Columbus / Muscogee County Georgia Trucking Accidents

Columbus is one of the better places in Georgia to try a trucking accident personal injury or wrongful death case.

Columbus-Muscogee County is the third largest city in Georgia. The combined population of the Columbus,GA - Auburn, AL metropolitan area is roughly 443,000.

Chartered in 1828 at the head of the navigable section of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus grew as a river port shipping cotton to the international market. Downtown Columbus overlooks the fall-line rapids of the Chattahoochee, which is lined by a pleasant riverfront park. Columbus has one of the stronger legal communities in Georgia, with a tradition of outstanding local bar leadership.

Muscogee County and the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit have seven Superior Court judges. The State Court of Muscogee County has two judges. The Superior and State Courts share a joint Clerk of both courts, Linda Pierce, one of the sharpest court clerks in Georgia.

Because interstate trucking accident cases typically involve plaintiffs and defendants from different states, these cases often end up in federal courts. The Columbus Division of the Middle District of Georgia is a relatively efficient and well run federal district court.

Ken Shigley has been admitted to practice in the Middle District of Georgia since 1984, and though based in Atlanta has handled numerous cases in both state and federal courts in Columbus since the early 1980s. He has solid friendships in the Columbus Bar, and has handled cases there off and on for more than 25 years.

Mr. Shigley is available to meet with prospective clients by appointment in Columbus.