Zack Hendon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Hendon Law Firm, LLC
 | 1201 Peachtree Street Northeast, Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 770-637-5835
Fax: 770-284-3737
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    With extensive trial experience, Zack Hendon is a fierce advocate for victims of personal injury in the Atlanta and Marietta Georgia, area. He is the founder of The Hendon Law Firm, LLC, where he handles serious car wreck, workers’ compensation and death claims. 

    A former attorney for an insurance provider, Mr. Hendon spent approximately 20 years defending insurers. He knows the intricacies of how these companies work and how they prepare for trial. Mr. Hendon brings that knowledge to his practice today, where he is able to anticipate the defendant’s moves and mitigate challenges to securing compensation on behalf of clients.

    As an exceptional litigator, Mr. Hendon regularly appears in court and before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. He is also adept at negotiating a fair settlement in order to preserve a client’s time and resources.

    In 1981, Mr. Hendon received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He then obtained a Juris Doctor in 1984 from the University of Georgia School of Law.

    For his track record of securing favorable results, Mr. Hendon has been recognized throughout the legal community. He holds an Avvo “Superb” rating and has earned the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Hendon is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Cobb County Bar Association. He was elected as President of the Cobb Trial Lawyers Association in 2018 - 2020 and as the Secretary of the Georgia Workers' Compensation Claimants' Lawyers organization in 2018-2020.  He is a published author and frequent guest lecturer.  

    * 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
    • 70%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

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    White Papers

  • MSAs Maximizing Awards (2011) - Paper written for GTLA speech.  Describes the latest Medicare regualtions regarding MSAs and how to use these regulations to maximize the award to the injured workers.

  • Improving Relations with Adjusters (2011) - This was a paper written for this seminar speach.

  • Modification of Awards (2010) - Paper written for Seminar Speech.

  • Change in Condition (2009) - Paper written for seminar speach.

  • About Zack Hendon

    Admitted: 1984, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Rated 10.0 out of 10.0 (“Superb”) by
    • AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell Directory for over 20 years.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Cobb Trial Lawyers Association., 2019
    •  Secretary (Statewide election) of Workers' Comp Claimant's Lawyers section of GTLA - two year term, 2019
    • President, Cobb Trial Lawyers Association - two year term., 2018
    •  Secretary (Statewide election) of Workers' Comp Claimant's Lawyers section of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association to present (two year term)., 2018
    • Cobb Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer (County Election), 2016 to 2018, 2017
    • Workers' Comp Claimant's Lawyer (WCCL) Treasurer for two year term.  This is a statewide office. , 2017
    • Cobb Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer (County Election), 2016 to 2018, 2016
    • Workers' Comp Claimant's Lawyer (WCCL) Treasurer for two year term.  This is a statewide office. , 2016
    • WCCL Board of Directors (Workers' Compensation Claimant's Lawyers), 2015
    • WCCL Board of Directors (Workers' Compensation Claimant's Lawyers), 2014
    • Secretary, Cobb Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • WCCL Board of Directors (Workers' Compensation Claimant's Lawyers), 2013
    • WCCL Board of Directors (Workers' Compensation Claimant's Lawyers), 2012
    • WCCL Board of Directors (Workers' Compensation Claimant's Lawyers), 2011
    • WCCL Board of Directors (Workers' Compensation Claimant's Lawyers), 2010
    • Cobb County Bar Association, 2008
    • Cobb Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), 2008

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Donation made to The Houston Food Bank to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey, 2017
    • -Officer for Walton Raiders Wrestling Parents Association, 2011
    • Volunteer Walton Jr. Raiders Football Program 2008 to 2014., 2008

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • GIIP can be a safety net for your insured but there are some glaring holes in this net., Speaker, Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool, A Safety Net with Holes, ICLE, Georgia Workers Comp Bar, 2018
    • Speaker, Untangling the Litigation Knot, State Board of Workers' Compensation, 2015
    • What Would the Adjuster Do Conference? , Speaker, Getting the Best Recovery at Mediation, 2013
    • Co-chair of the Workers' Comp section at the Annual Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar., Co-chair, speaker, MSAs Maximizing Settlements, GTLA, 2011
    • Speaker at the GTLA Auto Torts Seminar in Destin Florida July 29, 2011., Speaker, Improving Relations with Adjusters, GTLA, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
    • Speaker, Modification of Awards, GTLA, 2010
    • Speaker in the field of workers' compensation at the Annual Georgia Trial Lawyers Seminar, Speaker, Change in Condition, GTLA, 2009


    • Numerous jury trials, appeals and Administrative Law Judge awards.  Hundreds of settlements most of which were confidential. 
    • $150,000 worker's comp settlement for a 93 year old workers in a shoulder surgery case. , 2018
    • $2,800,000 settlement in a confidential death case., 2017
    • $2,400,000 confidential settlement for premises death case., 2013

    Representative Clients:

    • Most of my clients are hard working blue collar workers who have been injured on the job.  I also represent auto crash victums with serious injuries and death. , 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Super Lawyers Selectee, 2019
    • Super Lawyers Selectee, 2018



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    Educational Background:

    • B.B.A., University of Georgia, 1981

    Industry Groups

    • GLTA
    • WCCL
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    Office Location for Zack Hendon

    1201 Peachtree Street Northeast
    Suite 2000
    Atlanta, GA 30361

    Phone: 770-637-5835

    Fax: 770-284-3737

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