Pathfinder Injury Law

Pathfinder Injury Law

Hurt at work? We'll show you the way. Pathfinder is a boutique workers' compensation firm located in Richmond, VA. If you want competence, diligence, straight talk, and a lawyer who will treat you like a friend, we're for you.

Firm Overview

You've never been hurt at work before. We've done this hundreds of times. We're Pathfinder Injury Law. Representing injured workers is all we do.

We're not every other stuffy, self-important law firm. If you want suits, ties, shiny offices, and a lawyer who thinks they're too important to talk to you, look elsewhere. If you want a lawyer who will treat you like a friend, keep you in the know, represent you with diligence and expertise, and help you through this trying time, you've found your place.

We shoot straight. We care about our clients. We make your struggle our own. We work hard and we get great results.

Workers' compensation is complex, and overwhelming. Navigating through the difficult task of healing after your injury and coping with loss of income and medical bills is frustrating. Managing paperwork and communications with the insurance company is stressful. Let us help you through the process and protect your rights as an injured worker.

As a small, client-driven workers' compensation firm, we believe in providing our clients with specialized representation tailored to fit their case. No one is a number here. We understand the twists and turns of workers' compensation and will strive to obtain the best possible results for your case.

Although based in Richmond, Virginia, we represent injured workers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.

Hurt at work? We'll show you the way.

Main Office

Main Office
3016 Mountain Road
Suite C
Glen Allen VA 23060

Phone

(804) 505-0633

Fax

(804) 505-0633

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Hourly Rates

N/A

Office Information

Office Hours

9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Office Manager

Mandy A. Truman

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Workers Compensation

A boutique workers' compensation firm in Richmond, Virginia serving seriously injured workers and protecting their rights. We don't take every case, but the cases we do take, we take seriously.

We're not every other stuffy, self-important law firm. If you want suits, ties, shiny offices, and a lawyer who thinks they're too important to talk to you, look elsewhere. If you want a lawyer who will treat you like a friend, keep you in the know, represent you with diligence and expertise, use creative strategies and out-of-the-box thinking to maximize your recovery, and help you through this trying time, you've found your place.

We shoot straight. We care about our clients. We make your struggle our own. We work hard and we get great results.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

All the time. We believe litigation is an important backstop and sometimes you have to go to the mat, but we also heavily use alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") tools such as mediations to resolve cases. We believe in finding compromise where we can, fighting out what we have to, and working always to maximize the recovery for our clients.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

We are small and nimble, but our work product is second to none and our results speak for themselves. We are aggressive and resourceful. We do not believe in sitting back. We believe in being PROactive, not REactive. We are accessible, approachable, relatable, and don't think we're better than our clients. We understand it is a privilege to represent people in their time of need, and we take that privilege seriously. We shoot straight. We care about our clients. We make your struggle our own. We work hard and we get great results.

Bryn Swartz

Pathfinder Injury Law

Owner and attorney Bryn Swartz was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He has handled hundreds of workers’ compensation cases through all phases of the litigation process. He began his legal career as a prosecutor in criminal court. After that, he transitioned into private practice at a large, high-volume worker’s compensation firm in Richmond representing injured workers.

Bryn subsequently moved on to another firm on the other side of the workers' compensation equation, where he defended insurance companies in workers’ compensation claims. This gave him invaluable perspective into the tricks insurance companies play because he played them himself. He knows how to navigate the challenges that can jeopardize even straightforward workers' compensation cases.

However, representing large corporations didn’t really click with Bryn. He wanted to help people get their lives back on track, not defend a massive corporation’s finances. To that end, Bryn returned to representing injured workers again at a large, high-volume statewide firm. However, alarmed by the assembly line mentality of the large firm world, he realized he could offer his clients a higher level of service by striking out alone. He founded Pathfinder Injury Law to pursue that goal and to give every client the diligent, attentive service they need in the midst of a work-related injury.

Bryn graduated in the top seven (7) percent of his class from Randolph-Macon College with membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He attended law school at the University of Richmond, from which he graduated magna cum laude, in the top eleven (11) percent of his class, and with membership in the prestigious Walter Scott McNeill Law Honor Society.

Bryn is a member of various professional associations including the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He is well-known amongst his peers in the Virginia workers’ compensation bar as a diligent and resourceful lawyer. Bryn has been recognized with the Top Attorney Award for Workers’ Compensation and Client Satisfaction.

Outside the firm, Bryn has a wide variety of hobbies and interests. His passion is mountain biking, and he also enjoys playing with his dogs, cooking, traveling, wasting time watching YouTube videos, and spending time with his family.

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Education:
B.A. Randolph-Macon College (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
J.D. University of Richmond School of Law (Magna Cum Laude, Walter Scott McNeill Law Honor Society)

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Bar Admissions, Organizations, and Awards:
Virginia State Bar
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Award for Top Attorney in Virginia Workers' Compensation, Client Satisfaction - 2018

License

Bar Number: 82700
Virginia, 2011

Education

Randolph-Macon College
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2008

University of Richmond School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2011

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