Kennesaw Employment Lawyers

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Daniel I. MacIntyre
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Experienced & Professional Employment Lawyer! Dedicated to Successful Outcomes!

For 35 years, I have provided skilled and dedicated employment law representation. I am committed to exceptional personal and professional legal advocacy! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Tracey Barbaree
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Georgia Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience

The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of LawGeorgia and Texas
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Kimberly N. Martin
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Georgia Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

University of Florida Levin College of Law and University of Florida Levin College of Law11th Circuit, U.S District Court Northern District of Georgia, U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia and Georgia
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Justin Michael Scott
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Effective representation in employment litigation.

Justin’s years of experience litigating employment disputes and strong subject matter knowledge allow him to represent both companies and workers effectively - his firm model permits him to do so at competitive rates. Read More »
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James Everett Voyles
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Kennesaw, GA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(770) 421-8883 3745 Cherokee St NW
Suite 702
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Employment and Workers' Comp
Georgia State University
Kennesaw, GA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(678) 355-5847 500 Townpark Ln NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Employment, Business and IP
Georgia State University
Kennesaw, GA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(770) 499-7245 2774 Cobb Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Employment
Emory University
Anna Christina Dover
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(770) 988-5035 3225 Shallowford Road
Suite 1120
Marietta, GA 30062
Offers Video ChatEmployment and Health Care
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Anna Dover devotes her practice to representing whistleblowers in actions brought on behalf of the government under the federal and state false claims acts as well as related retaliation claims resulting from her clients' fraud reporting. Many of Ms. Dover's clients have exposed Medicare and Medicaid fraud in the health care and pharmaceutical industries (including off-label pharmaceutical marketing schemes, illegal kickback arrangements, and upcoding by healthcare facilities and providers) and her cases have returned over a hundred million dollars to the federal and state governments. Her office is in New York City.
Jason Ryan Doss
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(855) 436-7752 36 Trammell St
#101
Marietta, GA 30064
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Securities
Florida State University College of Law
Jason Marcus
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(770) 988-5035 3225 Shallowford Rd.
Ste. 1120
Marietta, GA 30062
Offers Video ChatEmployment, Consumer and Health Care
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Jason Marcus represents whistleblowers in False Claims Act and other qui tam actions nationwide. His cases include Medicare and Medicaid fraud (hospital and physician billing, kickbacks, hospice and SNF, off-label pharmaceutical marketing, pharmacies), government contractor fraud, grant fraud, customs fraud, and HUD fraud. He has also represented whistleblowers reporting under the NDAA, IRS, and SEC Whistleblower Statutes. His office is in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area.
Samuel T. Brannan
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(855) 436-7752 36 Trammell St
#101
Marietta, GA 30064
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Securities
Georgia State University College of Law
Paula J. Mcgill
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(770) 367-1234 2265 Roswell Rd.
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30062
Employment, Business, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
University of Pennsylvania


Paula McGill provided personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable representing individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Moreover, Attorney McGill is not afraid to go after large corporations to force them to take personal responsibility for damages they cause. Her confidence in pursuing these companies comes from her 20+ years of experience. Furthermore, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of most budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family and friends.

Her experience spans small claims matters, contract disputes, consumer...
T. E. Cauthorn
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(770) 528-0150 212 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Employment, Business, Education and Personal Injury
Judge Tom Cauthorn is the founder of Cauthorn Nohr & Owen, a boutique law firm that provides general civil, probate and criminal legal services. He is an experienced trial lawyer and judge, and has participated in hundreds of jury and non-jury trials in his more than 45 years practicing law.

Judge Cauthorn’s professional experience includes Court America as a principal in mediation, arbitration and case evaluation; Georgia Supreme Court Special Master; Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution as a registered mediator, arbitrator, and case evaluator for general civil and domestic relations matters; and, Cobb County Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution as an...
David Haskin
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(678) 685-8948 1675 Lower Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA 30068
Employment, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
Mr. Haskin was selected as Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association top 100 and has been named an AV Preeminent Lawyer through Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Haskin's practice focuses on a select number of business client matters including advising on and litigating various contract and employment matters. He also maintains an active civil litigation practice which includes personal injury matters. For example, they recently obtained a seven figure settlement in a serious automobile accident. Mr. Haskin is licensed to Practice Law in the State...
Kyle Farmer
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer
(770) 422-4241 1395 South Marietta Parkway SE Builidng 300 Suite 228
Marietta, Georgia 30067
Marietta, GA 30067
Employment, Agricultural and Immigration
I'm an attorney that knows the struggles of working out on the farm. We know that at times there are shortages of labor, and that you might need legal immigrant workers. We can help get H-2A and H-2B and many other agricultural visas when workers are hard to find.

Julie M. Weiner
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
P.O. Box 669402
Marietta, GA 30066
Employment
Georgia State University College of Law and The University of Georgia School of Law
Joy Doss
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer
(855) 436-7752 36 Trammell St
#101
Marietta, GA 30064
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Securities
Florida State University College of Law
Rebecca Wyatt McLaws
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(770) 406-6624 216 Alexander Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Employment, Business, Divorce and Insurance Claims
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Ronald F. Debranski II
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Woodstock, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(770) 926-1957 321 Creekstone Ridge
Woodstock, GA 30188
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
General practice in the areas of civil litigation and transactions in the areas of business, divorce and family law, real estate, wills, trusts, probate, and estate planning and personal injury.
Jeffrey Alan Daxe
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(770) 429-1499 192 Anderson St SE
Marietta, GA 30060
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
University of Washington
Jeffrey Daxe joined Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele in 1997 and is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Employment Departments. His prime areas of concentration are in employment law and business litigation, as well as HR Consulting.

Born in Augusta, Georgia, Jeff was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1997 after receiving his J.D. degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Jeff graduated in 1994 from the University of Virginia with a major in History. He took a Judicial Clerkship in 1996 for Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, Judge David...
Ernest Linwood Gunn IV
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Canton, GA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(770) 479-1406 111 West Main St.
Canton, GA 30060
Employment, Business, Education and Securities
Georgia State University
Gregory R. Fidlon
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(844) 529-4967 3355 Lenox Rd NE
#750
Atlanta, GA 30326
Employment
University of Pennsylvania
I specialize in labor and employment law and serve clients throughout metro Atlanta, Georgia and elsewhere. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1998 and have been practicing exclusively in labor and employment law since. I have practiced with top-notch firms and represented clients of all sizes, from Fortune 100 companies to individual employees. I enjoy helping clients solve their legal issues in the most cost-effective way. I represent and advise clients in all aspects of the employment relationship, including discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment...
Brandon Alexander Thomas
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(678) 330-2909 1 Glenlake Pkwy NE
#650
Atlanta, GA 30328
Free ConsultationAtlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Employment, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Emory University
Mr. Thomas is an experienced criminal defense attorney that handles serious cases involving drugs, assault & battery, firearms, fraud, white collar crime, violence, and sex crimes.

Mr. Thomas received his law degree from Emory University School of Law. He also received his bachelors degree, cum laude, in political science from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY).

Mr. Thomas is a former Assistant Federal Defender for the Middle District of Alabama (Montgomery). As a federal defender, Mr. Thomas handled serious felony cases ranging from white collar crime to drug and firearm cases where defendants were facing life sentences. Prior to...
J. Franklin Burns
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(866) 328-4978 6100 Lake Forrest Dr NW
#570
Atlanta, GA 30328
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Andrew Y. Coffman
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Georgia Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience

Boston UniversityGeorgia
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Gregory R. Fidlon
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Georgia Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience

I specialize in labor and employment law and serve clients throughout metro Atlanta, Georgia and elsewhere. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1998 and have been practicing exclusively in labor... Read More »
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Sheri O Oluyemi
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Smyrna, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(404) 500-6202 Cranleigh Rdg SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Free ConsultationEmployment
Osgood Hall Law School
Sheri is a labor and employment lawyer licensed to practice law in the states of Georgia and New York. She is also admitted to the bar in Ontario, Canada. Over the past ten years, Sheri has gained the education, experience and expertise in representing both employers and employees in all manner of workplace-related disputes. For instance, she has assisted management in the drafting and implementation of human resource policies, employment contracts, business organization and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements. She has also assisted employees in wrongful termination, whistleblower defense, unpaid wage claims, and discrimination/harassment, among many other complex legal issues.
Douglas Richard Kertscher
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(770) 953-0995 3350 Riverwood Pkwy SE
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30339
Employment, Business, IP and Insurance Claims
The University of Georgia School of Law
Rachel H. Smith
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer
(844) 529-4967 3355 Lenox Rd NE
#750
Atlanta, GA 30326
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
The University of Georgia School of Law
Beverly Bates
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 59 years experience
(404) 262-6272 3151 Maple Drive, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Employment, Administrative and Appeals
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Special Master, State of Georgia, 1987-1995 by annual appointment of Governor. Recipient, Younger Federal Lawyer Award, Atlanta Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 1972. President, Walter F. George School of Law Alumni Association, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, 1976-1977. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1966-1974. Legal counsel of record in over 100 state, federal, and military cases reported by legal publishers. Admitted to practice in U. S. Supreme Court, 1965; U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1966; United District Court of the Northern District of Georgia, 1966; U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1981; U. S....
George Melville Johnson
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(888) 594-0424 2870 Peachtree Rd NW
#915-6086
Atlanta, GA 30305
Employment, Civil Rights and International
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Attorney George Johnson founded his firm's client-centered approach over a quarter century ago, and has been fighting on behalf of federal employees nationwide ever since. He has vigorously defended clients all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and has developed a reputation internationally as adept in all aspects of MSPB and Federal Employment Law.

As a leading advocate for his clients, Mr. Johnson is a sought-after delegate and speaker. He has appeared at legal forums worldwide to address issues surrounding international employment law, including appearances at the Oxford Roundtable in England and the International Employment Law Conference in Austria. Additionally,...
Jay McManigal
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(770) 850-1800 3330 Cumberland Boulevard
Suite 925
Atlanta, GA 30339
Employment, Business and Health Care
Seton Hall University School of Law
Jay is passionate about representing his clients' best interests. He is strategic and stern, yet, considerate. With his extensive background in litigation, he is well versed in understanding how and why various issues in commercial transactions affect his clients.

"I enjoy working with each one of my clients to ensure they are fully aware of how each contract may impact their business and their livelihood, while also firmly protecting my clients from unnecessary risk or unreasonable circumstances."

Areas of Focus:
Practice Transactions
Construction Disputes
Business and Civil Litigation

Jay received his Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University. In 2009, he...
Benjamin Francis Barrett Jr
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(404) 845-7449 1050 Crown Pointe Pkwy
Ste. 500
Atlanta, GA 30338
Offers Video ChatEmployment
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
In more than 30 years practicing law, Ben Barrett has handled thousands of cases, including defense of personal injury cases, auto collisions, aviation crashes, premises liability, medical malpractice, and numerous employment law cases.

Originally from Ohio, Ben moved to Atlanta, GA, where he cofounded Barrett & Farahany, LLP, in January of 2001. Together with Amanda Farahany, he grew the firm from a two-attorney practice to a firm of twenty people – including ten attorneys. While Ben had always found fulfillment in helping clients in need, it was in these years that he found his true passion in the field of law:...
Blakely Holloway Frye
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(770) 953-0995 3350 Riverwood Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Employment, Business, IP and Patents
Georgia State University College of Law
Daniel M. Klein
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney
(404) 323-0972 1147 Brookhaven Ct., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30319
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Georgetown University Law Center
Kirby G. Smith
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney
(844) 454-7529 4488 North Shallowford Road
Suite 105
Atlanta, GA 30338
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Mr. Kirby G. Smith is the Founding Partner of the Kirby G. Smith Law Firm. Mr. Smith’s passion to work in the employment law field began before he even attended law school, working as an office manager and legal assistant for an employment firm. Over the years, Mr. Smith has accumulated substantial legal experience in the employment field, working for employment law firms for many years. Mr. Smith has seen the inner-workings of many different types of employers, as his past work experience has taken him through both the federal government’s Department of Housing and Urban Development and the United...
M. Travis Foust
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Georgia Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Emory University School of Law11th Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Georgia, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia and Georgia
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Dustin Crawford
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Georgia Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

As a Georgia employment lawyer, Dustin litigates cases arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well... Read More »
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Karen Brown Williams
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(770) 952-5000 1820 The Exchange SE #150
Atlanta, GA 30339
Employment, Business, Divorce and Family
Emory University
A graduate of Howard University, Boston College and Emory Law School, Karen began her law career in 1990 as Clerk to Justice Carol Hunstein where she served for more than two years before becoming a Public Defender for Dekalb County and then moving on to the Atlanta Solicitors Office. Karen founded her law practice in 1994 while a Cobb County Magistrate, where she served for five years. Karen brings broad experience and depth of understanding to her client’s cause. She is a frequent speaker on family law issues within the legal community, guiding other family law attorneys to becoming more...
Julie Ann Burke
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney
(770) 953-0995 3355 Riverwood Pkwy
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30339
Employment and IP
The University of Georgia School of Law
Robert M. Sneed Jr
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(404) 220-9997 990 Hammond Drive, Suite 840
One Lakeside Commons
Atlanta, GA 30328
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Business and Collections
DePaul University
Robert Sneed has more than eleven (11) years' of experience in all aspects of litigation. Robertâs primary focus of practice is in the area of personal injury and wrongful death, products and premises liability, insurance coverage disputes, estates, domestic matters, general tort litigation, and corporate formation and representation. Robert has tried numerous jury and non-jury trials, representing plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in Georgia and other jurisdictions. He has appeared before arbitral forums such as the American Arbitration Association, and has successfully mediated hundreds of civil cases in Georgia. Prior to forming McConnell & Sneed, Robert previously served...
David Roberts
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(404) 247-0994 3340 Peachtree Rd NE
#1900
Atlanta, GA 30326
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Civil Rights
The University of Texas School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Peter G. Golden
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer
(678) 388-8876 900 Circle 75 Pkwy
#500
Atlanta, GA 30339
Employment, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Vanderbilt University Law School
Julian Fortuna
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
1600 Parkwood Circle
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 6783367191
Employment, Appeals, Business and Estate Planning
Emory University School of Law and Rutgers University - Camden
Julian A. Fortuna is a Member of Taylor English Duma LLP where he practices business and tax law with a focus on tax planning and representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and various other tax authorities. He also handles estate and trust tax matters. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Fortuna was Vice President and General Tax Counsel for InterContinental Hotels Group ("IHG"). During his eleven year tenure at IHG, Mr. Fortuna managed a team of tax professionals responsible for structuring the domestic and international tax impacts of numerous mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other corporate transactions,...
James A. Nofi
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(404) 684-8844 3003 Summit Boulevard
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30319
Employment, Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
New York University School of Law
Meredith J. Carter
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Smyrna, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(404) 618-3838 2690 Cobb Parkway SE
Suite A5-294
Smyrna, GA 30080
Offers Video ChatEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
For the last ten years, Meredith has concentrated her practice on representation of victims of sexual harassment, and victims of discrimination and retaliation based on race, gender, age, religion, national origin, and disability, as well as those who have claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and under the Georgia Whistleblower Statutes.

In addition, Meredith reviews and negotiates severance agreements, noncompetes and nonsolicitation agreements.

Recently, Meredith has expanded her practice to help those injured due to the negligence of others in auto accidents and those injured on the premises of commercially owned property.

Meredith has the experience to hold...
Michelle L Wein
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(404) 981-6679 3340 Peachtree Rd. NE
Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Florida State University College of Law
Whether counseling business owners on everyday management issues or litigating complex cases, Michelle is passionate about representing employers and employees in Georgia. She has extensive experience assisting individuals and businesses with issues unique to the employment law field, including litigating wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, retaliation, non-compete agreements, and violations of the ADA, FMLA, ADEA, and Title VII in state, federal, and administrative forums. Additionally, Michelle has helped businesses navigate the legal landscape of these complex employment laws via management training and counseling on HR best practices. Having represented both employees and employers, Michelle has unique insight with respect...
Christopher B. Hall
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(404) 876-8100
Ext. 116
400 Galleria Parkway
Suite 1150
Atlanta, GA 30339
Employment and Personal Injury
The University of Georgia School of Law
Chris Hall has over twenty years of experience as a litigator. He has successfully prosecuted multi-million dollar claims in personal injury and class actions, and many successful claims in employment law. His experience includes Rule 23 class actions, FLSA collective actions, overtime lawsuits, auto crashes, explosions, product liability, and personal injury.
Michael A. Sullivan
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Georgia Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience

Vanderbilt University Law SchoolVarious Federal Courts and Georgia
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David Roberts
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Georgia Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience

The University of Texas School of Law and Florida State University College of LawFlorida, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, U.S....
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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