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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 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/

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Member, Albany Law Review

Verdicts/Settlements:

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

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers Club Of Atlanta
Office Location for James T. Ponton

2002 Summit Boulevard
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30319

Phone: 404-418-8507

 

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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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