Taylor Poncz is a mediator with JordanADR who has nearly 15 years of experience practicing workers' compensation law in Georgia, the last several of which have included helping injured workers and employers/insurers/self-insurers resolve their claims through mediation. While Taylor's private law practice at Drew Eckl & Farnham has focused on the defense of workers' compensation claims, Taylor became a mediator as a way to expand her experience with injured workers throughout the state. She believes a strong focus on interpersonal relationships, empathy, communication and connection are key to a successful mediation practice.
Taylor has written several articles and spoken at numerous events on topics related to workers' compensation law, including most recently at the State Board of Workers' Compensation Annual Educational Conference and at the Georgia Workers' Compensation Association's Annual Conference. For many years, she has also been an active member of DRI, where she has served in various leadership positions for the Women in the Law Committee. Taylor is also active in promoting mental health and wellness initiatives at her law firm, as well as within the legal industry, having recently spoken on the topic at the Chief Justice's Council on Professionalism's Suicide Awareness Programs and at the State Bar of Georgia's Corporate Counsel section CLE.
In addition to lawyering and mediating, Taylor is the co-host of a Podcast called The Mother Board, where she and 4 other lawyer moms discuss and highlight the ups, downs and sideways of taking an active role in their families while taking charge of their careers.
Taylor lives in Atlanta with her husband, Adam, and their 3 sons (including a set of twins!), but she is forever a Tarheel, born and bred.
Taylor is available to mediate by Zoom or in person across the state. She is fully vaccinated and boosted and will happily accommodate Covid-related requests for in-person logistics.