Meet Brett Schroyer
Brett Schroyer is a workers’ compensation and social security disability attorney at the Atlanta office. Having commanded entire workers’ compensation divisions, Brett has successfully managed millions of dollars worth of settlements throughout his highly successful career. He’s managed, litigated, and even worked on the insurance defense side for a number of years. From $10,000 cases to $1.5 million, Brett always provides the same level of exacting professionalism with every client that comes to him for help.
Bottom line, if you’re an injured worker or someone who’s been through the torment of social security disability, you want an advocate like Brett Schroyer managing your case and fighting for the maximum compensation you deserve.
I Once Defended Insurance Companies, Now I Fight Them
Working on the defense side of workers’ compensation, your clients are individual businesses and insurance companies. In that role, I prepared defense strategies, deposed claimants, managed expert witnesses, and did everything in my power to help protect my clients, and I was truly very good at what I did. But in my heart of hearts, it knew it was not something I wanted to do long-term. I saw so much bureaucracy, and knew I needed to make a change.
Coming over the plaintiffs’ side of workers’ compensation, I get to fight the inefficient bureaucracy of the insurance companies to provide excellent legal services to injured worker clients. I know the defense side’s playbook because I used to help write in these exact types of cases. Farah and Farah provides me with every tool I could ever need to aid my talents in pursuing the absolute top dollar for my clients in each case I take on.
Fighting for the Underdog is What I Do Best
Working for the big insurance companies was a fantastic experience and I get to put that to work every day in my role as a workers’ compensation and social security claims attorney in Atlanta. My true passion is fighting for the underdog. Workers’ compensation and social security cases can be quite complex with many different factors at play. We may need orthopedic surgeons, pain management specialists, psychiatrists, nurse case managers, and a dozen other expert witnesses to build a solid case.
At Farah and Farah, there is no dollar limit set on what we need to spend for a case. Straight from Eddie and Chuck, we attorneys can utilize whatever resources are necessary to get the best results. Getting my clients to understand where we’re at in the process and what’s happening next is a skill I’ve learned over the years. The best action I can take is empowering my clients with the legal advice they need to make decisions.
If I’m in the Office, I Will Answer the Phone When You Call Me
I tell every one of my clients that if I’m in the office and they call me, I will answer. I have a standing rule with my staff to put a client on my calendar if they call me and want to speak to me. In other firms I’ve worked I’ve seen attorneys try to pawn off client calls on their staff members but that is not how I operate. This is a point of pride for me.
It is so rewarding to hear time and again from my clients after a conversation that they received the most information they’ve ever gotten in a single phone call with an attorney. I respect my clients’ time and know they are anxious for progress. Providing excellent, client-focused service all starts with solid communication.
From Catastrophic Workers’ Comp Cases to Social Security Appeals, I’ve Seen More than Most
I have indeed had a rich and varied career in the practice of law. From family law divorce cases to ‘catastrophic’ workers’ compensation cases with an average indemnity payout to my clients of $178,000, I have seen more than the average attorney. I’ve found that this experience is incredibly useful for connecting the dots and developing the best strategies to move cases forward. Social security disability claims are notoriously slow. One of my proudest achievements came when I successfully appealed a Social Security Disability claim hearing denial to the Appeals Council which ultimately resulted in an immensely favorable decision for my client.
Another case I’ll never forget came when I represented an IT supervisor who injured his lower back while pulling cable and lifting heavy server equipment. This client hired me to secure the workers’ compensation benefits he was entitled to, including weekly checks and medical treatment. Because the process had been so tough already and the stress had piled up, the client had developed mental health issues on top of everything else he was going through. At a hearing for his case, I was able to get him access to the psychiatric treatment doctor of his choice. I was also able to help this client have their case designated as catastrophic which is very difficult to do but ensures that a lifetime of workers’ compensation benefits are paid.
I also represented this client for his social security disability claim where we were able to secure him a monthly payment again for life. All of this was a tremendously hard-fought battle but in the end, we prevailed. My expertise in both workers’ compensation and social security disability allows me to connect injured workers with dual benefits when it’s appropriate for their situation.
To Be 100% Effective, Downtime is Crucial
Over the years, I have learned that downtime is important to my effectiveness as an attorney. When I’m not in the Farah and Farah Atlanta office, there’s a good chance you’ll find me at home just hanging out with my wife, LeAnn, our daughter, Julia, and our two spoiled Jack Russell mix dogs, Sugar and Ducky. We love just relaxing out on the deck and grilling as often as we can. I’m also a huge classic movie and TV series buff and Humphrey Bogart is by far one of my favorite actors of all time. Now, if it’s football season, it’s a pretty good bet I’ll be catching either the Tampa Bay Bucs or the Pittsburgh Steelers in between tending my tomato garden in the backyard.