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Ann Baird Bishop

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1775 
Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation

Ann Baird Bishop is Of Counsel in our Atlanta office, and she has four decades of experience representing employers and insurers in a wide variety of workers’ compensation matters.

She began almost exclusively practicing workers’ compensation law in 1981 when she was an attorney at Swift, Currie, McGhee and Hiers. She joined 21 other lawyers in forming Drew Eckl Farnham, and was selected as the first female partner.

Ann later became the founding member of A. B. Bishop & Associates, where she represented self-insured employers and insurance companies in the full spectrum of workers’ compensation cases before merging her firm with Sponsler, Bennett, Jacobs & Adams in 2013, which created Sponsler, Bishop, Koren & Hammer.

Ann is AV rated and has served on the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She was Section Chair for 2007-2008, and has served on the Rules and Mediation Committee of the Chairman’s Advisory Council of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation for more than 25 years. She was formerly the editor for the biannual newsletter published by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Bar, and has spoken numerous times on a variety of workers’ compensation defense topics.

Ann earned a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University School of Law, where she was a member of the Editorial Board of the Mercer Law Review, Secretary of the Student Bar Association, a member of Phi Delta Phi, and the Phi Delta Phi Graduate of the Year in 1976. She was also named to the Dean’s List and received the American Jurisprudence/Highest Grade Awards in Labor Standards and Administrative Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University.

In 2012, Ann was inducted as a Fellow into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and serves on its Board. She served on the Board of Visitors for Mercer University School of Law, and served as Chair for 2017-2019. She received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and is a 2018 recipient of the Justice Benham Award for Community Service.

Ann served on the Board of Directors and is a past President of the Board for Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc., an organization in which she has been an active volunteer for many years. She also serves as a Georgia representative on the Board of Directors for Kids’ Chance of America, and was president of the national organization for 2014-2016.

EXPERIENCE

Since 1981, Ann has almost exclusively focused on all manner of workers’ compensation claims, and she defends employers and insurers in a wide variety of cases.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Mercer University School of Law
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Executive Committee Vice-Chair
  • State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Chairman’s Advisory Council
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Board Member
  • Mercer University School of Law, Board of Visitors (Chair 2017-2019)

Recognitions

  • 2018 recipient of the Justice Benham Award for Community Service
  • 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers — Fellow
Written by: Ann Baird Bishop, Esq. For almost 20 years, the Workers' Compensation Act has provided for unilateral conversion from temporary total disability benefits to temporary
Written by: Ann Bishop, Esq. Effective March 17, 2020, all Social Security Administration field offices were closed to the public in an effort to slow the
Written by: Ann Baird Bishop, Esq. Effective July 1, 2017, the State Board of Workers' Compensation enacted Rule 205(c) in an effort to address complaints regarding
By: Ann Bishop, Esq. Here is a copy of Senate Bill 135 which passed and was signed into law by Governor Kemp and which went into
ATLANTA – May 2, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes longtime workers’ compensation attorney Ann Baird Bishop as Of Counsel in its Atlanta office. Bishop
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Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation

Ann Baird Bishop is Of Counsel in our Atlanta office, and she has four decades of experience representing employers and insurers in a wide variety of workers’ compensation matters.

She began almost exclusively practicing workers’ compensation law in 1981 when she was an attorney at Swift, Currie, McGhee and Hiers. She joined 21 other lawyers in forming Drew Eckl Farnham, and was selected as the first female partner.

Ann later became the founding member of A. B. Bishop & Associates, where she represented self-insured employers and insurance companies in the full spectrum of workers’ compensation cases before merging her firm with Sponsler, Bennett, Jacobs & Adams in 2013, which created Sponsler, Bishop, Koren & Hammer.

Ann is AV rated and has served on the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She was Section Chair for 2007-2008, and has served on the Rules and Mediation Committee of the Chairman’s Advisory Council of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation for more than 25 years. She was formerly the editor for the biannual newsletter published by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Bar, and has spoken numerous times on a variety of workers’ compensation defense topics.

Ann earned a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University School of Law, where she was a member of the Editorial Board of the Mercer Law Review, Secretary of the Student Bar Association, a member of Phi Delta Phi, and the Phi Delta Phi Graduate of the Year in 1976. She was also named to the Dean’s List and received the American Jurisprudence/Highest Grade Awards in Labor Standards and Administrative Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University.

In 2012, Ann was inducted as a Fellow into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and serves on its Board. She served on the Board of Visitors for Mercer University School of Law, and served as Chair for 2017-2019. She received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and is a 2018 recipient of the Justice Benham Award for Community Service.

Ann served on the Board of Directors and is a past President of the Board for Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc., an organization in which she has been an active volunteer for many years. She also serves as a Georgia representative on the Board of Directors for Kids’ Chance of America, and was president of the national organization for 2014-2016.

EXPERIENCE

Since 1981, Ann has almost exclusively focused on all manner of workers’ compensation claims, and she defends employers and insurers in a wide variety of cases.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Mercer University School of Law
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Executive Committee Vice-Chair
  • State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Chairman’s Advisory Council
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Board Member
  • Mercer University School of Law, Board of Visitors (Chair 2017-2019)

Recognitions

  • 2018 recipient of the Justice Benham Award for Community Service
  • 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers — Fellow
Written by: Ann Baird Bishop, Esq. For almost 20 years, the Workers' Compensation Act has provided for unilateral conversion from temporary total disability benefits to temporary
Written by: Ann Bishop, Esq. Effective March 17, 2020, all Social Security Administration field offices were closed to the public in an effort to slow the
Written by: Ann Baird Bishop, Esq. Effective July 1, 2017, the State Board of Workers' Compensation enacted Rule 205(c) in an effort to address complaints regarding
By: Ann Bishop, Esq. Here is a copy of Senate Bill 135 which passed and was signed into law by Governor Kemp and which went into
ATLANTA – May 2, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes longtime workers’ compensation attorney Ann Baird Bishop as Of Counsel in its Atlanta office. Bishop
Practice Specific Experience
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