James T. Ponton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Ponton Law
 | 2002 Summit Boulevard, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: 404-418-8507
Fax: 404-418-8508
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010, 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2005
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    James T. Ponton is an attorney and the founder of the Law Office of James T. Ponton, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Ponton has represented insurance companies and their insureds in both first- and third-party actions throughout Atlanta. Throughout his career, he has litigated many cases involving brain injury, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful death and other matters involving catastrophic injuries.

    Admitted to practice law in Georgia since 2005, Mr. Ponton also appears before federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

    In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Ponton is an active member of many professional organizations. Some of the groups he belongs to include the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He belongs to various groups and sections of these organizations and is also a member of the American Bar Association. His recovery of substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients has earned him membership in the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

    Mr. Ponton earned a bachelor’s degree from Loudonville, New York’s Siena College, and attained his law degree from Albany Law School. Before opening his own practice, he worked at private Georgia-based firms as both an insurance defense attorney and a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney, representing Georgia individuals and families who sustained injuries due to negligence.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010, 2014 - 2018

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    About James Ponton

    Admitted: 2005, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: http://www.jamesponton.com/attorneys/james-t-ponton/


    • Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2017
    • Georgia Rising Star, 2010 and 2014-2016
    • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
    • Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2016
    • Top 10%, Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
    • 10/10 Top Rated Attorney, AVVO , 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Georgia
    • Member, Georgia Bar  
    • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
    • State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Trial Practice Section
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Georgia
    • Atlanta Bar, Solo/Small Firm Section
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th District
    • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Section
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Member, Albany Law Review


    • In re: O.H., $130,000, 2016
    • In re: B.B., $450,000, 2015
    • Penny v. McBride, 282 Ga. App. 590 (2007)
    • In re: S.H., $600,000, 2017
    • In re: M.P., $250,000, 2017
    • In re: J.W., $137,500
    • In re: J.W., $400,000, 2016
    • In re: C.M. $350,000, 2016
    • In re: S.S., $311,000, 2015
    • Akili Hall v. Tampico Taxi, Plaintiff's verdict in the amount of $851,137.40
    • Whatley v. Sharma, 291 Ga. App. 228 (2008)
    • In re: C.W., $125,000, 2017
    • In re: D.F., $400,000, 2018
    • In re: B.T., $250,000, 2016
    • In re: R.M., $100,000, 2018
    • In re: Q.D., $297,500, 2016
    • In re: P.M., $175,000, 2015
    • In re: C.E., $625,000, 2015
    • Mealer v. Kennedy, 290 Ga. App. 432 (2008)
    • In re: B.K., $873,922, 2018
    • In re: T.B., $150,000, 2017
    • In re: J.W., $137,500, 2018
    • In re: G.H., $197,500, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Siena College in Loudonville, New York, Bachelor of Arts, 2001

    Industry Groups

    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Lawyers Club Of Atlanta
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    Twitter - @PontonLaw
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    Office Location for James T. Ponton

    2002 Summit Boulevard
    Suite 300
    Atlanta, GA 30319

    Phone: 404-418-8507

    Fax: 404-418-8508

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    Last Updated: 9/30/2019

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