KDA Firm Updates

Atkins David End of Year Newsletter

State of Workers’ Comp in Georgia: Increase to income benefits and our thoughts on the PMT 

The workers’ comp system remains stable.  However, this past year saw the biggest increase in the max weekly comp rate ever from $575 to $675.  It may take more time to see the full  impact of this change.  Additionally, […]

Thursday, December 12, 2019|

Atkins David welcomes our new Associate Kristi Oakes!

Kristi received her law degree from Mercer Law School, where she also received
a certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting. At Mercer, she
also received two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, given to the highest
scoring student in a law school class. During law school, Kristi served as
president of the Joshua’s Wish Committee, served as […]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019|

A final thought as the year closes and a new one begins

The claims business is a stressful one. Employees who are injured are in
pain. Employers can be frustrated by individuals they see as taking advantage
of the company. Adjusters are under demands to make decisions about hundreds of
matters a day and scrutinized in hindsight about those actions. Attorneys are …
well, difficult to deal with even on a […]

Thursday, December 20, 2018|

KDA is pleased to welcome Jarvis Lakemaker to the firm!

KDA welcomes Jarvis B. Läkemäker as an associate concentrating his
practice in the firm’s Civil Litigation Practice Group, representing companies,
individuals, and government employees and agencies in a variety of civil
matters. Military service brought Jarvis to Georgia in 1999 where he served as
an intelligence analyst and security manager for the 13th Corps Support
Battalion at Ft. Benning. Following […]

Thursday, December 20, 2018|

KDA Welcomes Sarah Hegener and Wesley Moore

By: Jennifer Smith, Esq.

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Hegener as our newest associate and Wesley Moore as our law clerk.

Sarah’s practice will concentrate in the area of workers’ compensation defense, representing employers, insurers and third party administrators throughout Georgia. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah practiced municipal law for a small firm in […]

Tuesday, October 9, 2018|

KDA Update: KDA welcomes Alain Fernandez and Dona Bearden… and congratulates Jarrett Babb on passing the Bar!

We are excited to announce that Alain Fernandez has joined the firm as our newest associate. His practice will concentrate on both workers’ compensation defense and civil litigation. Prior to KDA, Alain worked as a prosecutor for over eight years in various prosecutorial offices in the Washington, D.C. and Atlanta areas. He has a well-rounded […]

Friday, June 15, 2018|

KDA Welcomes Belinda Be and Jarrett Babb

We are pleased to welcome Belinda Be as our newest associate and Jarrett Babb as our law clerk.

Belinda concentrates her practice in the area of workers’ compensation defense, representing employers, insurers and third party administrators with claims throughout Georgia. While at Georgia State University’s College of Law, Belinda represented taxpayers in IRS controversies as a […]

Tuesday, February 13, 2018|

KDA is Pleased to Announce New Associates Tyler Jones and Chris Pugh

KDA continues to grow and welcomes new associates Tyler Jones and Chris Pugh!

Tyler obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia. While in law school, he worked for the Gwinnett County Law Department, where he assisted in developing county ordinances and representing the county’s interests in tax disputes. Tyler also has experience working for […]

Tuesday, February 14, 2017|

2016: It’s Been a Great Year

Looking back on 2016, KDA was fortunate enough to have an exciting year of growth as new associates and staff joined the KDA family. An important part of KDA’s mission is to extend the family feel of our firm by giving back and supporting organizations doing important work in our community.

KDA has been […]

Wednesday, December 14, 2016|

KDA Continues to Grow!

We are pleased to announce that Emily Anderson has joined the KDA family as a new associate! Emily is now the 3rd “Bostonian” at the firm, having grown up in New England, but went to law school here in the south at the University of Georgia, graduating cum laude. Prior to joining KDA, Emily’s legal […]

Tuesday, August 9, 2016|