C. Wade McGuffey, Jr.
Wade McGuffey is a founding partner of Goodman McGuffey LLP and leads the firm’s multi-state workers’ compensation practice. He practices in Georgia and Florida from the Atlanta and Orlando Offices. He also handles matters related to human resources and employment law, as well as commercial and construction contracts. Wade has been working closely with insurance companies and commercial clients for over 30 years, handling workers’ compensation and all insurance matters, including coverage, employment, professional negligence claims, and general defense litigation.
Wade is also a certified mediator. He has spoken to numerous groups on a variety of legal topics including workers’ compensation, disability discrimination, ethics, personnel law and OSHA and has been an instructor in the State Board of Workers’ Compensation Certified Workers’ Compensation Program since 1999.
He was a member of the Courts Task Force of Citizens for Dunwoody during the founding of the City of Dunwoody and then served on the Ethics Board, City of Dunwoody and as it Vice Chair from 2008 – 2014. He was the Editor, An Employer’s Guide to Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law, Second Edition, and Employee Leasing: An Employer’s Guide.
Awards & Recognitions
AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
Georgia Super Lawyer
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Florida
Atlanta Bar Association (Director Workers’ Compensation Section, 1994-96, Secretary/Treasurer 1997, Chair-Elect 1998 & Chair 1999)
Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation
Chairman’s Advisory Council
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA)
Atlanta Claims Association (ACA)
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Georgia Workers’ Compensation Association (Georgia Self-Insurer’s Association)
Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (Co-Chair Adjudication Committee 2012-13 & Co-Chair Administration & Procedures Committee, 2013-present)
Society for Human Resource Management and Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Honorary Life Member
Young Agents Committee
Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia
Lead Panel on current medical issues in workers’ compensation claims at Fall Georgia Workers’ Compensation Association Conference (2019)
Participated in panel discussion, “CMS / MSA…. Latest Advice From A Changing Landscape” at the 71st Annual SAWCA Convention (2019)