Super Lawyer

Practice Areas:

  • Georgia Worker's Compensation
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation
  • Defense Base Act Claims
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Workers' Compensation Claims

Admitted to Bar:

  • Georgia, 1973

Law School:

  • Emory University, J.D., 1973


  • University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1970


  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Past President, Savannah Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Past President, Workers' Compensation Claimants Lawyers (W.C.C.L.)
  • Advisory Board Member, Loyola University School of Law Longshore Seminar Committee


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice f/k/a Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Maritime Law Association
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group
  • Savannah Trial Lawyers Association


  • Lecturer, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Lecturer Loyola University School of Law Longshore Seminar
  • Lecturer, Signal Mutual Insurance Company Longshore Seminar
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education for State Bar of Georgia
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation Law Institute


  • Co-Author, The Longshore Textbook, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th ed., Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co.


  • Born: Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 19, 1948
  • Baylor High School, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • United States Army

Ralph Lorberbaum is a 1973 graduate of Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. He received an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Georgia. After graduation, he was an assistant district attorney in Savannah, Georgia, where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. After two (2) years, he went into private practice handling personal injury and workers' compensation cases. Since 1980, he has been successfully representing injured workers in claims under the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, the Non-appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act, and the Defense Base Act.

Mr. Lorberbaum has handled hundreds of workers' compensation cases at all levels of trial including at the Administrative Law Judge level, the Benefits Review Board (appellate) level, and the United States Court of Appeals (appellate) level. He has represented workers hurt in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and throughout the United States, as well as  workers hurt overseas in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. He has appeared at trial in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Mr. Lorberbaum belongs to numerous workers' compensation group, including the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG), the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI), the Maritime Law Association (MLA), the American Association of Justice f/k/a the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has been certified as a Civil Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). He is a member of other groups including the Loyola University Law Seminar Committee and the Advisory Board of the National Longshore Reporter. He was appointed by the Honorable Roy Barnes, Governor of Georgia, to serve on his Workers' Compensation Advisory Board, and has served on the Georgia Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee.

Mr. Lorberbaum has spoken at numerous workers' compensation seminars on both state and federal workers' compensation topics. He is also a co-author of the Longshore Text Book, published by the Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company.