Young, Thagard, Hoffman, Smith, Lawrence & Shenton, L.L.P. represents employers, insurers and self- insured's in a wide variety of workplace legal matters in South Georgia, combining conservative legal fees with aggressive defense strategies to save our clients time and expense. The firm has a particular expertise in workers’ compensation defense and employment related litigation including the defense of discrimination and EEOC claims, employment related torts, and ADA, FMLA, COBRA, ERISA and HIPPA issues. We also offer proactive dispute avoidance and resolution services including personnel policy development, employee and management training, defense of administrative charges and drafting of employment agreements. In the workers compensation arena, our lawyers have successfully defended our clients in hundreds of claims before Administrative Law Judges, the Full Board of the State Board of Workers Compensation and the Superior and Appellate Courts of Georgia. We also understand that employers are rightfully concerned how a decision in one area may affect other areas of their business. Because of our broad and varied experience we pride ourselves on addressing those concerns in a cost effective and comprehensive manner with a minimum of impact on our clients business operations.