Thea A. Nanton-Persaud is a senior attorney in Swift Currie’s workers’ compensation practice. She has experience with all aspects of workers’ compensation defense and represents employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies throughout the state of Georgia, including experience resolving high-dollar, catastrophic claims.

She prides herself on paying close attention to her clients’ goals and is driven to get the best results for everyone she represents. Her approach is firm yet fair, which enables her to get the outcomes clients want while garnering the respect of her opponents and judges alike.

She is also registered with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, which allows her to conduct mediations. Her training as a mediator provides her with unique insight into considering both sides of a claim and allows her to develop creative solutions for claim resolution.

Thea shares her knowledge not only with her clients but with the community as well. She regularly speaks at educational seminars to provide information on workers’ compensation law.

When she is not meeting the needs of her clients, Thea spends time nurturing the next generation of lawyers through mentoring students at Georgia State College of Law. She is also involved in the mentorship programs at Gate City Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. In addition, Thea serves as a judge for high school mock trial competitions and has been a coach for the Young Lawyers’ Division High School Mock Trial Competition.


  • American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability Law Committee Rising Star Award, 2018

  • Registered Neutral, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution


  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Employers’ Liability Law Practice Section
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia, Workers' Compensation Section


When she is not working or volunteering, Thea enjoys spending time with her husband and son and traveling to new places.



Practice Areas

Bar Admittances

  • Georgia


Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2006

York University, B.A., 2003

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