Repeatedly named one of Georgia's "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend magazine, Jeff Shiver is regarded as one of the state's best young lawyers. Jeff was selected by The Fulton County Daily Report as one of 13 lawyers under 40 "On the Rise" in 2011, has been elected as a Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers and was recently selected as as Top 40 under 40 Litigation lawyers in the State of Georgia by The American Society of Legal Advocates.
Jeff's practice is limited to serious personal injury cases of all types. For over a decade before co-founding Shiver Hamilton, Jeff trained under some of the state's best trial attorneys. From the moment he decided to become a lawyer, Jeff knew he wanted to become a personal injury specialist and carefully tailored his education and professional experience to learn how to effectively represent plaintiffs.
Even before law school, Jeff served as an apprentice to some of the most respected trial lawyers at that time helping prepare cases for trial and learning how to represent plaintiffs in the trenches. Jeff continued to learn his trade during law school, trying cases and prosecuting criminals in Newton and Jackson County.
After law school, Jeff began his career working for one of Atlanta's premier insurance defense firms, defending doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and auto manufacturers at trial. Jeff learned how to try cases before juries and learned what motivates insurance companies to offer fair compensation.
In 2007 Jeff was recruited by a firm that specializes in representing plaintiffs. During that time he tried or settled dozens of cases that resolved for over a million dollars including cases in Atlanta, middle Georgia and south Georgia.
Jeff's practice includes automobile accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, product liability and professional malpractice. Jeff has tried numerous cases to verdict and represented clients in the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and Georgia Federal Courts.
Jeff has been recognized as one of the top young lawyers in Georgia and named a Georgia Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine and the Super Lawyers publication in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 (there was no Rising Stars publication in 2008). Only 2.5% of the total lawyers in Georgia are selected as a Rising Star. In 2013 he was recognized as a Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine.
Jeff also volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Legal Foundation pursuant to a pro bono program and is a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
-Trucking/tractor trailer wrecks
-Falling merchandise injuries
-Nursing home abuse
-Spinal cord injuries
-Slip and fall injuries
-Georgia Court of Appeals
-Supreme Court of Georgia
-U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
-U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
-University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)
-University of Georgia
HONORS AND AWARDS
-Super Lawyer (2013)
-Super Lawyers Georgia Rising Stars; 2007, 2009 & 2010, 2011 and 2012. (There was no Rising Stars publication in 2008)
Georgia's Legal Elite; 2011, 2012 & 2013
"On the Rise" Recipient (one of 13 lawyers under 40 chosen by Fulton County Daily Report (2011)
-Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers
-Top 40 under 40 Litigation lawyers in the State of Georgia by The American Society of Legal Advocates.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
-State Bar of Georgia Member
-American Bar Association Member
-Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Member
-Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court Barrister
-Atlanta Bar Association Member
-Co-Chair- GTLA, New Lawyer's Division, Outreach Committee
-Effective Trial Techniques, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) Annual Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2009;
-Trial Techniques, Moderator of panel discussion, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) Fall Workshop, Savannah, Georgia, October 2009;
-Demonstrative Evidence, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), December 2007;
-Discovery and Trial Tactics in Personal Injury Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 2011;
-Discovery and Trial Tactics in Cases Against Trucking Companies, -Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 2011;
-Premises Liability, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) Annual Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2011;
-Presenting Damages in Rural Venues, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) Fall Workshop, Savannah, Georgia, October 2011;