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Hartwell, GA workers' compensation attorney.  I focus the majority of my practice on the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury.  I also do work in the areas of family law, DUI, and business formation.  In law school I clerked for the Appellate Division of the State Board of Workers' Compensation and performed legal research for the Georgia Self-Insurers Associaion and the Georgia Group Funds Association.  I also was a member of the Mock Trial team and competed in the American Association of Justice National Mock Trial Competition.  I was a scholarship football player at Furman University and a 3 year letterman as a quarterback and punter.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 70%
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
  3. Car Accident: 10%
  4. Family: 5%
  5. Slip and Fall: 5%



Hourly ($150-175/hour), contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Frederick James Conklin Jr.

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Contact info

The Van Dora Law Firm, LLC

21 Vickery Street
PO Box 669
Hartwell, GA, 30643-0669


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201201/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Excellence for the Future Award in Workers' CompensationCALI Award2012
Dean's Award for Community ServiceAtlanta's John Marshall Law School2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Van Dora Law Firm, LLC2013 - Present
AttorneyTash J. Van Dora, Attorney at Law2012 - 2013
Legal ResearchGeorgia Self-Insurers Association2011 - 2011
Legal ResearchGroup Funds Association2011 - 2011
Legal InternGeorgia State Board of Workers' Compensation2010 - 2012
Law ClerkTash J. Van Dora, Attorney at Law2010 - 2012
ParalegalTash J. Van Dora, Attorney at Law2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northern Circuit Bar AssociationPresident2015 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Litigation CommitteeCommittee Member2015 - 2016
Young Professionals Network - Athens, GAMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DivisionYLD Small/Solo Firm Committee Member2014 - 2015
Northern Circuit Bar AssociationVice President2014 - 2016
Northern Circuit Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Insurance Practice SectionMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Workers' Compensation Law SectionMember2012 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cervical and Thoracic Spine Injury$50,000
Heart Attack Death Case$105,000
Lumbar Spine Injury$75,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Van Dora Law Firm, LLC - Quarterly NewsletterPersonal Injury & Wrongful Death Issues2015
The Van Dora Law Firm, LLC - Quarterly NewsletterWorkers' Compensation Topics2014
Georgia Self-Insurers' Association & Group Funds Association Yearly Meeting50 State Comparative Study: Workers' Compensation Topics2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Furman UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation Law InstituteBurning Questions & Head Scratching Issues2015
Georgia Automobile Dealers Association Regional Workers' Comp SeminarsWorkers' Compensation2014
Yearly Supervisor MeetingWorkers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination2013
South Hart Elementary School Career DayLegal Profession2013
Lake Hartwell Board of Realtors Monthly Lunch MeetingWorkers' Compensation and Personal Injury2013
Group Funds Association - Annual MeetingUpdates in Georgia Workers' Compensation Law2013