Our Professionals

Meet our innovative professionals.

Ms. Clarke has served as approved counsel for most well - known insurance companies as well as many self-insured companies since 1983. Such actions include, but are not limited to, personal injury, coverage issues, construction, mold, and other commonly insured claims.

Employment and Workers' Compensation

From the enactment of the original ADA in 1993, Ms. Clarke has advised clients in matters dealing with employment claims as new Acts were passed into law, be it ADA, FMLA, sexual harassment, race discrimination and the like. Also, her workers' compensation experience goes back to day one of her practice. She has represented clients in thousands of workers' compensation disputes.

After serving for sixteen years as an Administrative Law Judge for the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation in Savannah, Judge Bohler joined the firm on June 1, 2010 to open the office in her hometown. She specializes in the defense of individuals and businesses in civil litigation including workers’ compensation claims and jury trials.

 I grew up in Valley Stream, NY but have lived in Atlanta since 1977. I live in the intown neighborhood of Inman Park and have 2 children, 25 and 22. I am proud of the work we have done representing injured workers in Georgia since 1986.

Jim Moore is the Managing Partner of the firm and also the Chair of the firm’s Commercial, Banking and Business Law Group. Since 1981, Mr. Moore has advised clients in the areas of Business Law, Banking Law, and Commercial Litigation.

As the partner in charge of the firm’s Atlanta office, Mr. Gaulke specializes in insurance defense with an emphasis in workers’ compensation. He represents insurance companies, self-insurers, and employers throughout the state of Georgia.

 A native of Atlanta, Jonathan attended Northside High School before enrolling at Tulane University, and subsequently Tulane University College of Law. After graduation from law school, Jonathan joined a busy civil litigation firm that handled both personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.

Sandy has specialized in representing parties in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims for over thirty-five years. He believes in a pro-active approach to claims and works closely with his clients to devise strategies designed to maximize recovery in a prompt time and manner.

Shirley Chancey, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist trained in general and domestic mediations and brings a creative approach to resolving conflicts. With her extensive years of clinical practice and responsibilities as a doctoral supervisor at Georgia State, Dr Chancey is well versed in dispute resolution.

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Mr. Bonner is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. For almost twenty years, Mr. Bonner has advised clients in all aspects of residential, commercial, agricultural and timberland real estate acquisition and financing. Mr. Bonner has counselled developers, investors, buyers, and sellers in real estate transactions. Mr. Bonner’s clients include numerous banks, mortgage lenders, agricultural lenders, and Small Business Administration lenders in connection with real estate and business transactions.

Eric Hooper is a partner in the law firm of Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rodgers, P.C. Eric practices in the firm’s Wealth and Business Planning Group. His expertise lies in taxation, trusts and estate planning, corporate law, partnership law, probate (including guardianships and conservatorships) and the administration of estates and trusts.

Kindness, sincerity, and excellence describe Pierette Jones McCalla of the Constangy Law Firm. Her impeccable reputation makes her a perfect addition to IMS. Pierette has long had an interest in helping others and her service as a mediator makes her a natural

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Since graduating from Emory University School of law, Mr. Hammond has focused his practice in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury and other matters associated with insurance defense.

Mr. DeMott is a member of the firm’s Commercial, Banking and Business Law Group. Mr. DeMott also serves as the managing partner for the firm’s office in Savannah. Mr. DeMott’s primary area of concentration is commercial litigation.

The Honorable Loring Gray, retired Superior Court Judge, is actively mediating a wide variety of legal matters with us. While Judge Gray has retired to his home in Albany, Georgia, his wealth of knowledge from his years on the bench combined with his well-respected temperament make him an ideal South Georgia based neutral.

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Jason attended Mercer University and graduated in 1997 with highest honors. He also graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2000. Since then, he has specialized in the representation of injured workers in their Workers’ Compensation claims.  Jason has also been accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans in claims for veterans’ benefits.

Suzanne Tambasco assists in legal and medical issues surrounding difficult or catastrophic claims when the parties need assistance to “think outside the box”. Suzanne’s qualifications are much too numerous to mention yet we are certain that she can efficiently and effectively assist you in bringing about solutions to very complex issues that arise in the medical care of your claims.

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Ann Baird Bishop of Sponsler Bishop is a tireless volunteer for Kids’ Chance, and we are honored to have her mediating with us. Please remember Ann as you schedule your private mediation needs.

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Jay Brownstein is a seasoned trial lawyer with 25+ years of experience in state and federal court litigation and appeals. For the last 20 years, his practice has focused on complex personal injury, business and employment litigation including wrongful death, automobile, premises liability and catastrophic injury cases; shareholder & partnership disputes, investor fraud, fiduciary duty, business torts and commercial litigation; wage & hour, discrimination, whistleblower and wrongful termination matters; and consumer class actions. Before that, Mr. Brownstein litigated bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial and technology disputes. He has also served as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous complex class actions and multi-party cases.

Danielle Berry is a partner in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation, Business Practices, Labor & Employment, Products Liability, and General Liability Practices. Ms. Berry’s practice involves representing businesses in employment law related disputes, including litigation and administrative investigations regarding Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and USERRA, and other state and federal laws.

Amanda Yenerall is a registered mediator and a partner at the law firm of Stewart, Melvin & Frost, LLP located in Gainesville, Georgia. She is an also an associate magistrate judge in Dawson County, Georgia. Amanda’s legal career spans over almost 20 years during which time she has worked in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death, with a focus on Workers’ Compensation defense over the past 10 years. She is a registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and has mediated a wide variety of disputes, including insurance, construction and general civil litigation as well as landlord/tenant.

Taylor Poncz is Of Counsel at Drew, Eckl & Farnham, where she has been practicing law for over a decade. She focuses her practice exclusively in the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims for employers, insurers and self-insurers throughout Georgia. She has experience serving clients in many industries, including construction, food & beverage, city and county government and international businesses with local manufacturing plants. In 2016, Ms. Poncz was selected as a Georgia Rising Stars®, voted on by her peers as one of Atlanta’s best lawyers. 

The Hon. Timothy M. Klob attended Georgia State University College of Law and graduated in 1994. Prior to law school, Mr. Klob obtained a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1988 from the University of Texas at Arlington. While in law school, Tim worked as a civil engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation where his duties included urban planning and where he earned his license as a Professional Engineer (P.E.).

Education

  • University of Florida, Juris Doctor, 1976
  • Davidson College, Bachelor of Arts, 1970

Focus of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Claimant's Law-closed head injuries, death cases, and all other cases involving Workers' Compensation issues.

Hon. Larry B. Mims presided over civil and misdemeanor criminal cases for over fourteen years as a trial judge in the State Court of Tift County in Tifton, Georgia. Following his retirement from the bench in 2014, Mims resumed the practice of law by joining the law firm Reinhardt, Whitley, Summerlin and Pittman, P.C. in Tifton where his practice primarily consists of mediation, civil litigation, insurance defense, school law and trusts and estates. (in August 2018, the firm name changed to Pittman and Mims, P.C.) He has successfully mediated Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Business Disputes, Premises Liability, Employment and Domestic Relations cases over the past four years throughout Georgia. Prior to his service on the bench, Mims participated in over 100 jury trials as a trial lawyer, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal cases.

With more than 35 years of experience, Al Quillian leads the workers’ compensation team at Scrudder, Bass, Quillian, Horlock, Taylor and Lazarus. Clients rely on Al’s broad knowledge and understanding of the Georgia workers’ compensation law to successfully represent their interests before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, the Superior Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court. Mr. Quillian has spoken extensively at seminars and business functions throughout the state on workers’ compensation issues facing employers. Mr. Quillian is a Certified Mediator.

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    - Douglas Adams

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