Mr. Stephen Setliff, partner and owner of Setliff Law, was appointed General Counsel to the Southeastern Wood Producers Association, Inc. (SWPA) at their October Board of Directors Meeting. Mr. Setliff, who has been active with the SWPA for several years, says the appointment is an opportunity for him to serve as a resource for members on a wide array of legal issues, including business formation, governmental investigations and compliance, labor and employment law, intellectual property, commercial transactions, and of course, preventing and defending workers' compensation and third-party casualty liability claims for property damages or personal injury. In addition, Mr Setliff and the team at Setliff Law, can help ensure compliance with regulations and avoid potential litigation.
Since 1990 the Southeastern Wood Producers Association, Inc. (SWPA) has been The Unified Voice of Professional Loggers - in Georgia and Florida. Founded By Loggers, For Loggers, SWPA’s mission is to represent and support professional timber harvesting businesses. “We are excited that Mr. Setliff will serve as SWPA’s General Council; Steve shares our passion for loggers and log truck drivers and will be an invaluable resource to our association and our members,” said Executive Director Michael Beardsley. “Steve is the consummate professional and SWPA is fortunate to have him serve as our General Counsel.”
Consistently recognized in Best Lawyers in America®, Mr. Setliff, owner and partner of Setliff Law, represents trucking companies, their insurers and drivers in a wide variety of claims, including catastrophic personal injury and property damage claims. He also handles workers’ compensation claims, negotiating, drafting and enforcement of commercial agreements, including brokerage and independent contractor agreements and employment claims under Title 7 as well as under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA). He serves as General Counsel to the Virginia Trucking Association, the Virginia Loggers Association, the Virginia Movers and Warehousemen’s Association and the Carolina Loggers Association. He also is involved with the Maryland Motor Truck Association, the Trucking Industry Defense Association, the American Moving and Storage Association, the International Association of Movers and the National Truck and Heavy Equipment Claims Council. For Mr. Setliff's complete bio, please click here.