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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.

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