Atlanta workers' compensation lawyer Brian H. Sumrall was born in Mobile, Alabama, and raised in Columbus, Georgia. He graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Mr. Sumrall earned his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. During law school, Mr. Sumrall was a member of the Moot Court Board. He also served as an extern for the Fulton County Solicitor's Office gaining him courtroom experience while still in law school.
Before representing injured workers, Mr. Sumrall defended employers and insurance companies against workers' compensation claims for over six years. As a part of a major Atlanta defense firm, Brian tried a number of workers' compensation cases, and handled hundreds of depositions. Mr. Sumrall also negotiated settlements on behalf of insurance companies and employers, and advised employers and insurance companies on how best to handle workers' compensation claims.
Certainly, his experience working for employers and insurance companies during those six years provided Mr. Sumrall with invaluable insight and unique perspective allowing him to more effectively represent injured workers.
Since leaving a major Atlanta workers' compensation law firm, Mr. Sumrall has dedicated himself to serving injured workers throughout the State of Georgia. Brian served as a board member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar from 2011 to 2018. He chaired the Atlanta Bar’s Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar in 2016, and served as the Section Chair for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar from 2017 to 2018.
He now represents individuals who have been injured on the job and has found this to be much more rewarding than representing insurance companies. During the past several years, Mr. Sumrall has helped countless injured workers navigate the complex workers' compensation system in Georgia. Mr. Sumrall has assisted injured workers throughout Georgia, and he prides himself on being personally available to all of his clients.
Mr. Sumrall is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Further, Brian has been admitted to practice in front of the Georgia Court of Appeals. In September 2008, Mr. Sumrall spoke at the Atlanta Claims Convention. During that speech, he addressed insurance adjusters and attorneys on issues pertaining to recent changes to the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act and recent Georgia case law.
Associations & Accolades
- Member of the Atlanta Bar Association
- Serves on the Board of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
- Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Serves on the Georgia State College of Law Alumni Council
- Selected for inclusion in the list of Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ from 2010-2017
- Selected for inclusion in the list of Georgia Super Lawyers® in 2018-2020
- Verdict Magazine, a magazine for Georgia Trial Lawyers, also recently published an article written by Mr. Sumrall pertaining to workers’ compensation case law updates for 2016.
Brian Sumrall is an experienced trial attorney. He completed an externship with the Fulton County Solicitor in law school where he gained valuable courtroom experience, and even tried cases as a third year law student. Mr. Sumrall then worked for a major Atlanta law firm for six years, and participated in all aspects of litigation on hundreds of cases. Mr. Sumrall has tried a number of workers' compensation cases as well.
Settlement and Negotiations
In most cases, the parties will resolve a claim through settlement prior to trial. Settlement allows both parties to exercise a greater degree of control over the litigation process. Settlement also allows injured workers to no longer be at the mercy of the insurance company to wait for a weekly benefits check or authorization of medical procedures.
Whether you have a workers' compensation or personal injury claim, settlement negotiations always play a key role in the ultimate outcome of the case. Attorney Brian Sumrall is an experienced negotiator. He has negotiated hundreds of settlements in cases involving injured individuals, and has advocated for his clients at countless mediations.
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