Workers Compensation

Georgia has recognized what an important part mediation can play in the workers’ compensation system by creating the Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. While many cases are mediated by the State Board, a significant number of workers’ compensation disputes in Georgia still lend themselves to private mediation. [See More]

Personal Injury

Litigating a case is, in every instance, expensive, stressful and time consuming. Accordingly, not only is mediation encouraged by state and superior court judges, it is mandated in most of the courts in South Georgia before a trial can be scheduled. [See More]

Business & Employment

Employment law disputes are particularly well suited to mediation for many reasons. They often involve complex interpersonal relationships which call for creative “outside the box” solutions. Termination, discrimination and harassment claims can be very emotional for both employees, whose legal rights may have been violated, and for employers who are defending their right to make lawful business decisions. [See More]

Dan Hoffman
Daniel Hoffman is a senior partner with the insurance defense firm of Young, Thagard, Hoffman, Smith, Lawrence & Shenton, L.L.P. in Valdosta, Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1981) and his law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law (1984).