James T. Ponton

Personal Injury
Lawyer

Your Atlanta Attorney

James T. Ponton graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in 2001 from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He received his Juris Doctorate in 2004 from Albany Law School in Albany, New York. While at Albany Law, he was a member of the Albany Law Review as well as spending a year interning for The Honorable Joseph C. Teresi at the New York State Supreme Court. After graduation, he began his practice at Downey and Cleveland, LLP in Marietta, Georgia, representing insurance companies and their insureds in first and third party actions. While at Downey and Cleveland, LLP, he tried numerous cases to verdict as well as authoring numerous successful decisions in Georgia’s appellate courts, including Penny v. McBride, 282 Ga. App. 590 (2007); Mealer v. Kennedy, 290 Ga. App. 432 (2008); and Whatley v. Sharma, 291 Ga. App. 228 (2008). As a former insurance defense attorney, James is keenly aware of litigation tactics employed by insurance companies to pressure the injured party to accept a smaller settlement or simply walk away from their case.

In 2008, James began his representation of Georgia families who have experienced personal injury or death due to the negligence of others when he joined Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., he tried numerous cases to verdict, including Alexis Hall, by next friend and natural guardian Akili Hall v. Tampico Taxi, Inc., No. 07-EV-002644D, which resulted in a verdict in favor of the Halls on November 19, 2010, in the amount of $851,137.40. He works as an Atlanta, GA personal injury accident lawyer and he has litigated numerous wrongful death, brain injury, trucking cases, and other cases involving catastrophic injuries. James was selected by his peers as a Georgia Rising Star in 2014-2018 and a Superlawyer in 2019. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in Georgia under the age of 40 are selected as a Rising Star.

He is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice before all Georgia State, Superior, and Appellate courts, including the Georgia Supreme Court as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th District. James is also a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

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September 21, 2020

All You Need to Know About Car Accidents

One of the most dangerous things you do every day is getting into your car. Once you are behind the wheel, you risk getting into a car accident that could result in property damage, injury, or death. These devastating effects can be felt by you, other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or cyclists. A car accident injury, for example, could require extensive and costly treatment and rehabilitation. Despite this, driving is an important daily activity. It allows you to get from one point to the next conveniently and quickly. In this article, we review everything you should know about car accidents, their effects, and how to deal with one. If you have been injured in a car accident in Atlanta through someone else’s negligence, contact Ponton Law to discuss your eligibility for compensation.   Common Types of Car Accidents in Atlanta Auto accidents can happen in any number of ways. Generally, they…
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September 17, 2020

Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. You could slip on a wet floor in the grocery store or trip over loose carpeting at a friend’s house. In both instances, you could sustain serious injuries to vital body organs such as the neck, back, spine, or head. These injuries could require extensive treatment, at-home care, and rehabilitation. You might even need to take time off work as you recover.   Property owners in Georgia are mandated to maintain their property in a safe condition. This responsibility is outlined under premises liability law. Essentially, it allows slip and fall victims to seek compensation from a property owner or manager. If you have suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident on private, residential, or commercial property, contact Ponton Law to discuss your legal rights with an expert personal injury attorney.   What is a Slip and Fall? As the name suggests,…
Back Pain after Slip and Fall Articles
August 10, 2020

Back Pain after Slip and Fall

A slip and fall accident or incident occur mostly in public, and as a result, it can be very pleasant. At Ponton Law, we are here to help you change the embarrassing moment into a case. Most of the times, slip and fall accidents tend to be catastrophic, and in the end, they cause significant injuries that may require treatment. A slip and fall can be complex if you do not have the required knowledge. The cases are quite tiresome and cumbersome, and when you try to pursue them yourself, you may end up not getting a fair hearing and outcome. At Ponton Law, our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer can provide you the legal representation that you require to protect your rights. Slip and fall accidents and injuries may range from minor scratches to the most destructive and painful injuries. These accidents occur in the most unusual places, such as:…
What is a fender bender? Articles
August 10, 2020

What is a Fender Bender?

Car accidents are a common occurrence, and they are diverse. While others can result in serious injury to the victims, others are minor events and do not lead to severe consequences. Many Atlanta residents do not know what a fender bender is and the law implications of being involved in one. At Ponton Law, we have an experienced Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer who can assist you in any car accident that you may be involved in. Understanding fender benders in Atlanta A fender bender is a minor auto accident that results in minor damage both to the occupants and to the vehicles. Many fender benders occur at slow speed, and that is why it is unlikely to be a severe injury. For example, fender benders can occur in a parking lot or traffic jams. In rare cases do serious injury occurs, for instance, if one of the occupants is a…