Converging trends in mobility and communication make national specialty practice attainable
In the Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices blog, Gerry Riskin speculates that a new generation of suborbital commercial flight may lead to a breed of highly specialized global superlawyers who will go almost anywhere to bring unique skill and knowledge to bear on a legal problem. There is also an article in today’s New York Times about predictions of rapid growth in air taxi service. Well, we may not be global and we may not be taking suborbital flights around the world, but we are increasingly specialized in motor carrier litigation, through the world’s busiest civilian airport (Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta) we have ready access to most of the U.S., through the Internet we have the ability to let the world know of that specialty, and through multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules we have the capability to pursue that specialty across a large swath of the country. Thus, these days I find I’m as likely to be off to off on a 6:30 AM flight to a distant state for a day’s work as driving to a nearby county, and back home by bedtime if not for dinner.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).