A serious lawyer for your serious case.
- Unique qualifications.
There are many excellent Georgia lawyers competing for your serious case of back and neck injury, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation injury, burn injury or wrongful death. The best ones do not advertise on TV or billboards. No one lawyer can honestly claim to be the best for every case. But, for whatever it is worth, Ken Shigley is the only lawyer in Georgia who combines all these qualifications:
(1) past president of the State Bar of Georgia (2011-12), chair of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia Board of Trustees (2012-13), and trustee of the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education in Georgia (2013-14);
(2) board certified civil trial advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (since 1995);
(3) published author on personal injury practice in Georgia (Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice, 2010-14);
(4) Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, based on track record of seven figure verdicts and settlements;
(5) top peer ratings in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (“AV Preeminent” since 1995), Super Lawyers (Atlanta Magazine, since 2004) and Georgia Legal Elite (Georgia Trend, since 2004);
(6) member of the Christian Legal Society since 1974;
(7) Judicial Nominating Commission nomination to the Georgia Court of Appeals (2012); and
(8) national leadership role in his practice area (secretary and chair-elect designee, American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle, Highway & Premises Liability Section).
- Operational quality
Author of Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice, Ken Shigley is continually refining proprietary case preparation protocols based on the type of fail-safe checklists used by pilots. This is to streamline the basics and free us to focus on greater creativity in advocacy.
- Client Responsiveness
We can do the best work in the world, but if we don’t explain things to clients, that isn’t good enough. Therefore, after initial screening (we only consider taking about 10% of cases brought to us), we resolve to routinely schedule a long personal interview with Mr. Shigley – at your home or hospital room if necessary -- and will schedule periodic in-person or telephone conference status reports to explain things and respond to your questions.
Call or submit the online contact form today. We ordinarily respond personally to a serious personal injury or wrongful death case inquiry by the next business day. There is no obligation. If your case does not fit our practice, we may be able to guide you to the right lawyer for your case.
Licensed since 1977
Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (15 minutes)
Ken Shigley is a lawyer's lawyer. A southern gentleman, he keeps his word to his clients and works hard on all the cases in his office. He has extensive experience in tractor trailer collisions, something many lawyers claim to have but in actuality don't, as well as in catastrophic injury cases (death and paralysis). Juries love him. I would not hesitate to associate him on a case again.
Morgan Adams Trucking Accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer's work. Ken works hard, and is knowledgeable and skilled in litigation. He is a leader in seeking solutions outside the courtroom, but is an able trial attorney who has gained the respect of judges. His business grows by word-of-mouth and is well deserved.
Stephen LaBriola Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1977||05/08/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2004|
|Georgia's Legal Elite||Georgia Trend magazine||2004|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||1995|
|Certified Civil Trial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||1995|
|Senior Trial Attorney||Shigley Law, LLC||2013 - 2014|
|Of Counsel||Chambers, Aholt & Rickard, LLP||2008 - 2013|
|Shigley Law Firm, L.L.C.||1990 - 2008|
|Van Gerpen, Shigley & Hoffman / Van Gerpen & Rice||1981 - 1990|
|Kenneth L. Shigley, PC||1979 - 1981|
|Assistant District Attorney||District Attorney, Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit||1977 - 1979|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle, Highway & Premises Liability Section||Secretary / Chair-Elect Designee||2013 - Present|
|Institute for Continuing Judicial Education in Georgia||Trustee||2013 - 2014|
|Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia||Chair, Board of Trustees||2012 - 2013|
|Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice||Board Member||2008 - Present|
|Tort and Insurance Practice Section, State Bar of Georgia||Chair||1994 - 1995|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||President (2011-12)||1977 - Present|
|Johnson v ATF & Clarendon||Jury verdict $2,345,940.17|
|Armstrong v. Malek||Jury verdict $1,250,000|
|Abate vs. Progressive Insurance Co., RCR Hauling, Inc. & Jerry Kimbrough||$850,000 settlement at trial.|
|Trial (American Association for Justice)||When the Trucking Company Goes Under||2010|
|Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice (Thomson Reuters West)||Georgia Law of Torts—Trial Preparation and Practice, 2010 ed.||2010|
|Georgia State Bar Journal||Tort Claims Involving Minors in Georgia||1994|
|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Furman University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|GTLA Annual Convention||Records Custodian Depositions||2010|
|AAJ Trucking Litigation Seminar||Records Custodian Depositions||2010|
|Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Seminar, San Francisco||When the Trucking Company Goes Under||2009|
|Auto Torts Seminar, Amelia Island, FL||Trucking Litigation Basics||2009|
|Trucking Litigation Seminar (Chicago)||Insurance in Trucking Cases||2008|
|Putting the Brakes on Unsafe Trucking Companies (St. Louis)||Puntive Damages in Trucking Cases||2008|
|Putting the Brakes on Unsafe Trucking Companies (Atlanta)||Insurance in Trucking Cases||2008|
|Jazzfest Seminar, Motor Vehicle Liability (New Orleans)||Trial of a Trucking Case||2007|
|Georgia Personal Injury Practice||Punitive Damages in Trucking Cases||2006|
|Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute||Punitive Damqages in Trucking Cases||2005|