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Workers' Compensation for the General Practitioner - POSTPONED

CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 0 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 2 Trial Practice

Trial Practice
State Bar of Georgia - Atlanta, Georgia




Speakers, session times and credit hours are subject to change.


PROGRAM CHAIR: Michael A. Boeschen, Boeschen Law, PC, Atlanta, GA

8:00 in-person registration
8:30 Greeting
  Cheyenne Scipio, ICLE, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
8:35 Welcome and Program Overview
  Michael A. Boeschen
8:40 Workers' Compensation Discovery for the General Practitioner  (provides trial practice credit) 
  Stephen J. Graham, Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP, Atlanta, GA
  Hon. David K. Imahara, Chief Administrative Law Judge, State Board of Workers' Compensation, Atlanta, GA
  Marci R. Rosenberg, Marci R. Rosenberg, P.C., Dunwoody, GA
9:40 How to play nice in the sandbox:  You get what you give       
  Kevin O. Skedsvold, Richter Head Shinall White & Slotkin LLP, Atlanta, GA 
  Alex B. Wallach, George & Wallach LLP, Forest Park, GA
10:40 BREAK
10:50 WCMSA: Protecting your Settlement
  Rahul Sheth, Richter Head Shinall White & Slotkin LLP, Atlanta, GA
  Sherrill Britt, Sherrill Britt Mediations LLC, Atlanta, GA
11:50 LUNCH
12:35 Trial & Error:  Handling Hearings and Appeals in the GA WC System  (provides trial practice credit)     
  Jarrett R. Babb, Savell & Williams LLP, Atlanta, GA
  Christopher K. Gifford, Gerber & Holder,  Atlanta, GA
  Hon. Sharon H. Reeves, Administrative Law Judge, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Macon, GA 
1:35 WC Medical Treatment 101
  Bryan C. Ramos, Ramos & Law, Atlanta, GA
  Dustin S. Thompson, Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers LLP, Atlanta, Ga
  Dr. Raymond Walkup, MD, Axion Spine & Neurosurgery, Atlanta, GA
2:35 BREAK
2:50 Mediations & Settlements in the GA WC System 
  Stephen J. Graham, Drew, Eckl & Farnham, Atlanta, GA 
  Hon. David K. Imahara
  Sarah E. Stottlemyer, Stottlemyer & Associates LLC,  Atlanta, GA
3:50 Adjourn 


Mr. Kevin Obert Skedsvold's Profile

Mr. Kevin Obert Skedsvold Related seminars and products

Richter Head Shinall White & Slotkin LLP

Kevin O. Skedsvold was born in Williston, North Dakota on August 20, 1963. He was raised in Augusta, Georgia and moved to Atlanta in 1985. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Augusta University (1985) and his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law (1988). Kevin was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1988.

Kevin has focused his practice on insurance defense litigation with a particular emphasis on the defense of employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters in the State of Georgia. He serves as state-wide counsel for numerous large and small insurance companies as well as many private and self-insured corporations. Kevin holds Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating for expertise and ethics.

Kevin is a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Committee for the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and serves on the Rehabilitation and Managed Care Committee.

As part of his law practice, Kevin is actively involved in presenting seminars to his clients in an effort to keep them apprised of new developments in Georgia law on a wide range of topics including insurer bad faith, risk management, claim investigation, insurance coverage, trial practice and workers’ compensation issues. He has been approved by the Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Office to provide continuing education seminars to insurance adjusters for credit.

Mr. Alex Brian Wallach Related seminars and products

George & Wallach LLP

After being born in the New York metropolitan area, Alex Wallach grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC where he was greatly influenced by the coverage of the Watergate scandal in the Washington Post.  His interest in politics and law grew tremendously at that time. 

He graduated cum laude with a BA in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1984.  He is a 1987 graduate of the Emory University School of Law. 

Alex has practiced the entirety of his career with the firm now known as GEORGE & WALLACH, LLLP and has concentrated his practice on representing applicants in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security cases.  He has been named a Super Lawyer annually since 2008.  He is a former Chairperson of the WCCL (1993-4) the Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Lawyers section of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the long-time Chair of their Amicus Curiae Committee and a past President of the Georgia Legal Foundation. He previously served on the Board of GIWA, the Georgia Injured Workers’ Advocates.

Alex was inducted as a Fellow of the ABA’s College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2016.

Ms. Marci R. Rosenberg's Profile

Ms. Marci R. Rosenberg Related seminars and products

Marci R. Rosenberg, P.C.

Marci Rosenberg is a native of Louisville, Kentucky.  Ms. Rosenberg graduated from Emory University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Philosophy.  She is a 1993 Emory Law School graduate and has been representing plaintiffs in civil litigation matters throughout the State of Georgia since that time.  She opened her own practice in December of 1995 devoted to representing victims in workers’ compensation, trucking, and personal injury cases.  She is former President and current member of the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Lawyers section of GTLA.  She is also a current member of the Board of Directors and is former Educational Director of the Georgia Legal Foundation (formerly the Amicus Curiae Committee of the WCCL).  Ms. Rosenberg is a Fellow of the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers.  She has also served as a guest lecturer on workers' compensation and practice related topics at Emory University's School of Law.

Mr. Stephen Joseph Graham Related seminars and products

Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP

Stephen Graham is a partner in the Atlanta office of Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in business administration and attended Georgia State University College of Law.  Stephen has represented employers, insurers and third-party administrators in the defense of workers' compensation claims throughout Georgia since 2006.  During that time, Stephen has taken and defended hundreds of depositions including those of physicians, vocational experts and fact witnesses. He has also mediated over 100 cases to successful resolution. He works to resolve workers’ compensation claims quickly and efficiently, counseling clients from the early stages of claim investigation through the appeals process. Stephen has tried a number of cases before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and has argued before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division and Georgia Superior Courts. He is a frequent speaker on topics realated to worker's compesation and serves on the Board of Directors for the Workers' Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Hon. David K. Imahara Related seminars and products

Chief Judge

State Board of Workers' Compensation

270 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30303

Mr. Bryan Camacho Ramos's Profile

Mr. Bryan Camacho Ramos Related seminars and products

Ramos & Law

Bryan Ramos is a committed litigation attorney dedicated to achieving exceptional results for Georgia’s injured workers. Ramos & Law was established in 2005 to “level the playing field for Georgia’s working class.” Mr. Ramos’ legal philosophy is rooted in authenticity, strategic preparedness, and old fashioned “hard work.” 

Mr. Ramos is a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, a national organization created to recognize and honor lawyers with distinguished service in the field of workers’ compensation. Most recently, he was named to the list of the “Top 100” lawyers list as compiled by Super Lawyers magazine. He also carries an “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating given to attorneys for professional excellence and ethical standards. Mr. Ramos is acknowledged and registered with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; and all Georgia State, Superior, and Appellate Courts.

Mr. Ramos served as a Commissioner to the City of Brookhaven Charter Review Commission in 2022. He currently sits on the Georgia Advisory to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and serves as the Executive Secretary. Mr. Ramos serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Council for Recovery.  

He earned his juris doctorate at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He is certified by Henning Mediation and Arbitration Services to conduct mediations and is a graduate of the Florida State University.  

Mr. Jarrett Ray Babb's Profile

Mr. Jarrett Ray Babb Related seminars and products

Savell & Williams LLP

Jarrett Babb is an associate attorney with Savell & Williams, LLP and practices exclusively in the defense of workers’ compensation matters on behalf of employers, insurers, self-insurers, and third-party administrators. Jarrett is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about workers’ compensation law and is skilled at cases from inception until final resolution. Jarrett has a proven track record of success in trying cases at both the trial and appellate levels and is skilled at achieving favorable results for clients prior to trial. Jarrett enjoys working with clients to formulate successful strategies for efficiently and effectively handling cases.


Jarrett is a lifelong Georgia resident raised in Jonesboro. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Clayton State University with a major in legal studies. He obtained his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, Jarrett also earned Georgia State University’s 20th Anniversary Scholarship and the CALI Award for Insurance Law and Sales. Jarrett currently lives in McDonough and enjoys spending time with his family and cheering on the Braves and Falcons.

Hon. Sharon Hurt Reeves Related seminars and products

State Board of Workers' Compensation

Mr. Christopher Kelley Gifford's Profile

Mr. Christopher Kelley Gifford Related seminars and products

Gerber & Holder

Gifford is a Partner at Gerber & Holder and exclusively represents injured workers in Georgia Workers’ Compensation claims.  He spent the first 7 years of his career representing Employers and Insurers in workers’ compensation claims across Georgia and has represented injured workers at Gerber & Holder for the last 7 years.  Chris has handled close to one thousand workers’ compensation claims over the course of his career. He has taken and defended hundreds of depositions, participated in hundreds of successful settlement mediations, tried cases before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation in every corner of the state and participated in appeals at the Superior Court and Georgia Court of Appeals.  Chris is a 2023 Super Lawyer and has spoken on many different workers’ compensation topics at CLE’s.

Mr. Rahul Sheth's Profile

Mr. Rahul Sheth Related seminars and products

Richter Head Shinall White & Slotkin LLP

Rahul is a partner at Richter, Head, Shinall, White & Slotkin LLP. He joined the firm in 2022, and focuses mostly his entire practice on representing employers and insurers under Title 34, the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act. Rahul has over a decade of expertise in defending workers' compensation matters throughout the state. He also specializes in subrogation recovery on behalf of his clients and handles Occupational Accident and contingent liability scenarios. 

Rahul also sits on the Board of Directors for the Asian American Insurance Network (AAIN), a national 501(c)(6) non-profit organization of API insurance professionals. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, attended UGA for undergrad, and obtained his law degree from Mercer University.

Ms. Sherrill Britt's Profile

Ms. Sherrill Britt Related seminars and products

Sherrill Britt Mediations LLC

Sherrill Britt is a Registered Neutral and experienced litigator of workers’ compensation claims. Sherrill began her legal a career as a prosecutor in Douglas County, but she then found her home in the Georgia workers’ compensation bar. For nearly 10 years, Sherrill represented employers and insurers, and injured workers, litigating and settling  cases at two of the largest workers’ compensation law firms in Atlanta. In 2022, Sherrill transitioned from litigator (fighter) to mediator (problem solver) and founded Sherrill Britt Mediations, LLC. Sherrill specializes in mediating workers’ compensations claims in Georgia.  Ms. Britt is a proud Louisiana native, and attended Georgia State University Law School. Outside of the law, Ms. Britt enjoys a good book, a strong cup of coffee, a long walk, a Peleton or yoga class, and time with her dog “Maizie”, her husband, and sons.

Ms. Sarah Elizabeth Stottlemyer Related seminars and products

Stottlemyer & Associates LLC60 Lenox Pointe NEAtlanta, GA 30324-3170

Sarah Stottlemyer graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 and went on to law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating in 2004, she received a fellowship at the Carter Center for International Peace working on International Human Rights. She began working as a Special Assistant Attorney General at the Fulton County Juvenile Court prosecuting child deprivation cases. She then worked at two large firms for several years representing insurance companies in workers’ compensation claims.

She currently serves as the president of the Workers’ Compensation Claimant’s Lawyers of Georgia, she’s the immediate past president of the Atlanta Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section, and she serves on the executive committee for the Workers’ Injury Law Group (the National Workers’ Comp Claimant’s Bar).

Stottlemyer also is the president of Holiday Helping Hands, a 501C3 she created to help children of injured workers with presents for the holidays. Each year, her non-profit helps between 250-300 kids with presents when their parents have been hurt on the job.


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