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Charles G. Hoey

Of Counsel

+ CHoey 2015

200 Ashford Center North Suite 305 Atlanta Georgia 30338


770-557-3362 (direct)
770-810-3562 (direct fax)

770-557-3360 (local)
770-810-3560 (fax)
800-421-0979 (toll free)
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Areas of Practice

ADR / Mediation
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Workers' Compensation




Vanderbilt University 1986 BA

National Merit Scholar

Emory University School of Law 1989 JD

Chuck Hoey is Of Counsel with the Atlanta office. He has been litigating insurance defense claims since becoming a lawyer in 1989. He works for a number of insurers and self insured employers including Penske Truck Leasing, Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Gap, Maxim Health Care, Rich Products, and the State of Georgia. He has worked with a number of third-party administrators including Chubb Services, Gallagher Bassett Services, Corvel Claims, Sedgwick, Crawford and Company, and GAB Robins. Mr. Hoey is a workers' compensation specialist who also handles jury trials, general insurance defense claims such as motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, and slip and fall, and subrogation reimbursement. Not content to dwell on past success, Mr. Hoey combines his experience with knowledge of new and developing areas of law such as cyber liability, e-Discovery, and spoliation.

Mr. Hoey provides clients with the ability to make informed choices about their cases based upon a thorough investigation of the claim and exploration of all possible ways to successfully defend claims and limit exposure. With nearly years of experience, he knows how to provide the aggressive and zealous representation which his clients deserve. Mr. Hoey prides himself on being accessible and responsive to clients in addition to having the experience and expertise to secure prompt and excellent results. He is also a trained mediator and mediates a variety of claims including workers' compensation, personal injury, and some cases in the Fayette County Magistrate Court. An experienced speaker, Mr. Hoey often provides seminars on a variety of liability and workers compensation topics. These seminars help clients reduce exposure and provide better claims handling in every case – not just the ones referred for handling.

Mr. Hoey lives in Atlanta with his wife, and has three sons; one at West Point, one studying at Georgia State, and the third who is joining the Marine Corps. He combines his skills, experience and knowledge with the tenacity and persistence honed by years of playing rugby in college and law school. Preparation, knowledge and skills are essential to success in any case. Mr. Hoey achieves successful outcomes not just with preparation, knowledge and skill; he also brings the kind of resolve and strength necessary to push the scrum forward at the end of a hard fought rugby match. Litigation is an intellectual endeavor which also requires a zeal for superb results. Please contact Mr. Hoey or the Atlanta office to request his assistance.


Client Feedback

Chuck is without question the best Workers Compensation Defense Attorney in Georgia. He knows the law and understands medical issues. More importantly, Chuck knows how to use those elements to brings claims to a prompt and cost-effective resolution. He is aggressive, but principled. Firm, put personable. I have enjoyed working with Chuck on numerous cases with amazing results. - P. Stimpson 


Representative Client Work

Penske Truck Leasing
Gallagher Bassett Claims Services
Broadspire and Crawford
Maxim Health Care
Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies
Corvel Claims Services
The Gap/Old Navy
Chubb Services
Hendrick Automotive
Great West Casualty
Anderson Trucking Services
Big G Trucking
Rich Products

Has successfully handled hundreds of workers compensation cases to a successful conclusion by litigation, mediation, or settlement;

Experience in many industries including trucking, retail, hospitality health care, logging, construction, country clubs, and claims from large distribution centers.

Has successfully handled general liability cases includes wrongful death cases, auto accident, slip and fall, and coverage litigation.


Court Admissions

Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court & Court of Appeals; US District Court Northern District of Georgia; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals


Professional Affiliations

Atlanta Claims Association

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Workers' Compensation Section, Georgia Bar

Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)


Community Involvement

Boy Scout Troop 201, Peachtree City, Georgia - merit badge counselor/ instructor and responsible for conducting Boards of Review

Volunteer for Starr's Mill HS Marching Band

Volunteer for countless youth sports teams

West Point Parents Club of Georgia


Publications and Lectures

"Court of Appeals Places Limitations on Continuous Employment Doctrine"

"Workers' Compensation Case Law Update", Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Newsletter, Summer 2012

"Georgia Case Law Updates", LWDN Quick Flash newsletter

LWDN Annual Seminars, Georgia updates in Liability and Workers' Compensation

Multiple seminars regarding ethics and professionalism as well as spoliation, workers compensation claims handling procedures and law, e-Discovery, Litigation Holds, cyber security and technology issues. 

Challenges Facing the Industry” presented to AIG in Atlanta focusing on litigation holds, cyber security, electronic discovery and cyber security

"Technology – What You Don’t Know Will Byte You” published in July, 2017 DRI “For The Defense” magazine - coauthored with Alyssa Minge

"Control of Medical Costs in Georgia Workers Compensation Claims" - Presentation topic

"Guide To Handling Medical Only, Lost Time, and Litigated Workers Compensation Claims"  Presentation topic

"Don’t Allow Your Catastrophic Claims To Be A Catastrophe" - Presentation topic

"Spoliation of EvidencePresentation topic

"Ethics and ProfessionalismPresentation topic