G. Robert Ryan, Jr.

G. Robert Ryan, Jr.

Ryan Law Firm, LLC
  • Insurance Defense, Workers' Compensation
  • Georgia
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I am the founding partner of Ryan Law Firm, a small, boutique firm handling civil litigation, workers' compensation, and mediation. Our motto is "Local, Experienced, Professional". We welcome referrals or association arrangements for civil matters, workers' compensation claims, and mediations. Prior to opening Ryan Law Firm, I operated the firm of Ryan & Golden with my former partner (now Lowndes County State Court judge) Hon. Ellen S. Golden. Previously, I worked for many years for larger litigation firms. Early in my career, I had the privilege of working as a law clerk for Hon. Hugh Stone (ret.) and Hon. David Barrett (ret.) in the Enotah Judicial Circuit of Georgia, and as an assistant district attorney in the Enotah Circuit. I live in Lowndes County, Georgia with my wife Emily and three children, Mattie, Wheeler and Sara Haynes.

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Member
Ryan Law Firm, LLC
Current
Ryan Law Firm is a small, boutique firm located in Valdosta, Georgia, focusing on civil litigation and workers' compensation throughout the South Georgia region. Our motto is "Local, Experienced, Professional".
Education
Washington and Lee University School of Law
J.D. (1999)
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University of Florida
B.A. (1995)
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5 Questions Answered

Q. In a worker's comp case the insurance company says that I must pay for the medical clearance for my surgery. Is this tru
A: Generally, the insurer is required to pay for reasonable and necessary treatment for the work injury, if provided by an authorized treating physician or an authorized referral. Your medical clearance may or may not be covered based on the specific circumstances of your case. I agree that it is best if you consult with an attorney. Please note that no attorney client relationship is created by responding to this post. Thank you.
Q. My classroom is making me sick for the odor that triggers my asthma. Can I file workman's comp?
A: Many more details would have to be known in order to know if you might have a compensable workers' compensation claim. However, in general, an aggravation of asthma may be covered by workers' compensation. There is a 2008 case from the Georgia Court of Appeals where a bus driver's asthma injury caused by inhalation of fumes while cleaning her bus was covered. Again, more would have to be known about the specific circumstances of your case. Please note that no attorney client relationship is created by responding to this question. Thank you.
Q. We hit a car that slammed on brakes in dront of us. All of my kids were not in a car seat. Can I sue the insurance compa
A: You may have a claim against the driver of the other car. Of course, more would have to be known about the specific facts of your situation. However, the mere fact that your children were not in a car seat (although they certainly should have been) would not prevent you from making a claim against the other driver. Please note that no attorney client relationship is created by responding to this question. Thank you.
Q. How can i research a claim in ga. from 7 to 10 years ago?
A: I assume that you are asking about a workers' compensation claim. The records of the State Board of Workers' Compensation are not open to the public. A party to a workers' compensation claim may request records of prior claims by filing a form WC-12 with the State Board. Please note that no attorney client relationship is formed by responding to this question. Thank you.
Q. I have a worker's compensation case open in Georgia and require surgery. Can I get the surgery in NY State?
A: It is unlikely that the State Board of Workers' Compensation would allow a change to a surgeon in New York State, however, more would have to be known about your specific circumstances. The other answer is correct in that you could have the surgery in New York if the insurance carrier agreed to it. If the insurance carrier does not agree, then it could become an issue to be decided by the State Board. The Board ultimately decides what constitutes "reasonable and necessary" medical treatment, depending on the facts of each case. Some reasons why the Board might consider a physician in New York would include if you have permanently moved to New York or if for some reason the surgery requires a specialist who can only be found in New York. Again, more would have to be known about your specific circumstances. Please note that no attorney client relationship is created by responding to this question. Thank you.
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Contact & Map
2236A Bemiss Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
USA
Telephone: (229) 232-4310
Fax: (229) 232-4312