John Bruffey has been defending Workers’ Compensation claims for over 30 years. He serves clients in a variety of industries with particular experience in construction, manufacturing, food & beverage, retail, trucking, hospitals, and school boards. He works with In House Counsel, Risk Managers, Adjusters, HR Executives, Third Party Administrators, and Insurers throughout the state.
He has tried cases in the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims for self-insured and insured employers throughout Georgia. Mr. Bruffey has tried hundreds of Workers’ Compensation cases and has taken hundreds of depositions of claimants as well as expert testimony from physicians, chiropractors and other medical professionals.
Mr. Bruffey is a frequent speaker on Workers' Compensation for clients and numerous national organizations, is a Martindale Hubbell AV Rated Lawyer, and has been elected as a Georgia Super Lawyer in Workers' Compensation by Atlanta Magazine/Law and Politics Magazine. 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.
Campbell University, School of Law, J.D., 1984
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1979
All Georgia State
U.S. District Court, Northern District
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Defense Research Institute
Georgia Defense Lawyer Association
American Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section
Reliance Elec. Co. V. Brightwell, 284 Ga. App. 235, 643 S.E.2d 742 (2007) This case established the procedural standard for suspending income benefits under O.C.G.A. § 34-9-221.
Gray Bldg. Svs. Trine, 260 Ga. 252, 391 S.E.2d 764 (1990) This case set the standard for statutory employment law by defining the subcontractor relationship and setting a distinction between material suppliers and contractors.
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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.
Attorney John Bruffey speaking at the GWCA Q&A. Events. October 2017.
Attorney John Bruffey speaking at the GWCA Q&A. Events. September 2017.