Experienced Trucking Trial Attorney based in Atlanta

and Past President of the 45,000 member State Bar of Georgia.

Any Atlanta truck accident lawyer who views a catastrophic commercial truck or bus accident as just a big car wreck is dangerously naive. Truck and bus operations are governed by complex sets of federal and state regulations and involve much specialized technology. Adequate preparation of such cases requires extensive knowledge of motor carrier law and technology, industry practices, and unique insurance features.

Ken Shigley is an experienced trucking trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, and a past president of the 45,000 member State Bar of Georgia. 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.

Within the specialized area of trucking litigation, Mr. Shigley is a member of the Board of Regents of the Academy of Trucking Accident Attorneys. Previously, he was:

  • chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute,
  • chair of the American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section,
  • a board member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, and
  • chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute.

He has taught other lawyers in continuing legal education programs from coast to coast about aspects of litigating trucking cases.

  • Goes above and beyond and is a mountain of knowledge on spine and brain injuries. He does his research and represents you with a level of excellence. Remains a friend after representing me.Dee M.
  • Our son Chris was in a horrible car accident May 2013, and was left with a Tramatic Brain Injury. Ken was told about the accident and came to our rescue... While we were tending to Chris, Ken tended to all of Chris's billing issue's. We did not have to deal with the stress of all the financial part at all. Ken took care of that for us. That in itself is a blessing to me. We felt like we were not just a client to him but a friend as well, and that means a lot. Or it does to us. Ken, you are and always will be held with the utmost respect and Love in our hearts.Debra G.
  • 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. Barbara
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Ken Shigleyken@shigleylaw.com

As an Atlanta truck accident attorney, Ken is the only Georgia lawyer who has a unique set of qualifications for Georgia trucking accident cases involving wrongful death, or catastrophic brain, spinal cord, back, neck, burn or amputation injury.

  • Past President, State Bar of Georgia (2011-12)
  • Chair, American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle, Highway & Premises Liability Section, which includes national specialized litigation groups on Trucking Litigation, Bus Litigation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Motorcycle Litigation, Bicycle Litigation, Resort Torts Litigation and Inadequate Security Litigation. He was previously a board member of the Trucking Litigation Group and chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Litigation Institute.
  • Author of Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice
  • Board certified civil trial attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Highest peer ratings: “AV Preeminent” - Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers - Super Lawyer, Georgia Legal Elite - Avvo 10.0, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Included in “short list” of nominees for Georgia Court of Appeals by Judicial Nominating Commission (2012).
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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."
★★★★★
"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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