Emily focuses her practice on workers’ compensation defense, representing employers, insurers and third-party administrators throughout Georgia. She handles workers’ compensation claims from the start of discovery all the way through completion in the most cost-effective manner, whether that requires pursuing settlement or litigation. Emily has successfully resolved numerous types of claims including those involving catastrophic designation, death of an employee, drug-use, and idiopathic injury. She has settled a variety of high value cases, many involving Medicare interests and structured settlements. Emily has also published articles on such topics as the changing landscape of CMS review, updates in workers’ compensation law based on recent appellate decisions, and an analysis on the implications of an accident date when there is a cumulative trauma or a fictional date of injury.
Emily also has extensive experience assisting small businesses. Prior to working in workers’ compensation defense, she worked at a general practice law firm incorporating start-up businesses, protecting their intellectual property rights, and educating them regarding labor laws. Emily received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law and while in school Emily provided counsel to non-profit organizations through both the Business Law Clinic and her internship with the Pro Bono Partnership. Before attending law school, Emily graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in business administration and decision science.
Outside of work Emily is an avid reader, enjoys attempting different road races around Atlanta, and loves exploring new cities in search of the best haunted tour.