Ryan V. Klee practices Workers' Compensation law and guides Risk Managers, Human Resource Managers, Third Party Administrators (TPAs), and Claims Adjusters in developing a plan to resolve and close files quickly and efficiently.
He has taken hundreds of employee depositions and defended numerous depositions of employer representatives as well. In addition, he has taken expert witness depositions ranging from physicians to vocational experts. He has personally handled all aspects of workers' compensation claims, representing clients from the trial level through the appeals process, as well as engaging in settlement mediations.
Mr. Klee has particular experience with the trucking industry, health care service providers, manufacturers, retailers, employee leasing companies and the hospitality industry.
While in law school, he also clerked for the Honorable Reggie B. Walton, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Klee is also an AV Preeminent rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell.
Vermont Law School, J.D., 2005, Cum Laude
University of Georgia, B.S., 2001, Cum Laude
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
All Georgia State and Federal courts
USDC Northern District
American Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Related News, Publications & Presentations
"Best Practices for Handling Medical Treatment in Workers' Compensation Cases." Ryan V. Klee. Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar. October 2016.
"What You Need to Know About Workers' Compensation". Presentation with Chris Bennett at the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast Series. March 2016.
“Workers’ Compensation Update: Has the Court of Appeals Extended the Ingress/Egress Exception?” Kyle Evans Smith and Ryan V. Klee. GDLA Law Journal. 2015.
“It’s Not Personal. It’s Business: New Case Erodes Deviation Defense.” Ryan V. Klee. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 24, No. 141. May 2012.
“Give Me Shelter: Clarifying Home Ownership Issues in Catastrophic Claims.” Ryan V. Klee. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 23, No. 134. March 2011.
“Choose Your Adventure: New Case Explains Contractor Prong in Statutory Employer Cases for Owners Who Are Also Contractors.” Ryan V. Klee. Drew Eckl & Farnham, Vol. 22, No. 130. July 2010.
“Death of A Salesman: New Case Expands Zamora Presumption in Unexplained Death Cases.” Ryan V. Klee. Drew Eckl & Farnham, Vol. 21, No. 122. March 2009.
“Reid V. Georgia Building Authority: Examining the Claimant’s Burden of Proof in Requests For Catastrophic Designation.” Ryan V. Klee. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 20, No. 117. March 2008.
“The Continuous Employment Doctrine: An Ever-Expanding Pitfall For Employers.” Ryan V. Klee. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 18, No. 104. March 2006.