Joe Shelton is a partner in the Atlanta office. His practice focuses on the defense of employment discrimination claims in trial and appellate courts, as well as counseling and litigation in the area of trade secrets, non-competition agreements, restrictive covenants, and independent contractor classification.
Joe also frequently advises employers with all aspects of state and federal employment laws, assists employers in drafting employment agreements, restrictive covenants, independent contractor agreements, personnel policies, separation agreements, and releases, and conducts on-site training on topics such as employment law compliance and avoidance of harassment claims.
The clients with whom Joe works cover a broad range of businesses and industries, including grocery, manufacturing, automotive, retail, restaurant, service, real estate, staffing, financial, higher education, and medical.
Joe was a member of the 2011 and 2012Employment Law360editorial advisory board.
He is also AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for inclusion inGeorgia Super Lawyers - Rising Starsin 2005 and 2009 and as aGeorgia Super Lawyerin 2012 to 2014 for his work in employment and labor law.
Economy Drives Employee Defection Cases April 24, 2009
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Slumping Economy Drives Employee-Defection Lawsuits June 1, 2009
2014 HR Symposium & Vendor Fair - SHRM - Columbus Area Chapter
October 23, 2014
Metro Atlanta Chamber Employment Law & HR Seminar Series
May 20, 2014
Sex, Lies & Investigate This - Atlanta, GA
September 13, 2013
Labor & Employment Law Update: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing Legal Landscape - Atlanta, GA
September 11, 2012
Joe is active in a number of activities within the community. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Alumni Association at Oglethorpe University for a number of years and currently serves as the President of the National Alumni Association and a member of the University's Board of Trustees. Joe and his family are members of The Church of the Apostles where Joe participates in the drama team for the elementary school children. Joe is also active in his wife's non-profit prison ministry, HeartBound Ministries, having previously served on the Board of Directors.