James (Jim) P. Anderson has been practicing law for 29 years, with the last 25 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, Jim 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. Jim 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.
After serving on the firm's Board of Directors for six years, he was elected to a two year term as Chairman (2014-2015). In October 2014, Jim 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. Jim 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 court-martials, including dozens of drug testing cases, and served as Special Assistant to the US Attorney (SAUSA) for the Southern District of California. At the request of the Chairman of the State Board of Worker’s Compensation, Jim has served on the Chairman’s Advisory Council since 2014. 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.
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
Related News, Publications & Presentations
Workers' Comp 101 for Manufacturers. Industry Today. January 2020.
DEF Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. Best Lawyers. August 2019.
DEF Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. Best Lawyers. August 2018.
2016 Law & Accounting Who's Who. Lisa R. Schoolcraft. Atlanta Business Chronicle. October 2016.