Joanna S. Jang practices primarily in the area of workers’ compensation defense representing employers, insurers, self-insureds and third-party administrators in equipment rental, construction, property and hotel management, manufacturing, retail and landscaping industries before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and all appellate courts in Georgia. Joanna also has extensive experience handling federal and state business and commercial litigation cases.
Prior to joining Swift Currie, Joanna also handled federal and state subrogation matters. Fluent in Korean and conversational in Japanese, her language skills give her insight into two distinct cultures, enabling her to work with business leaders from these and other Asian communities.
In addition to Joanna’s defense experience, she frequently writes and presents on a variety of workers’ compensation issues, including light duty return to work and defense strategies, among other topics. She stays abreast of legal changes affecting workers’ compensation in order to ensure that her clients are knowledgeable on all aspects of their legal issues.
Joanna also frequently presents on workers' compensation-related issues in Korean to Korean business owners and serves on the board of directors for the Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, as well as The Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta. She is a former member of South Korea’s National Unification Advocacy Council, which advises the nation's president regarding policy development and implementation for peaceful unification of South Korea and North Korea. The group's members are appointed by the president of South Korea.
Joanna understands that both international affairs and workers’ compensation matters are complex and stressful for business leaders as well as clients. She is always working to achieve her clients’ legal objectives, and she mitigates their stress by minimizing defense and litigation expenses as much as possible.
- AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
- Atlanta Bar Association
- Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA)
- Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta, Board of Directors
- Korean American Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
- Korean-American Bar Association of Georgia (KABA-GA)
- State Bar of Georgia
- State Bar of Georgia, 05.16.2019
- Webinar, 02.27.2019
- Northeast Hilton Atlanta, 04.20.2018
Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2009)
Emory University (B.A., 2004)