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Alan John Hamilton

Alan John Hamilton

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Defective and Dangerous Products

About Me

Alan Hamilton focuses his law practice on significant personal injury cases, wrongful death, and business torts.  Alan has helped numerous clients obtain seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements during his career.  He has represented individuals and appeared before courts in ten different states.  Prior to co-founding Shiver Hamilton, LLC, Alan practiced with a nationally recognized trial firm and served as a federal judicial law clerk.  Since founding the firm in 2011, Alan and Jeff have obtained a series of jury verdicts far exceeding the insurance company’s best offer.


Alan decided early on to dedicate his career to representing injured victims of negligence and corporate wrongdoing, turning down multiple job offers from corporate defense law firms to pursue a law practice representing plaintiffs.


Alan’s practice and experience covers a wide range of catastrophic injury cases, including automobile wrecks, business torts, product liability, tractor-trailer and log truck cases, dram shop (alcohol) liability, commercial vehicle cases, road defect cases, workplace injuries, premises liability/negligent security, wrongful death and professional malpractice. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and successfully represented clients in appellate courts in Georgia and other states.


Alan is involved in numerous bar and pro bono legal organizations.  He served for several years as a campaign coordinator raising funds for non-profit legal aid organizations through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.  Alan is also a member of Buckhead Church, where he serves as a community group leader.  Alan and his wife, Morgan Henritze Hamilton, live in Atlanta with their three sons.


BAR ADMISSIONS 



  • Georgia

  • Georgia Court of Appeals

  • Supreme Court of Georgia

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

  • Pro Hac Vice Admissions have included AL, AK, FL, MD, NV, NY, SC, TN and VT


EDUCATION



  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    Juris Doctor, Magna Cum LaudeHonors:
    Order of the Coif
    Order of Barristers
    Pupil, Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court
    Best Oralist, Talmadge Moot Court Competition
    Best Brief & National Finalist, Prince Evidence Competition Brooklyn Law School
    Region Champion and Best Brief, The National Moot Court Competition
    Law School Alumni Association Scholarship

  • Auburn University
    B.S.B.A.
    Major: Accounting


HONORS AND AWARDS



  • Super Lawyer 2013-2014

  • Super Lawyers Georgia Rising Stars; 2007, 2009 & 2010, 2011, & 2012. (There was no Rising Stars publication in 2008)

  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, 2012

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, 2013

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers: 2013-2014

  • Chosen by Fulton Daily Report as “Rising Star” 2014 (Top 40 lawyers in Georgia under 40) (2014)

  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent Rating (highest rating possible)


REPRESENTATIVE CASES



  • A&G Trucking, Inc. v. Pitts, 306 Ga. App. 718, 703 S.E.2d 134 (2010) (affirming $ 5.47 million jury verdict)

  • Estate of Pitts v. City of Atlanta, 312 Ga. App. 599 (2011)

  • Flores v. Exprezit! Stores, 289 Ga. 466 (2011) (amicus curiae for Ga. Trial Lawyers Association) (holding that convenience stores are subject to Georgia's dram shop law prohibiting sales of alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons who are soon to be driving)

  • Williams v. Taser Intern’l, Inc., 2008 WL 192991 (N.D. Ga. 2008) (striking all 12,000 of Defendant’s privilege claims as a sanction for discovery and privilege log abuse)

  • Ford Motor Co. v. Gibson, 283 Ga. 398, 659 S.E.2d 346 (2008) (affirming issue preclusion sanction and $13 million verdict)

  • Flax v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 272 S.W.3d 521 (Tenn. 2008), cert denied, 129 S. Ct. 2433 (2009) (affirming punitive damages product liability verdict)


PUBLISHED WORKS



  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 62 Mercer L. Rev. 339, 2010.

  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 60 Mercer L. Rev. 397, 2008.

  • Trial Practice and Procedure (Co-Author), 59 Mercer L. Rev. 423, 2007.


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS



  • GTLA Holiday Workshop, Discovery: Update on Pending Changes to the Federal Rules and ‘E-Discovery’ Legislation in Georgia, December 2014;

  • ICLE Successful Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice:  Proving Future Damages, September 2013;

  • GTLA Fall Workshop, Pre-trial Motions, October 2013;

  • ICLE Product Liability:  Evidence Code Changes, February 2013;

  • GTLA Torts Workshop, March 2013;

  • GTLA Annual Seminar, Auto Section, 2013;

  • Southern Trial Lawyers, February 2012;

  • ICLE Trial & Error, March 2012;

  • ICLE of Georgia “Superstar Personal Injury Greatest Hits,” March 2011;

  • GTLA Annual Seminar, New Lawyers Division, Spring 2011;

  • GTLA Annual Seminar, Products Liability Section, “Suing Foreign Manufacturers,” Spring 2010;

  • AIEG Spring Seminar 2010, “Recent Preemption Fights in Auto Products Liability”;

  • AIEG Auto Focus Fall Seminar 2010, Bonus Section: Effective Use of Other Similar Incident Evidence;

  • AIEG Spring Seminar 2009, Bonus Section: What Makes a Good Product Liability Case;

  • Auto Products Liability Paralegals Seminar: Seat Back Defect Cases, Fall 2008;


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS



  • State Bar of Georgia

  • American Bar Association

  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • National Trial Lawyers Association

  • Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court

  • Atlanta Bar Association

  • Public Justice Foundation

  • Federal Bar Association

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Car Accidents: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • James Martin Roth

    I endorse Alan and his work on behalf of injured Georgians. I regularly seek advice from Alan on complex Personal Injury issues because I know he will provide effective and thorough legal assistance and will obtain the best results possible. I recommend him without hesitation. I am proud to call him a friend. JIM ROTH--THE ROTH FIRM

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    James Roth Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Randall Edward Fry

    Alan is an outstanding trial attorney. His professionalism, trial skills and deep concern for his clients are well-known. I highly endorse Alan.

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    Randall Fry Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Shiver Hamilton, LLC

3340 Peachtree Road
Suite 950
Atlanta, GA, 30326

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200508/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Order of the CoifUniversity of Georgia2004
Order of BarristersUniversity of Georgia2004
Best Brief; Best TeamThe National Moot Court Competition2004
Best Brief; FinalistBrooklyn Law School2003
Best OralistTalmadge Moot Court Competition2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AssociateButler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP2005 - 2011
Judicial Law ClerkThe Honorable William M. Acker, Jr., United States District Judge2004 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of CourtBarrister2009 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Northpoint Community Church - Buckhead CampusMember2005 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2005 - Present
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Wheeler v. Ford Motor Company$17.6 million verdict for Plaintiffs
Pitts v. A&G Trucking$5.47 million jury verdict for Plaintiffs
A&G Trucking, Inc. v. Pitts, 306 Ga. App. 718 (2010)Jury verdict affirmed and upheld for Plaintiffs

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude2004
Auburn University, AuburnAccountingB.S.B.A.2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Superstar Personal Injury Greatest HitsTwo Recent Multi-Million Dollar Jury Verdicts2011
Georgia Trial Lawyers Assocation, Annual SeminarProducts Liability: Suing Foreign Manufacturers2010
AIEG Spring SeminarPreemption in Auto Products Liability2010