About Us

Jim Richter, Steve Head and Rick Shinall established the firm on July 1, 1998.  David White joined the firm as an associate at that time and became a partner on July 1, 2000.  Bert Slotkin became a partner on January 1, 2007 and Julie Stewart became a partner on January 1, 2015.

The firm maintains a state-wide practice defending employers, insurance companies, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation cases.  Our clients have come to expect an aggressive approach with the aim to practice law with creativity and integrity.  We value communication with our clients as a means of properly assessing their needs and developing a plan for rapid resolution of claims in a favorable manner.

The partners in the firm share a distinguished record of involvement with the Workers’ Compensation section of both the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.  Steve Head and David White have both served as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.  Steve Head serves on the Chairman’s Advisory Council and all of the partners speak frequently at Bar events.  Rick Shinall is lead counsel on the landmark case of Maughon v. Brown Mechanical Contractors, Inc. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.  Bert Slotkin has been recognized in the 2012 and 2013 publications of Super Lawyers Magazine.