Alan Hamilton focuses his law practice on significant personal injury cases, wrongful death, and business torts. Alan has helped numerous clients obtain seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements during his career. He has represented individuals and appeared before courts in ten different states. Since founding the firm in 2011, Alan and Jeff have obtained a series of jury verdicts far exceeding the insurance company’s best offer.
Jeff Shiver practices 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.
Brandon Smith focuses his practice on wrongful death, premises liability/negligent security, product defects, and trucking and motor vehicle litigation in both state and federal court. Motivated by a passion to serve those in dire circumstances, Brandon worked with city and state leaders to establish the first Homeless Court in South Carolina, founded in Columbia, SC.
Daniel Beer focuses his law practice on wrongful death and significant personal injury cases, business torts and select construction litigation. Daniel applies his knowledge of the inner workings of insurance companies’ claims and extensive experience with complex trial tactic that he gained in the beginning of his career to his work representing victims of crime, negligence and corporate wrongdoing.
Prior to joining Shiver Hamilton in 2017, Maggy began her legal career as a judicial clerk to Thomas W. Thrash, Jr., the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Following the completion of her clerkship, she worked to defend a corporation facing multiple individual products liability suits as the result of a decertified class action.
Scott Campbell joined Shiver Hamilton in 2013 to help represent individuals in Georgia who needed a strong trial attorney and advocacy in rough, uncertain times. He was made partner in 2015. Scott 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. Scott has also been identified as among Georgia’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine.
She spent the next sixteen years in a highly regarded plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm, where her practice focused exclusively on representing individuals and their families in a wide variety of serious personal injury and wrongful death matters. Marla has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta Magazine and holds an “AV-Preeminent” peer-review rating from Martindale Hubbell Lexis-Nexis.
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.
Darrell is committed to bringing about positive change in lives of Shiver Hamilton’s clients through the civil justice system. He has had the privilege of representing injured people in trial and appellate courts in Georgia and Florida. Darrell played an instrumental role in the litigation and trial of a Georgia insurance bad faith case that resulted in a $8 million verdict against one of the nation’s largest insurance companies. He has successfully advocated for injured persons and insurance policyholders in insurance coverage, settlement dispute, and insurance bad faith cases in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Courts of Florida and Georgia.
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
Areas of Practice
Serious Personal Injury
Insurance Bad Faith
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
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.
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.
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