JEFFREY E. HICKCOX
A native of Atlanta, Jeff obtained a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia during which time he was inducted into Gamma Iota Sigma, a national insurance honorary society. After completing his undergraduate education, Jeff was admitted to the joint J.D./M.B.A. program at the University of Georgia School of Law and Graduate School of Business. He earned both a Juris Doctor from the law school and a Master’s degree from the graduate school of business after 3 years. While in law school, Jeff served on the Editorial Board of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.
Since graduating from law school, Jeff’s practice has focused on representing employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters throughout the state of Georgia. He has taken over 2,000 depositions and tried hundreds of workers’ compensation cases all over the state. Jeff has made several appearances before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court. He represented the employer in several noteworthy cases including Atlanta Care Convalescence Center v. Travelers Ins. Co., 187 Ga. App. 283 (1988); Evco Plastics v. Burton, 200 Ga. App. 121 (1991); Walmart Stores v. Harris, 234 Ga. App. 401 (1998); North Brothers v. Thomas, 236 Ga. App. 839 (1999); and Lane v. Williams Plant Services, 330 Ga. App. 416 (2014) to name a few.
He is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and is a member of the Workers’ Compensation and Litigation sections of the State and Atlanta Bar Associations. Jeff is a past chair of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and previously served on a committee of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation to develop educational seminars. Jeff frequently speaks at workers’ compensation seminars and delivered an address to the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law Institute.
When not defending cases, Jeff enjoys motorcycle and automotive mechanics, watersports, college football, and time with family. He has been voted a Super Lawyer by other attorneys in the State of Georgia for more than 10 years running