Jim Shipley, Savannah Attorney

Jim Shipley

Jim is a member of the State Bar of Georgia is admitted to practice before all trial and appellate courts in Georgia, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia. Jim has successfully tried cases in all level of trial courts and has successfully handled appeals before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.
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From Perry, Georgia, Jim earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his law degree from Mercer University Law School. Since becoming an attorney, Jim has dedicated his entire practice to the representation of plaintiffs. Jim has served as lead and co-lead counsel in numerous high-profile cases including the representation of victims of the Imperial Sugar Refinery, numerous victims of sexual assault, thousands of victims of pharmaceutical and medical device failures. In addition to these cases, Jim has successfully represented hundreds of clients in cases ranging from automobile and tractor trailer collisions to elevator failures and violent attacks on commercial properties.

Jim was selected as one of Georgia’s “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” by Atlanta Magazine every years since 2015 and was selected as a “Super Lawyer – Personal Injury” in 2018. Jim is married to his wife, Hilary Shipley, who is a commercial real estate broker in Savannah. They have two children, Lawton and Davis, and enjoy boating.

Honors and Publications

Hand et al. v. South Georgia Urology Center, P.C. et al., 332 Ga. App. 148 (2015)

Files v. Housing Authority of City of Douglas 368 Ga. App. 455 (2023)

Jim has been selected through peer recognition as a Super Lawyer in personal injury by Georgia Super Lawyers for 2016, 2017, 2018.

“Discovering the cause of a drug’s defect”, The Verdict, November, 2008

“Going Down? A guide to elevator and escalator litigation.” Speaker at the State Bar of Georgia General Practice & Trial Section, March 2019, King and Prince Resort, St. Simons Island, Georgia

Bar Admissions

- State Bar of Georgia, 2007
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- Georgia Supreme Court
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Georgia Superior Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

- State Bar of Georgia
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Savannah Bar Association
- Southern Trial Lawyers Association
- State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
- Savannah Toastmasters

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