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Jeremiah T. Van Dora

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Hartwell, GA

The Van Dora Law Firm LLC
21 Vickery Street
Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: 706-813-0157
Fax: 678-623-3859
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jeremiah T. Van Dora is a partner with The Van Dora Law Firm, which has law offices in Hartwell and Athens, Georgia. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than eight years of experience, Mr. Van Dora provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Hart, Clarke and Jackson counties and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Workers' compensation

·       Personal injury

·       Wrongful death

Along with helping his injured and disabled clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation they deserve, Mr. Van Dora also devotes a portion of his practice to family law and divorce. No matter the legal issues his clients are facing or the complexity of their needs, he delivers highly personalized counsel at all turns to help his clients make the best-informed decisions as he works aggressively to guide them toward their goals and the positive results they seek efficiently and cost-effectively.

A member of a family-run law firm founded by his father, Mr. Van Dora treats all of his clients with the same care and respect he would a member of his own family. He has achieved remarkable success helping his clients through some of the most difficult and challenging times in their lives. Honored for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding service, he has earned a Top 40 Under 40 designation from the National Trial Lawyers along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 2004 graduate of Furman University, Mr. Van Dora obtained his Juris Doctor in 2012 from The John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. While in law school, he served as law clerk for the State Board of Workers’ Compensation of Georgia, and he is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia Workers’ Compensation Section. He has also served as president and vice president of the Northern Circuit Bar Association, and he has conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Jeremiah T. Van Dora

First Admitted: 2012, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2019
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2017-2019
  • Highest grade in Workers' Compensation Class, Excellence for the Future Award in Workers' Compensation, CALI Award, 2012
  • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Dean's Award for Community Service, Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, 2012
  • , Top 40 Under 40 - Civil, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Georgia Workers’ Compensation Section
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Vice President of the Northern Circuit Bar Association, 2015
  • Member - Hart County Law Library Board of Trustees, 2016
  • REACH Scholarship Selection Committee Member for Hart County Board of Education. The REACH Georgia Scholarship “rewards students for self-accountability, promotes parent involvement and provides motivation and support; all factors that we know are critical in student educational achievement,” said Governor Nathan Deal at the launch of the program, 2017
  • President - Northern Circuit Bar Association, 2016


  • The Van Dora Law Firm, LLC - Quarterly Newsletter, Workers' Compensation

Educational Background

  • Furman University - B.A. Political Science, 2004

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Georgia Real Estate License, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presented at the Gainesville, GA and Athens, GA regional seminars to members of the Ga. Auto Dealers Association on issues dealing with the Workers' compensation process, including the 240 return to work process and panel of physicians issues., Speaker, Workers' Compensation Overview, Georgia Auto Dealers Association Workers' Compensation Self-Insured Fund, 2014
  • 2015 ICLE Workers’ Compensation Law Institute - Presenter "BURNING QUESTIONS AND HEAD SCRATCHING ISSUES". October 22-24, 2015, Presenter, 2015 ICLE Workers’ Compensation Law Institute, 2015
  • Group Funds Association of Georgia - Participated in expert panel discussion on current updates in Georgia law including OCGA 34-9-104 issues., Speaker/Expert Panel Member, Group Funds Association, 2013
  • Speaker on expert panel, Workers' Compensation q & a, Georgia Workers' Compensation Institute, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service

  • REACH scholarship selection committee and Board of Directors, 2018
  • Toys for Tots, 2014
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Office Location for Jeremiah T. Van Dora

21 Vickery Street
Hartwell, GA 30643

Phone: 706-813-0157

Fax: 678-623-3859

Last Updated: 7/28/2022

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