R. Alex Ficker represents employers, insurers, self-insurers and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters, including handling claims before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation in Georgia and appellate courts across the state. He provides proactive counsel to ensure his clients’ businesses are prepared when there is a workplace injury. He navigates clients through effective legal strategies to ensure success in workers’ compensation challenges, including litigating claims, negotiating favorable settlements, advising in investigations and conducting ongoing compliance training for managers and supervisors to understand requirements under the Workers’ Compensation Act in Georgia.
Alex’s clients range from small mechanic shops to Fortune 500 companies and he represents businesses across a wide range of industries, including fast food restaurants, grocery store chains, concrete manufacturers, big box retailers and more.
Alex has amassed significant experience in his 13 years of counseling clients on workers’ compensation matters and has handled claims valued in the seven-figures.
Knowing that workers’ compensation law can seem like its own language, Alex leverages significant prior experience working in the medical field to serve as an effective translator of medical information and legal jargon to ensure his clients fully understand their case, empowering his clients to feel comfortable and included in determining the best legal approach for their business.
Alex provides a hands-on approach in his client service, including site visits as a part of claims investigations to ensure he meets the different parties involved in the case. Through this emphasis on creating and maintaining relationships, his clients benefit from a holistic perspective on matters that include effective two-way communication.
In addition to his extensive experience, Alex ensures he is up-to-date on the latest developments in workers’ compensation law. Within the firm, he has served in roles coordinating the firm’s annual workers’ compensation seminar, on the internal education committee and on the client alert committee responsible for alerting clients to important legislative and case law updates.
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award
- AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
- Atlanta Bar Association
- Henry County Chamber of Commerce
- State Bar of Georgia
Alex and his family reside in McDonough, Georgia. He enjoys reading, cooking and working outdoors.
Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., 2004)
University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1998)