Jeff Shiver

Partner

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 as an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

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

  • Automobile collisions
  • Trucking/tractor trailer wrecks
  • Bicycle wrecks
  • Motorcycle wrecks
  • Falling merchandise injuries
  • Elevator/escalator injuries
  • Mis-filled prescriptions
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Drowning accidents
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Premises liability
  • Apartment shootings/assaults
  • Mall assaults
  • Slip and fall injuries

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
  • Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)
  • University of Georgia
  • B.B.A.
  • Major: Insurance

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 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, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • “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

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
  • Opening Statements for Plaintiff’s Lawyers, Atlanta Bar Association CLE, January 2011
  • Superstar Personal Injury Lawyer; Best Verdicts 2011, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE); March 2012
  • Presenting Damages to a Jury; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) Annual Seminar; Atlanta, Georgia; April 2012
  • Investigating Car Wrecks and other Litigation Tactics; ICLEGA; October 2012; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Premise Liability: How to Prove your Case with Defendant’s Documents; GLTA Annual Seminar; March 2013; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Litigation Tips and Techniques; Gate City Bar Association Litigation Committee Seminar; October 2013; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Effective use of Georgia’s Offer of Settlement Statute (O.C.G.A. 9-11-68); November, 2013
  • Presenting Evidence at Trial: Effective Deposition/Cross Examination Strategies, Atlanta Bar Association CLE, January 2014
  • Demand Letters and Demand Packages: Nothing Gets Settled Without Them, ICLEGA, September 2014
  • Practice Pointers: Leading with Results & Involvement, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) LEAD, November 2014
  • Judges and Lawyers Panelist, Carlson on Evidence, ICLEGA, January 2015
  • Dominating Expert Witnesses, Carlson on Evidence, ICLEGA, December 2015
  • The Golden Age of Torts, Superstar Plaintiff’s Lawyers Best verdicts of 2015 ($29,250,000 verdict), ICLEGA January 2016
  • Maximizing Damages for Catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Victims, ICLEGA, January 2016
  • Trial Strategies from Shiver Hamilton’s Recent $29,250,000 and $3,700,000 verdicts, Essential Torts Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association, February 2016
  • Handling Big Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 2016
  • Premise Liability Cases from Plaintiff’s Perspective, Large Atlanta Defense Law Firm Annual Legal In-house CLE, May 2016
  • Techniques for Getting Value out of Automobile Crash Cases, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE),September 2016
  • Damages in Chronic Pain Cases, Holiday Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association, December 2016
  • Maximizing Damages, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Workshop, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), February 2017
  • Georgia’s Direct Action Statute: Two Bites at the Apple?, Truck Wreck Cases, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE), March 2017