Chelsea Ivey joined Drew Eckl & Farnham in 2018 as an associate, focusing the majority of her practice defending employers and insurers throughout Georgia in workers’ compensation claims. Chelsea assists clients throughout the process of handling the claim and positioning for the best possible defense, from the initial investigation of the claim through the discovery and litigation process to resolution.
Prior to joining Drew Eckl & Farnham, Chelsea practiced at another workers’ compensation defense firm in the metro Atlanta area, gaining a foundation for aggressive defense of employers and insurers in various areas of employment, including restaurants, retail, hiring agencies, local schools, and manufacturing and processing warehouses. Working claims in these different fields has provided invaluable, diverse experience which allows Chelsea to cater and fine tune the approach and defense of any given claim for what will best suit the employer’s needs.
During representation of small, midsize, and corporate clients, Chelsea has gained knowledge to advise her clients on a host of issues involving Medicare Set-Asides, the Georgia Insurer’s Insolvency Pool, catastrophic designations, subrogation, return to work options, and authorization of complicated medical issues. Chelsea continues to stay current on all issues involving workers’ compensation litigation and defense to best advise employers, individuals, and insurers of their legal options and recommendations related to workers’ compensation litigation.
Since 2021, she was selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch© in the fields of Insurance Law and Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers in Atlanta.