I provide a range of services for employers, from advising them on discipline and termination of employees to conducting workplace investigations, and handbook and policy drafting and reviews.
I also represent employers in charges filed with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. For those businesses who prefer to handle investigations and charges internally, training and support to paralegals and HR in this area is provided.
In today's uncertain economy, businesses both small and large rely on legal counsel to ensure their stability and facilitate their problem-solving efforts. Employment law is evolving every day, but I use my legal knowledge and a tailored detail-oriented approach to assist your company in making sure that you remain in compliance.
I work with clients all over the country, staying abreast of the latest developments in employment law both regionally and nationally.
A Seasoned Employment Lawyer:
In selecting an employment lawyer, it is important to look for the right mix of tenacity and experience. I have been working with businesses for more than 20 years. In my time on the job, I have developed an approach that allows me to respect and effectively address the needs/interests of all those involved in investigations (e.g., the complainant, the witnesses, the accused) while efficiently facilitating an appropriate and positive resolution for the business client, to include implementing the appropriate correction action when appropriate.
A Proven Commodity:
My work demands a professional attitude and thorough attention to detail. I have successfully handled a variety of difficult investigations (e.g., sexual harassment, discrimination, and breach of contract investigations) at all levels of small and large corporations and numerous EEOC charges of discrimination.
As a solo practitioner with experience as an Partner/Associate at a national labor law firm and as General Counsel/Director of Human Resources at a medium size manufacturing company, I offer "big firm" experience and credentials at a "small firm" price with a strong commitment to assuring high levels of responsiveness and client satisfaction.
4480-H South Cobb Drive, Suite 138
Smyrna GA 30080
I work with employers to ensure continued compliance with complex state and federal regulations.
Advising employers on compliance and dispute resolution:
Legal disputes may arise even at a company that is diligent about regulatory compliance. Having proper legal representation to guide your company helps you deal with current disputes in an expedient fashion and gives you the opportunity to avoid potentially problematic situations as you develop your plans for the future.
Through exceptional skills in administration, procedure, settlement negotiations, mediation, and arbitration, I can obtain the best possible solution in matters concerning:
-Employee relations management
-Equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC) disputes
Safeguarding your business:
Just as your company has certain specific responsibilities to its employees, workers are obligated to comply with work policies and legal requirements that affect your business. Incompetent, unethical or unlawful behavior of a worker has potentially devastating consequences.
I assist businesses in:
-Developing clear, written employment policies
-Drafting employment contracts
-Drafting non-compete agreements
-Drafting nondisclosure agreements
-Addressing suspicions of a worker's unlawful or unethical acts
The firm handles employment law matters to include advising employers and termination of employees, and conducting handbook policy reviews, discipline and workplace investigations. The Firm also represents employers in charges filed with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to include acting as local counsel for out-of state law firms.
1984, Georgia, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, Court of Appeals of Georgia and Supreme Court of Georgia
Emory University School of Law, J.D.
Atlanta Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia (Member, Section on Labor and Employment Law).
Pi Sigma Alpha; Psi Chi. Member, Order of Barristers. Member, 1983 Intrastate Moot Court Team, Director of Special Teams, Moot Court Society, 1984. Member, Editorial Board, The Atlanta Lawyer, 1995-1996. Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1990-1993; Corporate Counsel Association, 1993-1994. Partner and Associate, Ford & Harrison, 1986-1993. General Counsel, Flexible Products Co., 1993-1994.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 30, 1959
Emory University School of Law