I am chairing the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute, at the Georgia Bar Center in Atlanta, GA – Nov. 10-11, 2005. It is co-sponsored by the Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina Trial Lawyers Associations. Anyone interested in attending may register online at http://gtla.org.
Nov. 10 (Thursday)
9:00 AM Trucking 101: The Basics — Morgan Adams, Law Office of Morgan Adams, Chattanooga, TN
9:40 AM Insurance Issues in Trucking Litigation – Mike Goldberg Strawinski & Goldberg, Atlanta, GA
10:40 AM — Advances in Trucking Technology – Cale Conley Conley & Griggs, Atlanta, GA
11:25 AM — Motor Carrier Cargo Claims — Karen Fultz Cozen O’Connor, Atlanta, GA
1:00 PM — What to Expect of Law Enforcement Investigation of Truck Wrecks — Sgt Tharon Dukes Georgia State Patrol, SCRT Unit, Athens, GA
1:40 PM — 0 “ECM:Black Box” Technology — Chris Ferrone Triodyne, Inc., Northbr ook, IL
2:35 PM — Large Vehicle Accident Reconstruction — Julian “Bucky” Beaver Southeast Collision Analysis, Inc., Brunswick, GA
3:15 PM — Tractor Trailer Products Liability — Mike Mesteyer, Leger & Mesteyer, New Orleans / Baton Rouge, LA
4:00 PM — Punitive Damages in Motor Carrier Cases — Harry Hall, Farmer, Price, Hornsby & Weatherford, L.L.P, Dothan, AL
4:40 PM — Truck School – Inspection and Explanation of a Big Rig — Don Asa D&A Consultants Scottsdale, AZ
5:25 PM Adjourn – continue truck inspection outside
TBA Group dinner
Nov. 11 (Friday)
9:00 AM — Defense & Industry Perspective in Motor Carrier Litigation — Clay Porter, Dennis, Corry, Porter & Smith, L.L.P. Atlanta, GA
9:40 AM — Negligent Hiring & Retention — Alfred N. Corriere Vansant & Corriere LLC, Albany, GA
10:35 AM — Jury Selection in Trucking Cases — Andrew M. Sheldon, JD, Ph.D. Sheldon Associates, Atlanta, GA
11:15 AM — Trucks Stopped on the Roadside — Jay Sadd, Slappey & Sadd, Atlanta, GA
12:45 PM — NHTSA Regulations Related to Trucking Litigation — Alan J. Kam, Highway Traffic Safety Assoc., LLC, Washington, DC
1:30 PM — Hours of Service Regulations — Whitney Morgan Motor Carrier Safety Consulting, Inc. Birmingham, AL
2:30 PM — Use of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in Litigation — Ken Shigley, Shigley Law Firm, LLC Atlanta, GA
3:00 PM Discovery in a Motor Carrier Liability Case –Steve Lowrey, Carter & Tate, PC, Savannah, GA
3:45 PM — Truck-Train Collision Cases — Michael Warshauer, Warshauer Thomas Thornton & Rogers PC ,Atlanta, GA
4:15 PM — Driver Fatigue: Sleep Medicine Perspective — James Geyer, MD, Neurology Consultants of Tuscaloosa PC, Tuscaloosa, AL
5:00 PM Adjourn

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).