Colleen M. Hampton is an attorney practicing in Swift Currie’s workers’ compensation section. Hardworking, personable and straight forward, Colleen is a steadfast advocate for her clients who believes communicating regularly and setting realistic expectations are essential to cultivating a mutually beneficial working relationship.
Before practicing law, Colleen spent 13 years as a negotiator for health insurance companies where she became skilled at forming creative solutions to complex problems. Throughout her career, she worked closely with hospitals, physicians and ancillary providers to de-escalate high-dollar disputes and negotiate settlements. Colleen’s unique background and extensive knowledge of the business of health care are assets that she leverages in her practice.
During law school, Colleen devoted much of her time to helping underserved individuals and communities gain access to legal assistance. She developed and co-led the Rural Justice Alternative Spring Break where students traveled to legal deserts in South Georgia and assisted Daugherty County Law Library in creating self-help videos for pro se litigants. She also served as a graduate research assistant for the Georgia State University Veterans Legal Assistance Program, helping veterans with a variety of civil legal matters through limited representation. Under the Third-Year Practice Act, Colleen gained meaningful experience preparing and arguing motions on behalf of the state while interning at the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office.
Colleen graduated, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law. While there, she participated in Moot Court where she served as vice president of appellate advocacy. Prior, she received her B.A. from Rockford University.
- CALI Award for Excellent Achievement in Advanced Evidence, Georgia State University College of Law
- Nai Karimimanesh Award in Advanced Evidence, Georgia State University College of Law
- Atlanta Bar Association
- Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
- Phi Alpha Delta
- State Bar of Georgia
Outside the office, you can find Colleen at the local yoga studio or spending time with her husband relaxing on the lake. Colleen has completed three full marathons and several half marathons.
- Co-author, "Managing Liens in Nursing Home Cases 101: A Primer on Initiating Claims and Negotiating With Lienholders,” ICLE Nursing Home Litigation Presentation, September 2018