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Shannon D. Rolen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

J. Franklin Burns, PC
6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Suite 570
Atlanta, GA 30328-3836
Phone: 404-303-7770
Fax: 404-255-0183
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

I fight for the rights of injured workers throughout the state of Georgia.  I strive to provide the best representation possible by communicating personally with every client I represent.  

White Papers

  • This and That in Discovery (2011)

About Shannon D. Rolen

First Admitted: 1998, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • I provided probono legal assistance to West Cobb Christian Academy in connection with the operation of the school and workers' compensation questions for 10 years.  I have been a volunteer Track and Cross Country coach for Kennworth Track Club.  I also am very involved with our youth group and Lads to Leaders ministry at Church.  I have been a Bible Class teacher for over 15 years.

Representative Clients

  • We represent injured workers and people injured by the negligence and fault of others throughout the state of Georgia.


  • Settlement - Traumatic Brain Injury - $700,000+ payout over lifetime
  • Settlement - Neck surgery case - $175,000
  • Settlement - $118,775 Knee and Back injuries , 2018
  • Settlement - Traumatic Brain Injury with light duty work release - $175,000, 2017
  • Settlement - Leg injury with lymphadema complication - $175,000
  • Settlement - Catastrophic injuries to both eyes caused by acid - $1.8 million, 2015
  • Settlement - Personal Injury Roll over Crash - Neck, Shoulder and Back injuries - $925,000, 2017
  • Settlement - Bilateral CRPS injuries to both legs - $240,000
  • Settlement - Chemical burn with lymphadema - $142,500
  • Settlement - Catastrophic Traumatic Brain injury - $1.35 million, 2017
  • Settlement Personal Injury MVA Lumbar and Cervical Injuries - $325,000, 2017


  • CALI Award for Advanced Criminal Litigation, Georgia State University - College of Law

Educational Background

  • Kennesaw State College (now University) - Bachelors Degree in Psychology with Minor in Communications, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Georgia Legal Foundation Amicus Committee Member, 2016
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Amicus Committee, 2012
  • GTLA - Workers' Compensation Claimant Lawyers Executive Committee , 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1998
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group member, 2011
  • Atlanta Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • I was a speaker at the Annual Workers' Compensation Law Institute at St. Simons Island along with Judge Tasca Hagler and Attorney Aarati Subramaniam.  As part of the hour long speech, we prepared and submitted a detailed paper illustrating discovery planning from the perspective of the injured worker, Speaker and Writer, Strategic Planning for Discovery and Depositions, ICLE - Workers' Compensation Law Institute, 2011
  • For three years, I served as editor, publisher and writer for the publication Nuts & Bolts, which was a newsletter that provided workers' compensation practical advice and tips to the adjuster at Travelers Insurance about situations they would face while handling claims., Editor, Writer & Publisher, Nuts & Bolts, Travelers Insurance, 1999
  • I spoke at a continuing education luncheon regarding the effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries with workers' compensation claims.  I was the headline speaker., Speaker, Traumatic Brain Injuries, CEU Institute, Shepherd Center, Shepherd Center, 2016
  • I wrote a paper and spoke on a panel regarding catastrophically injured workers and their claims., Speaker, Catastrophic Workers' Compensation Claims, ICLE-Workers' Compensation for the General Practitioner, 2017
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Office Location for Shannon D. Rolen

6100 Lake Forrest Drive
Suite 570
Atlanta, GA 30328-3836

Last Updated: 8/26/2022

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