When it comes to workers’ comp litigation, it takes a team.
Get to know the people who power our law firm, and who will fight hard to represent you and your family by securing the maximum benefits owed to you.
Benjamin Gerber is an experienced trial lawyer focusing his practice on helping those who have been injured on the job. He is also a founding partner of Gerber & Holder.
Ben has proved his expertise and skill time and time again. He has achieved the highest attorney rating of 10.0/10.0 Superb from Avvo. In addition, he has been named to the list of Rising Stars by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine for 5 consecutive years, an honor reserved for less than 3% of the qualifying attorneys in the state.
Tom has represented injured workers in Georgia, as well as widows and families, since 1984. His goals are to help educate injured workers so that they know their rights. He is a certified mediator and a founding partner of Gerber & Holder.
Christopher Gifford has been practicing law for more than eight years, during which time he has worked exclusively in the field of worker’ compensation. For the first five years of practice, he represented employers and insurance companies where he gained extensive knowledge and insight into how work injury claims are handled from the other side.
Natalie E. Elkins devotes her career to the representation of injured workers before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and the appellate courts of Georgia. She has written and presented on many cases pertaining to Georgia workers’ compensation law.
Jason is a passionate and knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer. He joined Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in August 2018. Having previously defended insurance companies and employers, he brings unique knowledge and skill when it comes to negotiating for the best possible outcome for injured workers. He is a board-certified, licensed Georgia attorney.
Our legal team
Natasha Shepherd was born and raised in Atlanta. She is a proud “Grady baby” (born at Grady Memorial Hospital) and has been immersed in the Atlanta culture her entire life. Natasha attended Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Criminal Justice. Her college roommate helped Natasha get her first job as a legal assistant, and she has been hooked ever since.
Natasha has extensive experience in the legal field and works hard to ensure that injured workers obtain the rights they are granted under Georgia’s workers’ compensation statute. Prior to joining the law firm of Gerber & Holder, she worked for another large local law firm in their workers’ compensation department.
In her free time, Natasha enjoys cooking plant-based meals, blogging, and attending concerts and plays.
Marisha Mastrioni began working at the law firm of Gerber & Holder in 2018. She was born in California and lived there until she moved to Atlanta in 2014. Marisha attended California State University in Northridge for 2 years. She is currently enrolled at Georgia State University and is finishing up her degree in Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship emphasis.
Marisha has worked in the workers’ compensation field since 2015. She loves helping individuals fight against the injustices and unfairness commonly found in the insurance companies. She finds her job purposeful and meaningful because she’s able to help educate clients on the laws and policies affecting their claim that they may not be aware of.
In her free time, Marisha is involved in several community-building activities, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta where she was a mentor. She also volunteers at Ebenezer Baptist Church. When she finishes her Bachelor’s degree, she wants to start a nonprofit for young adults who are transitioning from living with parents or relatives to living independently. In her spare time, Marisha co-hosts a weekly podcast called “The Unfinished Project” — a self-empowerment podcast where she discusses topics that are relevant to women who are on the path to their “life’s purpose.”
Brittni Humphery is a paralegal at the law firm of Gerber & Holder. She was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, and moved to Atlanta when she began working for our firm in 2015. Prior to joining our team, she worked for a large personal injury firm as a legal assistant.
Ms. Humphery attended Albany State University, where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Professional Writing. She enjoys explaining the nuanced and occasionally unusual aspects of workers’ compensation law to clients, and assisting them in navigating the workers’ compensation minefield.
Ms. Humphery is an Alumni Member of the award-winning Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute. She is active in her church, participating in mission trips on an annual basis.
In her free time, Bittni enjoys writing, cooking, traveling and listening to music.
Jessy Rivera is a proud native Puerto Rican. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, she moved to Atlanta at age 7 and attended high school in Gwinnett County. She has lived in Gwinnett County ever since.
Jessy has a Paralegal Certificate from the University of Georgia, and has been working with injured workers in the workers’ compensation field for over 15 years — the past 9 of which have been spent at the law firm of Gerber & Holder. She loves the challenge of fighting insurance companies and helping injured workers.
Jessy has been married for 20 years and is the mother of 2 girls, ages 19 and 16. She is a proud softball and cheer mom. She has a large extended family in Atlanta, and loves spending time with them as often as possible. She also enjoys music, dancing and decorating, especially for parties and events.
Lori Glenn-Wyche was born in Monticello, Florida, and grew up in nearby Tallahassee. She has a bachelor’s degree from Strayer University in Business Administration. She moved to Atlanta in 2001, and has worked in numerous areas of the law, including eminent domain, corporate law, family law, labor and employment, foreclosure litigation, and business/commercial real estate. She finally found her home in the workers’ compensation field and has been working in this area for the past 5 years.
Prior to working at the law firm of Gerber & Holder, Lori worked with Tom Holder and Jim Long. Lending her skills in the workers’ compensation field allows her to help others, and Lori enjoys the interactions with clients and how she’s able to help them when they need it most. Lori is active in her church and enjoys spending time with her family, along with reading and creating jewelry.
Bria was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended both Albany State University and Georgia State University for journalism. After college, she worked as a flight attendant for an airline based in Texas and got to see the country.
She has worked in the legal field for the past 6 years. Most recently, prior to joining the Gerber & Holder team, she worked at a large insurance defense firm in Sandy Springs.
In addition to her work with our firm, Bria provides volunteer administrative support and multimedia content for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. She also writes and host 2 podcasts, and regularly produces digital content for YouTube.