James L. Paisley

James L. Paisley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Ferguson & Paisley, LLC
 | 1720 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 333
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 770-265-4630
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016, 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Born and raised in Georgia, Attorney James earned an undergraduate degree at Georgia Tech, graduating with high honors. Afterwards, he went on to study law at Florida State University, where he also graduated near the top of his class. James began his legal career in the field of civil advocacy, where he represented the rights and causes of women and children who were victims of abuse, neglect and beatings by their spouses or parents. He worked as a state prosecutor in Georgia, trying suspected offenders of drunk driving accidents and other criminal activity that led to the injury of victims. During this time, he learned invaluable skills concerning the investigation of evidence from an accident scene, examination of medical records and evidence, and even on police methods of accident reconstruction. These are all skills he uses today in civil court for the same end—fighting for the victims of negligent accidents and other acts that lead to injury. Attorney James has tried over 100 jury cases in both Florida and Georgia. Today, he fights to see his injury clients obtain the maximum recovery of compensation possible, providing them with a smooth, informative, and involved process in the meantime. He is entirely committed to fighting for the best interest of his clients no matter what it takes – a passion he shares with his partner, Attorney Jason Ferguson.

About James Paisley

Admitted: 2006, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.injuredhelp411.com/Our-Firm.aspx


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • 2017 AV Preeminent Rating - The oldest and most well known rating for lawyers, the AV rating is the highest level a lawyer can be rated for professional excellence., Martindale - Hubbell AV Rating, http://www.martindale.com/Mr-James-Lloyd-Paisley/157040065-lawyer.htm#peerTab, 2017
  • 100 % Five Star Reviews, Google Reviews, 2016
  • Superb 10.0 Rating, AVVO, 2016
  • Top 100, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • Top 100, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Client's Choice Award , Avvo, 2014
  • Superb 10.0 Rating, Avvo, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 2010 - 2017; Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • 2013 - Present: Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • 2013 - Present; Lawyers CLub of Atlanta, 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2009
  • Georgia Bar, 2009
  • Florida Bar, 2006

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Taking to trial pro-bono client wronfully charged with carjacking, kidnapping, and aggravated assault., 2016


  • Traumatic brain injury case settled after expert depositions for $650,000. Liability was disputed with Client's powertrain module indicating our client moved left just before impact. Converesely we established that the more likely scenario was that Client was in truck's front right blind spot and based on his destination records, he was trying to get off at the nearby exit and hit our Client's car trying to merge right. Client has made full recovery after a life threatening brain injury. , 2017
  • Settled $1 million mild TBI trucking case on the eve of trial where liability was heavily disputed., 2017
  • $250,000 maximum policy limits settlement the day before trial on mild TBI case where client was seriously injured by another reckless driver. Although client had no objective injury, she was just never the same person., 2017
  • In 2016, James Paisley of Ferguson & Paisley, LLC recovered over $4 million for his injured clients., 2017
  • Litigated Settlement at mediation: Insurance company settled a rear end collision of a tow truck driver under the influence that hit a family of 4 headed down to Disney World. Injuries were not serious but Defense settled for $150,000  , 2016
  • $85,000 policy limits settlemt where 4 clients were hit head on, endured minor soft tissue injuries, and miraculously all waked away from the accident., 2016
  • $50,000 policy limits settlement where client was rear ended by drunk driver and cause $200 of property damage, 2016
  • $500,000 policy limits settlement for wrongful death case. Client was hit head on by a drunk driver and although his personal policy limits were the minimum, we were able to prove that he was coming home from a company function and we attached liability to his company., 2016
  • $1.3 Million Policy Limits Settlement on Auto Wreck, 2015


  • Ferguson & Paisley Monthly Email Newsletter , All 2000 Former Clients
  • Ferguson & Paisley Monthly Email Newsletter , All 2000 Former Clients

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University College of Law, 2006
  • Georgia Tech - High Honors, 2002

Industry Groups

  • Plaintiff's Injury
  • Worngful Death
Office Location for James L. Paisley

1720 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 333
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Last Updated: 9/27/2018

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