As we ramp up capacity to handle more and larger cases of wrongful death and catastropic personal injury, and prepare to move into new office space in the Buckhead area of Atlanta later in the summer, I am pleased to welcome two new staff members:

  • Ashley Lane – senior paralegal, office manager, COO and CFO. Ashley earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia (go Dawgs!) and Master of Business Administration at Mercer University. For the past nine years she has been a senior paralegal at the Atlanta office of Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, where she assisted in litigation of complex products liability cases. A metro Atlanta native, she is married to a Certified Public Accountant and has a two year old son. I spent six months on recruiting and went through about 350 applicants before finding Ashley through old fashioned networking.
  • Carolyn Johnston – administrative, marketing and legal assistant and “Chief Creative Officer.” Carolyn is a communications graduate of Georgia Southern University where she developed an impressive portfolio of work. She will assist in administrative, legal and communications matters, including management of websites, blogs, newsletters, etc. I chose Carolyn from a field of nearly 100 who responded to an online ad.


Ken Shigley is past president of the State Bar of Georgia (2011-12), past chair of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia board of trustees (2012-13), board certified civil trial and pretrial advocate (National Board of Legal Specialty Certification) lead author of Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice (2010-13). His Atlanta-based practice focuses on cases of wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury, including brain injury and spinal cord injury.