Gary Hurst has been practicing in Workers' Compensation law for more than 40 years. His focus is in litigation and he represents insurers and self-insurers before the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation, as well as in state courts. He has significant experience representing governments and municipalities, Boards of Education, construction companies and contractors, the automotive industry, and manufacturers.

He had taken and defended hundreds of depositions including expert witness statements. In addition, he has handled numerous complex cases involving subrogation within Workers' Compensation claims.

He has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell for his high ethical standards and professionalism.

Gary has been approved by the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution to be a neutral.

In 2018, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 25th edition in the field of Workers' Compensation in Atlanta.

He is a frequent lecturer on Workers' Compensation topics and has presented to audiences at the Georgia State Bar Association-sponsored seminars.

From 2009-2013, Gary served on the firm’s Board of Directors. In addition, he has served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee since its inception.

In the fall of 2010, Gary was honored as a founder and patron of the DeKalb Lawyers Association at the Association’s 25th Anniversary event.

Recent Publications:

Co-Author, “Housing and the Catastrophic Claim After Pringle and Spires,” State Bar of Georgia, Workers' Compensation Law Section Newsletter, Fall 2011.


Rutgers University, School of Law-Camden, J.D., 1978

University of Georgia, M.P.A., 1985

College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1975

Court Admissions

All Georgia State and Federal Courts

U.S. Supreme Court


American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Bar Association

National Bar Association

Gate City Bar Association

Practice Areas