ATLANTA (August 15, 2018) – Two attorneys at Barrett & Farahany, LLP were recognized in their respective practice areas in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession and its lists are compiled based on exhaustive peer-review evaluation.
Amanda A. Farahany, managing partner of the Atlanta law firm Barrett & Farahany, LLP, received three accolades:
- Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the Employment Law for Individuals field.
- Also selected for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the Litigation of Labor and Employment field.
- And the highest overall honor, being chosen as “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta in the Best Lawyers 2019 for her specialty in Employment Law for Individuals field. This is a top accolade, as only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.
V. Severin Roberts, a partner at Barrett & Farahany, LLP, was selected by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the field of Litigation of Labor and Employment.
According to Best Lawyers, its methodology is based entirely on peer review and captures the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area. Since its first publishing 35 years ago, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
“We appreciate that our colleagues — those against whom we litigate, and those we don't — take note of the work we strive to successfully accomplish on behalf of our clients,” said Farahany. “It is even more rewarding that our colleagues place a value on the hard work mandated through employment law to minimize the abuses of power, discrimination and injustice that employees at all levels endure to secure the future for themselves and their families.”
Farahany exclusively represents employees, from minimum wage workers to lawyers and executives, with a strong emphasis on sexual harassment and sexual assault litigation. Farahany has received numerous other accolades, such as helping the firm attain Best Law Firm status in U.S. News & World Report, and being named as one of National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Employment Law, a Super Lawyer® and a Georgia Trend Legal Elite. She has also received an AV rating by the judiciary and her peers, which recognizes the highest level of professional excellence among attorneys. She also has been in the role of 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. Known as an attorney who handles high profile and important cases, the media regularly follows her work.
Roberts is devoted to representing clients in employment law matters, with a particular focus on wage and hour litigation, including individual Fair Labor Standards Act claims and large collective actions. He also dedicates his time to representing clients in traditional employment litigation.
"I'm honored to have been recognized by my peers in this field,” said Roberts. “This work is very meaningful to me and to my clients, and I look forward to further success in litigation on their behalf."
About Barrett & Farahany, LLP — Justice at Work
Barrett & Farahany, LLP advocates on behalf of wronged employees in all matters of employment law. Headquartered in Atlanta, with an office in Savannah, Georgia, the firm has worked for 20 years to preserve employment rights, ensure employee issues are heard and addressed, and promote justice in the workplace. The firm is known for its innovative, persistent and impassioned attorneys and staff who have a reputation for thorough examination and solid representation of the facts in the sexual harassment, employment discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful termination, and wage and overtime compensation cases they represent. For more information, visit www.justiceatwork.com.