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Practice Areas

 

Internal Investigations for agencies or responses to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Flat rate fee arrangement for inquiries with 4 or fewer witnesses
  • Reasonable hourly rates for more complex investigations
  • Fully documented report or EEOC Charge response
  • Fast turn around

Civil Rights Litigation, 42 U.S.C. § 1983

  • Successful defense at trial of senior police officers, teachers, and other public officials
  • Defense of claims brought under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution related to employee speech, search, seizure, arrest and prosecution of suspects, due process claims by citizens or employees, jail conditions, correctional medical care, and attorney fee petitions
  • Alternative fee arrangements available
  • Conflict counsel for governmental entities


Employment Litigation and Advising

  • Lead and conflict counsel for management of claims under the ADA, Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA
  • Close consultation with the client to determine the client’s goals and needs and development of a strategy which best fits and achieves those goals
  • Advice and counsel on hiring, contracting, evaluation, discipline and termination
  • Name clearing or pre-termination hearings


Education Law

  • Defense of claims by students under Title IX
  • Defense of Special Education programs, Individual Educational Plans, and the dedicated professionals offering services to children with special needs
  • Fair Dismissal Act hearings (as hearing officer or counsel for the Board)


Negligence and Tortious conduct

  • Premises liability
  • Motor vehicle operation
  • Defamation and speech by public officials
  • Facilities construction or maintenance
  • Storm water runoff, siltation, and flooding of neighboring properties from construction activities


Commercial Litigation

  • Contract review and litigation
  • Enforcing or challenging employment agreements including covenants not to compete, Trade Secrets protection, and other terms and conditions of employment
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Insurance coverage


Policy Review and Development

  • Review existing policies and procedures
  • Recommend changes, amendments or modifications to existing policy
  • Draft new policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations

Mediation

  • Understands that the complexities and challenges of each case are unique because every client is unique
  • Provides neutral and comfortable atmosphere for both parties
  • Seeks to provide cost effective ways to make the resolution of cases convenient and time-saving


Please visit Atlanta Small Business Law for additional areas of practice, including Business Formation, Land Use and Zoning, Amateur Radio, and Estate Law.

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