Kevin O. Skedsvold



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PRINCIPAL

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: (770) 392-8610
Fax: (770) 392-8620
Email: E-mail Me

 

Kevin is recognized as one of Georgia’s premier Workers’ Compensation experts.  His focus has been in the representation of Employers and Insurers in Workers’ Compensation matters.  Too often, Employers treat Workers’ Compensation as simply an insurance issue rather than as the second largest controllable expense that it represents.  Kevin believes in close consultation with Employers and Insurers before an injury occurs, during the initial investigation and throughout the litigation process.  Only through such a team approach can Employers control the expense of an injury, properly assist employees with their injury and be prepared to take the correct action at the appropriate time to ensure that the interests of the Employer/Insurer are protected as well by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.

As part of his law practice, Kevin is actively involved in presenting seminars to his clients in an effort to keep them apprised of new developments in Georgia law on a wide range of topics including insurer bad faith, risk management, claim investigation, insurance coverage, trial practice and workers compensation issues. He has been approved by the Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Office to provide continuing education seminars to insurance adjusters for credit. Kevin is also the only Attorney in the State of Georgia to be selected by Wickstrom Insurance and Risk Training Center, a nationwide firm providing general workers compensation and state specific worker’s compensation training, (www.wirtc.com) as an instructor for certified workers’ compensation training on matters pertaining to Georgia Law.

Kevin also created and developed a revolutionary new worker’s compensation program, designed to bring supply chain management techniques to a worker’s compensation system, that even in today’s information age, currently relies on outdated mail and facsimile means of communication. This system, called COMPWORX (www.compworx.net), is designed to lend greater transparency to a confusing worker’s compensation process while removing unnecessary delay and in the process saving unnecessary payment of benefits.  Apple has created an application named “Compworx  Mobile” (available at Apple’s App Store) that allows Employers to use their IPad to report injuries with all necessary information to their insurance carriers.

Kevin also practices general civil litigation with specialization in insurance defense, premises liability, commercial/common carrier litigation, bad faith litigation, subrogation, insurance coverage, product liability, and collections. He serves as state-wide counsel for numerous large and small insurance companies as well as many private and self insured corporations. Kevin is also admitted in state and federal courts located throughout Georgia. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.

In addition to being admitted in all Georgia Trial Courts, including Federal District Courts, Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals, Kevin is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. 

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • Insurance
  • Premises Liability
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • General Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Products Liability
  • Litigation and Risk Management Consulting

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1988
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1988
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1988

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. – 1988
  • Augusta College
    • B.A. – 1985

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review, Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute


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