James G. Smith (Athens, Georgia)
James G. Smith (Athens, Georgia)

James G. Smith

Licensed for 9 years

Practice Area: Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Workers' Compensation

James G. Smith

Serving Athens, GA view address

About James G. Smith

James was born and raised in Fitzgerald, Georgia, and attended college at the University of Georgia where he obtained a degree in History. From Athens, he went to the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta and received his J.D. in 2007. James began working with the firm's Atlanta office out of law school before eventually moving to Athens in 2010. After a brief stint in a solo practice, James rejoined the firm in 2012 and worked out of Athens until 2015 before having the opportunity to move to the Brunswick office to help expand the firm's workers' compensation presence in south Georgia. He and his wife Ryan, an elementary special education teacher, are both avid runners and love to travel.

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James was born and raised in Fitzgerald, Georgia, and attended college at the University of Georgia where he obtained a degree in History. From Athens, he went to the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta and received his J.D. in 2007. James began working with the firm's Atlanta office out of law school before eventually moving to Athens in 2010. After a brief stint in a solo practice, James rejoined the firm in 2012 and worked out of Athens until 2015 before having the opportunity to move to the Brunswick office to help expand the firm's workers' compensation presence in south Georgia. He and his wife Ryan, an elementary special education teacher, are both avid runners and love to travel.

Publications

New OSHA Reporting Rule and Intoxication Defenses, WorkPlace Health magazine, Fall 2016, pg.34

Horseplay or Not Horseplay: That is the Question, October 2015, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog
Medical Marijuana: What It May Mean To Georgia, Workers' Compensation Law Section Newsletter, Summer 2015, pg.18-19

Medical Marijuana Questions and Preparation, Workplace Health Magazine, Spring 2015, pg.13

Spider Bite Myths, October 2014, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog

The Claimant had a Stroke While at Work and Has Suffered Ongoing Medical Problems. Is This a Compensable Injury?, May 2014, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog

Case Study: A Ten Year-Old Injury Rears Its Head (or Knee), February 2014, HBS Workers' Compensation Blo g

Price is Right Appearance Leads to Workers' Compensation Fraud Conviction, June 2013, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog

Unscheduled Breaks and Deviations from the Scope of Employment, August 2012, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog

Social Networkers Have Nowhere to Hide, April 2012, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog

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Areas of Law

  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Workers' Compensation

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      Credentials

      Position
      Attorney
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 2007, Georgia
      Georgia Supreme Court
      Georgia Court of Appeals
      Law School Attended
      Georgia State University College of Law
      Class of 2007
      J.D.
      University Attended
      University of Georgia
      Class of 2004
      B.A.
      Associations & Memberships

      Membership

      Glynn County Bar Association