Ryan Hathcock joined Drew Eckl & Farnham in 2016 as an associate and focuses the majority of his practice on representing insurers, employers and self-insurers throughout Georgia in workers' compensation claims. Ryan assists clients in claims reporting and initial investigation of work injuries. He also assists his clients by handling claims from origination through the discovery and litigation process to resolution.
Prior to joining Drew Eckl & Farnham, Ryan practiced law in West Virginia and Kentucky representing primarily trucking and construction companies. As a part of his practice in the construction industry he assisted small business owners in creating legal entities and acted as corporate counsel for a land ownership company. He assisted numerous businesses in their transfer of ownership interests, filing of patents with the federal government, and assisted in the annual reporting of financial information pursuant to federal law.
During the representation of various midsize and small construction companies, Ryan has pursued legal action on behalf of his clients in breach of contract claims including the preparation and filing of lawsuits and enforcement of judgements. Ryan also assisted in the defense of multi-party litigation claims involving wrongful death, contractor disputes, payment disputes, bond claims, collection enforcement, breach of contract, and engineering defects.
Ryan continues to stay up to date with workers' compensation and construction litigation trends in Georgia and surrounding states to assist individuals, companies, and insurance carriers with various needs related to workers' compensation litigation, corporate formation, annual reporting, and general litigation.
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2012
Auburn University, B.A., 2009
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Related News, Publications & Presentations
Subcontracting in the Construction Industry. DEFining the Law Podcast. S1E3. August 2020
Subcontracting in the Construction Industry and Who is Responsible for the Injured Employee? Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 30, No. 180. November 2018.
An Attempt to Break-Even: A Review of O.C.G.A. § 34-9-11.1, an Employer/Insurer's subrogation rights, and the ability to recover for benefits paid to an injured employee. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, Vol. 30 No. 175 January 2018.