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Lisa A. Wade


Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation


  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1991)
  • Brown University (A.B., 1988)


Lisa A. Wade joined Swift Currie as a partner in 2000. She is responsible for a practice that consists of the defense of workers’ compensation claims and general insurance defense litigation.

Ms. Wade has worked on cases involving premises liability, automobile accidents and uninsured motorist defense litigation, product liability, slips and falls, coverage issues and property damage cases. In the area of workers’ compensation, Ms. Wade represents companies that are both self-insured and commercially insured and has defended claims of all types. In her capacity as approved counsel by the Atlanta Board of Education, she responded to various employment practice issues and defended several of the Board’s workers’ compensation claims. She is currently lead defense counsel for the City of Atlanta’s workers’ compensation matters.

Ms. Wade is a member of the American and Atlanta Bar associations, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Claims Association. She was formerly the state liaison for the Defense Research Institute’s Workers’ Compensation Committee and the chairman of the Outreach Subcommittee of the Diversity Committee. In the State Bar of Georgia, Ms. Wade is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section and the Litigation Section.

She is a past chairperson of the Board of Zoning Adjustment for the City of Atlanta and the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She also served five terms on the Fee Arbitration Committee of the State Bar of Georgia and was a member of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2002. Ms. Wade has served as the legal adviser to the Atlanta Board of Education’s Civil Service Commission and a hearing officer for cases involving the termination of certificated employees.

In 2005 and 2006, Ms. Wade was named a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine. Additionally, she has been named in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta since 2005.

Ms. Wade takes pride in serving her community. She is a member of the Azalea City (GA) Chapter of The Links, a volunteer service organization consisting of 14,000 professional women of color; the Junior League of Atlanta, an organization of women committed to making a lasting transformation in Atlanta; and Leadership Atlanta, one of the oldest sustained community leadership programs in the nation. In 2008, she was appointed as a board member for Kids' Chance of Georgia, which provides need-based scholarships to the families of seriously injured workers.

Ms. Wade received her undergraduate degree in 1988 from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and her law degree in 1991 from the University of Georgia School of Law.


  • American Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law General Committee, Vice-Chair)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • Cascade United Methodist Church
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Junior League of Atlanta
  • Kids' Chance of Georgia, Board Member
  • Leadership Atlanta
  • The Links (Azalea City (GA) Chapter)
  • State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Awards & Recognitions

  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2005-2006
  • Who's Who in Black Atlanta, 2005-present
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Interests/Additional Information

In her spare time, Ms. Wade enjoys collecting antiques, reading, art, music and cooking.

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