J. C. Roper, Jr.

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Biography

J.C. Roper focuses his practice in workers' compensation defense litigation representing Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations, employers, insurers, self-insured corporations from retail, manufacturing, restaurant and other industries. He has tried numerous cases before the State Board of Workers' Compensation, argued appeals in Superior Courts, and defended claims through the state Supreme Court level.

Mr. Roper is a 2008 Nominee of the FCDR On The Rise Award and 2007 Nominee for the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 Atlanta Business Chronicle. He has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell for his high ethical standards and professionalism.

Mr. Roper is a frequent speaker and author on workers' compensation topics. He is a Council on Litigation Management member (CLM) where he currently serves on the Education and Training and the Medical Issues in Workers' Compensation subcommittees for CLM. Mr Roper is a past speaker for the Fulton County Daily Report/ALM In-House Counsel CLE series on workers' compensation issues for the in-house corporate counsel and risk manager. Presentations are available through FCDR/ALM online.

Mr. Roper serves on the firm's Diversity Committee.

Related News, Publications & Presentations

All in the Family- A Look at a Spouse's Right to Payment for Home Healthcare Services Rendered to an Injured Spouse under the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act. published by the National Bar Association, 2009.

Illegal Aliens' Entitlement to Workers' Compensation Benefits: Employer/Insurers Scramble for a Defense. published by the American Bar Association, 2008.

“Illegal Aliens' Entitlement To Workers' Compensation Benefits: Employer/Insurers Scramble For A Defense. ” J. C. Roper, Jr. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, vol. 20, no. 116. March 2008.

Co-author, The Continuing Continuance: A Claimant's “Right” to Continue in Perpetuity--A Look at Georgia and Illinois Legislation Addressing Dismissal of Workers' Compensation Claims and Hearings published by For the Defense in 2007.

“Trampling The “Change In Condition” Statute---The Supreme Court And Footstar. ” J. C. Roper, Jr. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, vol. 18. No. 108. November 2006.

“Common-Law Marriage And Dependancy Benefits.” J. C. Roper, Jr. Drew Eckl & Farnham Journal, vol. 12, no. 71. September 2000.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Workers' Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-885-6417  Phone
www.deflaw.com
University Attended:
Samford University, B.S., Public Administration and Political Science
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2000
Admission:
All Georgia state courts, including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; 2000, Georgia
Memberships:

Memberships

Georgia State Bar Association

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Gate City Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Bar Association

Drew, Eckl & Farnham's Hiring and Diversity Action Committees

Defense Research Institute's Workers' Compensation Committee, Ethics Committee and Diversity Advisory Committee

ISLN:
914868079

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (10 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.7/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 07/30/13 in Workers Compensation Defense

    I have known Mr. Roper for almost 15 years, and his capacity to effectively and efficiently represent his Clients is second to none. I have a very high regard for Mr. Roper as both a person and a professional.

    I have known Mr. Roper for almost 15 years, and his capacity to effectively and efficiently represent his Clients is second to none. I have a very high regard for Mr. Roper as both a person and a professional. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 07/27/13 in Workers Compensation Defense

    I have dealt with Attorney Roper on multiple cases and found that he meets the highest standards of an attorney and he deserves the highest rating.

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Affiliations

CLM

Atlanta, Georgia

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