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Mr. Andrew "Andy" Garrett Daugherty


Hamilton, Westby, Antonowich & Anderson, LLC

Andrew Daugherty received his B.A. in politics with a minor in philosophy in 2002 from Wake Forest University. While at Wake Forest, Daugherty was awarded the Bif Myers Scholarship, and he was a member of the Mu Alpha Nu society. He received his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 2005.  At Emory, Daugherty was the winner of the 2005 Moot Court Competition, he was named to the Jessup International Moot Court team, and he was honored with the Dean’s Award for Civil Trial Practice.

Daugherty, licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia, focuses his practice on defending employers and insurers in workers’ compensation claims. He has represented his clients at all stages of litigation and was the principal attorney in the landmark Chandler Telecom v. Burdette, 2017 LEXIS Ga. 103 (2017) decision at the Georgia Supreme Court. The decision overturned decades worth of precedent regarding and reestablished willful misconduct as a practical defense available to employers and insurers in Georgia.

Daugherty is a licensed instructor by the Georgia Insurance Commission and frequently speaks at seminars and conferences regarding workers’ compensation defense. Daugherty is an active participant in the Georgia High School Mock Trial program as an attorney coach, a program he was involved with while in high school.  Daugherty also volunteers his time representing Wake Forest University at college fairs in the Atlanta area.