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.
Sandy has lectured on all areas of workers’ compensation law before the Atlanta Claims Association, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, as well as the State Bar of Georgia. He has written extensively on workers’ compensation issues, including the Rycroft Defense, drug testing, medical cost, and safety issues.
Sandy earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1973 and his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating, cum laude, in 1977. After graduating from law school, Sandy clerked for the Honorable Harold L. Murphy, a Federal District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Governor Roy Barnes appointed Sandy to serve on the Governor's Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation to study the Workers’ Compensation Act, and recommend changes. Sandy has also served as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Bar Association from 1995 through 1999.
Sandy was born in Atlanta, Georgia and educated in the public school system. He is married to Elizabeth Appley and has two sons, Joseph and Benjamin.