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:
- Food & beverage
- City and County government
- Manufacturing plants
- Self-Insured Guaranty Trust Fund
- Trucking and Transportation
Taylor 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, Taylor counsels clients about loss prevention and financial savings when a loss occurs.
Taylor 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, Taylor 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. Taylor’s philosophy is, and has always been, about communication, collaboration with clients and closing cases efficiently and expeditiously. Most recently, she and some fellow mom lawyers at the firm started a Podcast called The Mother Board, which focuses on the challenges and issues female lawyers face when taking an active role in their families while taking charge of their careers.
Georgia State University, College of Law, J.D., 2007, with honors
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2004
Superior Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Northern District of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
DRI - Women in the Law; Chair of Substantive Law Committee Liaisons
DRI - Workers' Compensation Committee
Atlanta Bar Association
Related News, Publications & Presentations
The Interplay Between Illegal Alien Status And Fraud Under The Workers' Compensation Act. Taylor Poncz. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Vol. 29, No. 173 September 2017.
O.C.G.A. 34-9-82 and the Potential for Waiver of the Statute of Limitations Defense. Taylor Poncz. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Vol. 29 No. 167. September 2016.
Work Hard, Play Hard: An Overview of the Law on Injuries Occurring During Recreational Events. DRI Compensation Courier, The Newsletter of the Workers' Compensation Committee. Volume 21, Issue 1, April 2016.
Work Hard, Play Hard: An Overview of the Law on Injuries Occurring During Recreational Events. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Volume 27, No. 161, September 2015.
Statutory Employment: Liability and a Right to Seek Reimbursement. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Volume 26, No. 155, Septemper 2014.
The Power of the Panel: Will Strict Compliance be Enforced? Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. June 2013.
Say What? An Overview Of The Fundamentals Of A Hearing Loss Injury Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. June 2012.
Newton's Law of…Workers’ Compensation: For Every Defense IME, There is an Equal and Opposite Claimant’s IME Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Volume 23, No. 137, Septemper 2011.
Driving Miss Conduct: A Glance At The Georgia Workers’ Compensation Exclusion For Injuries Caused By An Employee’s Traffic Violation Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Volume 22, No. 131, Septemper 2010.
Property Corner: If A Party Is Entitled To Invoke Appraisal Under The Terms Of The Policy, When Must The Demand Be Made Before The Right To Appraisal Is Waived? Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Volume 22, No. 129, May 2010.
The Scope Of Discovery Pursuant To The Statutory Amendment To O.C.G.A. § 34-9-207. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal. Volume 21, No. 125, September 2009.