R. Briggs Peery

R. Briggs Peery

Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP

Recognized since 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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R. Briggs Peery is a partner with Swift Currie who has more than 32 years of experience representing clients in workers’ compensation and general litigation matters. Briggs handles both minor and complex matters for an array of clients from small, family-owned businesses to global companies in the automotive, textile, staffing, cable, food service and insurance industries.

Briggs has a track record of success and prides himself on being organized, efficient, knowledgeable on the law and an outside-of-the-box thinker. He looks at each new case as an opportunity to craft a tailor-made approach to resolve claims and achieve his clients’ goals in the most effective and efficient way, whether through mediation or litigation.

Briggs values his client relationships along with his relationships with the workers’ compensation judges and claimants’ attorneys. Having practiced in the workers’ compensation field for so many years, Briggs understands how the court functions and has invaluable knowledge on how to get a claim resolved. Also, he serves as the chairman of the Legal Committee for the board.

Briggs has spoken on workers' compensation topics at multiple claims and state bar seminars, as well as Georgia Chamber of Commerce, municipal, employer and self-insured functions. Additionally, Briggs is involved in workers’ compensation issues on a state and national level through his work with the Workers’ Compensation Institute.


  • 1355 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 300
    Atlanta, GA 30309

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Atlanta (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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