Richard S. (Rick) Thompson, partner with Levy & Thompson, LLC’s Southeast Georgia’s satellite offices, handles matters on behalf of the firm both regionally and state-wide. Mr. Thompson also offers his mediation services throughout Georgia. Mr. Thompson has practiced in the area of workers’ compensation since 1989 and was appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as Chairman of the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, a position he held from 2009 through 2013. Rick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University in 1979 and his Juris Doctorate degree from Mercer University in 1982. Mr. Thompson is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. As Chairman, he has presented at numerous seminars throughout Georgia. While Chairman, he also served on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC), the international group which develops policies and model rules and assists governing bodies in implementing those in the workers’ compensation area. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Associations (SAWCA). His areas of practice include General Litigation, Insurance Defense, Workers’ Compensation Defense and Mediation.