Committed Employment Attorneys Fighting for Justice at Work™

Amanda A. Farahany

undefinedManaging Partner at Barrett & Farahany, LLP

Amanda Farahany is a skilled Atlanta employment attorney and litigator who represents individual employees with claims related to sexual harassment, FMLA, discrimination, libel, and overtime. Through her practice, Amanda is dedicated to pursuing civil justice for employees, as well as providing consultation and support to management employees and executives. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Emory Law School, teaching third-year students Advanced Trial Advocacy. Prior to beginning her practice, Amanda clerked for the Honorable John H. Ruffin, Jr. at the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Known as an attorney who only takes serious and important cases, Amanda has proven this by achieving the highest verdict in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case in the nation for her client and the largest libel verdict for a single plaintiff in Georgia. She tried the first Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act case in 2015 to a verdict of $2.25 million, ensuring that genetic privacy will be taken seriously by all companies. Her cases are regularly followed by the press. She seeks change for both individuals and for society as a whole, including publishing a study analyzing how the courts handle employment discrimination cases in an effort to bring these cases back into the hands of jurors. The study has generated national interest and dialogue about the role of the jury and judge in employment cases, from Huffington Post articles by retired federal judges to local television coverage of the debate between Amanda and a defense attorney, and the study is now featured in several scholarly articles and books.

Achievements

Amanda has also been recognized through numerous awards and achievements. Most recently, she was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the Employment Law for Individuals and the Litigation of Labor and Employment fields. Additionally, she was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta in the Best Lawyers 2019 Employment Law for Individuals field. This nod is the highest overall peer-feedback honor, as only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. Amanda is listed as one of the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Employment Law. She has been awarded Super Lawyer – an award which acknowledges the top lawyers in Georgia as chosen by Georgia Super Lawyers and through the independent research of Law & Politics each year. She has been chosen as a Best Employment Lawyer, as well as bringing the firm to Best Law Firm status by U.S. News & World Report. Georgia Trend has also recognized her as a top lawyer. In addition, she is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and chosen by the American Registry as one of the North American Top Attorney. A sought-after speaker and commentator, Amanda has been featured as a legal thought leader in publications and news segments, including a two-night special on CBS Atlanta News on a Survival Guide for the First 24 Hours After Losing Your Job and multiple other news stations and stories. Human resource professionals and employment defense attorneys regularly seek her out to teach them how to overcome common employer mistakes from a plaintiff’s perspective.

An experienced trial lawyer, Amanda has been awarded status as a Fellow of the National College of Advocacy by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. This designation signifies her commitment to effective representation of her clients and her dedication to achieving a high level of competence. Additionally, Amanda is a Fellow in the Lawyer’s Foundation of Georgia. Membership in the Fellows Program is an honor which recognizes lawyers whose public and private careers demonstrate outstanding legal abilities and a devotion to their communities.

In addition to her law practice, Amanda currently serves as the Immediate Past President to the Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment section. She is active on the Public Affairs Committee and Press Advisory Board to the American Association of Justice. She is also a founding member and has worked closely with Water-Life-Hope, a non-profit organization that works to bring running water to the impoverished in Haiti.

Experience

Amanda has previously served as the president of the Atlanta Council for Younger Lawyers; president of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter; co-chair of the American Association of Justice Wage and Hour Litigation Group, on the Executive Boards of the Atlanta Bar Association, chair of the Inadequate Security Litigation Group for the American Association of Justice, member of the Executive Committee to the Atlanta Bar Association; member of the Advisory Council to the National Crime Victim Bar Association; and on the Boards of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Crime Victim Advocacy Council, State Bar of Georgia Younger Lawyers Division, and several domestic violence and women’s rights organizations.

Amanda has spoken and has been published extensively on sexual harassment, overtime and employment cases, litigating cases for civil justice for crime victims and sexual assault, including for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Association for Justice, the National Crime Victim Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the National Employment Lawyers Association, among many others. In addition, Amanda has been an invited faculty member for the Emory School of Law Trial Advocacy Program and for the National Employment Lawyers’ Association Trial Boot Camp. Recently, Amanda was one of a selected few employment lawyers asked to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Committee to revise the Pattern Jury Instructions on employment-related issues.

News, Speeches & Publications

  • News

    Workers Who Cry Foul Seldom Get a Day in Court

    Barrett & Farahany, LLP publish the results of a two year study on employment discrimination cases in the Atlanta federal courts. The AJC investigated the cases underlying the study and published its findings. Click here to see the front page AJC article from October 2013.

    Fired for Being Female?

    Client Andrea Ariza featured on NBC 11 Alive News. Amanda Farahany says ” we see retaliation cases more than any other kind of case.” For more details please listen to the news feature. March 21, 2013

    Rome Mother Fired for Facebook Post

    On February 5, 2013, CBS Atlanta interviewed Amanda Farahany regarding a mother who was fired for a post she put on Facebook. See the story by clicking here.

    Federal Agency rules Facebook posts protected by free speech

    Facebook can be lots of fun –until your wall postings cause you to lose your job. See what Amanda Farahany had to say about this to CBS Atlanta. January 22, 2013

    Amanda Farahany: News

    Amanda Farahany is regularly sought out by the media to comment on issues regarding employees and as an advocate for women’s issues.

    During the 2011 snowstorm in Atlanta, when the news station sought expert advice for employees, CBS Atlanta and Fox 5 sought out Amanda Farahany to give guidance to employees on their rights. See the videos and stories below.

    Who Pays for Work Missed Due to Weather? Good Day Atlanta Fox 5 January 18, 2011

    Employees Fired for Calling Out During Snowstorm – CBS Atlanta News, January 14, 2011

    Can’t Make it to Work? Know your Rights – Fox 5 News, January 12, 2011


    Former Atlanta Executive Wins $1.5 Million Dollar Verdict

    Amanda A. Farahany and Benjamin Barrett achieve a positive result for their client, proving that what his employer had said was false and winning the largest verdict in Georgia for a single plaintiff in a libel case.


    What To Do When Losing Your Job

    CBS Atlanta – 2009 Attorney Amanda A. Farahany was recently featured on CBS Atlanta News to reveal a Survival Guide for 24 Hours After Losing your Job.


    A Rash of Problems Over Job References, National Law Journal, March 2008

    The National Law Journal reported that employers are increasingly landing in court over job references. Some employers are requiring waivers from potential applicants. The National Law Journal interviewed Amanda A. Farahany about her experience with both waivers and the employment cases arising from references.

    The trouble with keeping mum

    But limiting reference information can lead to trouble as well.

    Farahany noted that the say-nothing approach has led to more sexual harassment lawsuits in the workplace. Previous employers are being sued for not disclosing an employee’s sexual harassment history, while new employers are getting sued for hiring a person with a troubled past.

    Farahany is currently involved in that kind of a case against two employers. She is representing the plaintiff who is suing a Georgia school district for giving a positive reference for a teacher who had a criminal conviction and went on to teach at another school, where the teacher allegedly raped a student.

    “It’s an employer’s duty to provide a safe workplace,” Farahany said.

    “When we hire, that’s what we do. We get a waiver from the individual and we contact every employer. Some employers have refused to talk to us without the waiver,” said Amanda Farahany, an employee rights attorney at Atlanta’s Barrett & Farahany, LLP.


    Virginia Tech Massacre

    In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, syndicated columnist Armstrong Williams discusses campus crimes, referring specially to the work of Barrett & Farahany in the past.

    “Atlanta lawyer Amanda Farahany was hired several years ago by a student at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia who was allegedly raped on campus but could not get the police to prosecute because the school would not cooperate and turn over incident reports and other findings. Farahany discovered firsthand while representing this student that statistics provided in the campus crime log didn’t match the school’s crime reports. “We know that one in four college women are a victim of sexual assault. When universities are reporting zero rapes on campus, we know that just isn’t possible,” Farahany said, citing several surveys, including a 1991 study of 7,000 college students by researchers Mary Koss and Mary Harvey. The point is that we have some work to do.”

    See entire article at:
    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/ArmstrongWilliams/2007/04/30/virginia_tech_massacre


    Yale Student: School Didn’t Keep Me Safe

    ABC News, May 9, 2006

    Undergraduate Sues Ivy League School and Her Assailant for $20 Million, Claiming Breaches in Yale’s Security

    ABC News requests that Ms. Farahany, who specializes in representing victims of sexual assault on campus, comment on the recent filing of a lawsuit against Yale University.


    Lawyers Sing and Dance in a Courthouse Line VI, Fulton County Daily Report, October 11, 2005

    Fraternity Lawsuits Becoming More Common, Lawyers Weekly, March 16, 2005

    Open the books, Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 18, 2005

    Ohio University deserves praise for encouraging rape reporting, The Athens News, January 27, 2005

    Your Job and the Law, LawCall, ABC 22, December 5, 2004

    Is Your Employer Playing by the Overtime Rules?, Monster, September 2004

    How Will the New Overtime Rules Affect You? Workforce Management and Monster, August 2004

    Crime Victims Fight Back with Lawsuits, Lawyers Weekly, August 16, 2004

    Overtime Pain and Gain, Workforce Management, April 2004

    Jesus in America, U.S. News and World Report, December 2003

    Premises Liability Seeks Business/Property Owners, Atlanta Business Chronicle, June 2003

    Amanda Farahany drains a putt in the Law Related Education’s Annual Golf Tournament, State Bar of Georgia Newsletter, 2003 p. 6.

    What To Do When You Are Fired, Layman’s Lawyer, WPBA TV Channel 30, Atlanta, GA 2002

  • Speeches

    Amanda Farahany is sought after nationwide as a speaker on the topics of employment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and overtime law. The list below provides information on her many speaking engagements.

    • Civil Litigation for Crime Victims, Seminar presented by the National Center for Victims of Crime, Atlanta, GA 2000
    • Litigating Negligent Hiring Claims, National Crime Victim Bar Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2001
    • Building and Maintaining a Law Practice, Atlanta Bar Association CLE on Solo/Small Firm Management, Atlanta, GA 2002
    • State Law Torts and the Realities of Using Them, Employment Litigation: An Update for the Employment Practitioner, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2002
    • Employment Practices for the Plaintiff’s Lawyer, National Employment Lawyer’s Association – Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA 2002
    • What To Do When You Are Fired, Lawman’s Lawyer, WPBA TV Channel 30, Atlanta, GA 2002
    • Juror Bias in Sexual Assault Cases, Ninth Annual Victims Conference, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Atlanta, GA 2002
    • Civil Litigation for Crime Victims, Moderator, Inadequate Security Litigation Group, ATLA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA 2002
    • Who is a Qualified Individual with a Disability under the ADA?,Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta GA 2002
    • Juror Bias after September 11, National Crime Victim Bar Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2002
    • Sexual Harassment, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Seminar, Atlanta, GA 2002
    • Refining Your Discovery Tactics, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Seminar, Atlanta, GA 2002
    • Ethics in Employment Litigation, National Employment Lawyers Association -GA Annual Convention, Negril, Jamaica 2002
    • Litigating State Law Torts in Georgia, National Employment Lawyers Association -GA Annual Convention, Negril, Jamaica 2002
    • Getting the Most for the Buck in Sexual Harassment Settlements, 2003 Employment Rights Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2003
    • The Employer Perspective, Balanced Lives: Employment Law Issues Affecting Women Attorneys, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2003
    • Keynote Speaker, Legal Advocacy Fund luncheon, American Association of University Women, Georgia Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA 2003
    • Civil Justice for Sexual Assault Victims, Tenth Annual Victims Conference, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Atlanta, GA 2003
    • Discovery in Negligent Security Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA 2003
    • The Final Scene – Closing Arguments For a Happy Ending, National Employment Lawyers Association Fall Seminar -The Theatre of Reality: Trial Skills For the Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer 2003
    • Closing Argument – Tying it All Together, National Employment Lawyers Association -GA Annual Convention, Negril, Jamaica 2003
    • Employment Claims Based on Georgia Law, 33rd Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute, State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2003
    • Keeping the Facts of the Case Organized, Law Office Technology, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2004
    • State Law Claims and the Realities of Using Them, National Employment Lawyers Association-Georgia, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2004
    • Campus Rape and the Issues Affecting Women, American Association of University Women, Warner Robbins Chapter, Warner Robbins, GA 2004
    • Discovery of Emotional Distress Damages in Employment Cases, National Employment Lawyers Association Seminar: Discovery and Damages in Employment Litigation, San Diego, CA 2004
    • Keeping the Facts of the Case Organized, Law Office Technology, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2004
    • Building the Damages Case in an Inadequate Security Case, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Tele-seminar 2004
    • Civil Litigation for Sexual Assault, Atlanta, GA 2004
    • Acquaintance Rape on College Campuses, Boston, MA, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention 2004
    • CAIR Against Profiling Rally, Decatur, GA 2004
    • Civil Actions for Criminal Cases, Moderator, National Crime Victim Bar Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. 2004
    • Inadequate Security Case Workshop, Inadequate Security Litigation Group, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Washington, D.C. 2004
    • Litigating Negligent Hiring Cases for Lack of Background Checks, American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Annual Conference, Boca Raton, FL 2005
    • Courageous Victims and Counsel: Accountability and Positive Change through Civil Justice, Luncheon Plenary with Fred Goldman and Kim Goldman Hahn, father and sister of homicide victim Ron Goldman, National Crime Victim Bar Association and National Center for Victims of Crime National Conference, Washington, D.C. 2005
    • Building the Damages Case in School Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Inadequate Security Litigation Group, Annual Convention, Toronto Canada 2005
    • Moderator, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, School Violence Litigation Group, Annual Convention, Toronto Canada 2005
    • Advanced Employment Law Annual Seminar High Tech Mock Trial, Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, 2006
    • Investigation and Discovery in a Sexual Assault Case, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Inadequate Security Litigation Group, Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington 2006
    • Rights and Remedies for College Students, National Legal Aid and Defenders Association Student Legal Services Section Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington 2006
    • Advanced Employment Law Annual Seminar High Tech Mock Trial, Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment Section 2006
    • Investigation and Discovery in a Sexual Assault Case, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Inadequate Security Litigation Group, Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington 2006
    • Compensatory Damages in Employment Litigation, Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, Atlanta, GA 2007
    • Creating a Niche Practice, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA 2007
    • Avoiding Liability Situations, Civil Liability for Educators and School Resource Officers, Seattle, WA 2007
    • Healthcare Implications of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Look at Using FMLA, Title VII, Unemployment Benefits and State Law to Compensate Victims, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta 2008
    • Investigation and Discovery in a Negligent Security Case, Section Connection of the American Association for Justice 2008
    • Getting More Bang for your Buck, National Employment Association, Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA 2008
    • 5 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make-Plaintiff’s Viewpoint, 6th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Atlanta, Georgia 2009
    • Employee Rights in a Layoff, Employment Law for the General Practitioner and the Pros, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2009
    • Strategic Forum Considerations for the Plaintiff, State Bar of Georgia 39th Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute, Atlanta, GA 2009
    • Presenting Your Client as a Credible Witness to Obtain a Significant Verdict, American Association of Justice’s Weekend of the Stars, New York, NY 2010
    • Handling Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims, The National Employment Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA 2010
    • Calculating Damages: Half-Time or Time and a Half, American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Vancouver, BC Canada 2010
    • Litigating Claims under the FLSA, American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Litigation at Sunrise, Vancouver, BC Canada 2010
    • 5 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make-Plaintiff’s Viewpoint, 7th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Atlanta, Georgia 2010
    • Calculating the Regular Rate of Pay in Misclassification Cases, American Association of Justice, San Francisco, CA 2011
    • Tips for Settlement of FLSA Actions, Workers Injury Law Group, Ohio Association for Justice, Cleveland OH 2011
    • The 37 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make, 8th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Atlanta, Georgia 2011
    • You’ve Filed a Lawsuit: Now what? Pre-discovery Rules, Institute of Continuing Legal Education and National Employment Association, Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA 2011
    • Wage and Hour Class Actions, Atlanta Bar Association, Advanced Employment Law Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia 2012
    • Pathways to Success: Internal and External Conflicts of Women Lawyers, Panel, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 2012
    • Wage and Hour Class Actions, including how Dukes Affects Both Class and Collective Actions, Atlanta Bar Association Advanced Employment Law Seminar, Atlanta, GA 2012
    • Civility and Professionalism: Exploring the Boundary Between Client Champion and Professional Responsibility Renegade, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee Midwinter Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2012
    • Litigating Wage & Hour Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta, GA 2012
    • Dealing with the Fluctuating Workweek, Workers Injury Law Group, Ohio Association for Justice, Cleveland, OH 2012
    • Top 10 Tips To Maximize Economic & Compensatory Damages In Employment Cases, National Employment Lawyers Association, San Diego, CA 2012
    • Steps to an Effective Opening, American Bar Association, 6th Annual Labor and Employment Conference, Atlanta, Georgia 2012
    • Building a Successful Personal Injury Practice- Employment Claims, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Atlanta, GA 2012
    • Women in Mediation, Arbitration and Negotiation, Atlanta Bar Association, Women in the Profession Section Breakfast, Atlanta, GA 2012
    • Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation, American Association for Justice, Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 2012
    • The Fluctuating Workweek, Where are we Now?, American Association of Justice Annual Convention, Chicago, IL 2012
    • Federal Labor Standards Act Litigation Packet and Other Resources from the AAJ Exchange American Association of Justice Annual Convention, Litigation at Sunrise, Chicago, IL 2012
    • Employment Law: What are Common Claims to Look for?, Secrets of Personal Injury Practice Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia 2012
    • The 49 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make, 9th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Atlanta, GA 2012
    • Strategic Thinking in FLSA Defenses, Preventing Wage Theft: A Guide to Litigating Cases Involving Wages, Hours & Pay, National Employment Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL 2013
    • Successfully Negotiating Employment Claims, Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2013
    • ADR Value, Guest lecturer John Marshall Laws School Mediation Class, Atlanta, GA 2013
    • Workplace Lawsuits Are Back, Third Annual Southeast Financial Workplace Law & Compliance Conference, Atlanta, GA 2013
    • Recent Developments In Class Action Litigation, 43rd Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute, Atlanta, GA 2013
    • Keeping the Plaintiff’s Lawyer out of the Workplace, February 2014
    • Title 7 Summary Judgement, Atlanta Bar Association & Employment Section Annual Conference, March 2014
    • Title 7 Summary Judgement, 11th Circuit Employment Lawyers, March 2014
    • Barriers to Class Certification: Obstacles or Opportunities?, Class Action Litigation Group, American Association of Justice Annual Seminar, Baltimore, MD July 2014
    • Family and Medical Leave Act, Litigation at Sunrise, American Association of Justice Annual Seminar, Baltimore MD July 2014
    • Moderator for the Wage & Hour and Employment Rights Section, American Association of Justice Annual Seminar, Baltimore MD July 2014
    • How to Handle Discovery and Rule 26 Meetings for the Plaintiff, National Employment Lawyers Association – Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA September 2014
    • View from the Plaintiff, The Seminar Group’s 11th Annual Labor & Employment Law, Atlanta, GA October 2014
    • Intersection of Ethics and Technology: Are your Ethics in Jeopardy?,Plenary Session for the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA 2014
    • Summary Judgment in Employment Cases, the 44th Annual State Bar of Georgia Labor & Employment Law Institute, Atlanta, GA December 2014
  • Publications

    Amanda Farahany – Sample Publications

    As a frequent lecturer and educator, Amanda Farahany has extensively written on many subjects. The highlighted presentations below contain links to the actual papers and/or PowerPoint presentations. All work is subject to copyright protection, but can be used for your personal purposes.

    Crime Victim And Inadequate Security Litigation

    Civil Litigation for Crime Victims, National Crime Victim Bar Association Victim Service Provider Training, Atlanta, GA 2000

    Litigating Negligent Hiring, National Crime Victim Bar Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC 2001

    Discovery in Negligent Security Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA 2003

    Investigation and Discovery in Negligent Security Cases, article published in Victim Advocate, National Center for Victims of Crime 2003, P.14

    Civil Justice for Sexual Assault Victims, Tenth Annual Victims Conference, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Atlanta, GA 2003

    Building the Damages Case in an Inadequate Security Case, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Tele-seminar 2004

    Acquaintance Rape on College Campuses, Boston, MA, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention 2004

    Crime on College Campuses, article published in TRIAL magazine, December 2004, p.20

    College campuses might look idyllic in recruitment brochures, but they can be dangerous places. Most parents aren’t aware that campuses are fraught with risks, especially for young women. Many schools’ security measures fail to live up to promises to provide a safe haven for learning. Litigation based on premises theories can help ensure students’ safety and their families’ peace of mind.

    Building the Damages in a School Case, Toronto, Canada, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention 2005

    Investigation and Discovery in a Sexual Assault Case, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Inadequate Security Litigation Group, Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington 2006

    Employment Litigation

    Ethics in Employment Litigation, National Employment Lawyers Association -GA Annual Convention, Negril, Jamaica 2002

    Litigating State Law Torts in Georgia, National Employment Lawyers Association -GA Annual Convention, Negril, Jamaica 2002

    Employment Claims Based on Georgia Law, 33rd Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute, State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2003

    The Final Scene: Closing Arguments For a Happy Ending, National Employment Lawyers Association Fall Seminar -The Theatre of Reality: Trial Skills For the Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer 2003

    Closing Argument: Tying it All Together, National Employment Lawyers Association -GA Annual Convention, Negril, Jamaica 2003

    Discovery of Emotional Distress Damages in Employment Cases, National Employment Lawyers Association Seminar: Discovery and Damages in Employment Litigation, San Diego, CA 2004

    Who is a Qualified Individual with a Disability under the ADA?, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta GA 2002

    Juror Bias

    Juror Bias after September 11, National Crime Victim Bar Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2002

    Juror Bias in Sexual Assault Cases, Ninth Annual Victims Conference, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Atlanta, GA 2002

    Sexual Harassment

    How to Win Sexual Harassment Cases, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Seminar, Atlanta, GA 2002

    State Law Claims and the Realities of Using Them, National Employment Lawyers Association-Georgia, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2004

    Getting the Most for Your Buck in Sexual Harassment Cases,
    2003 Employment Rights Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2003

    Other Publications

    Keeping the Facts of the Case Organized, Law Office Technology, Institute of
    Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA 2004

    Refining Your Discovery Tactics, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Seminar, Atlanta, GA 2002

Client Testimonials

The Opinions that Matter Most
  • “AJ made me very proud to have him as my Lawyer”

    Rosa P.

  • “Just letting you know this was the most helpful, no stress when all I have dealt with is stress. Amazing”

    B. H.

  • “The lady I spoke with was EXACTLY who I needed to be speaking with!”

    P. A.

  • “It is much appreciated when people who are subjected to unlawful workplace discrimination are given an honest opportunity to be heard!”

    Camille W.

  • “I simply want to thank attorney Kathy Harrrington Sullivan for her time, caring nature, and referral. Thanks so much.”

    S. R.

  • “I would like to really thank Ronda Hobby for her taking the time to listen to my concerns.”

    S. T.

  • “Attorney Roebuck listened attentively to my case, expressed empathy, explained the law as it relates to protected classes and advised me of my options ...”

    E. D.

  • “They made my concerns go away. If anyone is looking for a great attorney office this is the one.”

    B. C.

  • “As someone who has practiced Human Resources for 30+ years, it was reassuring that I was in the hands of an employment law expert.”

    Former Client

  • “If you need an employment attorney, this should be your first call.”

    Betsy K.

  • “I recently recommended this firm to a friend and anyone else who needs an attorney in this field.”

    Former Client

  • “Barrett and Farahany care about their clients and getting justice for them!”

    Jeremy H.

  • “Although I do not have a viable case, the attorney gave me some very insightful advice on how to move forward with my employment concerns.”

    K. D.

  • “A million thanks to you and your firm!”

    Kathy E.

Choose Justice

Choose Barrett & Farahany, LLP
  • Complimentary consultations directly with an attorney.

  • Recognized by countless reports & publications for excellence.

  • Well-credentialed attorneys who specialize in employment litigation.

  • Litigate more employment cases than any other firm in Georgia.

  • Personalized, hands-on approach to employment cases.

  • Proven record of successful case results & victories.

  • Countless awards & accolades for excellence in legal representation.

  • Technology used to streamline case management.

Awards

  • National Advocates Top 100 lawyers in Employment Law
  • Georgia Trend Top Lawyer
  • AV Rating on Martindale Hubbell
  • Avvo 10 Rating
  • Best Lawyers US News & World Report 2016
  • Rated by Super Lawyers
  • As Seen on Forbes Custom.com
  • Lexis Nexis | Martindale-Hubbell For Ethical Standards and Legal
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers US News & World Report 2019