Our Attorneys

Susan J. Mager – Attorney At Law


From an early age, Susan had compassion for people who suffered some type of wrong. She has dedicated her professional career to helping those who have suffered an on-the-job injury.

Susan specializes in workers’ compensation law. With fifteen years of experience in all facets of workers’ compensation law, she has dealt with a diverse spectrum of client issues and case matters. In building the foundation of The Law Office of Susan Mager and fostering its growth, she has strived to develop client relationships that are long-term in nature, and has always made it a point to be focused on client objectives and responsive to client needs.


“In 15 years of practicing law, I’ve learned that the most valuable skill that a lawyer can possess is the ability to listen carefully to clients.” – Susan Mager, Founding Partner


Bar Admissions & Education

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia since 2003
  • Member of the Florida Bar since 2001
  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Juris Doctor with Honors, 2001
  • University of Florida, B.H.S. with Honors, 1998

Honors & Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2003
  • Georgia Rising Star, Atlanta Magazine, 2003
  • Trial Practice Book Award, 2001
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating, 2016susan-av-rating


Whitney Roughen – Attorney At Law


If you’ve been injured at work, you have a valuable, dedicated ally in Whitney Roughen. Whitney takes a lot of pride in representing our firm’s clients and her attention to detail, sharp decision making and true empathy for those injured on the job are just some of the reasons she’s an important part of our team.

Whitney Roughen grew up in Arkansas and attended the University of Tennessee. She is the daughter of a pilot and journalist. Whitney is not only smart and capable, but compassionate too. She is a persuasive arguer and is always prepared. Clients appreciate her work ethic and that she’s always available to answer questions.

“Helping clients is what it’s all about,” says Ms. Roughen. “Insurance companies often want to push workers around and dictate the terms hoping the employee won’t seek representation. But once an injured worker calls our firm and I’m on the case, I won’t stop until justice is served.”


Bar Admission & Education

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia since 2013
  • University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, 2012
  • University of Tennessee BA Cum Laude, 2006


Michelle Avis – Attorney At Law


Michelle Avis was a respiratory therapist for 19 years. After nearly two decades of helping patients, she decided she wanted to help people in a new way. Michelle used all of her retirement savings to attend law school and become an attorney. Now a practicing attorney in Georgia, Michelle brings extensive knowledge from the medical field and her strong sense of compassion to help her clients receive their due compensation.

“In a way, I’m still helping people breathe easier. Having an attorney on your side, who knows the law and has the experience of effectively reaching your goals, alleviates a lot of stress. Being able to do that as part of my job is an honor and a privilege,” says Michelle.

Bar Admissions & Education

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Florida Supreme Court, Qualified Arbitrator
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Juris Doctor, 2014
  • Hodges University, Naples, Florida, Cum Laude, 2010

Honors & Awards

  • CAVC Bar Association Judicial Conference Scholarship, Honorable Mention
  • Dean’s Honor List, Fall 2009, Summer 2010


Betsey Blair – Attorney At Law

Betsey Carlisle Blair’s passion for the law should come as no surprise. Her family has a legacy of helping others obtain justice. Their passion for the law began with her great-grandfather, who served as a Georgia Court of Appeals Justice. Betsey now carries on the tradition of service to her community by helping injured workers obtain the compensation and benefits they deserve.

Betsey is a native of Atlanta. She received her degrees in Sociology and Public Administration from Georgia Southern University and after falling in love with Savannah, attended Savannah Law School. Betsey has spent more than 25 years serving southeast Georgia.  She has served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit.  Betsey has investigated abuse and neglect, trained community leaders on the prevention of social problems, and established several successful businesses. Betsey feels honored to use her expertise to help injured workers get the best results possible. We’re honored to have her at our firm.

Bar Admissions & Education

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Law School
  • Juris Doctor, 2016
  • Georgia Southern University Master of Public Administration, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Social Work, 1993

Honors & Awards

  • Chosen as one of the “20 under 40” by the Statesboro Herald for select, successful professionals in the community
  • Conner’s Place, in business for more than a decade, consistently named “Best in the ‘Boro”
  • Served on the Board of the Bulloch County Commission on Human Services
  • Served as President of Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County