Harold Whiteman, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Whiteman Hamilton & Conklin, LLC
 | 2500 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 240
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 404-800-4661
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

For more than 30 years, Harold Whiteman, Jr., has advocated for people who have suffered an on-the-job injury. As founder of Hal Whiteman, he knows how to handle all aspects of workers’ compensation cases in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia. He counsels clients on the application process and quickly takes action if benefits are denied.

In 1975, Mr. Whiteman received a Bachelor of Arts in American government from the University of Virginia. He then earned a Juris Doctor in 1980 from the Mercer University School of Law.

Before he began representing workers, Mr. Whiteman served as an attorney for insurance companies. This gave him a firm understanding of how the claims process works as well as the steps they take when trying to defend claims. He uses that knowledge today when gathering the information necessary to secure the benefits that clients deserve. Though he has experience with employees from a number of industries, Mr. Whiteman has done a significant amount of work on behalf of people in public safety, such as firefighters and police officers.

Mr. Whiteman is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section and Litigation Section, the State Bar of Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section, the Sandy Springs Bar Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He frequently writes about his practice area and serves as a guest lecturer to peers.

For his track record of success, Mr. Whiteman has an Avvo “Superb” rating, and he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

When he is not at his practice, Mr. Whiteman enjoys spending time with his wife and three dogs.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Workers' Compensation (80%)

Personal Injury - General (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Harold Whiteman, Jr.

Admitted: 1980, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://injurygeorgia.com/attorney-profile/hal-whiteman/


  • Moot Court Board, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1978-80

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Sandy Springs Bar Association., 2013
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Membership and Media Committees
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Workers Compensation Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, 2013
  • For the past three years I have been chief counsel for Heritage Sandy Springs, the cultural and arts non-profit for the city.
  • Board of Directors, Georgia Lacrosse Foundation
  • Mission Leader, Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
  • Head Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, North Springs High School, 2000-2005
  • Assistant Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, Riverwood High School, 2006-2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  •  Presented at 2017 State Bar of Georgia's Tropical Seminar, Cartegena, Columbia, Ethical Dilemmas in Civil Practice
  • “Employment Status Issues in Workers Compensation Claims” – Workers Compensation Law, Section Newsletter, Spring, 1998
  • “Subrogation in Workers Compensation Claims” – Tort Law Symposium, 2000
  • “Settlement of Workers Compensation Claims”—Sandy Springs Bar Association Newsletter, May, 2000
  • “Workers Compensation and Catastrophic Injuries”—Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2001
  • “Change in Physician Issues” – Workers Compensation Law, Section Newsletter, Winter, 2004
  • “Challenges of Catastrophic Injuries” – Sandy Springs Bar Association Newsletter, February, 2012.
  • “Ins and Outs of Ingress/Egress Claims—Atlanta Bar Association, Advanced Workers Compensation Seminar, 2013.
  • “Non-Compensable Workers Compensation Claims”—Insurance Law Institute, St. Simon’s Island, GA, 1985
  • “Recent Developments in Workers Compensation Law”—Insurance Law for the General Practitioner Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 1986
  • “Change in Condition Update”—Workers Compensation Institute, St. Simon’s Island, GA, 1988
  • “The Trial of a Workers Compensation Claim”—Workers Compensation for the General Practitioner Seminar, Atlanta, GA 1995
  • “Return to Work Issues”—Atlanta Bar Association Workers Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 1996
  • “Case Law Update-Recent Developments in Workers Compensation Law”—Advanced Workers Compensation Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 1997
  • “Workers Compensation and Catastrophic Injuries”–Workers Compensation for the General Practitioner, Atlanta, GA, 1999
  • “Medical Issues in Workers Compensation”—Workers Compensation and Medical Liability Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 2000
  • “Workers Compensation for the General Practitioner”—Seminar Chair and Moderator, Savannah, GA, 2000
  • “Workers Comp 101; Back to Basics”—State Board of Workers Compensation Annual Seminar, 2001
  • “Return to Work Issues”—11th Annual Winter Seminar, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2001
  • “Georgia Liability Law at a Glance”—Insurance Law Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
  • “Reasonable and Necessary Treatment”—Workers Compensation Symposium, Atlanta, GA, 2004
  • “O.C.G.A. Sec. 34-9-240, and it Application” – Workers Compensation Institute, St. Simon’s Island, GA , 2007
  • “Workers Compensation Subrogation, 18th Annual Winter Seminar, 2008
  • “Perils of Catastrophic Injuries” – Proving Damages Seminar, Atlanta, GA 2008
  • “Georgia Workers Compensation Subrogation” – Proving Damages Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 2009
  • “Subrogation, Subsequent Injury, and Impairment Defense” – Workers Compensation for the General Practitioner Seminar, Atlanta, GA , 2010
  • “Current Issues in Workers Compensation, 23rd Annual Tropical Seminar, Grand Cayman Island, 2012.
  • “Ingress and Ingress Claims, Advanced Workers Compensation, Atlanta, GA 2013.

Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, B.A., 1975
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2500 Cumberland Parkway
Suite 240
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 404-800-4661

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Last Updated: 2/8/2019

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