Profile

Name

Stephen Garner

Firm

Murphy & Garner, LLC

Firm Website

http://www.murphyandgarner.com

City

Bremen

State

GA

Bio

I have approximately 25 years experience as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs and claimants in a variety of personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, insurance, subrogation, social security, and workers’ compensation cases throughout the west Georgia and metro Atlanta areas. I have been lead counsel in approximately 400 trials and hearings during my legal career. I have evaluated for settlement or trial approximately 1700 personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. I have participated as an attorney in mediating approximately 60 personal injury, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation cases. As a mediator, I have successfully mediated approximately 400 personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. I am the founder of Peace Like A River Mediation Services. I am certified as a General Mediator by the State of Georgia, and am on the list of approved mediators for the court-connected ADR programs in: Bartow, Douglas, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, and Polk Counties. I also mediate many cases from Carroll and Cobb Counties. I have been a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars relating to: various topics in Workers’ Compensation, including subrogation; trial practice; and mediation.

Areas of Practice:
Social Security Disability
Workers’ Compensation
Personal Injury
Mediation
Insurance Law- Insurance Subrogation
Life & Health
Motor Vehicle
Personal Injury Plaintiff – Property Damage Plaintiff
Wrongful Death Plaintiff
Residential Real Estate

Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 1983
Supreme Court of Georgia, 1983
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
Georgia Court of Appeals, 1983

Education:
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
J.D.
Honors: Order of the Barristers; Client Counseling Team – Southeastern Champs 1981
West Georgia College, Carrolton, GA, 1979
B.A.
Honors: Dean’s List
Major: History

Institute for Christian Conciliation, Conciliator Training Program, 1999
Basic Training Course: Resolution Resources

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia, 1983 – 2008
Member

Christian Legal Society
Member

American Association for Justice – F/K/A American Trial Lawyers Association, 1982 – Present
Member

Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, 1992 – Present
Chairman of Legislative Subcommittee

Worker’s Compensation Claimants’ Lawyers Section of Georgia Trail Lawyers, 1988 – Present
Executive Committee Member 1988-2002; Chairman 1989

Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association, 1983 – Present
Member

Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Review Commission, 2001

Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Commission 2002

Workers’ Compensation, Tort Insurance, ADR
Member

Certified PeaceSowers Instructor

Ancillary Businesses:
Peace Like A River Mediation Services

Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Kappa Phi