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 - 2020
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


  • 2019 Rising Star, Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
  • 2018 Rising Star , Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  • 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
  • Superb 10.0 Rating, Avvo, 2014
  • Superb 10.0 Rating, AVVO, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 100, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Client's Choice Award , Avvo, 2014
  • 100 % Five Star Reviews, Google Reviews, 2016
  • Top 100, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • GTLA - Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • AAJ - American Association of Justice. Member, 2019
  • 2010 - 2017; Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Georgia Bar, 2009
  • Florida Bar, 2006
  • 2013 - Present: Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • 2013 - Present; Lawyers CLub of Atlanta, 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2009

Pro bono/Community Service:

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


  • $250,000 recovered on behalf of family that sustained multiple injures in head on car accident. The mother needed 2 minor knee surgeries, and the Dad suffered 4 adjacent disc herniations. The daughters in the back seat suffered minor injuries, 2019
  • $150,000 max policy limit neck injury case. Client was hit from the rear, endured multiple herniated discs, and needed multiple injections for recovery. The $150,000 was the most allowed under the policy limits. , 2019
  • $780,000 jury verdict in Forsyth County on behalf of a client that was rear ended by a commercial truck who then fled from the scene where he was caught 1 mile down the road. The largest pre trial offer was $100,000 and the client rejected that. The client suffered multiple lumbar herniations and was recommended that she undergo spinal surgery although she never elected to do that. The case was later settled before appeal. , 2018
  • $1,000,000 Homeowner's burn case settled pre-litigation. Client was severely burned when visiting his best friend's house. Client had fallen asleep in a lounge chair inside the garage, and the friend put a commercial grade propane heater within 18 inches of our client and left him alone. Our client woke up on fire and suffered 3rd degree burns over 20% of his body. Our firm hired 2 experts to prove how close the burner was and to rule out any contributory negligence claim. The insurance company paid the demand within 30 days of receiving it. , 2018
  • $300,000 policy limit settlement. Client was hit head on and suffered a fractured calcaneus/heel bone. 2 surgeries later and she still had substantial impairment. $300,000 was the most we could recover under the policy. , 2018
  • 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
  • $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
  • $50,000 policy limits settlement where client was rear ended by drunk driver and cause $200 of property damage, 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
  • $1.3 Million Policy Limits Settlement on Auto Wreck, 2015
  • In 2016, James Paisley of Ferguson & Paisley, LLC recovered over $4 million for his injured clients., 2017
  • $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
  • 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
  • Settled $1 million mild TBI trucking case on the eve of trial where liability was heavily disputed., 2017


  • 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
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Office Location for James L. Paisley

1720 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 333
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Last Updated: 9/25/2019

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