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 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 injurybrain injury, amputation injuryburn 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.




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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 40%
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 30%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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  • Michael Lawrence Hubbard

    I strongly endorse Ken Shigley. He is a very hard working and well prepared attorney that always seems to get great results for his clients. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Ken as my attorney.


    Michael Hubbard Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Kyle E. Koester

    Ken is an incredible lawyer and his results speak for themselves. But more importantly, he is a fantastic guy. His warm southern charm is genuine. Whether you a person who has been injured or another attorney seeking guidance on a case, you can trust Ken.


    Kyle Koester Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197708/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2004
Georgia's Legal EliteGeorgia Trend magazine2004
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell1995
Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy1995
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Trial AttorneyShigley Law, LLC2013 - 2014
Of CounselChambers, Aholt & Rickard, LLP2008 - 2013
N/AShigley Law Firm, L.L.C.1990 - 2008
AttorneyVan Gerpen, Shigley & Hoffman / Van Gerpen & Rice1981 - 1990
N/AKenneth L. Shigley, PC1979 - 1981
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney, Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit1977 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle, Highway & Premises Liability SectionSecretary / Chair-Elect Designee2013 - Present
Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for JusticeBoard Member2008 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1990 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaPresident (2011-12)1977 - Present
Institute for Continuing Judicial Education in GeorgiaTrustee2013 - 2014
Institute for Continuing Legal Education in GeorgiaChair, Board of Trustees2012 - 2013
Tort and Insurance Practice Section, State Bar of GeorgiaChair1994 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Confidential$2.95 million
Gage v. Evans$1,250,000 policy limits settlement
Debellis v (Confidential)$750,000 settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial (American Association for Justice)When the Trucking Company Goes Under2010
Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice (Thomson Reuters West)Georgia Law of Torts—Trial Preparation and Practice, 2010 ed.2010
Georgia State Bar JournalTort Claims Involving Minors in Georgia1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Furman UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
GTLA Annual ConventionRecords Custodian Depositions2010
AAJ Trucking Litigation SeminarRecords Custodian Depositions2010
Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Seminar, San FranciscoWhen the Trucking Company Goes Under2009
Auto Torts Seminar, Amelia Island, FLTrucking Litigation Basics2009
Trucking Litigation Seminar (Chicago)Insurance in Trucking Cases2008
Putting the Brakes on Unsafe Trucking Companies (St. Louis)Puntive Damages in Trucking Cases2008
Putting the Brakes on Unsafe Trucking Companies (Atlanta)Insurance in Trucking Cases2008
Jazzfest Seminar, Motor Vehicle Liability (New Orleans)Trial of a Trucking Case2007
Georgia Personal Injury PracticePunitive Damages in Trucking Cases2006
Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability InstitutePunitive Damqages in Trucking Cases2005