Emily J. Truitt represents employers in workers’ compensation claims, whether advising clients in negotiations to settle a case or litigating on their behalf in the courtroom. Her client advocacy includes a strong ability to balance her clients’ viewpoints with the best interests of their businesses.
Emily represents clients in the restaurant, hospitality, construction, health care, staffing, manufacturing and retail industries, as well as franchisees.
Emily is a strong communicator and makes every effort to know all the players in the industry, from opposing counsel to other defense attorneys and judges. She leverages these relationships to best represent her clients and achieve their legal objectives.
Emily brings compassion and sensitivity to her work with her clients because she understands how companies can suffer from abuse of workers’ compensation benefits.
- State Bar of Georgia
Outside of the office, Emily’s compassion also extends to the animals she loves. She is a certified therapy dog trainer and—with her golden retriever Lemon in tow—she volunteers with the Atlanta Dog Rescue Café to educate people about safe animal practices that help reduce the number of animals in shelters. In her free time, she also enjoys yoga, traveling, reading and cooking.
Publications and Presentations
- "The Ever-Evolving Idiopathic Defense," Risk Management, February 2019
- "Pick Your Battles: Deciding When to Deny a Fight Case;" The First Report, Spring 2018
- "Don’t Get Backed Over: Navigating Your Way Through the Parking Lot Exception," The First Report, Spring 2017
- "Should Employees Be Held Accountable for Failing to Look Out for Their Own Safety," The First Report, Spring 2015