ABA Transportation Megaconference in New Orleans

This week I spent two days at the ABA Transportation Megaconference in New Orleans. Most of the attendees were defense lawyers, in-house counsel for trucking companies, claims professionals, and a few trucking industry executives. Only one token plaintiff’s lawyer was on the program. If there were other plaintiffs’ lawyers in the audience, they kept a low profile, as did I. It was a great program for a lawyer who represents the victims in motor carrier cases, as it gave me a good look at the other side’s perspective and concerns.
Other than the technical stuff on “black box” technology, relationships between various insurance coverages, etc, here are some key points from the seminar:

Ken Shigley 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 “Super Lawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is President-Elect of the State Bar of Georgia (2011-12), 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). He and Sally have been married since 1983, and are the proud parnts of two young adults, Anne Shigley and Ken Shigley, Jr.