Charlie Drew, a founding, and now retired, partner of the firm, was a pioneer in the area of workers’ compensation law. Charlie blazed a trail across Georgia that achieved an impeccable reputation for legal acumen and high standards of professional conduct. Charlie’s example lives on today in the workers’ compensation section of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP which now has the largest workers’ compensation practice group in the State. Its defense attorneys adhere to Charlie’s example of zealous and ethical representation of its clients while conducting oneself in the most professional manner. As a result, Drew Eckl & Farnham’s stellar reputation and acquired credibility with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation is unmatched. In fact, former Governor Sonny Perdue appointed the firm's former partner, Richard S. “Rick” Thompson, as the current Chairman of the State Board of Workers' Compensation to lead and take the helm of the State’s workers’ compensation system. The defense attorneys at Drew Eckl & Farnham know that the only good workers' compensation file is a closed file. Its attorneys consistently provide their clients with the best legal expertise in the field, but are also committed to doing so in an efficient, cost-effective manner.