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Kathy Harrington-Sullivan

Partner at Barrett & Farahany

Kathy Harrington Sullivan is a Partner at Barrett & Farahany and is also the Chief Operating Officer for the firm. Kathy believes knowledge is power, and she feels it's important to educate and empower employees who have been victims of illegal workplace actions. Those who reach out to Barrett & Farahany rely on the firm to help them understand the law, help clarify their rights, and determine which steps they may be able to take to protect themselves and their jobs. 

Responsiveness is a hallmark of Kathy's law practice. People who speak with her feel that they are heard and receive personal attention during what can be a very difficult time in their lives.

Kathy is also a registered nurse and a registered patent attorney, and she practiced in both areas for many years. When she joined Barrett & Farahany in 2015, it was clear that employment law was an optimal fit for her skills, education, compassion, and desire to help people.

Kathy applies her dedication to her volunteer work, as well. She has been involved in a number of organizations throughout her legal career, including working with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the CARA Pro Bono Asylum/Immigration Project, and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL). 

Kathy earned her law degree from Mercer University School of Law. Additionally, she has a B.S. with Highest Honors in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Nursing from Georgia College. She is a trained Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) investigator and is also a mediator registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Kathy has mediated numerous court cases, including civil cases, divorce and child custody cases, and juvenile delinquency and deprivation cases.

Recent Blog Posts



    Kathy's knowledge and compassion as well as honesty were deeply appreciated. T.G. Even though I will not be represented by you this time (no case), I will absolutely call back if I feel I need a Good Firm to represent me. GRACIAS. E.M. Kathy was very knowledgeable, sincere, and helpful. She s...
  • Truthful and transparent, kind and supportive.

    I just want to take a moment to extend my gratitude to Amanda, the founder of Barrett & Farahany and the staff she employs. I had the pleasure of speaking with Kathy Sullivan this afternoon. Kathy and I "played phone tag" for a day, however, she continued to follow up with me until we had the...

    Everyone wanted to me to go to their website to fill out information. I appreciated the personal touch from Kathy Harrington-Sullivan who made me feel that she cared about my situation all the while being realistic and up front about my chances of winning or not. T.E. I simply want to thank at...

    I cannot thank Kathy enough! I have to say, since the onset of the claim, and the retaliation, you were an amazing advocate for me and my daughter! You extended an honest assessment of the situation and really gave me the comfort and confidence for a resolution. Severin and Linda expedited this c...

    I would like to say that Kathy Sullivan is an outstanding employee who is very knowledgeable and caring. She listened and directed me on how I should handle my situation. I wish I would've called you guys earlier. However, if need be I will definitely call again.

    I just want to take a moment to extend my gratitude to Amanda, the founder of Barrett & Farahany and the staff she employs. I had the pleasure of speaking with Kathy Sullivan this afternoon. Kathy and I "played phone tag" for a day, however, she continued to follow up with me until we had the...

    I want to say that I am extremely impressed! The professionalism and capabilities of the staff and attorneys is well above standard. Praises ring through the firm (which is a rare and wonderful find in and of itself) from coworkers and clients. Most people like to make it known when things are ...

    Kathy Harrington Sullivan has provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. I found her to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable, and honest. While speaking with Kathy, I felt as though my situation was in adept and trustworthy hands, and she did not steer me wrong. I would...

    Reaching out and actually getting someone who cares is rare. I did just this yesterday and was fortunate to hear back from Kathy Harrington-Sullivan, an attorney with Barrett and Farahany, who absolutely made me understand the difference between a great lawyer and a lawyer who hasn't the time to ...
  • Very impressed

    I'm very impressed with this firm. I feel they represent clients with a sense of personal pride & interest.
  • Wise advice

    Thank you for your time and wise advice during a very difficult week in my life. I greatly appreciated your kindness and encouragement.


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.