R. Shane Lazenby, Founder

R. Shane Lazenby is the founder and managing member of Lazenby Law Group. After more than a decade of defending those accused of negligence in personal injury cases, Shane decided to reverse course and help the victims of serious injuries. With unparalleled compassion and limitless commitment, Shane quickly learned how much more rewarding and uplifting service as a victim’s advocate can be. Shane now focuses his practice on helping the victims of catastrophic personal injury and the families whose loved one has passed as a result of the negligence of another.

EDUCATION

Shane received his law degree in 1999 at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. While at Mercer, Shane was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Mercer Law Review where he served as the Eleventh Circuit Survey Editor. Shane also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor in Latin, from Mercer in 1994.

MILITARY SERVICE

Following law school, Shane returned to the United States Army where he served as a Judge Advocate with the 82d Airborne Division. Shane’s service included duties as the Regimental Judge Advocate for the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment where he obtained a 100% conviction rate in the most active military justice jurisdiction in the United States Army. Shane was also selected to be the first Judge Advocate from the 82d Airborne Division to deploy to the Global War on Terrorism as counsel to the Commander of the 3d Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Shane was then selected to be the Operational Law Attorney for the 82d Airborne Division Commander in Bagram, Afghanistan where he served until returning home.

In December 2010, Shane retired from the Georgia Army National Guard after 21 years of total military service with the Georgia National Guard, United States Army, and Army Reserve. Shane joined the military in 1989 first serving as a combat medical specialist. In 1993, Shane graduated from Officer’s Candidate School and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. Shane served as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Signal Platoon Leader, and Operations Officer with a Ranger-led, Airborne Long Range Surveillance Unit. Shane’s service awards include the coveted Ranger tab, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Bronze Star for service in the Republic of Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Shane’s service as an Army Ranger also included competition in the LTG David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition in 2002.

EXPERIENCE

After his return from Afghanistan, Shane transitioned into private practice with a prestigious trial defense firm in Atlanta, Georgia gaining invaluable experience and growth alongside some of Georgia’s finest defense and plaintiff attorneys. After deciding to depart big city life, Shane settled his family in Gainesville, Georgia. In Gainesville, Shane continued honing his skills as a partner with a Gainesville firm specializing in the defense of physicians accused of medical malpractice. In his career, Shane has tried more than fifty cases to verdict. His extensive experience was noted when he was selected as an Atlanta Magazine Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Shane was also pleased to be selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury in 2015; a peer reviewed award limited to only the top 2.5% of Georgia’s attorneys. Shane also maintains a coveted AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell – the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.  Shane was also fortunate to graduate from Leadership Georgia in 2013.

Specialties

Shane specializes in representing the victims of automobile accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, landowner negligence and the families of those who have suffered a wrongful death. Shane is admitted to practice before the State and Superior Courts of Georgia, the United States District Court, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Georgia.

HOME LIFE

A native of Georgia, Shane was raised in the burgeoning metropolises of Lula and Gray, Georgia. Shane is married to the former Jennifer Trapnell of Gainesville. They have four beautiful children – Jackson, Allie, Sawyer, and Lillianna. The Lazenbys are members of Lakewood Baptist Church where Shane is a past Chairman of Lakewood’s Panel of Deacons.


Kyle M. Moore, Of Counsel

Kyle M. Moore is a trial lawyer and Of Counsel at Lazenby Law Group. Kyle is a legal legacy.  For more than 40 years, Kyle’s father, W. Newton Moore, obtained great success as a personal injury trial lawyer fully dedicated to helping the victims of negligence and their families.  Newton secured more than 100 million dollars in total verdicts and settlements through the years.

EXPERIENCE

During law school, Kyle worked side by side with Newton, learning to master the intricacies of personal injury law. Recently, Kyle took over the reins of his father’s practice.  With more than 120 jury trials between them, Kyle and Newton brought the experience of over four decades of service to victims throughout Georgia to augment Lazenby Law Group in an Of Counsel capacity. As war veterans and victims’ advocates, Kyle, Shane and Newton share a common goal of providing the most experienced, thoughtful and just representation to those who have been injured.

EDUCATION

Kyle earned his law degree in 2013 at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. While at John Marshall, Kyle was a member of the Moot Court Board, Student Ambassadors, and held an officer position in the student chapter of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He earned the highest academic marks in many courses including Evidence and Constitutional Law. During law school, Kyle trained under some of Georgia’s top trial lawyers in addition to his father.  Additionally, Kyle completed an internship at the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, where he represented indigent criminal defendants in felony charges, under the Georgia 3rd Year Practice Act.

Prior to law school, Kyle earned his Bachelor of Science degree Cum Laude in 2009 from the University of Florida, with a focus on human behavioral and psychological research. Kyle is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Psi Beta Award. This behavioral science focus has provided him an extra edge in selecting and preparing for jury trials.

MILITARY SERVICE

As a young man, Kyle earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Thereafter, one week after graduating high school, Kyle enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served our Nation from 2001 to 2009. Kyle was in the first wave of Marines to invade Iraq in 2003 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Kyle answered the Nation’s call again in 2007 and re-deployed to Iraq.  Kyle was honorably discharged in 2009 at the rank of Sergeant.

As a decorated Marine, Kyle received many awards during his military career, including Honor Graduate of Platoon 1065 Marine Corp Recruit Training Depot Parris Island, valedictorian of the Navy Petroleum Engineering School Ft. Lee Virginia, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation medal, Navy Unit Commendation medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal with device, Sea Service Deployment medal with device, and Reserve Service medal with Mobilization device.

SPECIALTIES

Kyle specializes in representing victims of automobile accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, landowner negligence and the families of those who have suffered a wrongful death. Kyle is admitted to practice before the State Superior Courts of Georgia and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Northeast Georgia Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.

HOME LIFE

Kyle was born in Atlanta but was raised in Tampa, Florida and spent every break from school and the military in the woods and waterways of Georgia. Kyle has chosen his native state to plant his roots. With a large extended family, all living in the Hall County area, Kyle currently lives in Gainesville with his wife Danielle Moore, and their sons Gaines and Baker.