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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Trampoline Park Slip and Fall Accident Slip and Fall
July 2, 2020

Trampoline Park Slip and Fall Accident

When you hear of the term trampoline, I am sure what comes in mind is a day full of fun. However, that is not always the case. Many people know that when they engage in this type of activity, they risk being injured. Nevertheless, some still proceed with the action. This entertaining activity can lead to severe injuries, and that is where we come in. We at Ponton Law ensure that we represent you fully in your trampoline park slip and fall accident. Slip and fall cases can happen almost anywhere, and many times they are embarrassing. Our GA Slip And Fall Attorney from Ponton Law can turn your not-so-pleasing moment into a case. In Atlanta, the owner of the premise or business is held accountable for ensuring that their customer is secure and safe while there. That also applies to trampoline owners; they have to ensure that it is…
What to do in a fender bender with no damage Car Accident
July 2, 2020

What to do in a fender bender with no damage

Were you on your way to work, and felt a sudden blow in a morning of heavy traffic? The vehicle behind you barely hit your rear bumper. You both pulled over, but you were surprised that your car did not sustain any apparent damage. It does not even have a scratch. So, what should you do? Knowing what to do in a fender bender with no damage can help you avoid unexpected troubles further on your journey. An Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer from Ponton Law can help you in finding out what to do. Are you certain there is no damage? Even if there is no apparent damage to your car, there might be minor damage that goes unnoticed. That also applies to injuries, as some soft-tissue injuries might take some time to show symptoms. So, if you go back to your car and continue driving without getting the contact…
Knee injuries from car accident Car Accident
July 2, 2020

Knee injuries from car accident

The knee is the biggest joint in your body, and, due to its complexity, it is highly vulnerable to injury, particularly in a car accident. Sustaining knee injuries from car accidents can prevent you from walking or going to work. If you have suffered a knee injury because of another person’s negligence, you have a right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer from Ponton Law can get you through the legal process and assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. Common injuries sustained in car accidents Different types of knee injuries can be sustained in an auto accident. While some might be minor injuries, others can be severe. They include: Knee sprain: Knee sprains occur when ligaments get overstretched. They are short-term injuries that heal with rest. Torn cartilage: The knee joint has two types of cartilage, namely the articular lining and the meniscus.…
Slip and fall in a restaurant Articles
July 2, 2020

Slip and fall in a restaurant

There are numerous reasons why a person may slip and fall in a restaurant. It may be due to untied shoelaces or, in some cases, due to a negligent premise's owner. Some slip and fall accidents can have no person at fault, and as such, you will not have to file a claim against the owner. However, if you have been injured in a slip and fall in a restaurant and feel it was due to the business's negligent actions, you can be eligible for a premises liability claim. Our Atlanta, GA Slip and Fall Attorney at Ponton Law, will help you get your deserved compensation. Common causes of slip and fall accidents in restaurants Slip and fall accidents in restaurants can result in serious injury, limiting your ability to engage in productive work. The accidents can happen in places and situations where you least expect. At the restaurant slip…