Todd A. Brooks is a Swift Currie partner who focuses his practice on workers’ compensation matters. His clients include national manufacturers, “mom-and-pop” businesses and school systems, as well as city and county governments. In addition to handling client matters, he provides advice to organizations on how they can minimize exposure, mitigate legal risk and better position their businesses to reduce liability.
Todd has handled more than 20 jury trials and over 250 bench trials and hearings before Georgia courts and the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. He has also argued before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.
Todd’s previous experience as a prosecutor brings a unique perspective to his practice. Not only does his experience give him the ability to effectively handle several cases simultaneously and think on his feet, it helped him hone his ability to create winning strategies by exploring different tactical avenues. He prides himself on handling matters in a thoughtful manner in order to devise creative solutions to clients’ problems.
Todd also teaches a workers’ compensation course at Georgia State University College of Law and regularly speaks on legal issues. In addition, he is a coauthor of the Georgia Workers' Compensation Law and Practice book which is updated annually.
- AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
- State Bar of Georgia
- Tennessee Bar Association
Outside of the office, Todd enjoys watching his daughter’s sporting events and coaching.
- Successfully litigated an appeal before the Georgia Court of Appeals where a hospital employee claimed to be unable to work because of an injury she suffered to her knee while caring for patients. During the appeal, the Georgia Court of Appeals found in favor of the hospital because the plaintiff could not prove the idiopathic right knee injury was related to her work duties.
- Successfully litigated an appeal before the Georgia Court of Appeals in a case which involved an Atlanta police officer who claimed to have suffered a “superadded injury” from a heating pad after sustaining a hip injury at work. The Georgia Court of Appeals found the “superadded injury” could not be sufficiently linked to the plaintiff’s original hip injury.
- Successfully litigated an appeal before the Georgia Court of Appeals. In the case, an employee claimed to have sustained a catastrophic injury and was therefore seeking continued weekly income benefits for potentially the remainder of life. The Georgia Court of Appeals found for the employer and denied the employee’s request for ongoing benefits.
- Maggiano's Cumberland, 04.24.2019
- Jekyll Island Convention Center, 10.05.2018
- Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel, 08.29.2018
Publications and Presentations
- Georgia Workers' Compensation Law and Practice (Fifth Edition)
Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 1998)
University of Tennessee (B.A., 1994)