Harold W. Whiteman, Jr.


Hal Whiteman, formerly partner in the insurance and litigation firms of Gorby, Reeves, Moraitakis & Whiteman, Whiteman, Hamilton & Hasner, PC, and Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Whiteman, LLP has practiced insurance defense for over 30 years. He has specialized in the area of workers compensation. Mr. Whiteman is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given an attorney by that organization. He has been a frequent speaker on workers compensation law at State Bar seminars including the annual Georgia Workers Compensation Law Institute.

Practice Areas:

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Trial Practice
  • Commercial Litigation

Admitted to Practice:

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgi
  • J.D.- Mercer University, Macon, Georgia 1980
    • Moot Court Board, 1978-80
  • B.A . -University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1975
Professional Affiliations:Expand
  • State Bar of Georgia, Workers Compensation Section
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association, Vice-President
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Media Committee
  • "Challenges of Catastrophic Injuries" - Sandy Springs Bar Association Newsletter, February, 2012.
  • "Change in Physician Issues" - Workers Compensation Law, Section Newsletter, Winter, 2004
  • "Workers Compensation and Catastrophic Injuries"-Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Vol. 6, No.4, 2001
  • "Settlement of Workers Compensation Claims"-Sandy Springs Bar Association Newsletter, May, 2000
  • "Subrogation in Workers Compensation Claims" - Tort Law Symposium, 2000
  • "Employment Status Issues in Workers Compensation Claims" – Workers Compensation Law, Section Newsletter, Spring, 1998
Speaking Engagements:Expand
  • "Current Issues in Workers Compensation, 2Yd Annual Tropical Seminar, Grand Cayman Island, 2012.
  • "Subrogation, Subsequent Injury, and Impairment Defense" – Workers Compensation for the General Practitioner Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 2010
  • "Georgia Workers Compensation Subrogation"- Proving Damages Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 2009
  • "Perils of Catastrophic Injuries" - Proving Damages Seminar, Atlanta, GA 2008
  • "Workers Compensation Subrogation, 18th Annual Winter Seminar, 2008
  • "O.C.G.A. Sec. 34-9-240, and it Application" - Workers Compensation Institute, St. Simon's Island, GA, 2007
  • "Reasonable and Necessary Treatment"-Workers Compensation Symposium, Atlanta, GA, 2004
  • "Georgia Liability Law at a Glance"-Insurance Law Symposium, Philadelphia, P A, 2003
  • "Return to Work Issues"-11th Annual Winter Seminar, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2001
  • "Workers Comp 1 01; Back to Basics"-State Board of Workers Compensation Annual Seminar, 2001
  • "Workers Compensation for the General Practitioner"-Seminar Chair and Moderator, Savannah, GA, 2000
  • "Medical Issues in Workers Compensation"-Workers Compensation and Medical Liability Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 2000
  • "Workers Compensation and Catastrophic Injuries"--Workers Compensation for the General Practitioner, Atlanta, GA, 1999
  • "Case Law Update-Recent Developments in Workers Compensation Law" Advanced Workers Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 1997
  • "Return to Work Issues"-Atlanta Bar Association Workers Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 1996
  • "The Trial of a Workers Compensation Claim"-Workers Compensation for the General Practitioner Seminar, Atlanta, GA 1995
  • "Change in Condition Update"-Workers Compensation Institute, St. Simon's Island, GA, 1988
  • "Recent Developments in Workers Compensation Law"-Insurance Law for the General Practitioner Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 1986
  • "Non-Compensable Workers Compensation Claims"-Insurance Law Institute, St. Simon's Island, GA, 1985
Professional & Community Involvement:Expand
  • Assistant Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, Riverwood High School, 2006-2009
  • Head Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, North Springs High School, 2000-2005
  • President, Atlanta Lacrosse Club, 1997-2002
  • Mission Leader, Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church