Workers' Compensation

For nearly five decades, our firm has developed and maintained one of the largest and most knowledgeable workers' compensation practices in the Southeast. With more than 40 attorneys practicing in workers' compensation, we represent multiple insurers, self-insureds and servicing agents in the defense of workers' compensation claims. We have a long-standing reputation throughout the State for providing the highest quality and most effective representation in workers' compensation defense cases.

Our firm’s name has become synonymous with the practice of workers’ compensation with the initial publication of Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice, by James B. Hiers, Jr. and Robert R. Potter, which is now in its fifth edition, and supplemented annually along with Todd A. Brooks. Our team of attorneys represents clients in every corner of Georgia and appears regularly before each of the states' 25 Administrative Law Judges and the State Board of Workers' Compensation.

We also sponsor educational seminars to make sure that our clients are kept abreast of the changes in this ever expanding area of practice. We encourage our clients to allow us to come in to their workplace to provide assistance and advice in the correct handling and administration of workers’ compensation claims.

Members of our Workers' Compensation practice group contribute to the legislative process each year, both by serving on committees appointed by the State Board of Workers' Compensation and as lobbyists for clients at the state legislature. Experts in their field, many of our attorneys specializing in workers' compensation defense have served as chairpersons for workers' compensation seminars given throughout Georgia, including the Georgia Self Insurers Association, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. We are also very active in organizing and presenting the annual seminar sponsored by the Georgia State Board of Worker's Compensation, as well as the Georgia portion of the Multi-State Breakout Seminar during the annual Florida Workers' Compensation Institute.

Additional Accolades:

  • Named to the 2016 U.S. News "Best Law Firm" Metropolitan Atlanta Tier 1 Workers' Compensation Law List

Workers' Compensation Professionals



Cabell D. Townsend
Partner
Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death,  Subrogation,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6104
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Elizabeth L. Gates
Senior Attorney
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6208
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Jon W. Spencer
Senior Attorney
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6240
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Mark J. Goodman
Partner
Automobile Litigation,  Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death,  Subrogation,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6107
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R. Briggs Peery
Partner
Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death,  Subrogation,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6112
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Timothy C. Lemke
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6125
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C. Blake Staten
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6206
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Damien C. Rees
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6190
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Robert R. Potter
Partner
Governmental Relations,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6105
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Todd A. Brooks
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6205
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Douglas A. Bennett
Partner
Automobile Litigation,  Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death,  Premises Liability,  Products Liability,  Trucking Litigation,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6106
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Michael Rosetti
Partner
Insurance Coverage,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6121
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Richard H. Sapp, III
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6202
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Debra D. Chambers
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6124
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Richard A. Watts
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6113
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Douglas W. Brown, Jr.
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6117
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Ann M. Joiner
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6210
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R. Alex Ficker
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6215
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Katherine S. Jensen
Associate
Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death,  Subrogation,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6216
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Jeremy R. Davis
Senior Attorney
Insurance Coverage,  Subrogation,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6120
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Natalie E. Rogers
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6122
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Robert W. Smith
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6204
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Andrew M. O'Connell
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6213
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Dave E. Rhodes
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6177
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S. Elizabeth Wilson
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6211
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Ken M. Brock
Senior Attorney
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6225
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K. Martine Cumbermack
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6224
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Marc E. Sirotkin
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6129
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Joseph A. Munger
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6109
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M. Ann McElroy
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6212
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John B. Weitnauer
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6135
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Monica S. Goudy
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6134
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David L. Black
Partner
Appellate,  Premises Liability,  Products Liability,  Subrogation,  Trucking Litigation,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6221
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Joanna S. Jang
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6228
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Jeff K. Stinson
Senior Attorney
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6207
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R. Brady Herman
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6275
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Lisa A. Wade
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6110
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John F. Sacha
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6103
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Meghan E. Clevenstine
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6132
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James D. Johnson
Partner
Automobile Litigation,  Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death,  Commercial Litigation,  Medical Malpractice,  Premises Liability,  Professional Liability,  Subrogation,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6139
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Douglas E. Cobb
Senior Attorney
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6111
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Chad E. Harris
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6108
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Cristine K. Huffine
Partner
Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death,  Employment Counseling & Litigation,  Insurance Coverage,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6119
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Emily J. Hyndman
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6220
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Mark E. Irby
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6118
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Ashley D. Alfonso
Associate
Automobile Litigation,  Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death,  Commercial Litigation,  Medical Malpractice,  Premises Liability,  Products Liability,  Professional Liability,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6230
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F. Lane Finch, Jr.
Partner
Arson & Fraud,  Bad Faith Litigation,  Insurance Coverage,  Property Insurance,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:205.314.2403
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Jennifer L. LaFountaine
Senior Attorney
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6101
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Crystal Stevens McElrath
Associate
Employment Counseling & Litigation,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6116
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Dustin S. Thompson
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404-888-6214
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K. Mark Webb
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6217
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Jonathan G. Wilson
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6227
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Michael Ryder
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6114
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Marion H. Martin
Senior Attorney
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6143
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Amanda M. Conley
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6203
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Brad Holcombe
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6180
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Richard A. Phillips
Partner
Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death,  Subrogation,  Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6218
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Ronni M. Bright
Associate
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6163
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Preston D. Holloway
Partner
Workers' Compensation, 
Direct Phone:404.888.6229
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