Last Friday, I was one of the speakers at the American Association for Justice Interstate Trucking Litigation Group seminar in Chicago.  It reminded me of my father’s advice to surround myself with people smarter than myself.

The collection of new ideas for effective investigation, discovery, preparation and trial in truck crash cases was well worth the trip.  Of course, some of those ideas are too good to put out on the Internet. 

For whatever it’s worth, I came home with invitations to speak at trucking litigation seminars next year on both coasts.  I may not be the brightest bulb on the tree, but the best part of being the faculty on such programs is the opportunity to glean ideas from the other speakers.

Ken Shigley has been designated as a "Super Lawyer" 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, a Master of the Lamar Inn of Court at Emory Law School, and served as a faculty member for ten years at the Emory University Law School Trial Techniques Program.  He served as chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Litigation Institute (2005) and the Georgia Insurance Law Institute (1994). A member of  the National Advisory Board for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, he is actively involved in the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, and has lectured at continuing legal education programs on interstate trucking litigation both at home in Georgia, and in New Orleans, Nashville, St. Louis and Chicago. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates, he has successfully tried trucking accident cases to multimillion dollar verdict.  He was recently elected Secretary of the 39,000 member State Bar of Georgia.