As a trucking accident trial attorney in Atlanta, it may appear that I’m always focusing on the negative about truckers, even though I’m often representing innocent truckers against other truckers who injure them.
This Sunday, I want to call attention to a more positive story about truckers. CNN ran a profile of Rev. Joe Hunter, chaplain to truckers, who reaches his mobile congregation reaches out to truckers at fuel stops, in parking lots, on the CB and through a radio show called “Heaven’s Road.” He holds worship services at Wednesday night service at the Truckers Chapel at a truck stop on I-75 south of Atlanta.
Just as it is tough for truck drivers to find nutritious food at places where an 18 wheeler can easily park, Rev. Hunter points out that most churches can’t park an 18 wheelers.
Ken Shigley is a trucking safety trial attorney representing seriously injured people in tractor trailer, big rig, intermodal container freight, cement truck, dump truck and bus accidents statewide in Georgia. He served as chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Litigation Institute in 2005, is a national board member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, and is on the National Advisory Board for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.
He has extensive experience representing parties in interstate trucking collision cases, and in the past two years has spoken at national interstate trucking litigation seminars in Chicago (trucking insurance), New Orleans (trial tactics and side underride issues), St. Louis (punitive damages), San Francisco (dealing with insolvent trucking companies), Atlanta (trucking insurance, closing argument), Nashville (use of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations), and Amelia Island (overview of trucking litigation).
A Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 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). In addition to trucking litigation, he has broad experience in products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, spinal cord injury, brain injury and burn injury cases. Currently he is Treasurer and a candidate for President-Elect of the 41,000 member State Bar of Georgia.This post is subject to our ethical disclaimer.