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MADD CEO picked to head National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

A a trucking safety attorney in Atlanta, two of the federal agencies I watch most closely are the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The President’s nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is Charles A. Hurley, CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Mr. Hurley as previously a senior official of the National Safety Council and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The White House said Hurley had worked extensively with law enforcement on air bag and seat belt issues, teen driving and child passenger safety.

A former naval intelligence officers, he also worked in a variety of staff positions for elected officials.

President Obama has yet to name a new head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Ken Shigley is a trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia who 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), and is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He served as chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Litigation Institute, is on the National Advisory Board for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs for the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Shigley has extensive experience representing parties in trucking and bus accidents, products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, spinal cord injury, brain injury and burn injury cases. Currently he is Secretary of the 40,000 member State Bar of Georgia.This post is subject to our ethical disclaimer.