J.D., University of Georgia College of Law
Mediation Training - Dispute Management of Orlando, Florida
Advanced Mediation Training, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law
B.A., Vanderbilt University
Patricia Killingsworth served as a judge at the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation from 1987-1996, During her tenure as chief judge and Trial Division director she initiated the alternative dispute resolution program at the board, where she served as a mediator in addition to her judicial and administrative duties. In addition to her initial ADR training in 1993 with Dispute Management of Orlando, she received advanced mediation certification at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law in 1999.
Killingsworth has been in private mediation practice for more than 12 years, and has expanded her practice to include ADA and employment disputes in addition to workers’ compensation and personal injury litigation, with particular emphasis on catastrophic injury claims. She has mediated well more than 2,500 cases, and maintains a resolution rate of better than 95 percent.
Killingsworth has been active in the ADR community in Georgia throughout her career, and has written numerous articles and spoken at many seminars throughout the State regarding both workers’ compensation and alternative dispute resolution issues. She continues to teach workers’ compensation law since 1989.