ATLANTA (November, 2019) – Amanda A. Farahany, managing partner of the Atlanta law firm Barrett & Farahany, has earned a spot on the “Top 50: 2020 Women Georgia Super Lawyers” list. Farahany was also honored with the Top 50 distinction in 2019 and has been recognized as a Top Rated Super Lawyer every year since 2014. Only five percent of attorneys in the state make it to any Super Lawyers list.
“It is humbling to know that my work providing a voice to the women and men who have been wronged by those more powerful has been recognized by my peers,” said Farahany. “I am honored to be included on this list of outstanding female attorneys in Georgia, and it inspires our team as we to continue fighting for our clients.” Being recognized by Super Lawyers, which presents a credible list of respected, peer-nominated lawyers yearly to the public, is considered a prestigious distinction.
Super Lawyers also selected Farahany as a a Rising Star in 2005 and 2009 through 2011.
Farahany exclusively represents employees, from minimum-wage workers to management-level employees and executives, with a strong emphasis on sexual harassment and sexual assault litigation. In August 2019, Barrett & Farahany was distinguished as the most active plaintiff's firm in Georgia for employment case filings from 2016 to 2018. This news was revealed in the “Employment Litigation in the Southeast” report, published by legal analytics company Lex Machina.
Farahany has received numerous other accolades. Her work has contributed to Barrett & Farahany being listed in 2020 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, and she has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America© 2020, one of The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Employment Law and a Georgia Trend Legal Elite. She also has received an AV rating by the judiciary and her peers, which recognizes the highest level of professional excellence among attorneys. Additionally, Farahany has served as president or chair of multiple bar organizations, including the Atlanta Bar Labor & Employment section, the Georgia Chapter of the National Employment Law Association and multiple women's rights groups. She is known as an attorney who handles high-profile cases, so the media regularly follows her work.
According to its website, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multiphase selection process that combines peer nominations and evaluations with independent research. Attorneys selected to the lists are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.