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Nathan Edward Woody

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If you have been injured on the job, you can find help here.  It isn't always easy to get workers' comp benefits in Georgia.  Often, after the injury, Employers and Insurance Companies don't want to provide the medical or disability benefits required by law.  Even those who have received some relief from workers' compensation find that they are treated like a second class citizen after their injury.  Or, the Inusrance Company will deny medical treatment recommended by their doctor.  Still others are sent to doctors who are specifically selected by the company to say that they are "OK", even though there is no way they can go back to work or life as usual.  

Unfortunately, none of this is made better by the fact that the workers' compensation system in Georgia is filled with rules, regulations and deadlines that are unknown to everyday folks.  Unless you practice Georgia Workers' Compensation Law regularly, you simply will not know how to access all the benefits available to you or how to get the most out of your case.  

If you have been injured on the job, the right lawyer will make the difference.  Get a workers' compensation specialist.  I have handled hundreds of workers' compensation cases in Georgia over the last ten years.  In fact, I spent the first years of my career working for insurance companies.  I know the way they handle cases and what it takes pursue your claim.  Let me put my insider knowledge to work for you. If you have been injured on the job, call me, and let's get your case on the right track.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    11 years



Contingent (25%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Samuel E. Earley Jr.

    Nathan Woody is a highly competent workers' compensation attorney who always puts the needs of his clients first. I endorse Nathan and would recommend him to anyone seeking top-notch legal counsel in the area of workers' compensation.


    Samuel Earley Litigation Attorney
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  • Timothy Minthorn Klob

    Nathan Woody is a detail-oriented, experienced, and well-respected workers' compensation attorney. I have worked with Nathan in the past, and have had cases where he has been my opponent since I launched my own practice, and have always found him to be an extremely competent and capable attorney who adheres to the highest professional and ethical standards. Nathan enjoys broad and positive industry recognition on both sides of workers' compensation bar throughout Georgia, both due to his proven track record of success and experience in progressively challenging positions, as well as his ability to consistently treat all parties involved in the litigation process with the utmost respect. I was pleased to recently learn that Nathan intended to open his own practice representing injured workers, and am confident that he will be a success due to his ability to provide his clients the highest level of representation and his industry-wide reputation for honesty, ethics, and integrity.


    Timothy Klob Workers Compensation Attorney
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GAActive Member in Good Standing 200501/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
CALI Award - Honors in LitigationGeorgia State College of Law2004
CALI Award - Honors in Tax ClinicGeorgia State College of Law2004
Governor's Intern Program RecipientGovernor's Intern Program2003
Employee of the YearHummel Law Firm1999
LIFE ScholarUniversity of South Carolina1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCorales & Woody, LLC2012 - Present
Senior Workers' Compensation and Employment Litigation AssociateDrew Eckl & Farnham, LLP2007 - 2012
Workers' Compensation AssociateRichter, Head, Shinall & White, LLP2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dekalb County Bar AssociationChairperson2015 - Present
455 ClubBoard Member2015 - Present
Hayes Elementary School Leadership AcademyMentor2014 - Present
Georgia Commission on Dispute ResolutionRegistered Mediator2013 - 2015
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - 2015
Kids' Chance of GeorgiaFundraiser2011 - 2015
Atlanta Bar FoundationFundraiser2010 - Present
St. Paul's Presbyterian ChurchMember2006 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2015
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Roofer - foot and leg injuryFully favorable decision for injured worker following denial of claim by uninsured employer
Communication worker - surgical shoulder injurySix figure settlement for injured worker
Grocery store employee - back and leg injuriesExcellent settlement for client
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Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of Georgia, Labor & Employment Section CLE MaterialsWorkers Compensation For The Employment Lawyer2010
Drew Eckl & Farnham Quarterly JournalAmericans with Disabilities Act Grows as do Concerns for Employers2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Henning Mediation & Arbitration ServiceMediation/ArbitrationCivil Mediation Certification2013
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of South Carolina Honors CollegeLiberal ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia Chapter Quarterly MeetingWorkers' Compensation Mock Trial2016
Workers' Compensation Section BreakfastHow Do You Meet/Defend the Maloney Burden?2015
Georgia State University Pre-Law LuncheonReal World Law Practice2015
Atlanta Legal Experts RadioLegal Issues in the Nursing Home and Medical Settings2015
ICLE Annual Workers' Compensation SeminarDealing Ethically With Unrepresented and Uninsured Parties2013
Advanced Workers' Compensation SeminarReturn to Work Issues2012
40th Annual Labor & Employment Law InstituteWorkers' Compensation for the Employment Lawyer2010
GSU Law Career Development LuncheonWorkers' Compensation Practice2009
GSU Law Career Development LuncheonPerspectives From Private Practice2008