RECENT SETTLEMENTS

We take pride in making sure that every client gets the best possible settlement for their case. Because each situation is nuanced and has different challenges, our commitment to our clients requires meticulous attention to detail and many hours of behind-the-scenes research. We put everything we have into getting our clients the compensation they need. To show you how and why we do what we do, we want to share a few client stories with you.

Castan y Lecca Group

$3,000,000.00

settlement for a workplace accident

We recently represented our client, a construction worker in his 60s, who was hard at work on a site when he fell through a hole that a contractor had neglected to cover. Our client suffered some severe internal injuries as a result. He initially hired an attorney, but he received little attention or help with his case. But when he came to us with his story, we knew that he had two potential cases: a negligence case against the contractor who left the hole uncovered and a workers’ compensation case. In the end, we won him over $3 million in compensation, in addition to getting all of his medical expenses covered by the insurance companies.

Castan y Lecca Group

$1,000,000.00

awarded for car accident injuries

Another client of ours was a passenger in a rental car while her friend was driving. The driver was speeding and ended up causing an accident. Although the driver was at fault, his insurance refused to cover our client’s medical bills in spite of her back injuries, hospitalization, and subsequent surgery. The initial law firm she sought out told her that she didn’t have a case. But when we heard her story, we were confident we could help get her life back on track by getting her the compensation she needed for recovery. We represented her in two separate personal injury cases: one against the driver and one against the rental company’s insurance. With our assistance, our client received $1 million in damages.

Castan y Lecca Group

$1,800,000.00

secured for a workplace injury

Our client, a construction worker, was busy working at a Jobsite when a contractor dropped materials on him, injuring his leg and back. A former client of ours referred the construction worker to us—proof that word of mouth is powerful! When he shared the details of his story with us, we assured him that we could assist him in getting the compensation he so deserved. We represented that client in a personal injury suit against the contractor and filed a workers’ compensation case for him as well. Between the two lawsuits, he received $1.8 million.

Castan y Lecca Group

$14,000,000.00

secured in a personal injury case

Our client, who was only 16 year old, had been seriously injured when he was run over by a commercial construction company’s truck.The insurance company initially refused to pay a dime and denied his claim, but the top priority for our experienced team members was that our client would get the compensation he deserved. Our dedicated attorneys fought hard to get the insurers to play fair, and our client received $14 million in damages.

Castan y Lecca Group

$600,000.00

secured after slip and fall

We recently represented our client, an erdely woman who fell in a restaurant. When she fell, witnesses noticed that the restaurant floor was greasy - putting at risk their own staff and customer. Due to the accident, our client had to undergo intensive treatments and she even ended-up needing knee surgery. Our experienced attorneys knew that our client needed immediate care to ensure she could recover as fast as possible without presenting further complications. In the end, we secured $600 thousand in compensation.

Castan y Lecca Group

$1,000,000.00

settlement for a car accident

We represented a mom and daughter who had been involved in a car accident and sustained injuries. Our clients had first contacted another attorney who mishandled their case and claimed that there was no case and no compensation was owed to them. But our experienced team reviewed the case records and immediately knew our clients deserved to be compensated for the accident. We represented both, the mom and the daughter, and at the end we were able to get the medical treatment they needed for recovery and fair compensation for all damages. The mom underwent back surgery and with our assistance, our client received $1 million in damages.

Castan y Lecca Group

$2,000,000.00

awarded for a work-related injury

Another client of ours, a young man, lost part of his arm after a work-related injury. When our client contacted us, we heard his story and knew we had to ensure he was properly compensated for the life-changing damages received. Our client had to undergo surgery, and had to endure many hours of therapy. He lost money because he was unable to work and had many unexpected expenses due to the accident. Our dedicated attorneys fought hard to get the insurers to play fair, and our client received more than $2 million in damages.

Castan y Lecca Group

$1,300,000.00

settlement for a workplace accident

Our client, a young man, was working at a carwash when he was hit by a car. He sustained serious back injuries that needed immediate treatment in order to get his life back. Due to the accident, our client spent hours receiving medical treatment and was forced to put a hold to his regular job. Our client felt overwhelmed, but our experienced and dedicated team fought for fair compensation and ensured he received proper medical treatment. In the end, we secured over $1.3 million in compensation.

$1,300,000.00

secured after being hit by car

We represented a mom and daughter who had been involved in a car accident and sustained injuries. Our clients had first contacted another attorney who mishandled their case and claimed that there was no case and no compensation was owed to them. But our experienced team reviewed the case records and immediately knew our clients deserved to be compensated for the accident. We represented both, the mom and the daughter, and at the end we were able to get the medical treatment they needed for recovery and fair compensation for all damages. The mom underwent back surgery and with our assistance, our client received $1 million in damages.

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MICHAEL BOESCHEN

Attorney

Michael Boeschen (Mike) was born in Wichita, KS and raised in Chattanooga, TN. Mike graduated from The McCallie School and went on to study history, Spanish, and Latin American Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. After graduation, he went on to pursue a law degree from the University Of Georgia School Of Law. During law school, Mike participated in the Legal Aid Clinic, assisting in the defense of indigent criminal defendants. Mike has been licensed to practice law in Georgia since 2002 and his main practice area consists of representing injured workers as they navigate through the Georgia workers’ compensation system. Mike is also fluent in Spanish. In his spare time Mike enjoys following soccer, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Mike and his family are parishioners of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sandy Springs, GA

CHRISTIAN PECONE

Attorney

ED DENKER

Attorney

Edward Denker was born in Philadelphia, PA but has made Georgia his home since 1999. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia. Edward spent his first years in practice representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims. He then spent more than a decade honing his litigation skills representing employers and insurers in workers’ compensation claims, where he gained immense experience and knowledge of how insurers defend those claims. In 2017, Edward returned to his passion of representing people who have been injured at work or through the negligence of others. When he isn’t working, Edward enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. He is also an avid sports fan, and enjoys cooking and travel

ILIANA DOBREV

Attorney

Iliana Dobrev was born in Bulgaria. After high school, she immigrated to the United States to study law. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s in political science concentrating on pre-law and minoring in Spanish. In 2015, she graduated from Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school, Iliana completed a Graduate Research Assistantship in Labor and Employment Law and Employment Discrimination and two externships in Immigration Law. As an immigrant herself, Iliana is passionate about advocating for and defending immigrants. She is delighted to help families stay together and pursue the American dream. Iliana is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and worked in both a fellowship and a firm specializing in immigration law. Iliana is fluent in Bulgarian and Spanish
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KEN THAXTON

Attorney

Ken Thaxton was born and raised in Roberta, GA. When Ken was a child, his father started a trucking business, which Ken ultimately spent over ten years working with through his late teens and twenties. Ken graduated from Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA in 2001 with a 4.0 GPA. He then studied Business and Information Technology at Macon State College, ultimately graduating with a 4.0 GPA in 2004. After graduation, Ken continued to work with his father’s trucking company, and in late 2005, Ken and his father started an aircraft charter company, Southern Jet, Inc., under Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Ken served as President of Southern Jet from 2006 until 2010, when he and his father sold the company. Ken is a Commercially Licensed Instrument, Multi-Engine Pilot. While serving as President of Southern Jet, Ken started Law School at the University of Georgia School of Law in 2009. Ken focused primarily on business and civil law, including Workers’ Compensation, while at UGA. He graduated Cum Laude and in the top 25% of his class from UGA Law in 2012. Ken is a licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia, and he is also a licensed neutral (mediator) in the State of Georgia. Ken represents small businesses in transactional matters and business conflicts, and he also represents injured workers and Plaintiffs injured in cases of negligence. During his spare time, Ken enjoys swimming, cycling, sporting clays, and fishing. He also does charity work with a national scholarship fund
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ALEXANDER LECCA

Attorney

Alexander Lecca (Alex) was born in Miami, Florida to immigrant parents from Cuba and Peru. Alex graduated from Coral Gables High School, where he was a recipient of the Elsa Glazer Award (given to students who graduate with a 3.5 GPA and above). He went on to study marketing at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. At the University of Miami he was also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduation, he went on to pursue a law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. In law school, Alex received several book awards and graduated Cum Laude. During law school Alex clerked for the Honorable Beth Bloom, had an internship with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s office, and clerked for a prestigious litigation law firm. Alex is licensed to practice law in both Georgia and Florida and handles workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. He is also a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Alex is also fluent in Spanish. During his spare time, Alex enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and four children. He also helps coach his children’s baseball, football, basketball, and soccer teams. Alex and his family are parishioners of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

DANIEL CASTAN 

Attorney

Dan Castan is a senior partner at Castan and Lecca, PC in Buckhead and represents injured workers before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and plaintiffs in State and Superior Courts of Georgia for injuries suffered in accidents. Dan litigated one of the seminal claims securing the rights of undocumented workers to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits in the state of Georgia when injured in the case of Wet Walls, Inc. vs. Ledesma. Dan has successfully fought and settled multi million dollar cases. He was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey to immigrant parents from Cuba. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and received his Juris Doctor from The Washington College of Law at The American University in Washington D.C.  Dan was admitted to the Georgia Bar in November, 1993.  He is an active member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta Bar Association and the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Dan is a founding member and Director of the Latino Victory Fund Georgia and serves on the Board of The Latin American Association. Dan has been dedicated to getting Latinos elected to local, state and Federal offices in Georgia. He has been a Big Brother through Big Brothers and Sisters of Metro Atlanta and a mentor through The Latin American Association’s mentor/mentee program. Dan is married with two children.