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Ken Shigley

Ken Shigley

President, State Bar of Georgia & Trial Attorney
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Insurance Claims
  • Georgia
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With over 35 years of experience, Ken Shigley provides excellent representation with compassionate understanding for victims of personal injury accidents. Located in the center of the Atlanta area, he has handled a variety of cases involving tragic auto accidents, wrongful death, brain injury, spinal cord injury, defective products, and much more.

He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney and continued gaining a variety of experiences through numerous years working in general practice. After 10 years at an insurance defense law firm, Mr. Shigley has made personal injury, insurance claims, and wrongful death cases his main focus and strives to fight for the rights of these victims. Not only has Mr. Shigley had many years of experience handling these cases, but he has also served as the President of the State Bar of Georgia from 2011-2012. He currently serves as the Chair-Elect of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section.

Mr. Shigley has represented numerous clients in a variety of cases involving complicated personal injury issues. Over the years, he has gained the trust of his peers and colleagues so much that he has represented lawyers and judges with their personal matters. Holding an AV Preeminent rating and membership in the Georgia Legal Elite since 2004, Mr. Shigley has become one of the top attorneys in the Atlanta metro area. Please contact Ken Shigley to resolve your personal injury issues today.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Claims
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Current
Trial attorney
Chambers, Aholt & Rickard
- Current
Trial attorney with practice focused on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, interstate motor carrier litigation.
Trial attorney
Shigley Law Firm, LLC
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Practice focused on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, interstate motor carrier litigation
Associate / Partner
Van Gerpen & Rice / Van Gerpen Shigley & Hoffman
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Insurance defense litigation practice
Attorney
General Practice, Douglasville, GA
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General civil and criminal small town law practice
Assistant District Attorney
District Attorney, Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit
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Education
Emory University School of Law
J.D. | Law
Furman University
B.A. | Political Science / History
Awards
Who's Who in Law
Atlanta Business Chronicle
"Super Lawyer"
Atlanta Magazine
"Legal Elite"
Georgia Trend Magazine
Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
Martindale- Hubbell
AV rating
Martindale- Hubbell
Professional Associations
American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section
Chair
Current
Institute for Continuing Judicial Education in Georgia
Trustee
Current
American Bar Association House of Delegates
Member
Current
Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform
Appointee
Current
Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency
Member
Current
Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
Chair, Board of Trustees
- Current
Southern Conference of Bar Presidents
Member
- Current
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BAR PRESIDENTS
Member
- Current
Trucking Litigation Group
Board Member
- Current
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Certified Civil Trial Advocate
- Current
Christian Legal Society
Member
- Current
State Bar of Georgia
President, 2011-12
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Activities: President-elect (2010-11); Treasurer (2009-10); Secretary (2008-09); Executive Committee (2007-present); Board of Governors (2000-present); Disciplinary Board Investigative Panel; Disciplinary Rules & Procedures Committee; Indigent Defense Committee; Electronic Court Filing Committee (Former Chair); Member Benefits Committee (Former Chair); Professionalism Committee; Tort & Insurance Practice Section (Former Chair); General Practice & Trial Section (Board Member); Georgia Bar Foundation (Trustee); Lawyers Foundation of Georgia (Trustee).
Criminal Justice Reform Council, State of Georgia
Member
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Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
Member
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Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution
Member
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Georgia Courts Automation Commission
Member
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Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute
Chair
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Georgia Insurance Law Institute
Chair
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Publications
Articles & Publications
"A Lawyer's Calling"
Georgia Bar Journal
"Stewardship, Calling and Love,"
Georgia Bar Journal
Georgia Law Of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice
Thomson Reuters West
Selecting a Theme for Trial of a Trucking Case
Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice
Insurance in Trucking Litigation
Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Insurance in Trucking Litigation
Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice
Persuasion in Trucking Cases
Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice
Punitive Damages & Attorney Fee Awards in Trucking Cases
Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations and Trucking Litigation
Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice
Punitive Damages in Trucking Cases
Tennessee Trial Lawyer Association
Use of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations at Trial
Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute
Tort Claims Involving Minors in Georgia
Georgia State Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
Diversity Luncheon Welcome Address, 19th Annual State Bar of Georgia Diversity Luncheon
State Bar of Georgia
2011 State Bar President, Incoming Remarks, State Bar of Georgia Meeting
State Bar of Georgia
Certifications
Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy & Civil Pretrial Advocacy
National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
Websites & Blogs
Website
Kenneth L. Shigley's Website Profile
Website
AtlantaInjuryLawyer.com
Website
GeorgiaTruckingAccidentAttorney.com
Blog
Georgia Truck Accident Attorney Blog
Blog
Atlanta Injury Law Blog
Videos
Ken Shigley, It's Personal

Ken Shigley discusses why he is a personal injury lawyer. It's Personal.

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Brain Injuries

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Car Accidents

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Commercial Truck

Shigley Law LLC http://www.atlantainjurylawyer.com/ Ken Shigley is a former president of the State Bar of Georgia, which includes all lawyers licensed to practice in the state. He ranks at the top of...

President Ken Shigley | Diversity Luncheon Welcome Address

State Bar President Ken Shigley delivered the welcoming address at the 19th Annual State Bar of Georgia Diversity Luncheon on Sept. 29, 2011.

President Ken Shigley: YLD Speech (Part 1 of 2)

State Bar President Ken Shigley speaks at the Young Lawyers Division Committee Chair and Representatives Orientation on July 8, 2011 (part 1 of 2).

President Ken Shigley: YLD Speech (Part 2 of 2)

State Bar President Ken Shigley speaks at the Young Lawyers Division Committee Chair and Representatives Orientation on July 8, 2011 (part 2 of 2).

Kenneth L. Shigley's Incoming Remarks, Part 1 of 2

Ken Shigley was sworn into office on June 4, 2011, as the 49th president of the State Bar of Georgia. These are his remarks to the Board of Governors on his plans for the 2011-12 Bar year. Part 1 of 2 of his full remarks.

Kenneth L. Shigley's Incoming Remarks, Part 2 of 2

Ken Shigley was sworn into office on June 4, 2011, as the 49th president of the State Bar of Georgia. These are his remarks to the Board of Governors on his plans for the 2011-12 Bar year. Part 2 of 2 of his full remarks.

Kenneth L. Shigley's Incoming Remarks, 5-minute version

Ken Shigley was sworn into office on June 4, 2011 as the 49th president of the State Bar of Georgia. This is a 5-minute abbreviated version of his remarks to the Board of Governors on his plans for the 2011-12 Bar year.

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Atlanta Injury Lawyer - Shigley Law, LLC
ONE ATLANTA PLAZA
950 East Paces Ferry Rd NE
#1625
Atlanta, GA 30326
USA
Telephone: (404) 253-7862
Fax: (678) 791-1728