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Bringing You Peace Of Mind

The Stoddard Firm practices in all part of Georgia and represents both the victims of serious personal injuries and the families of those killed by the wrongful conduct of others. The firm employs a very simple formula – (i) maintain a small case load, (ii) spend extensive time and resources fact-finding to uncover the truth, and (iii) invest substantial energy and money to show both what happened and how the event has changed the client’s life. The Stoddard Firm is comfortable in the courtroom, and our results speak for themselves. If you are looking for aggressive advocacy and a focus on personal attention, do not hesitate to contact us.

Some information about our attorneys’ background and professional accomplishments is below:


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MATTHEW B. STODDARD, Owner of The Stoddard Firm

Matt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the Firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly.


KEITH N. EVRA, Associate at Stoddard Firm

Like all attorneys at The Stoddard Firm, Keith specializes in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Frequently, these claims include representing family members of those killed when commercial property owners fail to provide reasonable and appropriate security for their tenants and guests in face of past crime. Keith also devotes a large portion of his practice to individuals who suffer unnecessary injury as a result of defective products, negligently maintained property, and careless drivers.


JANELLE ZABRESKY, Associate at Stoddard Firm

After moving to Atlanta in 2014, and prior to joining The Stoddard Firm in 2019, Janelle began her legal career in Georgia working at large renowned defense firms in Atlanta where she specialized in defending motor vehicle accidents and premises liability claims. After several years of defending corporations and insurance companies in personal injury and wrongful death cases, Janelle decided to follow her true calling – protecting the rights and interests of the victims in those same cases.


ROBERT NOENS, Associate at Stoddard Firm

Since joining The Stoddard Firm, Robert represents those catastrophically injured as well as those individuals whose family members were the victims of wrongful death. Robert finds energy in assisting those in some of the most difficult situations imaginable and works relentlessly to recover for his clients.


BELLE-ANNE COOPER, Associate at Stoddard Firm

Prior to working at the Stoddard Firm, Belle-Anne also worked for a different Plaintiff’s firm where she brought vehicle wreck and medical malpractice lawsuits. She knows first-hand how insurance companies and corporations defend personal injury claims and she uses that knowledge and expertise to get the maximum results for her clients.


JANINE BELL, Attorney at Stoddard Firm

Janine, raised on the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, moved to the continental United States to pursue her education. Janine graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After college, Janine earned her law degree from Georgia State University, College of Law in 2020.


SHAUNA THOMAS, Senior Litigation Paralegal

Marshauna, affectionately known as Shauna, is a native of Kansas City, Missouri but is proud to call Atlanta her home. She became interested in the legal field at a young age, when she watched veterans be discarded and set-aside as no longer useful to America once they shown their vulnerability from mental illness, addiction, and homelessness. Scenes such as this made her look squarely at the deep despair around her, and she knew then that she wanted to make a difference.