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Brannon J. Arnold


Brannon’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on product liability, catastrophic injury and professional liability. Admitted to practice in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, she has represented a broad range of clients in cases involving serious injury and wrongful death across the country. Brannon's clients include manufacturers of agricultural and construction equipment and transportation related equipment, trucking companies, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and professionals in the construction industry.

Brannon has tried multiple cases to verdict for her clients, two of which were on behalf of a global farm and agricultural equipment manufacturer that Brannon has helped successfully defend in numerous cases across the country.


University of South Carolina, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005

Phi Beta Kappa
Honors College

University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2008
Phi Delta Phi

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The Florida Bar
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Representative Experience

Obtained defense verdict as lead trial counsel on behalf of trucking company in case arising out of deadly tractor trailer accident.

Obtained defense verdict on behalf of tractor manufacturer in a wrongful death case alleging claims of defective design and failure to warn.

Obtained defense award in two different arbitrations on behalf of the nation’s largest automotive retailer faced with claims for breach of contract, bad faith, fraud and violation of Georgia’s Fair Business Practices Act.

Currently defending Georgia senior living communities against allegations of abuse and neglect.

Currently assisting in the defense of lift truck manufacturer and dealer in multiple cases alleging design and manufacturing defects.

Assisted in defense of nationally known trucking company in multi-death accident involving more than 20 other vehicles.

Assisted in the defense of two Korean tire manufacturers in cases alleging design and manufacturing defects and failure to warn.

Assisted in defense of global architectural firm against claims arising out of the design and construction of a new 860-room army lodge facility.

Assisted in defense of wrongful death case alleging that negligent design of roadway caused deadly traffic accident. 

Assisted in defense of driver and employer in catastrophic bus rollover accident resulting in three fatalities and multiple injuries.

Assisted in defense of nationally known medical device manufacturer against claims of design defect and failure to warn regarding spinal cord stimulator, stent and vaginal mesh products.

Assisted in defense of nationally known truck rental company against claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and rental agreements.

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Rising Stars List, Personal Injury Defense: Products (2013-2019)

Professional & Community Activities

Defense Research Institute, Chair of Marketing for the Product Liability Conference

Ellevate Network, Founding Member and Former President of Atlanta Chapter

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Lawyers Club of Atlanta


Women Litigators Section of Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Founding Member

News & Publications

Brannon Arnold and Shane O'Neill, Litigating 'Invisible' Injuries: The Defense of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Claims, Inside Medical Liability (Fourth Quarter, 2018).

Brannon Arnold and Frederick Sager, Arbitration Agreement Case in Georgia: What to Understand, McKnight’s, March 22, 2017.

Brannon Arnold and Diane Rohrman, Combating the "Rambo" Litigator - "Learn How to Defeat Lawyers Who Employ Dirty Litigation Tactics to Win at Any Cost, DRI - Strictly Speaking, Volume 13 Issue 3, August 19, 2016. 

Events & Speaking Engagements

“Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation: Update and Insights on Trends, Damages Exposure and Strategy,” presentation, CPCU Society Atlanta Chapter I-Day, Atlanta, GA, August 2017.

“Navigating Litigation Landmines,” presentation, Georgia ACC Chapter luncheon, Atlanta, GA, October 2016.

Combating the "Rambo" Litigator- "Learn How to Defeat Lawyers Who Employ Dirty Litigation Tactics to Win at Any Cost," presentation, DRI Product Liability Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2016.