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Kenneth L. Shigley

Trucking accident Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 47 years
    Alabama - AL Licensed
    Florida - FL Licensed
    Nevada - NV Licensed
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State AL
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Authorized to practice law No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State FL
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Authorized House Counsel No misconduct found
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    State NV
    Acquired N/A
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    Authorized to practice law No misconduct found

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About Kenneth

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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 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.

 

 

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Location

Shigley Law, LLC
950 East Paces Ferry Rd
Suite 1625
Atlanta, GA, 30326
Johnson & Ward
1629 Monroe Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA, 30324
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Reviews

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Posted by Bella | April 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend!!
Ken and his assistant Christine were gracious, sweet and understanding of me and my case, be it small. It did take a little longer than I expected but once Christine came into the picture, things went smoothly and rather quickly. They made sure to answer any questions I had, and made sure I understood all the details of the case. Best of all, they kept me up to date with all the details regarding hospital bills, my insurance company, and what not. Overall I think they did an amazing job and I highly recommend them to everyone!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Georgia Fair Business Practice help
Ken Shigley graciously provided much needed information regarding a Georgia Fair Business Practice Act claim. His expertise in the area was very helpful.
Posted by Robert | October 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
The law office of Ken Shigley represents all that is good in this country! From the moment I met Ken and his staff I knew, I was in good hands. God led me to this office and may I tell you, God NEVER FAILS! I sustained a terrible brain injury that GREATLY altered my life but by the Grace of God, I found a New Life! Ken and his staff were there for me all the way through and I could not recommend a better lawyer than he to have on your side! He is a Real Lawyer who truly cares about (You) the person!
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Posted by Barbara | January 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Ken Shigley was referred to me by a member of my church after my daughter was killed in an automobile accident. She pulled out in front of a tractor trailer and he ran into her passenger door which killer her on impact. The truck was going a little over the speed limit but she was still at fault. Ken was still able to get a settlement for her children. Ken is a great attorney and he actually cares about his clients.
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Posted by Larri | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
3000% Increase in take home $ after core medical & legal fees
ATTORNEY KEN SHIGLEY - did his lawyer thing - and INCREASED MY "TAKE HOME AMOUNT" of settlement - the amount after paying core medical & legal fees - BY OVER 3000% (three thousand percent) MORE than what some other law firms could do. He and Courtney (his assistant) were like FAMILY! True blessings. :)
Posted by Ron | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury lawsuit
Ken was a very personable and caring attorney. Helped me out at every turn and went the extra mile. If my family had not hired him we would probably have had to settle for a lot less than what we did. I would highly recommend him to anyone involved in a complicated case like ours was.
Posted by Jeremy | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five Stars For Ken
After having to have a hole drilled in a automobile part at a machine shop 10 years ago, I told my uncle I could have done that. My uncle replied,"You are doing this once these guys do it everyday" That simply means if you don't know where to turn, get help and get an expert.Ken was that help when i was severely injured during a fatal accident. Ken and his team at Shigley Law are experts, and are here to help you during your crisis. Ken will be there during the injury, recovery, and trial. He and his firm will work hard to see that you are represented fairly! Five stars for Shigley Law!
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Posted by David | August 9, 2015
First Class Attorney
My family hired Ken after our parents were killed in a trucking accident in GA in 2013. We worked with Ken for 19 months before our case settled. During this time I thought Ken was outstanding. He was accessible to us at all times and maintained consistent communication. He was patient with us and took time to explain the finer points of law. While we avoided going to trial, he prepared diligently and I felt like he was leaving nothing to chance. I am relieved that our case is complete and I will miss working with Ken. He was very thoughtful and caring while helping us to stay relaxed. I would highly recommend him to anyone who requires these types of services.
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Posted by John | June 16, 2014
Ken was a Godsend
My mother was a passenger in a horrible car crash in Georgia when the car in which she was passenger was hit by an ex-convict who had no insurance, and who later died from a cocaine overdose. When I learned of mom's injury, I immediately flew in from California. As I work in Silicon Valley, I contacted Ken Shigley online. He met with me and my dad at the hospital ICU. He had a comforting manner, listened empathically to us in our angst, and calmly discussed with us the immediate and long term legal issues. Unfortunately, mom died from her injuries. When we were ready to deal with it, Ken laid out the strategy to optimize net recovery for the family, orchestrating all the liability, insurance, probate and Medicare / Tricare reimbursement issues. He communicated well, was sensitive to our concerns and obtained an optimal outcome. I strongly recommend Ken Shigley to anyone going through this sort of thing.
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2007
Never too late for a good lawyer
When tragedy struck our family in the form of the wrongful death of our son and caused me physical injuries and changed our lives forever, we dragged our feet about hiring a lawyer. I didn't want to face having to go through the stress. Big mistake. The first thing you do is hire local counsel. I found Mr. Shigley by surfing the web, and we got a listening ear. He was realistic, professional and worked very hard in our behalf. Not only that, he showed a genuine concern for our family, and ran interference for us on a number of issues relative to our case. If I had it to do over again, I would have hired him sooner had I known about Avvo.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2007
Best Lawyer without a doubt!!!
I was hit almost head-on by a large truck in 2004, causing a painful and permanent injury to my left leg and low back. My previous attorney gave up on finding any way to get more than $100,000 for my injury. A friend referred me to Ken Shigley in Atlanta. The case went to trial in Calhoun, Gordon County, GA, in March 2007. The highest verdict in the history of Gordon County was about $800,000. Ken Shigley blew away the other side's witnesses on cross examination, and did a fantastic job illustrating how my injury has affected my life. He really had the jury with him. He asked the jury for $1,327,241.54, and did it in a way that made it sound cheap. The verdict a day later was for $2,345,940.17, nearly three times the highest verdict in the history of that county. It was like the movie "The Verdict." I feel so blessed to have had Ken Shigley as my lawyer!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Johnson & Ward
  • 1900 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Shigley Law, LLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Of Counsel
  • Chambers, Aholt & Rickard, LLP
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Shigley Law Firm, L.L.C.
  • 1990 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • 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
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Furman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • $2.95 million
  • Gage v. Evans
  • $1,250,000 policy limits settlement
  • Debellis v (Confidential)
  • $750,000 settlement
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle, Highway & Premises Liability Section
  • Secretary / Chair-Elect Designee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • President (2011-12)
  • 1977 - Present
  • Institute for Continuing Judicial Education in Georgia
  • Trustee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • Chair, Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Tort and Insurance Practice Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Chair
  • 1994 - 1995
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Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1988
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Trial (American Association for Justice)
  • When the Trucking Company Goes Under
  • 2010
  • Georgia State Bar Journal
  • Tort Claims Involving Minors in Georgia
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (44)
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Brain injury Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Wrongful death Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ken is one of the smartest attorneys I have ever met. In catastrophic matters and complex matters, Ken knows how to think outside the box, advocate for his client's interests, and make sure that justice is served."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When achieving only the best result is necessary, hire attorney Kenneth Shigley to represent you or your family for wrongful death or injury related law suits. You will not be disappointed."
Trucking accident Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken Shigley for about seven years. He is both an exceptional attorney and an outstanding human being. I was fortunate to have Ken as a mentor. I still send him a "Quick Question" from time to time. Ken is not only the leading plaintiff's attorney in trucking litigtion. He also is very active in NF charitable events. Ken also found time to serve as President of the State Bar of Georgia. I am honored to endorse Ken Shigley."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is a great trial lawyer as well as a leader in the community."
Brain injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the professional honor and personal good fortune to work with Ken Shigley on many occasions. Ken has served as a member and later chair of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia Board of Trustees. His leadership on the board has resulted in many innovations that have made the organization much more responsive to the needs of all Georgia attorneys. Additionally, Ken has served as the chairperson of a number of individual seminars and spoken at many more. He is a recognized expert in the areas of Georgia tort law, law office management and technology for lawyers. Ken is driven by a desire to serve the legal profession in Georgia. As President of the State Bar of Georgia, he was indefatigable. The positive impact of his leadership was obvious throughout every aspect of Bar operations. He devoted an enormous amount of time and effort to the challenges of that position and made the Bar a better and more responsive entity for all."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is a top flight personal injury attorney with the highest ethical standards. I give Ken the highest possible rating."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. More important, I trust this lawyer."
Trucking accident Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken Shigley is a nationally known expert in representing victims of truck wrecks. Honesty and caring expertise are his trademarks!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trucking accident Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ken is one of the very best. He is dedicated to his clients and truly cares about the people he helps. I've known Ken for almost 20 years, and I consider him a friend and a truly outstanding attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together on numerous matters over several years and I have always found Mr. Shigley to be professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He is dedicated to the practice of law and to his clients. He is "top shelf" all the way!! I am proud to call him a friend. JIM ROTH--THE ROTH FIRM I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shigley is generous enough to share his legal knowledge on sites like Avvo. Apart from being kind, he is also a passionate, intelligent, and skilled attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Brain injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ken a long time and he is a fine person.. A lawyer is not elected President of the Georgia Bar Association unless he or she is very good at what they do."
Unknown Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shigley is a highly skilled and well respected member of the legal community"
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