Jed D. Manton
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Jed Manton is committed to representing individuals and business that have been harmed by the actions of others. With a solid track record, Jed has helped numerous clients who have been seriously injured or who have lost a loved one obtain justice, while holding the wrongdoer accountable.
Many injuries occur because of a single individual’s carelessness. However, Jed also recognizes that oftentimes tragedy strikes as a result of a series of missteps by multiple people. For example, the poor design of a road or the defective design of a particular automobile often plays a significant role in an automobile wreck. In three recent cases, Jed helped secure over $8 million for families where the police initially determined that HLM’s client was at fault for the collision. After the firm’s thorough investigation, the true cause for each wreck was determined to be a poorly designed road.
Jed has also helped families secure millions of dollars of compensation related to defective automobiles. Whether it is a defective tire, a poor braking system, an overworked truck driver or the improper location of a guardrail, Jed always digs deep into the underlying facts of each case to ensure that all responsible parties are identified and held accountable for their actions.
While the cornerstone of the justice system is making sure an injured client is fairly compensated for his or her past and future injuries, Jed takes particular satisfaction in knowing that HLM’s work has resulted in roads being made safer, cars being designed differently and facilities being investigated by law enforcement to prevent needless injuries to others.
Based on surveys submitted by other attorneys, Jed has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers for 2020, an honor reserved for only 5% of all practicing, eligible attorneys in Georgia. He was previously recognized as a Georgia Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2011 to 2018. Only 2.5% of the lawyers in Georgia are selected for this designation.
A Cumming, Georgia native, Jed graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and Mercer Law School. At Mercer, Jed was a member of the law review, moot court team and the sole recipient of the International Trial Lawyers Award. He frequently speaks at professional seminars on topics such as jury selection, trial strategy, defective products and road design/maintenance issues.
Jed is licensed to practice in the trial and appellate courts in Georgia, the Northern District of Georgia and the Middle District of Georgia.
$27 Million Verdict
Fielder v. Latium USA Trading LLC
Harris Lowry Manton LLP recently secured a $27 million verdict on behalf of Judith Fielder, who was critically injured in a truck accident. A substantial portion of that verdict was in punitive damages. But thanks to Georgia’s damage caps, her award will be reduced.
Partner Jed Manton, lead attorney in this case, spoke with Daily Record about why damage caps do more harm than good. We invite you to read the article here.