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Valdosta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(229) 244-5400 1007 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31601
Employment and Real Estate
University of Florida
Hahira, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(229) 794-1384 4794 Ben Salem Way
Hahira, GA 31632
Employment
Rutgers Univ (Camden NJ)
Thomasville, GA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(229) 227-2378 1919 Flowers Circle
Thomasville, GA 31757
Employment and Business
St. Mary's University School of Law
John David Blair Esq.
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Albany, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(866) 995-8663 P.O. Box 71668
415 Pine Avenue, Suite 250
Albany, GA 31708-1668
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Workers' Comp
Regent University School of Law and Wright State University
Persuasive and creative team player with nearly 6 years legal experience, 12 years total work experience, and solid interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills that move others beyond positions to results. Works well unsupervised while maintaining client goals and adhering to rigid deadlines. Quick, resourceful, and enjoys new challenges. My practice areas: as required by the rules of the Georgia State Bar and other state bars, I do not claim "specialization" in any area. However, I have practiced extensively in the following areas: Insurance representation/defense in the areas workers' compensation, litigation and tort cases, longshore cases, and premises/commercial liability matters....
Joseph J Segui
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Waynesville, GA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(912) 399-9922 PO Box 699
Waynesville, GA 31566
Employment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University System of Georgia - Georgia State University
Brunswick, GA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(912) 265-6700 777 Gloucester St
Brunswick, GA 31520
Employment, Business and Family
University of Georgia
Albany, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(229) 436-5509 1305 Pinecrest Dr
Albany, GA 31707
Employment, Business and Family
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
Free ConsultationEmployment
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 Hornsby
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 788-7781 1180 W Peachtree St NW
#2220
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Emory University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
For almost two decades, Brandon Hornsby has dedicated his legal career to protecting the rights of people. Known as a "fearless advocate" and "champion of the underdog," Atlanta lawyer Brandon Hornsby has extensive experience representing the victims of serious personal injury, civil rights violations, and whistleblowers.

More than anything else, Hornsby is known for getting results.

At the outset of his career, Hornsby served as a state and federal prosecutor. Hornsby quickly developed a reputation for excellence in the courtroom, particularly his examination of witnesses and his moving opening and closing arguments.

During his public service, in which Hornsby handled many of Atlanta's...
Brandon Lee Peak
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Savannah, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(800) 242-2962 24 Drayton Street, Suite 1000
Savannah, GA 31401
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Brandon L. Peak is a partner at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP and handles cases across a wide array of practice areas. Since joining BWP, Brandon has secured over $600 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Brandon has successfully handled wrongful death, product liability, personal injury, whistleblower, professional negligence, trucking and class action cases in state and federal courts throughout the nation. Brandon was an integral member of a team that recently resolved a group of consumer class action cases versus credit insurance companies for cash settlements exceeding $225 million. He is also actively litigating False Claims Act...
Justin Michael Scott
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Decatur, GA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(678) 780-4880 160 Clairemont Ave
#610
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationEmployment
Emory University School of Law
Justin M. Scott is the founder of Scott Employment Law, P.C., a boutique employment litigation firm representing both companies and individuals in employment disputes.

Justin handles a wide-range of employment cases, including wage-and-hour cases involving claims of misclassification, unpaid overtime, unpaid minimum wage, off-the-clock claims, and other related allegations. He has substantial experience litigating such matters on a class, collective and individual basis, both on the plaintiff’s and defense side.

He also frequently litigates harassment, discrimination, retaliation and failure-to accommodate claims under all major federal employment statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 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...
John Beasley
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Watkinsville, GA Employment Law Lawyer
(855) 774-3675 31 N Main St
P.O. Box 309
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Civil Rights
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
John Beasley has nearly 30 years of litigation and trial experience, most of that devoted to handling employment cases on behalf of employees and small employers. He represents clients in both the public and private sectors and has tried cases under most civil rights and whistleblower laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Sarbanes Oxley and the U.S. Constitution. John has also done considerable work on behalf of employees who have lost their jobs as a...
Lee Hamil Little
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Augusta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(706) 722-7886 1450 Greene St
Suite 3600
Augusta, GA 30901
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Health Care
Georgia State University College of Law
Lee Little is a partner and attorney at Hamil Little, a prestigious and highly rated healthcare law firm. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and has extensive experience representing medical professionals in various legal matters, including contracts, credentialing, and fraud and abuse investigations.

As an AV-rated lawyer, she is also a member of the Health Care Compliance Organization and the American Health Lawyers Association. In addition, she collaborated as an affiliate for Georgia Regents University, working closely with University leaders to grow their academic health center.
John Mays
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(877) 986-5529 75 14th St NE
26th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Emory University School of Law
I provide legal counsel to small businesses, focusing on their employment matters. Our firm specializes in wage and hour litigation, and I have served as defense counsel in both individual and collective overtime actions, but we also have a strong record defending against discrimination suits and representing corporate interests before administrative agencies and tribunals. I also represent employees in individual and collective actions for minimum wage violations, unpaid overtime, unpaid commissions, and other claims arising under federal wage and hour law. I handle the majority of my firm's misclassification cases involving salaried workers and independent contractors.
Charles S. Herman
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Savannah, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(912) 244-3999 7 East Congress Street
Suite 611A
Savannah, GA 31401
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
The University of Toledo College of Law
Charles Herman grew up in Sylvania, Ohio and joined the military after graduating from Sylvania Southview High School in 1993. After serving four (4) years he was honorably discharged in 1998. Mr. Herman then attended undergraduate college at Virginia Tech and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Planning. In 2002 he moved back home to Toledo, Ohio and started law school at the University of Toledo, College of Law where he graduated from in 2005, graduating with a Certificate of Environmental Law. Immediately thereafter, he joined a classmate of his in Troy, Ohio...
Richard W. Hendrix
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(800) 228-9159 225 Peachtree St NE
#1700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Emory University
Arthur E. Snead
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Macon, GA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(478) 721-0784 555 Poplar Street
Suite 19
Macon, GA 31201
Free ConsultationEmployment, Construction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Mississippi College School of Law
Arthur began his legal career at the Office of the Public Defender for the Augusta Judicial Circuit. During his time as an APD, Arthur represented hundreds of criminal defendants and tried both misdemeanor and felony cases to jury verdict. After leaving the Office of the Public Defender, Arthur entered private practice and turned his attention to representing the interests of injured workers across the state of Georgia.

Arthur graduated from Augusta State University, after which he went to work in Alaska as a commercial fisherman. Arthur believes that his experience in Alaska was invaluable, not only because it taught him the...
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
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.
Tracey Barbaree
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(404) 748-9122 1175 Peachtree St NE
100 Colony Square, Suite 1850
Atlanta, GA 30361
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEmployment
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz 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.
Daniel I. MacIntyre
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(855) 322-2057 2987 Clairmont Rd
#200
Atlanta, GA 30329
Employment, Administrative, Business and Securities
The University of Georgia School of Law
Dawn Louise Richards
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Ellijay, GA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(706) 502-5375 142 River Terrace
Suite 104
Ellijay, GA 30540
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Health Care
Temple University
Dawn Richards has over 25 years experience in business and health care. She graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1991, a Masters in Business Administration in 1995 and a Juris Doctor in 2008.

Her business acumen includes: compliance programs, financial statements, policies and procedures, human resources, employment disputes, contracting, negotiations, business restructuring, taxation and financial operations.

She spent six years with the CapozziAdler firm in Camp Hill, PA practicing employment law, compliance and healthcare reimbursement appeals.

Her previous clients include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, acute care hospitals, charter schools, not-for profit...
Tameka Andrea West
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Morrow, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(678) 216-0305 7179 Jonesboro Road, Suite 202
Morrow, GA 30260
Offers Video ChatEmployment
University of Iowa
Tameka A. West, Esq. graduated summa cum laude from Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. in Political Science and received her law degree from the University of Iowa, College of Law. Ms. West has practiced law since 2000 with over seventeen (17) years of experience in labor and employment law. Ms. West is the President/CEO of The West Legal Group, P.C., a boutique law firm representing clients against private employers, corporations, governmental agencies, and public sector in all types of employment related actions, including discrimination, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, labor disputes, grievances, and appeals...
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
Duncan H. Adams
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(404) 445-7771 1201 W Peachtree St NW
#3220
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Emory University School of Law
Duncan H. Adams practiced as an Atlanta probate attorney for several years and started his own law practice over a decade ago. Having accomplished a prosperous career practicing in business and real estate law, as well as trust and estate law, Mr. Adams retired from his full time practice He continues to play an active role in law as Of Counsel to former business partner, Kasey Libby, who is another top Atlanta probate attorney.

Duncan is a graduate of Emory University School of Law, in Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. As a...
Steven R. Wisebram
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(800) 228-9159 225 Peachtree St NE
#1700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Emory University
Mitchell Feldman
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ATLANTA, GA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(877) 946-8293 1201 Peachtree St.
400 COLONY SQUARE, SUITE 200
ATLANTA, GA 30361
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Emory University School of Law
Mitchell Lloyd Feldman Esq. experienced trial lawyer, 23 years litigation experience.

For over 2 decades, MITCHELL LLOYD FELDMAN, ESQ., has been a civil litigator, who has worked on the defense and the plaintiff side of cases. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Feldman has focused his practice representing employees and individuals in personal injury, workers' comp and employment claims. Mr. Feldman’s bench and jury trial experience includes cases involving the following: Wage and hour claims, personal injuries and automobile accidents, workers’ compensation, Employment Contracts and Whistleblower Actions, and one criminal case. Mr. Feldman has handled...
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
Christopher John York
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Duluth, GA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(770) 817-4939 1815 Satellite Blvd
Suite 404
Duluth, GA 30097
Employment, Business, IP and Workers' Comp
Emory University and Emory University School of Law
Attorney Chris York is committed to helping clients navigate a complicated legal system. As an experienced attorney, he is always focused on helping clients obtain outcomes that are justified. He focuses on giving them the peace of mind they deserve. At our law firm in Duluth, GA, we genuinely care about every client we work with. His personal interests include running, watching tennis matches, and being a dedicated father to three teenagers, a boy and two girls.
Shaun Southworth
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(404) 585-8095 1100 Peachtree ST NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Duke University School of Law
SHAUN C. SOUTHWORTH founded Southworth PC. As an employment attorney, his practice focuses on representing employees and former employees in all areas of employment law, nationwide. He carefully selects his clients and aggressively and doggedly represents them. Mr. Southworth is a graduate of the Duke University School of Law, where at graduation he received the "Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Labor and Employment Law," an award not given every year. He was also named the Neill James Blue Scholar. After Duke, Mr. Southworth was a labor and employment associate at an "AmLaw 100" law firm. As an employment...
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.
Bobby Devadoss
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 351-0424 235 Peachtree Street Northeast
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationEmployment and Administrative
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Bobby Devadoss formerly worked as an attorney for the Federal Labor Relations Authority and later took a position with the Federal Aviation Administration before opening his own law firm.

With offices in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Mr. Devadoss represents federal employees nationwide in disciplinary proceedings ( MSPB), civil rights advocacy ( EEOC) and work injury claims ( OWCP). He also counsels labor unions and governmental agencies.
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...
Gary Thompson
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(800) 228-9159 225 Peachtree St NE
#1700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury, Products Liability and White Collar Crime
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Mr. Thompson brings an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of judicial chambers in both state and federal courts to Finch McCranie LLP. This, combined with his superior research and writing skills enable Finch McCranie LLP to provide the highest degree of services to its clients.

After law school, and before coming to work at Finch McCranie LLP, Mr. Thompson clerked for the Hon. Horace J. Johnson, Jr. in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Superior Court, from 2007 to 2009. From 2009 to 2012, he served as a Law Clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia...
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:...
Louise N. Smith
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Dacula, GA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(678) 889-5191 3611 Braselton Hwy.
Suite 200
Dacula, GA 30019
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
William Cleveland
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(877) 986-5529 75 14th St NE
26th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employment, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Mercer University
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...
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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.


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