Kevin T. Shires


Kevin T. Shires was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Mr. Shires earned his Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1997. Mr. Shires was admitted to the Georgia Bar and Alabama Bar in 1998 and the Louisiana Bar in 2006. Mr. Shires is admitted to practice in all the Federal Courts in Georgia and Alabama and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to the formation of Shires, Peake & Gottlieb, LLC, Mr. Shires was a partner at Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC, where he defended commercial transportation claims, automobile claims, premises liability claims, product liability claims, vertical transportation claims (elevators and escalators), fire loss claims, first-party claims, and other general liability claims. Prior to his six years with Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, Mr. Shires was with the Atlanta office of Vernis & Bowling and a prominent law firm in Birmingham, Alabama, where he represented insurance carriers and self-insureds in F.E.L.A. railroad liability claims, automotive liability claims, commercial transportation claims, and environmental/toxic tort cases.

Mr. Shires is an active member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (“TIDA”) and attends the annual Northwest Arkansas Trucking Conference.

Mr. Shires is an active member of the Defense Research Institute and is a member of the Trucking and Products Committees. Mr. Shires has extensive experience in jury trials on both the state and federal levels and has authored several appeals. Mr. Shires also has an extensive trial practice in taking cases to conclusion with juries.

Mr. Shires is also an active member of the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), an inclusive, collaborative organization that promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management, bringing together thought leaders throughout the industry. In 2014 Mr. Shires completed CLM’s rigorous Litigation Management Institute and received his certification as a Claims Litigation Management Professional. He is also a member of the Trucking committee with CLM.

Mr. Shires’ hobbies and interests include spending time with his wife, Amanda, and their three children, Austin, Foster and Sybil; coaching little league baseball; and following his beloved University of Georgia Bulldogs.