Cabell “Cab” D. Townsend is a partner with Swift Currie and has been defending self-insured employers, insurers and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters since 1998. His clients include companies in the agricultural, warehousing, trucking, logistics and manufacturing industries.

Cab has more than 20 years of experience handling all aspects of workers’ compensation matters. He is skilled at taking depositions, meeting with employers to help them navigate the complexities of a case, defending clients at administrative hearings, handling mediations and all aspects that come with a case. He guides his clients through the legal process, ensuring they feel comfortable and are in the very best position to make an informed decision.

Cab believes in collaborating with his clients to design effective and cost-efficient strategies to obtain their legal objectives. He gets to know each client, understanding their business and what their long-term goals are, and he ensures clear and transparent communication so his clients are empowered to make informed choices based on the realities of their case.

In addition, Cab works diligently to develop productive relationships with all parties in his cases which ensures efficiency in case handling and the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Over the years, Cab has become well versed in all the rules and regulations of the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation. He educates his clients on how to train their employees in order to avoid issues and mitigate risk. He also speaks regularly at client seminars, answering questions and presenting topics to help his clients understand workers’ compensation issues and challenges.


  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Judiciary and Peer Review, 2012 - present


  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Lawyer's Club of Atlanta
  • State Bar of Georgia


Outside of the office, Cab enjoys running, hiking and youth baseball. He was a member of the varsity track and field team while at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. With two children ages 11 and 13, you can often find Cab participating in their activities and enjoying time with his family.

Bar Admittances

  • Georgia


Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University (J.D., 1998)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1991)

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