Holly Saleeby Atkins is the founding member of the Atkins Law Firm and one of the most well-respected workers’ compensation attorneys in the state. Holly brings a unique perspective to the practice of Workers’ Compensation as she is one of a handful of lawyers in SC that has worked in every aspect of the Workers’ Compensation system—as a defense attorney, a Commissioner, and representing injured workers. Prior to being appointed to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, Holly worked as a defense attorney for ten years representing insurance companies and employers in workers’ compensation matters. She was then appointed Chairman of the SC Workers’ Compensation Commission by Governor Hodges in March of 1999. While on the Commission, Holly functioned as a hearing officer, deciding disputed claims. She served as a Workers’ Compensation Commissioner until July 2003, when she left the Commission to go into private practice representing injured workers—and thus the Atkins Law Firm was born.