Jim Johnson represents businesses, insurance carriers and individuals in litigation matters related to personal injury claims and in workers’ compensation claims ranging from minor to catastrophic injuries. Jim has diversified his practice over his 20-year career to include counseling clients in complex liability matters, including automobile accidents, premises liability and other wide-ranging business challenges like cybersecurity.
Jim’s clients are businesses from across the spectrum of industries, including national insurance companies and large school districts.
Prior to entering law school, Jim spent several years working as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and vocational expert, including an in-house position at an insurance company managing vocational rehabilitation files. He manages complex workers’ compensation claims by using the knowledge he gained from his previous roles providing expert testimony in disability cases, performing job analyses to get injured employees back to work and even attending doctor appointments while acting as a liaison between employers and injured claimants.
Jim puts his clients at the center of each case he handles, ensuring they are well-informed, and he develops legal strategies with their individual goals in mind.
Jim’s broad experience enables him to provide one-stop service to his clients in need of counsel in both workers’ compensation claims and liability defense. His extensive knowledge and background working with the legal issues and complex medical considerations in these cases provides him a masterful understanding of the facts in a claim and gives his clients an upper hand.
At Swift Currie, Jim is a team leader of the Workers’ Compensation practice
- AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, 2010 to present
- Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Club
- Defense Research Institute
- State Bar of Georgia
Outside of the firm, he dedicates his time to his wife and three kids, which previously included several years of coaching basketball at the school and AAU levels.
Publications and Presentations
- "Cybersecurity Considerations and Data Breach Notifications Requirements, " Georgia School Board Association Annual Conference, December 2018
Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., 1998)
Auburn University (M.S., 1992; B.A., 1990)