About Darrell

Darrell represents victims of serious personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith in Georgia and Florida.  He works alongside the Shiver Hamilton team on the complex insurance coverage and insurance bad faith problems that often arise in serious injury and wrongful death cases.

Darrell has more than 24 years of experience in personal injury and insurance law. His legal background includes working for over a decade in the Atlanta office of a leading Florida plaintiff’s firm, where he focused on insurance bad faith and catastrophic personal injury cases in Georgia and Florida.  Before changing the focus of his practice to representing plaintiffs, Darrell served as a corporate claims attorney for one of the nation’s largest property and casualty insurance companies, where he managed litigation throughout Georgia involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and punitive damages.  He was also extensively involved in advising and training the claims organization on insurance coverage matters.  Darrell began his legal career representing insurance companies and their policyholders in civil trial litigation in Georgia and Florida courts.

Darrell was raised in North Central Florida, but has called Atlanta home for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and the Florida State University College of Law.  He is admitted to practice in all Florida and Georgia trial and appellate courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Florida Bar, and the Oregon State Bar.

Darrell and his wife, Kimberley, live in Atlanta.


Florida State University College of Law

  • Juris Doctor, with Honors

University of Florida

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, with High Honors
  • Major: Economics

Areas of Practice

  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • State Bar of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Oregon

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Florida
  • State Bar of Oregon
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta


Speaking Engagements

  • Bad Faith: Did the Insurer Abuse Their Power?; Ethical Considerations in Auto Injury Litigation, Auto Injury Cases From A to Z, NBI Seminars, December 2019.
  • Settlement & Negotiation: The Final Word on Holt Demands, Gate City Bar Association, September 2019.
  • Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiations, Auto Injuries: Advanced Plaintiff Strategies, NBI Seminars, July 2019.
  • Additional Insured Endorsements, Insurance in the Construction Industry, panelist, March 2019.
  • Insurance Law Update; Upholding Ethical Standards, Insurance Coverage Litigation, NBI Seminars, December 2018.
Darrell Hinson
Shiver Hamilton, LLC
Brandon focuses his practice on wrongful death, premises liability/negligent security, product defects, and trucking and motor vehicle litigation in both state and federal court.
70 Gruber Lane Suite 114
St. Simons Island,
GA 31522
(404) 220-8165 N/A