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Jeff’s practice focuses on serious personal injury cases of all types, including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, premise liability, negligent security, motorcycle accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, product liability and professional malpractice. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and represented clients in the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals.


 In October 2010, Jeff was lead trial counsel on a slip and fall premises liability case in Bulloch County, Georgia and secured a $1,778,925.60 verdict for the injuries to a young man. Defendants disputed they were negligent and claimed that they had been in business for over twenty years and never had a patron fall. After a three day trial, the jury awarded $1,528,925.00 in damages for medical expenses and pain and suffering and $250,000.00 in punitive damages.



In November, 2010, just three weeks after serving as lead trial counsel and securing a multi-million dollar verdict in South Georgia, Jeff was lead trial counsel on another multi-million dollar verdict in DeKalb County. In that case, the Plaintiff alleged the Defendant, a 28 year old military veteran, ran her and her husband off the road, causing serious injuries to both husband and wife. The Defendant, who was represented by a large national defense firm, claimed the Plaintiffs came into his lane. After a three day trial, the jury found for the Plaintiffs and awarded a total award of $3,290,000.00 (inclusive of attorney's fees).


Jeff has been recognized as one of the top young lawyers in Georgia and named a Georgia Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine and the Super Lawyers publication in 2007, 2009 and 2010 (there was no Rising Stars publication in 2008).  Only 2.5% of the total lawyers in Georgia are selected as a Rising Star

Jeff also volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Legal Foundation pursuant to a pro bono program and is a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.

Areas of Practice

  • Automobile collisions

  • Trucking/tractor trailer wrecks

  • Bicycle wrecks

  • Motorcycle wrecks

  • Falling merchandise injuries

  • Elevator/escalator injuries

  • Mis-filled prescriptions

  • Nursing home abuse

  • Drowning accidents

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Brain injuries

  • Premises liability

  • Apartment shootings/assaults

  • Mall assaults

  • Slip and fall injuries

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

  • Georgia Court of Appeals

  • Supreme Court of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia

    • Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)

  • University of Georgia

    • B.B.A.

    • Major: Insurance

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member

  • Lumpkin Inn of Court

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member

  • Co-Chair- GTLA, New Lawyer’s Division, Outreach Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Effective Trial Techniques, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) Annual      Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2009;

  • Trial Techniques, Moderator of panel discussion, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) Fall Workshop, Savannah, Georgia, October 2009;

  • Demonstrative Evidence, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 2007;

  • Discovery and Trial Tactics in Personal Injury Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 2011;

  • Discovery and Trial Tactics in Cases Against Trucking Companies, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 2011;

  • Premises Liability, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) Annual Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, Scheduled May 2011.



Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 30%
    12 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
    18 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    250 cases
  4. Defective Products: 15%
    15 cases



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  • Kevin Charles Patrick

    Jeff is a stand-up person and great lawyer. I would entrust him with my case. Jeff's firm has an exceptional reputation. They have the ability and resources to handle extremely complex cases with significant injuries.


    Kevin Patrick Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stacey Allen Carroll

    Jeff Shiver is in a league of his own. I've had the pleasure of seeing him in the courtroom. He was playing chess while the other side was playing checkers. I wholeheartedly endorse him.


    Stacey Carroll Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Shiver Hamilton, LLC

3340 Peachtree Street, Suite 950
Atlanta, GA, 30326


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
On The RiseFulton Daily Report2011
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShiver Hamilton, LLC2011 - Present
AttorneyLaw and Moran2007 - 2010
AttorneyPeters & Monyak2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of CourtBarrister2010 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, New Lawyers CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Buckhead Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Litigation CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
State bar of Georgia, Litigation SectionMember2004 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$525,000 verdict for faulty escalator$525,000 verdict for Plaintiff in escalator injury
$2,000,000.00 Nursing Home Abuse case$2,000,000.00
$1,500,000 Cobb County Verdict against Home Depot$1,500,000 Cobb County Verdict against Home Depot
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Georgia, AthensInsuranceB.B.A1999
University of Georgia, AthensN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Practice WorkshopPlaintiff's Personal Injury Trial Practice2012
GTLA Annual SeminarClosing Arguments: Presenting Damages2012
Trial TacticsTrucking Litigation Strategies2011
Personal Injury StrategiesDiscovery Tactics: How to Maximize Your Case2011
GTLA Fall WorkshopPresenting Damages in Rural Venues2011
GTLA Annual ConventionHow to Obtain a Million Dollar Slip and Fall Verdict2011
Beer and CLEOpening Statements for Plaintiffs2011
GTLA Fall WorkshopTrial Techniques2009
GTLA Annual SeminarModerator, Effective Trial Techniques2009
Trial Advocacy SeminarDemonstrative Evidence2007