Roswell, Georgia Employment Lawyers

Melissa A. Carpenter
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Georgia Employment Law Lawyer

Georgia State University College of LawGeorgia
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A. Lee Parks Jr.
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Georgia Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Emory University School of LawGeorgia
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J. Daniel Cole
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Mercer University Walter F. George School of LawGeorgia
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Walter H. Beckham III
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Georgia Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience

Emory UniversityGeorgia
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Roswell, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(770) 645-3474 100 Mansell Ct E
Roswell, GA 30076
Employment, Business and Environmental
University of Mississippi
Roswell, GA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(770) 645-3563 100 Mansell Ct E
Roswell, GA 30076
Employment, International and Workers' Comp
University of Virginia
Roswell, GA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(770) 552-3362 200 Mansell Ct E
Roswell, GA 30076
Employment and Business
University of North Carolina
Roswell, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(770) 998-6655 920 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
Employment, Environmental, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Georgia
David Edward Oles Esq.
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Alpharetta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(770) 755-1622 5755 North Point Pkwy #25-A1
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Divorce
Harvard University
David Oles is an attorney in Alpharetta, GA with 25 years’ experience litigating extremely complex divorce, family and business law cases. A graduate of Harvard, contact Oles Law Group – Alpharetta Attorney at Law when you need a business, family law or divorce attorney.
Andrew Wayne Holliday
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Alpharetta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(678) 646-6771 11175 Cicero Drive
Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law
Jeanne Bynum Hipes Esq.
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Alpharetta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(678) 867-7006 2475 Northwinds Parkway
Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
University of Virginia School of Law
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 9 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...
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...
J. Franklin Burns
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 32 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
Gregory R. Fidlon
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Georgia Employment Law Attorney with 20 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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Beth Moeller
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Georgia Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Beth Moeller represents both employees and employers in all aspects of employment and civil rights litigation, and has litigated a number of complex wage and hour collective and Rule 23 class actions. Beth has litigated... Read More »
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John David Hipes
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Alpharetta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(770) 664-4087 3655 Brookside Pkwy
Suite 150
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Employment, Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
Georgia State University College of Law
Business litigation attorney with over 23 years of experience providing goal oriented and cost effective represenation in state and federal courts for small and large sized businesses. Practice areas include business litigation, insurance coverage, employment, construction, real estate, landlord/tenant, debtor/creditor, and shareholder/partnership disputes. Practicing in Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Johns Creek, Cumming, Canton and throughout the metro Atlanta area, including Fulton, Forsyth, Cherokee, Gwinnett, Cobb and DeKalb Counties. LinkedIn information at http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgialawyer.
Paula J. Mcgill
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(770) 367-1234 1100 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employment, Business, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
University of Pennsylvania
Attorney Paula J. McGill provides 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,...
Robert M. Sneed Jr
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 21 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...
Jason Marcus
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(770) 988-5035 3225 Shallowford Rd.
Ste. 1120
Marietta, GA 30062
Employment, Administrative and Health Care
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Jason Marcus is among a select few lawyers to devote his practice solely to qui tam and related retaliation claims under federal and state False Claims Acts. He has practiced FCA law exclusively since 2008. In January 2015, Jason and his partner Julie Bracker formed Bracker & Marcus LLC, a firm dedicated to representing whistleblowers in qui tam actions nationwide. Jason is a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, former clerk to the honorable Magistrate Judge G.R. Smith of the Southern District of Georgia, and a member of the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education fund and the...
Karen Brown Williams
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Alpharetta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(678) 566-3626 12600 Deerfield Parkway Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30004
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...
Alan R. Perry Jr.
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(770) 673-0047 1040 Crown Pointe Parkway
Suite 1050
Atlanta, GA 30338
Employment, Business, Insurance Claims and Stockbroker Fraud
Julie Liberman
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(678) 871-7104 1 Glenlake Pkwy
Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30328
Employment, Appeals and Real Estate
Georgia State University College of Law
Lisa B. Golan
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Norcross, GA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(770) 409-7922 3259C Peachtree Corners Circle
Norcross, GA 30092
Employment and Civil Rights
Emory University School of Law
James A. Nofi
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 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
Susan Kastan Murphey
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(770) 579-2992 4180 Providence Road
Suite 111
Marietta, GA 30062
Employment, Business, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
Emory University
Gary Thompson
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Georgia Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience

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... Read More »
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Andrew Y. Coffman
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Georgia Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Boston UniversityGeorgia
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William E. 'Ned' Cannon III
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney
(877) 412-3267 3525 Piedmont Road, NE
Seven Piedmont Center, Suite 203
Atlanta, GA 30305
Employment, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Gordon M Berger
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney
(404) 261-0500 5855 Sandy Springs Circle
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30328
Employment
Gregory R. Fidlon
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 20 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...
John Mays
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 8 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.
Mitchell Feldman
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ATLANTA, GA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 946-8293 1201 Peachtree St.
400 COLONY SQUARE, SUITE 200
ATLANTA, GA 30361
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Emory University School of Law
Mitchell Lloyd Feldman Esq. experienced trial lawyer, 23 years litigation experience. Location: 1715 N. Westshore Boulevard Suite 400 Tampa, FL 33607 Phone: 813 639 9366 Fax: 813-639-9376 Email: mlf@feldmanlegal.us LAWYER OVERVIEW: 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...
Justin Michael Scott
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Decatur, GA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(678) 780-4880 246 Sycamore St
#150
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...
Duncan H. Adams
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(404) 445-7771 1175 Peachtree St NE
#1450
Atlanta, GA 30361
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...
Brandon Lee Peak
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(800) 242-2962 2719 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
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...
Richard W. Hendrix
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(800) 228-9159 225 Peachtree St NE 1700
South Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Emory University
Brandon Hornsby
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 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...
Tracey Barbaree
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Georgia Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience

The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of LawGeorgia and Texas
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Jennifer K. Coalson
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Georgia Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

The University of Georgia School of LawGeorgia
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Marcus G. Keegan
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(404) 842-0333 2987 Clairmont Road NE
Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30329
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
Emory University
Lee Gutschenritter
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 228-9159 225 Peachtree St NE 1700
South Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law
Lee Gutschenritter is a trial lawyer dedicated to the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries and death due to the negligence of others. Lee has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients; in the past two years alone, he has recovered in excess of $10 million. For the past four years, Lee has been selected as an Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyers' "Rising Star," an award reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia. He has also been named in America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys.

Lee primarily handles cases in the areas of medical malpractice, tractor-trailer...
Daniel I. MacIntyre
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(855) 322-2057 2987 Clairmont Rd
#200
Atlanta, GA 30329
Employment, Administrative, Business and Securities
The University of Georgia School of Law
Tracey Barbaree
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(404) 748-9122 181 14th St NE
#401
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationEmployment
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Matthew Trainor Gomes
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(404) 322-6255 Atlantic Station
201 17th Street, NW / Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
Employment and Business
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Almost every company has employees. As a result, unfortunately, almost every company has employee relations issues. I have spent my entire legal career helping employers avoid labor and employment problems by partnering with my clients to provide preventative counseling and training involving discipline, discharge, reductions-in-force and other personnel matters, employee handbooks, employment agreements, and affirmative action plans. On those occasions when litigation has been unavoidable, I have represented my clients in federal and state courts and before government agencies throughout the United States in all aspects of labor law and employment litigation, including allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage...
Beverly Bates
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 58 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....
Lee Hamil Little
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(404) 685-1662 75 14th St NW
#2840-B
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Health Care
Georgia State University
Lee counsels and represents healthcare providers, businesses and professionals with regard to healthcare, business, staffing and employment issues. She is a former federal prosecutor with over 18 years of experience as a lawyer.
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
Samuel T. Brannan
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 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
George Melville Johnson
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 29 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,...
Thomas F. Martin
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Case Western Reserve University School of LawGeorgia and U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
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David Roberts
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Georgia Employment Law Attorney with 21 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.


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