Firm Overview

Shafer Law Firm was founded in 1995 by Thomas H. Shafer, Jr. The practice included personal injury, worker’s compensation, and insurance disputes. The following year, the firm began representing St Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC and Habersham County Medical Center in Demorest, GA. Thomas Shafer was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1993 and the South Carolina Bar in 1996. He was admitted to the State Bar of Virginia in 2017. He is a member of the United States Federal Court in the District of South Carolina, the United States Federal Court in the Northern District of Georgia, and the State and Supreme Courts in both states.
The firm currently represents health care systems in several states. Shafer Law Firm specializes in recovery of third-party liability insurance and medical bad debt accounts.


Third-Party Liability
We use all available leverage to maximize the recovery for the provider. The applicable rules and statutes vary in each state and therefore require a state specific program.

Insurance denials and disputes
Our firm can handle insurance denials and underpay accounts for your facility.

Worker’s compensation accounts
We have many years experience with medical bills resulting from work related injuries.

Self-Pay Collections
The firm has a proven track record in first, second, and tertiary placement accounts. We collect millions of dollars each year on accounts after the national collection agencies could not.


Attorney Thomas Shafer is licensed to practice law in Georgia, South
Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio.

Of Counsel Attorney Curtis Smallwood is licensed in Kentucky. 


How does the collection process work?
The process usually begins with the required Fair Debt Collections Practices Act notice letter.
If we have a good telephone number, next we make telephone demands.
If the telephone number is not good, we use the latest skip-tracing technology to find the debtor.
Once contact is made, our collectors will attempt to obtain the outstanding balance. If debtor cannot pay the entire balance, we will make every effort to set up ongoing payments.

Do we have to file law suits?
No. It is entirely up to you whether you want to pursue legal options. If your firm does chose to sue, we will request authorization before filing each law suit.

Can we report the debt to the credit bureau?
Yes. Most of our clients request we report to the credit bureau. Your company does not have to report, but it does have advantages.

Why choose Shafer Law Firm?
Experience. We have been doing collections since 1995. We understand the issues and defenses these debtors have. We hire quality people.
Our firm follows all State and Federal Laws regarding third-party collections. In addition, we are also governed by the State Bar of Georgia. You can trust that all money owed to your firm will be paid each month.
We will get better results than an agency, and can litigate your accounts for the same price.

Contact Us

2000 RiverEdge Parkway
Suite 590
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
(800) 266-1980