John W. Stapleton: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

John W. Stapleton

Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-5843

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Employment Defense
  • Non-Compete Contracts
  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
University University of Georgia, Athens, GA, B.B.A., 2010
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA, J.D., cum laude, 2013
AdmittedGeorgia; Georgia Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; Georgia Supreme Court

Jack Stapleton is an associate in the Atlanta office.

He represents management in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies.

Jack handles a wide range of employment-related issues including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Jack's practice also includes counseling and litigation in the area of trade secrets, non-competition agreements, and restrictive covenants.

While in law school, Jack was Symposium Editor of the Georgia Law Review, and completed a judicial externship at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Jack also wrote an article analyzing the intersection of social media and employment relations that was selected for publication in the New York Business Law Journal.


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The Case Of GINA And The "Devious Defecator"
John W. Stapleton, August 7, 2015
In a case dubbed “the mystery of the devious defecator” by a Georgia federal district judge, an Atlanta jury recently awarded a $2.2 million verdict against a company that requested DNA samples from two workers in an attempt to identify who had been leaving feces around the workplace.
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John W. Stapleton

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309


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