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Henry County has always been a great hometown for folks who grew up there or who adopted it as it has become a growing suburb. I’ve felt it every time I have had a case there in the past 30 years and every time I went to one of my kids’ athletic events there. It … Continue Reading
In the summer of 2012, a rash of fatal “boating under the influence” incidents plagued the Atlanta area lakes. This led the Georgia General Assembly to pass legislation to lower the blood alcohol limit for boat operators to 0.08%. This legislation makes the legal blood alcohol limit in operating a vehicle the same whether on … Continue Reading
As families prepare to travel during the holidays, make sure your kids are safely buckled up for the trip you and and that you understand the new child car seat standards that will change in the new year.
Starting in 2014, the new recommendation states that the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system should … Continue Reading
Driver distraction related to use of cell phones and other mobile devices has become an issue in many if not most motor vehicle collision cases today. Lawyers handling wreck cases may want to get cell records on both the other driver and their own client.
Here is a short guide to obtaining cell phone billing records. … Continue Reading
Our home state of Georgia has been ranked #1 in business climate, according to Site Selection magazine’s annual ranking of states’ attractiveness to corporate facility investors. The selection criteria included a survey of corporate site selectors, the states’ competitiveness, qualified projects so far in 2013 on a per capita basis and state tax burdens on … Continue Reading
On this date in 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document which now, after over two centuries of experience, amendments and interpretation, is the longest surviving foundational document of any nation on the planet. Here is a PDF copy of the article I wrote for the April 2012 Georgia Bar Journal about the … Continue Reading
The accompanying photo is my sweet daughter, flashing the “I love you” sign from a school bus window on the first day of first grade in 1994.
When my children were riding the big yellow school bus to elementary school, I was confident that they would be safe on the school bus. In fact, most … Continue Reading
Among the most troubling matters I have handled as a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta are those involving brain injury to a child who has had a head injury. Just as young minds can be shaped, young brains are easily damaged. The effect of early brain damage can impact the trajectory of life over many … Continue Reading
A hot summer afternoon at the pool offers rest and relaxation perfect for the season — cool water, a relaxing chaise chair, and a cold glass of lemonade by your side. However, pleasure of a pool must be coupled with prudence in swimming pool safety due to the risks of drowning , near drowning and spinal … Continue Reading
Ken Shigley has been named a trustee of the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education in Georgia for 2013-14.
The ICJE is a resource consortium of the Georgia Judicial Branch, the State Bar of Georgia, and the ABA accredited law schools of the State (Emory, Georgia State, Mercer, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, and the University of … Continue Reading