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“Investigation and Claims Handling Strategies for Willful Misconduct Defense” Claims Journal
August 21, 2018

In an article published in Claims Journal on August 21, 2018, Crystal McElrath discusses workers' compensation and defines willful misconduct in terms of a workers’ compensation defense. In order to expand on this idea, the article outlines specific examples of states that provide statutory defenses in cases where an employee’s own willful misconduct or intoxication may have caused an on-the-job injury, in which case an employer may have grounds for a willful misconduct defense.

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Swift Currie New Hires Featured in the Georgia Bar Journal
August 21, 2018

The August 2018 issue of the Georgia Bar Journal included news of some recent new hires Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, welcomed to the firm. Kevan G. Dorsey, Sean P. Farrell, Jordan M. Mahoney, Benjamin D. McClure, Alexander McDonald, Victoria L. Shaw and Winter N. Wheeler were featured in the publication’s “On the Move” section.

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“14 Swift Currie Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers 2019, R. Briggs Peery Named Lawyer of the Year,” Atlanta CityBizList, Metro Atlanta CEO
August 17, 2018

Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP's, announcement of its 14 honorees in this year’s The Best Lawyers in America, which included R. Briggs Peery as Lawyer of the Year in Atlanta for the category of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, was published in Atlanta CityBizList on August 15, 2018, and Metro Atlanta CEO on August 20, 2018.

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“Swift Currie Welcomes Two New Attorneys,” Metro Atlanta CEO, The Daily Report
August 13, 2018

Metro Atlanta CEO featured the arrival of Christopher Gifford as a senior attorney at Swift Currie and Brianna Tucker as an associate — both in the firm’s Atlanta office — in an online story on August 8, 2018. The Daily Report also published the news of their additions in the "On the Move" section on August 20, 2018.

“Our continued growth has bolstered our deeply experienced roster of attorneys comprised of diverse backgrounds, which furthers our clients’ ability to succeed in just about any type of litigation matter they may face,” said Terry O. Brantley, managing partner of Swift Currie. Their arrival to the firm elevates Swift Currie’s headcount to approximately 140 attorneys as the firm continues its strategy for client-focused growth.

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“Swift Currie Continues Growth with New Litigation Attorney in Atlanta,” Metro Atlanta CEO
August 8, 2018

On August 6, 2018, Metro Atlanta CEO published news of the addition of Lauren Woodrick to Swift Currie’s Atlanta office. Woodrick joined the firm in July, and was the 25th attorney to join the firm in 2018. Woodrick is licensed in both Alabama and Georgia, and she brings to the litigation team diverse experience handling a range of legal matters, including breach of contract actions under state law, criminal law, employment discrimination, SEC enforcement, civil rights, immigration and federal jurisdiction.

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