Monthly Archives: May 2011

20% contingent fee for early resolution cases

Efficiency should benefit our clients. Therefore, on new cases accepted after May 1, 2011,
– if I find a serious injury or wrongful death case is appropriate for an early resolution track,
– if the client assists by gathering medical, insurance and police documents, and
– if there is a settlement within 60 days after … Continue Reading

Governor Deal appoints Ken Shigley to Criminal Justice Reform Council

While my "day job" involves representing individuals and families in serious injury and wrongful death cases across Georgia, part-time public service is also important.  This doesn’t hurt clients, as the time devoted to public service is counterbalanced over time by the exposure and insights gained. 
The following article appears in today’s Fulton County Daily Report:

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Traumatic brain injury prevalent among prisoners

In the past week I’ve run across an unexpected convergence between my roles as a trial lawyer handling brain injury cases and as president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia.
Last Friday, I attended a program on criminal justice reform at the American Bar Association office in Washington, along with state government representatives. Among the dizzying … Continue Reading

Credible accident reconstruction testimony is often important

Automobile collision personal injury cases often require the assistance of an accident reconstructionist who is trained to analyze the physics of the wreck scene and determine the movements and speeds of vehicle and communicate those findings appropriately to jurors. The more complicated and controversial the crash, the more important the accident reconstruction expert testimony.
Over … Continue Reading