James Everett Shipley, Jr.
Jim grew up in Perry, Georgia where his father was the minister at Perry Presbyterian Church for nearly twenty years. He attended the University of Georgia in Athens where he obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration. Upon graduation from UGA, Jim worked in finance in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia until he decided to pursue a career in law.
After graduating from Mercer University Law School, Jim moved to Savannah. Jim worked with Mark Tate for nearly ten years where he focused his practice on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Over the past decade, Jim has served as lead and co-lead counsel in numerous high-profile cases including the representation of victims of the Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion, the family of a Georgia Southern nursing student killed in a trucking crash, numerous victims of sexual assault, and 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 holds the record for the highest verdict ever obtained in Toombs County. The case involved a medical malpractice action against a local physician resulting in a $3.9 million verdict after two trials and an appeal to the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Jim is married to his wife, Hilary Shipley, who is a commercial real estate broker in Savannah. They live in the Yacht Club Estates with their two children, Lawton and Davis, and enjoy boating.