ATLANTA, GA, April 8, 2021 -- Barrett & Farahany continues to enhance its position as the top protector of workers' rights with the addition of Matthew Billips to its team. Billips, a 30-plus-year veteran in employment and discrimination law, joins the firm as managing attorney and will head Barrett & Farahany's trial practice group.
The firm's addition of a strong advocate for workers' rights comes at a time when many employees face multiple challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic downturn, including civil rights issues such as disability, race, and sexual discrimination. As the Biden administration prioritizes workers' rights, the need for experienced legal counsel in this area increases. Billips brings not only his experience as a lead litigator and defender of employee justice to the firm, but also extensive skills as a mentor to other attorneys as well as key strategist and co-counsel to other lawyers at trial.
Billips joins Barrett & Farahany from Orr, Brown and Billips, where he served as partner in the firm's employment, education, and civil rights litigation practice. He began his legal career in the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Prior to entering private practice in 1994, he served as general counsel for the Georgia Association of Educators.
Billips has served as lead counsel in hundreds of federal and state court cases and two dozen jury trials. He regularly achieves six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements. Billips is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, has received the SuperLawyer distinction multiple times, and has served as a member of the board of directors of the Georgia ACLU.
Barrett & Farahany is the oldest and largest firm in the southeast exclusively devoted to protecting employee rights. The firm, which continues to grow, has a history of taking cases where it sees purpose, cause, and passion, and achieving justice at work for all employees. Barrett & Farahany's employment practice areas include discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and more.
For more information, please contact Sydney Lemperle at 513-967-0780 or [email protected]