Ms. Taylor S. Poncz
Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP
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 2022, Taylor was honored with the On the Rise Professional Excellence Award from the Daily Report’s Georgia Legal Awards. The award recognizes Georgia’s most promising lawyers as innovators, developing unique practice niches, amassing robust books of business, demonstrating strong leadership qualities, showing expertise in litigation or transactional work, and committing themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work. 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.
The Power of the Panel: Will Strict Compliance Be Enforced? ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Section, Workers’ Compensation & Employers’ Liability Law Committee, Winter 2014
Illegal Aliens’ Entitlement to Benefits: Georgia Employers Scramble for a Defense
All in the Family: A Look at a Spouse’s Right to Payment for Home Healthcare Services
The Continuing Continuance: The “Right” to Continue in Perpetuity
A Look at Georgia And Illinois Legislation Addressing Dismissal of Workers’ Compensation Claims and Hearings
The Scope of Discovery Pursuant to the Statutory Amendment to OCGA 34-9-207
Education, Admissions, and Memberships
- Georgia State University, College of Law (JD, cum laude, 2007)
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA, 2004)
- Supreme Court, Georgia
- Court of Appeals, Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Northern District, Georgia
- State Bar of Georgia
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- Membership Co-Chair of Workers' Compensation Committee
- Women in the Law Committee
- Atlanta Bar Association