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Hastings H. Johnston defends employers and insurers in workers' compensation claims, with extensive experience defending claims in the residual market. Hastings has also handled breach of contract actions related to workers' compensation claims in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and she has represented various insurers in workers' compensation premium dispute matters in Tennessee and Georgia. Hastings also has experience handling all forms of coverage and bad faith disputes.

Hastings graduated from The University of Georgia in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from The University of Georgia School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Hastings served as an Executive Board Member of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, and her note, "Squeezing 'The Juice': Can the Right of Publicity be Used to Satisfy a Civil Judgment," was published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law in 2007.

Hastings is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and of the Workers' Compensation section. She frequently speaks on topics related to the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act, and in 2019 she co-chaired the Workers' Compensation Law Institute in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Hastings has been named a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, recognizing her as an up-and-coming attorney under the age of forty.

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Workers’ Compensation Association
  • Atlanta Claims Association

Honors & Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star

Publications

  • “Squeezing ‘The Juice’: Can the Right of Publicity Be Used To Satisfy a Civil Judgment,” Journal of Intellectual Property Law, 2007