1 400 GALLERIA PARKWAY SUITE 1750 ATLANTA, GA Telephone (770) FAX (770) The goal of Zirkle & Hoffman Mediation Services is to provide a cost- effective mediation in a comfortable setting that is conducive to successful dispute resolution. Using attorneys highly experienced in both litigation and mediation, Zirkle & Hoffman Mediation Services strives to bring about resolutions to legal disputes quickly, efficiently and equitably. Workers compensation and personal injury claims are our distinguishing areas of expertise. Our attractive facility is designed to accommodate multiple mediations simultaneously. On-site parking is free, with covered walkways providing sheltered access to the building. Handicapped parking is available and our building is handicapped accessible. We are located at 400 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1750 Atlanta, GA To schedule a mediation with Zirkle & Hoffman, or to inquire about specific mediators hourly fees, please call Marsha Mayer at (770) or contact us through our website: Zirkle and Hoffman has represented a variety of insurance companies in the areas of workers compensation and insurance defense at all levels of litigation for over ten years. With experience comes success. Our attorneys are certified by the Georgia Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law, Personal Injury Law and Civil Appellate Law. Our attorneys have an established reputation for the professionalism of their litigation services and seek to provide the highest quality of legal work at a fair and reasonable cost. Zirkle and Hoffman is well known for its successes at the courthouse and its strength in defense litigation. Our attorneys are also committed to mediating and settling cases when it is in the client s best interest, appropriate and cost effective. Attorneys in the firm have significant experience in the area of general insurance defense litigation, with an emphasis in personal injury, professional liability, and premises liability. Litigation is the primary focus of the practice of law at Zirkle and Hoffman. Our practice is conducted statewide in all courts, both state and federal.
2 ATTORNEYS Charles B. Zirkle, Jr. Areas of Expertise: Workers Compensation Personal Injury Named by Atlanta magazine as one of Atlanta s best lawyers for both defense and claimant s work in 2000 Designated one of Georgia s Super Lawyers in the field of workers compensation in 2004 Practicing Attorney for over 30 years Charles B. Zirkle, Jr., is licensed to practice law both in Georgia and Kentucky and has practiced law in Atlanta for over 30 years. A seasoned litigator, he has tried to verdict more than 70 jury trials for both plaintiffs and defendants and more than 250 workers compensation cases. He and Scott Hoffman formed Zirkle & Hoffman LLP in Named one of the best lawyers in Atlanta by Atlanta magazine in the only attorney mentioned for both defense and claimant work--mr. Zirkle was also one of only six lawyers listed as Atlanta s best in workers compensation in In 2004 he was recognized by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazine as one of Georgia s Super Lawyers in the field of workers compensation. Mr. Zirkle is listed in The Best Lawyers in America publication and is a frequent speaker at labor and employment law seminars at the request of national labor law firms and the EEOC. He has conducted seminars statewide, nationally and internationally on topics including heart attack cases, cumulative and psychic trauma injuries and sports and entertainment law issues. At the request of the NBA, he was part of a panel of experts presenting information to the NBA Team Doctors during the 2003 All- Star Game. Along with liability and workers compensation expertise, he also specializes in claims for the professional sports and entertainment industries. Mr. Zirkle is a member of: the Atlanta, Kentucky and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Workers Compensation Defense Attorneys Association, the Sports and Entertainment Law section and the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the State Bar, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Defense Research Institute and the American Trial Lawyers Association (associate member). He received his B.A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1974 and his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law in Mr. Zirkle is known for his tough but fair negotiations, along with his ability to reach the heart of the matter quickly.
3 ATTORNEYS G. Scott Hoffman Areas of Expertise: Workers Compensation Litigation Chair-Elect, Workers Compensation section, Atlanta Bar Has participated in or conducted over 150 mediations Practicing Litigation Attorney for over 30 years G. Scott Hoffman has practiced law in Atlanta for over 25 years, primarily in the area of Workers Compensation. He has tried over 350 workers compensation cases for both plaintiffs and defendants and has participated in or conducted over 150 mediations. He and Chuck Zirkle formed Zirkle & Hoffman LLP in Mr. Hoffman has been a speaker at many seminars for clients and professional organizations on numerous topics relating to workers compensation and insurance law. Mr. Hoffman is currently the Vice Chair/Chair-Elect of the Workers Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. He is also a member of: the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Workers Compensation Sections of the State Bar of Georgia, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Atlanta Claims Association, the Georgia Self Insurers Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Trial Lawyers of America (associate member). He is registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. He received his B.A. degree from Emory University in 1976 and his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in A veteran of numerous mediations, Mr. Hoffman has a calm and balanced approach to negotiation and possesses a particularly thorough understanding of the issues and dynamics involved in workers compensation cases.
4 MEDIATION Where experience gets results Zirkle & Hoffman Mediation Services specializes in quick, equitable and cost-effective resolution of personal injury and workers compensation claims. Our mediators, Charles B. Zirkle, Jr. and G. Scott Hoffman, each possess over 25 years of experience in their fields and a full understanding of the issues faced by all parties. As hands-on, up-to-date, full-time attorneys, we understand the importance of efficiency and costeffectiveness in the mediation process. We appreciate your desire to resolve disputes and close files, and we are committed to getting results often in record time. Neutral Territory In addition to considerable experience in litigation, Zirkle & Hoffman Mediation Services offers attractive and spacious mediation facilities and a convenient, accessible address. Located on the 17th floor of the 400 Galleria Building, our offices are close to I-285, I-75, and Cobb Parkway. On-site parking is complimentary. Scheduling a Mediation To schedule a mediation with Zirkle & Hoffman, or to inquire about specific hourly fees and costs, please call Marsha Mayer at We request that you submit a mediation statement briefly summarizing the facts, legal issues and damages a week in advance of the mediation date. This statement will enable the mediator to research any important legal issues, properly prepare for the mediation and expedite the mediation process, leading to cost savings for all of the parties. All mediation statements are treated as confidential and are destroyed at the conclusion of the mediation. LITIGATION Established, skilled, successful. For over 30 years, the attorneys of Zirkle & Hoffman Mediation Services have represented plaintiffs, claimants and defendants in the areas of workers compensation and insurance disputes. With experience comes success. We have an established reputation for professionalism in our litigation practice and are committed to providing the highest quality of work at a fair and reasonable cost. Expert and ethical litigators, Zirkle & Hoffman s attorneys are especially knowledgeable in the areas of personal injury, professional liability, premises liability and workers compensation. The firm is also engaged in various types of pro bono and volunteer work in the Atlanta community.
5 LOCATION 400 GALLERIA PARKWAY SUITE 1750 ATLANTA, GA CONTACT Telephone (770) FAX (770) DIRECTIONS Northbound on I-75 Take Exit 258 (Cumberland Boulevard). Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Cumberland Boulevard. At second light, turn right onto Cobb Galleria Parkway. Continue through three lights directly into the Galleria complex. After crossing through the third light (Akers Mill Road), bear right as you enter the Galleria complex. Continue to the right and follow signs to building 400. Southbound on I-75 Take Exit 258 (Cumberland Boulevard). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Cumberland Boulevard. At first light, turn right onto Cobb Galleria Parkway. Continue through three lights directly into the Galleria complex. After crossing through the third light (Akers Mill Road), bear right as you enter the Galleria complex. Continue to the right and follow signs to building 400. Eastbound/Northbound on I-285 Take Exit 19 (Dobbins Air Force Base/Cobb Parkway/US Highway 41). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Cobb Parkway. At the first light, turn left onto Galleria Drive. Follow signs to building 400. Westbound/Southbound on I-285 Take exit 20 (Dobbins Air Force Base/Cobb Parkway/US Highway 41) and continue in the lane marked Cobb Parkway. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left at the traffic light, heading south on Cobb Parkway. Continue under the overpass and turn left at the second light onto Galleria Drive. Follow signs to building 400.
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