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Georgia Bike Law Attorney Ken Rosskopf

For over 20 years, Georgia Bike Law attorney Ken A. Rosskopf has been devoted to representing bicyclists injured due to the negligence of others, due to road defects, or due to defective bicycles. Ken’s experience as an attorney and his deep passion for cycling has helped hundreds of bicyclists in Atlanta and across Georgia.

Legal Help In Georgia Bicycle Accident Cases

Georgia Bike Law attorney Ken Rosskopf is a bike rider and lawyer. For more than two decades he has represented Atlanta-area bicyclists injured due to the negligence of others, due to road defects, or due to defective bicycles. Ken is sometimes called the “Dean” of Atlanta bike accidents because of his knowledge and experience with those cases.

Ken and fellow Georgia Bike Law lawyer Bruce Hagen have compiled frequently asked questions about Georgia bicycle safety and bike laws. Their advocacy and legal work on behalf of cyclists have earned them a recommendation from groups such as Georgia Bikes!

“Initial consultations are free,” Ken says. “I encourage victims to get in touch at the earliest possible moment after being injured. Fast action can preserve and document injuries and damages, as well as determine the respective rights and responsibilities of the parties.”

Contact Georgia Bike Law Today

To get started on your bike accident case, please fill out the Bike Accident Report Form. It’s simple — all we need is your name, e-mail, phone number, and a few details.

Ken’s Education & Cycling Credentials

Education: Ken earned an B.A. in Economics and J.D. in law at the University of Southern California. Before beginning my practice in Georgia in 1986, he practiced in California and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ken the bicycle law authority: Ken literally wrote the book on bicycling law in Atlanta and Georgia. He says, “I wrote “Representing Injured Bicyclists” for the Georgia Trial Lawyer and contributed to The Georgia Law Enforcement Pocket Guide and” Georgia Bike Sense. I’m a frequent lecturer about laws and safety to bicycle groups. I even co-founded a national association of bicycle lawyers.

Ken the rider: “As a daily bike rider, I’m all too familiar with the dangers that cyclists face on the roads,” he says. “When I’m not in the courtroom, I’m an international level masters road bike racer, National Champion and State Champion.”

Ken the advocate: Ken states, “As a community activist, I founded of Decatur Yellow Bikes, Inc., a community bicycle program that recycled over 750 bicycles for free community use. In Southern California, I worked to establish Bikeways along the coast.”

Ken’s Bike Law practice: “I have successfully represented hundreds of injured bicyclists — including clients like Bicycle Ride Across Georgia and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. In investigations, settlements, meditations and trials, my reputation and expertise have been established on client service and obtaining positive outcomes.

“My association with trial attorney Bruce A. Hagen, one of Atlanta’s Super Lawyers, insures that clients will have the representation they need from the time of the initial call through settlement or trial and judgment.”

A little known fact about Ken: Ken’s son, Joey Rosskopf, is a member of the BMC professional bike racing team!

Contact Bike Law Today

If you would like Bike Law to come speak to your club or at your shop, please contact us.

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