Daniel Richardson

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Daniel Richardson

Attorney at Law


Daniel Richardson is an Associate in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith and practices in a variety of workers’ compensation matters. He defends employers, self-insurers, and insurance companies throughout Georgia on a variety of workers’ compensation claims and aims to bring all matters to a swift resolution in a cost-effective way. He has extensive experience evaluating and negotiating complex cases through to resolution and has taken cases to the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

He also specializes in providing guidance to employers on compliance with the OSH Act to maintain a safe workplace. He provides representation in response to investigations, citations, and claims under OSHA and defends employers in OSHA-related administrative proceedings.

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Prior to joining Hall Booth Smith, Daniel was an Assistant District Attorney in Coweta County. During this time, he presented hundreds of cases to the Grand Jury, argued numerous bond hearings and motions to suppress, and won jury trials.

Daniel earned a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Georgia State University. While there, he was a member of the Georgia State Law Review and was the President of the Christian Legal Society. Before law school, he taught high school math in Whitfield and Coweta counties. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Daniel is a member of Sovereign Hope Church in Senoia, Georgia, and of the Coweta County Bar Association.



State Courts:

  • Georgia, 2016
    • Court of Appeals, 2016
    • Supreme Court, 2016


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgia State University, 2016
  • B.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010


  • Coweta County Bar Association


  • Controlling the Medical in Georgia Workers’ Compensation
    HBS Workers’ Compensation Webinar; January 11, 2024


In the Press

Prominence vs. Accessibility in Posting Panels in Georgia

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Returning Injured Workers to Work in Georgia

Written by: Daniel Richardson, Esq. The longer an employee stays out of work, the less likely they are to ever return. And workers compensation claims become increasingly expensive when employees do not return. To manage this exposure, it is important to have a good return-to-work program and to communicate clearly regarding your expectation that you
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OSHA & Whistleblower Complaints: Wells Fargo Ordered to Pay $22 Million

Written by: Daniel Richardson, Esq. As employers seek to provide a safe workplace, it is imperative that no retaliatory action be taken against employees who choose to exercise their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act or other statutes designed to protect employees. Doing so can be quite costly. Section 11(c)(1) of the
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OSHA Announces a National Emphasis Program to Protect Workers from Heat Hazards

Written By: Daniel Richardson On October 27, 2021, OSHA published in the Federal Register an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on the issue of Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. According to this Notice, heat is the leading cause of death among all weather-related phenomena. “Excessive heat exacerbates existing
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