Richard A. Phillips is a Swift Currie partner who represents employers through workers’ compensation claims in a range of different industries, including manufacturers, hotels, restaurants, nursing homes, construction companies and staffing agencies.
Richard is experienced in handling high-value catastrophic injury, wrongful death and subrogation claims that range from $500 to $3 million. In addition, he has handled matters involving employer claim management, Medicare Set-Aside issues, prevention and safety, and air ambulance Georgia Fee-Schedule litigation.
Richard has unique experiences that have shaped the way he operates his practice, such as working with the Ethics Committee of the State Board of Workers' Compensation. He also served as the general counsel for a few small businesses in the automotive industry. Before becoming an attorney, Richard worked as an account manager for Intuit, Inc., which provides banking solutions for financial institutions.
Richard manages all of his cases in the most cost-effective manner possible depending on the needs of the client whether that means resolving cases through settlements, mediation or litigation. He values client communication and strives to build strong relationships with the organizations he represents.
- AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
- Atlanta Bar Association
- Georgia Association of Manufacturers, Safety and Health Committee
- State Bar of Georgia, Workers' Compensation Annual Conference Steering Committee – Ethics Committee
Outside of the office, Richard enjoys travel, fishing, scuba diving and golf. He is committed to spending time with his family and volunteering with his son’s school and extracurricular activities.
Richard has seen great success in controlling the costs of catastrophic workers’ compensation claims. In a recent case, he was able to work with opposing counsel and the physicians involved to bring down the cost of a Medicare Set-Aside from $1 million to $75,000.
- Law360, 05.10.2019
Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University (J.D.)
University of Georgia (B.A.)