The Best Auto Accident, Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorneys in Georgia
The People Of Morrison & Hughes
We treat you like one of our own
At Morrison & Hughes, we take our work very seriously because we know that the lives and livelihoods of our clients are on the line. We've learned that the best way to take care of our clients is to place relationships first and foremost, treating our clients like family and fighting hard for them.
TRISTAN B. MORRISON
LEON HILLIARD HUGHES
PAUL L. JENKINS
Tristan Morrison is a founding partner of Morrison & Hughes. Mr. Morrison has more than a decade of experience handling workers’ compensation and other injury claims. He is a proud UGA Law graduate, is rated AV Preeminent, and has won numerous victories for his clients at trial. He is an active member of the Atlanta Bar and the Workers’ Compensation Section.
Mr. Morrison knows the insurance industry from the inside-out. He
previously worked at two of the best defense firms in Fulton and
Cobb counties. He has an intimate knowledge of the law and handles
the most serious accidents, including catastrophic injuries,
traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and on-the-job car accidents.
Mr. Morrison is also a fundraiser for multiple charities. He lives in Powder Springs with his wife, children, and Great Pyrenees dog.
Hil Hughes attended Emory University as an undergraduate, majoring in Chemistry, Philosophy, and Asian Studies. This focus on the study of Asia includes participation in Stanford University’s Japanese program in Kyoto. Hil holds an MBA from both Georgia State and the Sorbonne in Paris. He also earned his law degree from the University of Georgia.
Hil has practiced in front of Georgia courts, the Court of
Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court. He has also zealously
advocated for the rights of injured workers in front of the
Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation and on appeal. He also
represents claimants for Social Security Disability and has won
benefits for those claimants at Social Security hearings.
He has extensive consulting experience ranging from small startup businesses to consulting with Fortune 500 companies on matters including business formation, intellectual property concerns, marketing strategy, and infrastructure. Although he has worked with large, successful corporations, he prefers smaller startup companies and the challenges of helping entrepreneurs grow a new business and maximize their profitability.
A Bostonian by birth, and an Atlantan by choice, Mr. Jenkins is a respected presence before Administrative Law Judges throughout the country. Since he began practicing law in 2005, he has successfully tried more than a thousand hearing-level disability claims before the Social Security Administration in the 48 contiguous United States and Hawaii.
Paul has lectured on Social Security Disability law before diverse
professional audiences, including the International Claim
Association, Munich Reinsurance Corporation, the National
Organization of Social Security Representatives, the Disability
Employer Coalition, and the National Parkinson Foundation. He has
also authored copyrighted multi-media tools distributed across the
country to educate Claimants about the inner workings of the
Social Security Disability process.
Bringing a wealth of medical and administrative law expertise, Mr. Jenkins joined Morrison & Hughes as a Partner in May 2018. He devotes his practice to Workers’ Compensation litigation and Social Security Disability, aggressively defending the rights of injured workers and the disabled in state and federal proceedings throughout the state of Georgia. Admitted to the Bars of MA. GA, and U.S. District Court of Northern Georgia, Mr. Jenkins earned his J.D. cum laude from New England Law|Boston, and was designated a “New England Scholar” for distinguished academic performance.
Robert “Bo” Burke is a Georgia native born and raised in the Atlanta area. After graduating from Berry College in Rome Georgia, he started his career as a file clerk at a large defense firm in Atlanta. He worked his way up to a paralegal before deciding to go to law school. He attended the Charleston School of Law in South Carolina, and he graduated in 2011 with honors.
After passing the Georgia Bar exam, Bo began his career at a specialized litigation firm here in Atlanta. At this firm, he represented international corporations in litigation involving people the corporations injured. He litigated cases in more than twenty-four states and became well versed in the ways companies and insurance companies abuse the law to protect their assets. His practice focused on trucking, car crashes, premises liability cases (slip and falls), dram shop (drunk drivers), construction defects and even some business disputes.
Nearly a decade later, Bo realized that he could no longer use his skills to protect large companies and decided to begin representing injured people. For the last five years, he has been representing people injured in car crashes, falls, shootings, wrongful deaths and more. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients, by using the insurance companies’ tricks and strategies against them.
Bo now lives in Decatur with his wife of almost 15 years and their plethora of pets. He enjoys reading, Atlanta United games and spending time at home.
Andrew Smith graduated from Georgia State University College of Law, where he focused on administrative law and received the highest distinction for his pro bono work. As a member of the Atlanta Bar, Drew is dedicated to advocating for the rights of injured individuals in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. With extensive experience in personal injury law, Drew manages both personal injury and workers’ compensation cases for his firm.
Residing in Atlanta, Drew remains an active member of the Georgia Bar and in his local community. When he’s not working on legal cases, Drew enjoys hiking alongside his girlfriend and Labrador retriever, as well as participating in trivia nights with his friends. Above all, Drew is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of his clients by ensuring they receive the compensation necessary to recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives.A Free Consultation
The talented and dedicated staff of Morrison & Hughes are integral to our client's success and helping guide them through the complexities of a lawsuit. We hire excellent individuals who deliver excellent results and who help our clients feel welcome and supported.
Beth Haggard has been in the legal field since 1989. She has worked extensively with several defense firms in both pre-litigation and litigation roles. She has experience as a paralegal in both personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. She also was the owner of Emerson Legal Support between 2014 and 2018. In 2018, Beth joined Morrison & Hughes as our Senior Legal Coordinator. She handles medical record review, case analysis, preparing and responding to discovery requests, and is invaluable in both pre-litigation and post-litigation roles. Beth loves traveling, beaches, books, and socializing with friends and family.
Chief Medical Officer
Tawn Morrison is not just our receptionist, she is our Chief Medical Officer. Tawn handles requesting medical records, double and triple checking that we get them as soon as possible, and ensuring that they get to one of our attorneys. She also handles a lot of the day-to-day operations here, and is essentially our right-hand-person. Tawn also likes traveling, currently is a proud new grandmother, and enjoys spending time with her family.
Executive Legal Coordinator
Regina Ozbun has been in the legal field for over 30 years. She has worked in the fields of workers’ compensation, personal injury, and insurance litigation. Regina “paid her dues” working for the defense law firms that represent insurance companies. She learned the tricks of the trade, and she is glad to be back on the side of injured Georgians, in a position where she can help people through this difficult time in their lives. Regina is also an expert in handling open records requests, and a former police insider! Before moving to Georgia in 2005, She had worked in a District Attorney’s office, a district court, a police department, and for a sheriff, across multiple states. In Los Angeles, California, she also worked with attorneys handling real estate, intellectual property, white collar crime, trademark infringement, and product liability matters. Regina lives in Marietta and loves to spend time with her friends and her son, Skyler.
Amy Newton has been in the legal field for over 25 years. During those 25 years, she has worked in several different areas of the law including family law, criminal defense, and probate. However, Amy found her passion in personal injury which allowed her to help her fellow Georgians who have been injured due to others negligence. Now, Amy is experienced in many types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, slip and falls, and dog bite cases. Amy joined Morrison & Hughes in 2021, as our Senior Paralegal for personal injury. Amy loves baseball, beaches, and spending time with her family. Amy in lives in Marietta with her husband and pets. She also has a son that is a student at University of West Georgia.
Melissa is a driven and compassionate professional, currently serving as the intake manager and legal assistant at Morrison and Hughes. Hailing from the Sunshine State of Florida, Melissa has always been fascinated by the intersection of law and justice. Her mother's background in criminal justice has only fueled her passion for legal work further. While Melissa is devoted to helping injured individuals, she also has a softer side. She counts herself as an animal lover and avid hiker - enjoying the beauty of nature and the company of furry friends. With her commitment to justice and a heart for those in need, those who have worked with Melissa find her to be an ally and an invaluable member of any team. Her dynamic personality and desire to make a.
Lawsuits can be overwhelming and exhausting, especially when you have been injured or are going up against an employer or insurance company.
You don't have to fight alone - with expert attorneys with decades of experience in personal injury, worker's compensation, and social security and disability, Morrison & Hughes has the experience to guide you all the way through to life after lawsuits.
DO I HAVE A CASE?
Answer just a few easy questions, and we’ll be able to help tell if you have a case! Please note that this is not legal advice, and we aren’t your attorney yet. It’s just a quick way to get some basic information. We strongly recommend that you contact us for a free consultation and speak to a live attorney to figure out what your case is worth.
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INJURED AT WORK
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI)
- Laboratory reports
- Copies of prescriptions and your response to medications
- Your doctor’s assessment of your ability to perform any type of work-related activities
- Diagnosis and current prognosis of your medical condition
- In-depth medical history
- Description of functional limitations you experience due to your disability
SSI, which stands for Supplemental Security Insurance, is a program for disabled individuals who have not earned enough credits from work over the past 10 years or who have been unable to work at all during the past decade. The payment for SSI is typically lower than it is for SSDI. Although not common, some people can collect payments from both programs if they meet certain eligibility requirements.
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