Ryan Lawson



Ryan Lawson is an insurance-defense attorney specializing in defense of Employers’, Insurers’, and Third-Party Administrators’ (TPA’s) involved in complex litigation involving occupational injuries and hazards, O.S.H.A. disputes, and litigation arising from the O.S.H.A. Whistle-blower Protection Act.  Ryan actively counsels, advises, advocates for, and litigates on behalf of, companies and organizations ranging from local businesses to multi-national organizations and conglomerates, and prides himself on a history of efficient, dedicated, and results-oriented client service.

Ryan has won numerous cases on behalf of his clients in trial-division jurisdictions, advocated and argued in several appellate jurisdictions, advanced his client’s interests in Oral Arguments on multiple occasions, successfully defended numerous expert depositions, prosecuted and defended hundreds of lay-depositions, and obtained countless value-added settlements through Alternative Dispute Resolution avenues.

Outside of his work in the courtroom, Ryan spends his professional time teaching and writing, and has been honored to be invited to teach on various topics at several national insurance companies. Ryan’s published work includes articles and treatises’ on topics ranging from defense of cases involving Cardiac Pathology to an analysis of updated O.S.H.A. regulations and their impact on post-accident drug screen protocols. Along with his good friend and fellow EG – Atlanta Attorney, Dan Cauley,  Ryan co-authors a yearly publication entitled “Georgia Doctor and Panel Survival Guide.” This guide book is a working publication designed to assist insurance adjusters in navigating and mitigating the medical exposure aspect of their cases

Ryan achieves a high-degree of success for his clients by employing a defense strategy that is active, aggressive, client-focused, and innovative. Ryan is currently accepting new clients, and is always happy to answer general questions, assist with pre-litigation denial decisions, help clients’ successfully navigate the complexities of their case, and develop a winning defense strategy.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • General Liability Defense


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate (J.D.) 2014
  • Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business – B.B.A. in Finance and Quantitative Analysis, Cum Laude 2011

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Superior Courts
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Council on Litigation Management

Seminars and Classes Taught

  • Lecturer Continuing Education Classes for Workers' Compensation Claims Professionals