Mr. Warncke received his Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, at Georgia State University in 1988. He received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, Cum Laude, in 1991. While in law school, Mr. Warncke was selected as one of three students to represent UGA in the American College of Trial Lawyers National Moot Court Competition. The three member team took second place nationwide in brief writing. The team also advanced to the quarter finals in the national oral argument competition in New York City.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Warncke began working as an associate at Dietrick, Evans, Scholz & Williams, and became partner on January 1, 1998. In 2011, Mr. Warncke became a name partner in Evans, Scholz, Williams & Warncke, LLC.
Mr. Warncke has developed a niche representing insurance policyholders in claims involving long term disability, life insurance, and health insurance arenas. He has handled hundreds of claims under both federal ERISA law and under Georgia state bad faith insurance law. He is frequently invited to lecture and write professionally in his field of expertise, and is routinely associated by other attorneys to assist them in this highly complex legal environment.
Mr. Warncke’s practice also includes handling serious personal injury claims arising from work-related accidents, automobile collisions, and tractor trailer collisions.
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I have referred several clients to Jeff Warncke and will continue to do so. Jeff is highly skilled at assisting individuals with long-term disability claims. Jeff understands that clients’ employee benefits issues demand a sense of urgency. Client communication and responsiveness are a top priority for Jeff. Jeff is also personable and clients enjoy working with Jeff. I highly recommend Jeff to any individual seeking effective long-term disability legal counsel."
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1991||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who In American Law||2003|
|Partner||Evans, Scholz, WIlliams & Warncke, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Dietrick, Evans, Scholz, & Williams, LLC||1991 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Patient Advocate Foundation||Volunteer Attorney||2002 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1995 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Champion||1995 - Present|
|Tippitt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co.||Reported decision|
|Life Insurance Trusts v. Indianapolis Life Insurance Company||Settlement|
|Smith v. Life Ins. Co of N. Am.||reported decision, eventual settlement|
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|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)||I Thought I Had Disability Coverage - Pitfalls, Trapdoors and Hidden Dangers in Disability Insurance||2014|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)||Positioning Long Term Disability Claims for Settlement Under ERISA and Georgia Insurance Law||2011|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)||A Claimant’s Perspective on MetLife v. Glenn||2009|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)||LITIGATING CLOSED HEAD INJURIES: THE CLAIMANT’S PERSPECTIVE||2003|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)||HANDLING MEDICAL EVIDENCE IN ERISA LONG TERM DIABILITY LITIGATION||2002|
|University of Georgia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude||1991|
|Georgia State University||Business||Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude||1988|
|State Bar of Georgia, Employee Benefits Law Section||“I Thought I Was Covered For Disability” - Pitfalls, Trapdoors and Hidden Dangers in Disability Insurance||2014|
|Settlement Seminar||Positioning Long Term Disability Claims for Settlement Under ERISA and Georgia Insurance Law||2011|
|Handling Long Term Disability/ERISA Claims||A Claimant’s Perspective on MetLife v. Glenn||2009|
|Handling Long Term Disabilty/ERISA Claims||A Claimant’s Perspective on MetLife v. Glenn||2008|
|Handling Long Term Disability/ERISA Claims||Handling Cognitively-Based Long Term Disability Claims||2007|
|Workers Compensation Annual Seminar||Closed Head Injury Workers' Compensation Claims||2003|
|Handlign Long Term Disability/ERISA Claims||Handling Medical Evidence in ERISA Long Term Disability Litigation||2003|