Jim Anderson has been practicing law for 26 years, with the last 22 of those focused on Workers’ Compensation issues. He has extensive experience in drug cases and death claims in Workers’ Compensation and his strength is in determining the compensability of claims, including dependency issues. He developed his proficiency by trying more than 200 Workers’ Compensation hearings over almost two decades throughout the state of Georgia.
With his Engineering degree, earned while also a four year letterman in Varsity football at Georgia Tech, Mr. Anderson is resourceful in technical environments and is often brought in at the beginning of a claim to consult and determine a strategy and to assist in the investigation. He works closely with Risk Managers, Human Resources Managers, Third Party Administrators (TPAs), and Claims Adjusters to develop a plan to resolve and close files quickly and efficiently.
Mr. Anderson has particular experience with the trucking industry, manufacturing, pest control and extermination services, employee leasing and temporary employment agencies, restaurants, the hospitality and food distribution industry, as well as retail.
Jim served on the firm's Board of Directors for eight years, including a two-year term as Chairman (2014-2015).
In October 2014, Mr. Anderson was recognized in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Law & Accounting: Who’s Who. This list highlights the 100 most prominent individuals in the legal and accounting professions in Atlanta. The leaders listed in this issue are the men and women who guide some of the largest and smallest firms in Atlanta. He has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell for his high ethical standards and professionalism.
Mr. Anderson is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He attained the rank of Captain and served as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer where he successfully prosecuted more than 200 courts-martial, including dozens of drug testing cases, and served as Special Assistant to the US Attorney (SAUSA) for the Southern District of California.
Georgia State University, College of law, J.D., 1991
Georgia Institute of Technology, BIE, 1987
Georgia Court of Appeals, Northern District
Georgia Supreme Court
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta