Terri R. Stewart: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Terri R. Stewart

Partner
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4247

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance - EPLI
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Preventive Services
 
University University of Georgia, Athens, GA, B.B.A., with highest honors, summa cum laude, 2003
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA, J.D., 2006
 
Admitted2006, Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Terri is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Terri also served as a board member for SHRM Atlanta. Additionally, she served as the Articles Editor for the organization's monthly online publication.
Terri is an active member of the Labor & Employment Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and often speaks to community employers to help them navigate the complex legal landscape associated with labor and employment issues in Georgia.
Terri also serves as the Young Lawyers Division. She is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and serves as the Firm Representative for the Atlanta Bar Associations' Young Lawyers' Campagin.

 
Biography

Terri Stewart is a partner in the Atlanta office.

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

Her practice focuses on the defense of employment related lawsuits in trial and appellate courts, encompassing a variety of issues, including claims arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and related state claims such as trade secret infringement, restrictive covenants, breach of contract and tort actions.

Terri also frequently advises employers on reductions in force, drafts employment agreements, personnel policies, separation agreements and releases, and conducts on-site training on topics such as employment law compliance and avoidance of harassment claims.

Terri was listed in the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions ofGeorgia Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. She also recently received the top 40 under 40 Award by theAtlanta Business Chronicle. The award honors the top 40 business people in Atlanta under the age of 40. Terri is also a recent graduate of the L.E.A.D. Atlanta Class (a division of Leadership Atlanta).

RecognitionAtlanta Business Chronicle's 40 under 40 Award
Georgia SuperLawyers - Rising Stars, 2011-2013
Blue Key Honor Society - Lifelong Member
2012 LEAD Atlanta Graduate

News/Media

Cyber Libel: What Employers Can Do In The Age Of Social Media
May 23, 2013

Quotes and Soundbites

Sixth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Award in Wrongful Discharge Case and Awards Sanctions Against Plaintiff's Counsel
October 11, 2012

A Complicated Legal Landscape For Employers
February 6, 2012

Presentations

Sex, Lies & Investigate This - Atlanta, GA
September 13, 2013

Managing the Electronic Workplace: It's the Real Social Network - Savannah, GA
May 16, 2011

Employment and Tradesecret Issues with Social Media,
SHRM, Midtown GEM,
November 2012

The Seminar Group 9th Annual Labor & Employment Conference,
October 2012

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2012 Expo,
October 2012

Managing the Electronic Workplace,
Gainesville Area Employer Committee
October 2012

New Developments in Social Media,
Cobb County HR Acadamy
September 2012

Business to Business Luncheon Keynote Speaker,
Clayton County Chamber of Commerce
July 2012

Employment Law Guidance
Greater Women's Business Counsel

Legal Aspects of Social Media,
Society for Human Resource Management: Augusta, Georgia
September 2011

The Seminar Group 8th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference,
October 2011

The Evolving Electronic Workplace,
International Safety Equipment Association Executive Summit
2011

Legal Implications of Social Media on Employment Law,
Society of Human Resources Annual Convention
2011

The Collision of Your Space, MySpace and Our Space
Atlanta Bar Association Annual Advanced Employment Law Conference

10 Ways to Guarantee Your Employees Will Sue You
OfficeArrow Webinar

Social Media and The Law
The Seminar Group 8th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference
2011

Community


Terri currently serves on the Georgia Special Olympics Honorary Board.
Terri is an Atlanta Falcon Cheerleaders Community Liaison, a UGA Law School Alumni Association member, a UGA Alumni Association member, LEAD Atlanta Member, and a volunteer with Atlanta Pet Rescue, Buckhead Christian Ministries, Homeless to Home and Moving in the Spirit.

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Work; 11th Circuit Affirmation of Summary Judgment in Failure to Promote Case; Georgia Court of Appeals Win Reversing Wrongful Preliminary Injunction; Win Arbitrations in Several Employee Disputes for Leading Hotel Chain; Secure Dismissal of Frivolous Claims in Title VII Lawsuit; Obtain Favorable Settlements in FMLA, Breach of Contract, Title VII, Commission Disputes, and State Law Employment Practices Lawsuit; Achieve No Cause Determinations in Response to All EEOC Charges Investigated To A Final Result; Affirmation of Summary Judgment in Breach of Contract and Wrongful Dissolution of Partnership Case
 
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Office Information

Terri R. Stewart

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309




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