Swift Currie Continues Growth With Three Attorneys in Atlanta and Birmingham


Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, announces the addition of three new attorneys, including Todd Boyce and Amber O’Connell in the firm’s Atlanta office and Brett Aaron in Birmingham. Boyce, who previously practiced with the firm between 2007 and 2010, rejoins as a senior attorney, and Aaron and O’Connell each join as associates.

“As litigation returns to pre-pandemic levels with a strong possibility of spiking in the wake of claims related to COVID-19, we are grateful for the opportunity to continue growing our team of litigators to support client needs,” said Terry Brantley, the firm’s managing partner. “Amber, Brett and Todd each bring great experience advocating for clients throughout legal matters, and we are excited to welcome this talented group to the firm.”

Todd Boyce practices in the firm’s workers’ compensation and brings nearly 20 years of litigation experience. He represents businesses in the fields of manufacturing, logistics, sales, consumer goods and insurance through all phases of a workers’ compensation case. He has handled millions of dollars’ worth of claims and has successfully advocated on behalf of more than 1,000 clients before administrative boards, municipal courts, state courts, superior courts and appellate courts. Boyce has held a variety of positions throughout the courtroom, including previous service as a judge hearing more than 10,000 cases, a trial prosecutor and court-appointed expert for a variety of matters. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Emory University School of Law. Boyce is active in the community, providing more than 100 hours of pro bono legal services annually through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, for which he serves on the board.  He earned his law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Emory University.

Amber O’Connell joins the firm’s litigation section and defends commercial and institutional clients, as well as auto insurers, across a wide variety of matters, including those related to construction defects, auto and trucking accidents, negligence and premises liability. Prior to joining the firm, O’Connell served as a judicial staff attorney at the Enotah Judicial Circuit Superior Courts for Judge Murphy C. Miller, Judge Joy R. Parks, Judge Raymond E. George and Judge N. Stanley Gunter. She began her career as a legal intern for the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in Atlanta. She earned her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.

Brett Aaron joins the firm’s coverage and commercial litigation section, where he represents clients on insurance coverage matters, arson and fraud investigations, bad faith litigation and general commercial litigation. In his practice, he works with the Alabama Department of Insurance and its fraud investigators to protect his clients’ interests. Additionally, Aaron served as a past member of the Alabama State Bar Future of the Profession and the Law School and Legal Education Task Forces. He earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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  approximately 160 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.

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