Swift Currie partner Timothy “Tim” C. Lemke has more than two decades of experience representing and counseling employers through workers’ compensation claims. His clients include several large national retail chains, staffing agencies, waste management and trucking companies whom he has advocated for in approximately 500 workers’ compensation hearings and  appellate hearings.

Tim takes a vested interest in each client, both professionally and personally, by fully educating himself on their business goals as well as their individual needs. Forming these relationships builds trust, allowing a truly beneficial partnership to begin.

Tim familiarizes himself with each case at hand while analyzing the matter in conjunction with the client’s specific business goals. Through this process, he works to offer a more comprehensive approach to both the litigation and resolution of cases. Keeping his clients informed through every step of the process, he steers potential impact away from the business’ bottom line and the culture of the company as a whole. This insightful perspective earned Tim recognition as the 2015 Workers' Compensation Attorney of the Year by Georgia Global Law Experts.

After college and prior to joining Swift Currie, Tim pursued his interest in journalism and also worked as an ad sales representative where he learned about client service. Together, the positions taught him the importance of blending study and strategy with rigorous preparation and relationship-building.

Tim proudly began his legal career as a law clerk at Swift Currie where he has continued to practice for almost 25 years. While this is a rare occurrence in the legal industry, it is a testament to Tim’s strong level of loyalty and commitment.



  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Board of Workers' Compensation


Outside of the office, Tim is active in charitable work, youth sports and enjoys time with his wife, son and daughter.

Practice Areas

Bar Admittances

  • Georgia


University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1995)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1990)

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