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Ian E. Smith


Atlanta Employment Lawyer

Ian E. Smith is Of Counsel with Barrett & Farahany. Ian joined Barrett & Farahany in April 2017. After more than a dozen years defending some of the largest corporations at two of the largest international law firms, Ian now exclusively represents employees. His practice focuses on litigation brought under Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as well as other federal and state employment statutes.

Ian is a past Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and serves on the Editorial Board of the Atlanta Bar Association's Newsletter. He is admitted before the state courts of Georgia and New York. Ian is admitted before numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court. Ian graduated from Morehouse College and earned his Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University College of Law.

Ian resides in Atlanta with his wife, son, and Cooper, the family's Jack Russell Terrier.


  • Courteous and professional - dream team.

    Just wanted to say that your firm is why when I clicked on Google to find the best law firm in Atlanta your firm popped up. You guys and your staff has been so courteous and professional. I want to thank Ian and Marilyn. Great dream team.  
  • Professionalism, kindness, and true caring.

    Ian, Thank you for taking care of this matter for me. I don't believe I mentioned how much your professionalism, kindness, and true caring has meant throughout this time. God was truly looking over me when he choose you as my attorney. Your father did a wonderful job teaching his son not only how...
  • Here for me.

    Thanks for being here for me at a time when I experienced what I viewed as a travesty that I never ever imagined going through.
  • Hard Work & Dedication.

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication to my case, I know it wasn't easy.  I truly appreciate you and your team. I would not hesitate on making a referral to you.  God bless you and may you continue to be amazing at what you do.
  • If anyone is looking for a great attorney office this is the one.

    I have by far the best experience with this company. Ian and Marilyn have went above and beyond their work to make sure I understood everything about my case. Anytime I called they would either answer then or called me back the same day. I never felt like they didn't want to help me. They made my...
  • Educational.

    I appreciated the information provided by attorney Ian Smith regarding my situation. I left the meeting feeling more educated as it pertains to my situation.


When you reach out to us, you will receive a complimentary consultation with one of our skilled Atlanta employment attorneys. During our initial consultation with you, we can help you to better understand your rights and will work with you to determine what course of action is in your best interest. We take great pride in providing assistance based on years of experience negotiating and litigating employment matters to protect employee interests. If you find yourself in need of dedicated legal representation, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf – our goal is always to protect employee victims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.