Taylor Poncz has been litigating cases for over a decade and focuses her practice exclusively in the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims for employers, insurers and self-insurers throughout the state of Georgia. She serves clients of all sizes across many industries, with particular experience in:

  • Construction
  • Food & beverage
  • City and County government
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Universities
  • Healthcare
  • Self-Insured Guaranty Trust Fund

Ms. Poncz has taken and defended hundreds of depositions including those of physicians, injured workers and employer witnesses.

She has handled hearings before Administrative Law Judges across the state and has extensive experience in settlement negotiations and mediations. In addition to her experience in litigation, Ms. Poncz counsels clients about loss prevention and financial savings when a loss occurs.

Ms. Poncz is a trained Mediator. For many years, she has also been an active member of a leading international defense organization, Defense Research Institute, where she has served in various leadership positions for the Women in the Law Committee.

In 2016, Ms. Poncz was selected as a Georgia Rising Stars®, voted as one of Atlanta’s best lawyers. Only 2.5 percent of the attorneys in Georgia are honored on the Georgia Rising Stars list. Ms. Poncz’s philosophy is, and has always been, about communication, collaboration with clients and closing cases efficiently and expeditiously.

 

Publications:

The Power of the Panel: Will Strict Compliance Be Enforced?  ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Section, Workers' Compensation & Employers' Liability Law Committee, Winter 2014
 
Illegal Aliens’ Entitlement to Benefits: Georgia Employers Scramble for a Defense 
 
All in the Family: A Look at a Spouse’s Right to Payment for Home Healthcare Services 
 
The Continuing Continuance: The “Right” to Continue in Perpetuity 
 
A Look at Georgia And Illinois Legislation Addressing Dismissal of Workers’ Compensation Claims and Hearings
 
The Scope of Discovery Pursuant to the Statutory Amendment to OCGA 34-9-207

Education


Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2007, with Honors

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2004

Court Admissions


Superior Court of Georgia 

Georgia Court of Appeals 

Northern District of Georgia

Memberships


State Bar of Georgia

DRI - Women in the Law; Chair of Substantive Law Committee Liaisons

DRI - Workers' Compensation Committee

Atlanta Bar Association

Practice Areas


Results