Judy Blackwell graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1981 from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Cum Laude in 1984 with a Juris Doctor. While in law school at the University of Georgia, she served as the Secretary and the Vice-President of the Student Bar Association.
Judy has been specializing in workplace and personal injury since 1984. She began her career in Albany, Georgia, and moved to Atlanta in 1986. She practiced workers’ compensation defense and was later appointed as an Administrative Law Judge with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation in 1995, a position that she held for six years. Judy presided over 500 workers’ compensation cases as a judge. Her experience as an Administrative Law Judge gives Judy unique insight into the thoughts of a judge and how the judge might rule in a particular case.
In 2000, Judy became Partner in a large Atlanta law firm, where she headed the Workers’ Compensation practice group. Judy also served as an Assistant General Counsel in Atlanta Public Schools where she continued to emphasize workers’ compensation for the school system.
Eight years ago, Judy joined Stephen Hasner at Hasner Law representing injured workers. Judy’s background and extensive knowledge of the law drives her passion for her clients. She strives tirelessly on their behalf to get the best possible outcome in their cases.