As a trucking safety attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, I have found it is extremely important to network with other attorneys doing the same kind of work throughout the United States.
At the American Association for Justice convention in San Francisco last Saturday, I spoke at the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group seminar on Saturday and had dinner with the other members of seminar faculty that evening.
My bride and I had to leave for the airport before the time scheduled for the ITLG business meeting on Tuesday. But when we landed in Atlanta, I had a text message informing me that I had been elected to the national board of directors of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. This will involve being on the faculty of the four-day "Trucking Litigation College," writing a substantive article for the ITLG newsletter, and a lot more networking with other people around the country who are very good at what I do.
That sort of thing is good for my clients because it exposes me to the latest ideas on how to effectively handle these cases.
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Ken Shigley is a civil justice attorney in Atlanta, Georgia whose practice focuses on representing people who are catastrophically injured, and families of those killed, when companies violate rules designed for protection of public safety. Currently he is a national board member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. He has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), among the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale). He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Shigley has extensive experience representing parties in trucking and bus accidents, products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, brain injury, spinal cord injury and burn injury cases. He is alsoTreasurer of the 40,000 member State Bar of Georgia.