Douglasville / Douglas County Georgia Trucking Accidents

Douglasville and Douglas County have grown rapidly since the construction of I-20, and all interstate tractor trailer, big rig and semi truck traffic between Atlanta and Birmingham passes through here. Mixed with heavy daily commuter traffic, crashes resulting in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death are all too likely.

Ken Shigley is a "hometown boy" in Douglasville. He moved to Douglasville in 1965, and graduated in 1969 from Douglas County High School, where he was student body president. After college and law school, he returned to Douglasville as an Assistant District Attorney, and was honored as the "Outstanding Young Man" in Douglas County in 1978. He was in general law practice in Douglasville from 1979 to 1981, when he joined an insurance defense law firm in Atlanta with a statewide practice. He still has relatives and many friends in Douglas County.

In January 2010, it was a Douglasville lawyer who placed Mr. Shigley's name in nomination as an unopposed candidate for President-Elect of the State Bar of Georgia.

While there is not an outstanding record of high jury verdicts in Douglas County, close observers believe that it can be an excellent place for a jury trial of a catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death case arising from a commercial trucking crash.Ken Shigley has tried a great many cases in Douglas County over the past 33 years, and has long-term friendships among Douglas County lawyers, judiciary and local officials.

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