42 Swift Currie Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America© 2021 Rankings, Robert Potter Earns Lawyer of the Year


Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce that 21 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, with an additional 21 attorneys recognized in the inaugural “Ones to Watch” list.

Among the firm’s honorees, Robert Potter was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Atlanta for the category of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and location is named "Lawyer of the Year." This accolade is particularly significant as it is awarded to those lawyers with the highest overall peer feedback, speaking to Potter’s strong reputation throughout the legal community.

Since it was first published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America© has become a definitive guide to legal excellence and has highlighted the top legal talent in the country. Inclusion on its lists, which are compiled using exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of attorneys vote on the abilities of other lawyers, is considered highly credible and a significant honor in the legal industry.

“We have made it a priority to ensure our team of attorneys are equipped with the extensive and diverse experience to handle any litigation need that our clients might encounter, especially with the trying times businesses are facing now and in the upcoming months,” Swift Currie managing partner Terry Brantley said. “Our firm’s representation on this list reflects the depth of our talented and growing bench of attorneys, and we are grateful to our peers in the legal community for providing the great feedback that led to these attorneys’ hard-earned inclusion in this ranking.”

The following Swift Currie attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America© in their respective practice areas for 2021. Joseph Angersola, Todd Brooks, Bill Casey and Melissa Segel and Ashley Webber were recognized in Best Lawyers for the first time.


  • Joseph Angersola – Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • David Atkinson – Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance
  • Marc Barré – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Doug Bennett – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Terry Brantley – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Todd Brooks – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Bill Casey – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Stephen Cotter – Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Mark Dietrichs – Litigation – Insurance
  • Mark Goodman – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Roger Harris – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Brad Marsh – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Joseph Munger – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Diane Owens – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Briggs Peery – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Robert Potter – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • John Sacha – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Stephen Schatz – Litigation – Insurance
  • Melissa Segel – Insurance Law
  • Ashley Webber – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants


  • Lane Finch – Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance

The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” recognition is given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers and demonstrate outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Recipients typically have been in practice for five to nine years.

The methodology for determining these awards remains the same as it did when Best Lawyers was founded almost 40 years ago: peer-review with lawyers serving as a resource to provide feedback on the caliber of work performed by their peers.

The following Swift Currie attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” list for 2021.



About Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP

Based on more than 50 years of representing clients in Georgia, Alabama and throughout the country, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, has evolved into a law firm capable of handling all areas of civil law and litigation. With more than 150 attorneys, Swift Currie possesses the resources and abilities to tackle the most complex legal problems, while at the same time, providing its clients with individualized, prompt and cost-effective service. The firm has a wealth of experience across numerous practice areas and its depth of legal talent allows the firm to tailor such strengths to individual cases. For more information, please visit swiftcurrie.com.

About The Best Lawyers in America©

Published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America© has become one of the oldest and the most respected peer review publications in the legal profession, using the same peer review process for more than 30 years. The core mission of Best Lawyers is to highlight top legal talent In America. Its listings are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys and are now published in 78 countries around the world. The 2021 edition of the publication is available at bestlawyers.com

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