The law firm Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys is thrilled to announce that Christopher Gifford has been promoted to partner. Chris now joins attorneys Ben Gerber and Tom Holder as a partner, helping serve injured workers across the state of Georgia from our 3 office locations in Atlanta, Athens and Columbus.
Chris began working as an Associate Attorney for our firm in 2015. Since then, he’s skillfully served hundreds of injured individuals and families in complex legal matters, consistently delivering impressive outcomes for our clients.
“As a partner at Gerber & Holder, I’m ready to use my knowledge, background and experience to better serve our clients throughout Georgia,” Gifford commented after the announcement. “Ben and Tom are some of the best workers’ compensation attorneys I know, and I’m honored to accept this responsibility to be an advocate for injured workers everywhere.”
Get to know Chris Gifford
Chris was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He moved to Atlanta over a decade ago, starting out as a middle school social studies teacher in Atlanta public schools.
He attended undergrad at the University of Georgia from 1998-2002 and started his career as a middle school social studies teacher in Atlanta public schools.
In 2010, he graduated from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia.
Prior to joining Gerber & Holder, Chris worked as a workers’ compensation defense attorney for several years.
“During my time working for insurance companies, I saw first-hand the inequities in the workers’ compensation system and how the odds are stacked against the hardworking Georgian in favor of the insurer,” says Gifford.
Since joining our firm, Chris has used his knowledge of insurance defense to represent injured Georgia employees who are not getting the benefits they’re owed. He’s taken hundreds of depositions, negotiated in settlement mediations, tried cases before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and appealed cases all the way up to the Superior Court and Georgia Court of Appeals.
Chris is an active member in good standing of the Workers’ Compensation Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the Knights of Columbus.
He has received a number of 5-star reviews from past clients, including:
- “I was very happy with the law office. Chris Gifford was a very patient and very caring man. He worked very hard on my case. He always returned my phone calls very promptly. I would highly recommend him.” –Kathy
- “The workers’ comp system and process are nearly impossible to navigate without a respected, experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Christopher Gifford meets all of these requirements. He was always available—even after office hours—to answer questions and resolve my concerns. He was able to help me get the medical treatment that I needed and negotiate a favorable settlement. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking professional representation after an at-work accident.” –Daniel
- “I hired Gerber & Holder Attorneys-at-law to represent me and my workmen’s compensation case. I was out on workman’s compensation for 15 months. They always took any of my concerns or questions seriously and usually had an answer immediately, if not within a few hours by either a phone call or an email. My attorneys that handled my case were Christopher Gifford and Natalie E. Elkins, and my paralegal was Jessy Rivera. They made such a great team and worked together that made me feel I was in fantastic hands.” –Julius
Congratulations to Chris on this well-deserved appointment!