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We’ve been protecting the financial future of personal injury victims throughout Georgia for decades by fighting for optimal compensation in every case.

PREMIER GEORGIA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS FIGHTING FOR YOU Past President, State Bar of Georgia, Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney

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”- David U., Client, Vermont

There are many excellent injury attorneys in the Atlanta area available to you. None can honestly claim to be the best for every case.

Ken Shigley is a “lawyer’s lawyer” frequently called upon by other lawyers to handle difficult cases, and by lawyers and judges to represent them personally.

An 8th generation Georgian and former State Bar president with 40 years' experience, Atlanta injury lawyer Ken Shigley knows his way around the state's court system.

Ken Shigley has unique qualifications for your case of wrongful death, or catastrophic brain, spinal cord, neck, burn or amputation injury.

He is the only Georgia with this combination of credentials:

  • Professional leadership
    • Past President, State Bar of Georgia
    • Past Chair of largest practice area section of national organization of trial lawyers.
    • “Short list” of nominees for appointment to Georgia Court of Appeals (2012)
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys – Board of Governors
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum based on numerous verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars
  • Highest peer ratings:
    • “AV”
    • “Super Lawyer”
    • “Legal Elite”
    • Avvo 10.0
  • Double board certification:
    • National Board of Trial Advocacy
    • National Board of Civil Pretrial Advocacy
  • Diplomate, National College of Advocacy
  • Author & Teacher
    • Lead author – Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice
    • Chapter author – Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
    • Numerous articles in legal periodicals
    • Has taught law students at Emory and other lawyers in continuing legal education programs throughout the US

If not the “right lawyer” for your case, we have access to a broad network of legal talent across Georgia and the United States, and may be able to find the right fit for you.

Car Accidents

Ken Shigley is a preeminent Atlanta injury attorney who has recovered tens of millions of dollars for injured people and their families in hundreds of car and truck accident cases. These have included rear-end crashes, hit and run accidents, traffic light crashes, pedestrian accidents, drunk driving and fatal crashes. With decades of experience, he is has deep familiarity with many causes of these accidents, the insurance companies frequently involved and how to obtain optimal recovery.

Ken began his career as a trial lawyer prosecuting criminal cases, ranging from DUI to vehicular homicide and murder. Afterward, he had broad experience in small town practice, then worked a decade in an Atlanta law firm defending personal injury and wrongful death cases all over Georgia for insurance companies and government agencies. A board certified civil trial attorney of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he published a book on personal injury law practice in Georgia and was elected by the 45,000 lawyers and judges in Georgia as president of the State Bar of Georgia.

His decade of defending cases for insurance companies was great training on how insurance companies work, but since the 1990s he has worked exclusively for individuals and families who have suffered due to the carelessness of someone else. As an injury attorney serving victims throughout Atlanta and surrounding communities, he works only with injured victims and families who have lost a loved one and we are eager to assist you with your case. He accepts only a small number of select cases for clients he believes deserve compensation for the harm they suffered or for the loss of a beloved family member.

Truck and Bus Accidents

Truck and bus crashes are not just bigger car wrecks. Serious accidents involving tractor trailers, big rigs, semi trucks, dump trucks, tanker trucks, concrete mixer trucks, delivery trucks, intermodal container chassis equipment, tour buses, school buses and mass transit buses can be vastly more complex. They involve discovery and analysis of a large quantity of business records and electronic data. These cases often include numerous defendants – trucking companies, truck drivers, third party logistic companies, equipment manufacturers, intermodal freight container equipment providers and even ocean shipping companies. Ken Shigley has a long track record of obtaining optimal compensation for people injured in truck and bus collisions and families of victims killed by all types of trucks and buses. These have included rear end accidents wide turn truck accidents, jackknife accidents, loading dock accidents, load shifts, material falling from trucks, bus accidents and truck accident fatalities. Mr. Shigley has worked with accident investigators and reconstruction experts who help prepare truck and bus accident cases. In addition, he has worked with doctors, economists and life care planners to assist in explaining to a judge and jury the financial impact of an injury on our clients.

Premises Liability Accidents

As an invitee in a business, hotel, motel or apartment complex, you have a right to expect the premises will be safe and free from harm due to negligence of the property owner, operator or maintenance company. But when maintenance is neglected or building codes are not followed, dangerous conditions may result in injuries to invitees. Similarly, when the owner or operator of commercial property has notice of an increased risk of violent crime, there may be liability to an invitee who is injured by crime on the premises or approaches. For an injured person to recover damages for injuries under a premises liability theory, they generally must establish that the landowner had superior knowledge of the condition or hazard that caused their injury. Atlanta injury lawyer Ken Shigley has successfully prosecuted a wide variety of premises liability cases for clients.

What Our Clients Are Saying
  • Attorney Ken Shigley - did his lawyer thing - and increased my "take home amount" of settlement - the amount after paying core medical & legal fees - by over 3000% (three thousand percent) more than what some other law firms could do. He and courtney (his assistant) were like family! True blessings... Louise W., Client, Tennessee | Read More ›
  • He communicated well, was sensitive to our concerns and obtained an optimal outcome. I strongly recommend Ken Shigley to anyone going through this sort of thing.... John P., Client, California | Read More ›
  • 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 | Read More ›
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"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."
"I have collaborated with Mr. Shigley on several initiatives within Georgia’s Judiciary over the past few years and found him to be a persistent and attentive individual. Ken has taken great pride in his involvement with the projects that I have worked on and he is good at influencing success. Despite his hectic schedule, Ken has always made time to discuss, research and review ideas for the best way to accomplish goals. I look forward to a continued working relationship in this and future roles." Jorge B., CIO, Judicial Council of Georgia
"After having to have a hole drilled in an automobile part at a machine shop 10 years ago, I told my uncle I could have done that. My uncle replied, "You are doing this once these guys do it every day" That simply means if you don't know where to turn, get help and get an expert. Ken was that help when I was severely injured during a fatal accident. Ken and his team at Shigley Law are experts, and are here to help you during your crisis. Ken will be there during the injury, recovery, and trial. He and his firm will work hard to see that you are represented fairly!" Jeremy R.
"Ken is a very kind man. He has a wealth of knowledge and is going above and beyond to help us while representing our case." Candy F., spouse of catastrophic injury client, Plains, GA
"I know Ken as trial lawyer of highest standards. Ken is knowledgeable and innovative and that translates to success in the courtroom. He is outgoing, compassionate and personable which makes him a pleasure to work with in any setting." Eric B., Attorney, Canton, GA