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Cliff attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 1973 with highest honors. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Atlanta Law School in 1977 and joined Perkins Law Firm the same year. Although Cliff has worked for injured workers for over thirty years, he has limited his practice exclusively to representing injured workers the last 12 years.
Cliff is incoming chair of the State Bar of Georgia Workers' Compensation Section (2010-2011) and Past Chairman of the Board of WIN-PAC (2005 - 2006). WIN-PAC is the political action committee for injured workers in Georgia. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Workers' Compensation Claimants Lawyers, and a member of the WCCL Amicus Curiae Committee, which is responsible for writing briefs and arguing before the appellate courts on behalf of injured workers in Georgia. He has completed the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Program in the Arts & Skills of Trial Advocacy and has successfully tried workers' compensation cases in all levels of the courts, including the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Cliff has been a featured speaker at claimants' attorneys meetings and seminars on subjects such as: Developing Medical Evidence and Reports, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Recent Case Law Developments in Workers' Compensation, and Trial Tactics.
In addition to making insurance companies do the right thing, Cliff enjoys hiking, fishing and playing with his twin grandchildren.


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    I have defended many a claim that Cliff has brought on behalf of his clients. While our clients often have strong disagreements, Cliff has always been very professional with me. We can agree to disagree and still be civil. Characterizing him as a 'Velvet Hammer' on behalf of his clients is the best short hand way I have of summarizing his style and effectiveness. I expect a hard fight when I see his name, but I also know that it will be a fair fight. His word can be trusted.


    Terence Martin Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Thomas L. Holder

    Cliff is one of the leading workers' compensation attorneys in Georgia. he is going to be the Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia next year. it is my pleasure to endorse him.


    Thomas Holder Workers compensation Attorney
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Perkins Law Firm

539 Newnan Street
Carrollton, GA, 30117


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Fellow of the National College of Workers’ Compensation LawyersNational College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPerkins Law Firm1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Board of WIN-PACChairmanN/A
Executive Committee of the Georgia WorkersMemberN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssocationMemberN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Workers' Compensation Law SectionChair Elect2009 - 2010
Chairman’s Advisory Council of the Georgia State Board of Workers’ CompensationMember2008 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Padgett v. Waffle House, Inc., 498 S.E.2d 499 (Ga. 1998) Supreme Court of GeorgiaInjured worker paid weekly disability despite having returned to work and then being fired for cause
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Atlanta Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of Georgia, AthensN/AN/A1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation Law InstituteLitigating Catastrophic Cases2012
Workers' Compensation Law for the General PractitionerChair of seminar2009
WCCL - For Your Eyes OnlyTrial Tactics2009
Workers' Compensation Law InstituteProfessionalism2008
ADR in the Workers' Compensation ArenaAncillary Issues in Mediation2008
ADR in the Workers' Compensation ArenaAncillary Issues in Mediation2007
State Board of Workers' Compensation Regional Seminar - CarrolltonCase Law Update2005