M. Ann McElroy is a senior attorney who defends employers and insurers in workers’ compensation claims. Her clients include county governments, insurance companies and large-scale claims management companies, to name a few.

Ranked by her peers among an elite group of attorneys who earn the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, Ann coauthored an amicus brief to the Georgia Court of Appeals on behalf of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA) for the prevailing party regarding the issue of whether workers' compensation statute O.C.G.A. § 34-9-221(h) defines "compensation" as to include medical benefits. She has prevailed in multiple hearings in front of various administrative law judges.

Attentiveness to all details and putting the needs of clients first is the hallmark of Ann’s practice. She is highly skilled in counseling clients regarding difficult decisions of whether a case should be tried or settled. A diligent approach and keen cost-analysis capabilities support Ann’s success.

Before joining Swift Currie, Ann clerked in a medical malpractice firm. In addition, she prosecuted misdemeanors for Fulton County during her third year of law school and after graduation. She also practiced at a criminal defense and plaintiff firm for four years before switching to workers' compensation defense.


  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, 2014


  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Advisory Board for St. Thomas More Catholic School
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Tennessee Bar Association


Ann is a natural competitor and sports fan. She has completed several half marathons and is an avid tennis player. She is a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons.



Successfully defended countless workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers and insurers at various court levels, from in front of ALJs all the way to before the Supreme Court of Georgia.


Practice Areas

Bar Admittances

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee


Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., 2002)

University of Georgia (B.A., 1999)

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