted twice into the Georgia Verdicts Hall of Fame and honored on the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s Top One Percent list, the National Association of Trial Lawyers Top 100 list for two consecutive years and both the Mass Torts and Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 25 lists. He has also been named to the Georgia Super Lawyers Top 100 list three years in a row and been chosen as either a Georgia Rising Star or Georgia Super Lawyer every year since 2008.
In 2011, Steve was chosen as one of 14 lawyers recognized on the Fulton County Daily Report’s On the Rise list. He has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer each year for over a decade, one of the Ten Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Georgia by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and one of the Legal Elite by Georgia Trend magazine.
Steve previously handled both plaintiff and defense cases, but after he represented the family of a six-year-old girl who suffered severe burns on 80% of her body due to a polyurethane foam mattress that ignited, he knew he wanted to dedicate his career to righting the wrongs caused by big corporations and defective products.
Steve is a cum laude graduate of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. In law school, Steve served as the Associate Editor of the Law Review: Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law Review. Prior to attending law school, he graduated magna cum laude with dual degrees in Economics and History from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Steve is both a leader in and member of the top legal organizations, including: the Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section (Board of Directors); Public Justice; American Association for Justice (Board of Governors and Traumatic Brain Injuries Litigation Group); American Society of Legal Advocates; Green Law (Board of Directors); Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Executive Committee and New Lawyers Committee Co-Chair); American Bar Foundation (Fellow); American Board of Trial Advocates; Savannah Trial Lawyers Association (Past President); Southern Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors); Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (State Advisory Board) and the Savannah Bar Association.
He is a sought-after expert who has lectured extensively on all areas of trial work, including trial tactics, wrongful death, product liability, trucking, cross-examination, business trials and intellectual property disputes. He also speaks regularly about consumer product recalls and other timely issues. His work has also been published in prestigious legal publications like Trial magazine and Verdict magazine. The host of the Great Trials Podcast, Steve also speaks regularly about consumer product recalls and other timely issues.