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Preeminent Georgia Trucking Accident Attorney

When a loved one is killed or catastrophically injured in a crash caused by a big rig, semi truck or tractor trailer, the defense deploys a rapid response team to massage the evidence before the victim’s family is notified. Without prompt action, crucial evidence may be lost or destroyed. That is why it is important to immediately hire a real trucking trial attorney after a catastrophic truck crash.

Ken Shigley is the only truck accident lawyer in Georgia who is:

  • Board Certified in Truck Accident Law (2019), Civil Trial Advocacy (1995) and Civil Pretrial Advocacy (2012), by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
  • Received the “Tradition of Excellence Award” for lifetime achievement from the State Bar of Georgia General Practice & Trial Section (2019)
  • Is a founding Member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Board of Governors (one of two in Georgia)
  • Past Chair of the American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section (2015-16), which includes the Trucking Litigation Group and Bus Litigation Group.
  • Past President of the State Bar of Georgia (2011-12), which includes all lawyers and judges in the state.
  • Author of a treatise on Georgia law practice in its 10th edition, Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice (Thomson Reuters West, 2010-19)
  • Past chair of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education on Georgia (2012-13).
  • Former Board member of the Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice
  • Former Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute
  • Former Chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute

Some law firms that advertise heavily for truck and bus crash cases never invest the time and effort to develop the necessary degree of specialized expertise. They may view a catastrophic commercial truck or bus accident as just a big car wreck. If so they are dangerously naive. Adequate preparation of such cases requires extensive knowledge of motor carrier law and technology, industry practices, and unique insurance features.

A real truck accident lawyer knows how to hit the ground running in a catastrophic truck crash case. Any truck accident attorney should have detailed knowledge and experience with investigation and litigation of catastrophic crashes of big commercial trucks. This must include detailed knowledge and experience related to the complexities of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Commercial Driver’s License Manuals, state trucking rules, trucking technology including telematics systems, trucking industry standards and practices, trucking insurance, and how all of those interrelate in litigation.

Ken Shigley is a highly experienced trucking trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, with a proven track record. His practice is focused on high end personal injury and wrongful death cases, primarily resulting from motor carrier accidents - commercial trucks, buses, tractor trailers, big rigs, dump trucks, tanker trucks, cement trucks, straight trucks, delivery trucks, log trucks, etc. He has taught other lawyers in continuing legal education programs from coast to coast about aspects of litigating trucking cases. He has taught other lawyers in continuing legal education programs from coast to coast about aspects of litigating trucking cases.

Ken’s professional calling is to help make things better for victims of catastrophic accidents and their families.

Call now to 404-253-7862.

Ken Shigley is the Only Georgia Attorney With this Combination of Credentials
Three National Board Certifications from National Board of Trial Advocacy:
  • Truck Accident Law (2019)
  • Civil Trial Advocacy (1995)
  • Civil Pretrial Advocacy (2012)
Tradition of Excellence Award for Liftetime Achievement, 2019 Professional Leadership
  • Past President, State Bar of Georgia
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys - Board of Governors
  • Past Chair of largest practice area section of American Association for Justice
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum based on numerous verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars
Diplomate, National College of Advocacy Highest peer ratings:
  • “AV Preeminent” Martindale Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • “Super Lawyer”
  • “Legal Elite”
  • Avvo 10.0
Author & Teacher
  • Lead author – Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice (2010-2020)
  • Chapter author – Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
  • Numerous articles in legal periodicals
  • Has taught law students at Emory and other lawyers in continuing legal education programs throughout the US
Client Reviews
★★★★★
"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." David U., Client, Vermont
★★★★★
"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." Carolyn R., Newnan, GA
★★★★★
"After my parents were killed in a tractor truck accident on December 2013, he fought hard against the insurance companies to help my brother, sister, and I. He was honest and always available to answer any questions I had. Ken went out of his way to meet with my brother and I while on vacation in New England. He was awesome in explaining everything to us in detail and looked out for us with every step of the lawsuit. I would highly recommend him." Joan M., Client, Massachusetts
★★★★★
"I first met Ken when I watched him try a very difficult case involving catastrophic injuries. He was an incredibly effective advocate and was able to obtain justice for his client. I have since come to know him as one of the state's leading trial lawyers, particularly in trucking cases, which involves complex regulatory and legal issues not involved in other types of cases. I do not hesitate to recommend Ken for any kind of personal injury case." John H., Attorney, Atlanta
★★★★★
"Ken Shigley is an excellent trial lawyer in the area of commercial trucking. He knows the specialized rules for handling truck wreck cases for the victims and their families when tractor-trailers leave a devastating loss, catastrophic injuries and deaths. He is an advocate who understands the impact on his clients and is highly effective in bringing them justice." Myles E., Attorney, Atlanta
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