Amanda A. Farahany

Amanda A. Farahany: Attorney with Barrett & Farahany
  • Partner at Barrett & Farahany (20 Attorneys)
  • 1100 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30309
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    4.8/5.0 (13)
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Biography

manda Farahany is the managing partner at the Atlanta law firm of Barrett & Farahany, LLP, representing individuals in employment, libel, overtime, and sexual harassment litigation. Through her practice, she is dedicated to pursuing civil justice for employees and victims of crime, as well providing consultation and support to management employees. Prior to beginning her practice, she clerked for the Honorable John H. Ruffin, Jr. at the Georgia Court of Appeals.
Known as an attorney who only takes serious and important cases, Amanda has proven this by achieving the highest verdict in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case in the nation for her client.
Amanda has also been recognized by her peers as a Rising Star Super Lawyer in 2010, 2009 and 2005 – an award which acknowledges the top young lawyers in Georgia as chosen by Georgia Super Lawyers and through the independent research of Law & Politics.
A sought after speaker and commentator, Amanda has been featured as a legal thought leader in publications and news segments, including a two-night special on CBS Atlanta News on a Survival Guide for the First 24 Hours After Losing Your Job. Human resource professionals and employment defense attorneys seek out her experience to teach them how to overcome the common employer mistakes from a plaintiff’s perspective.
An experienced trial lawyer, Amanda has been awarded status as a Fellow of the National College of Advocacy by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. This designation signifies commitment to effective representation of her clients and her dedication to achieving a high level of competence.
Additionally, Amanda is a Fellow in the Lawyer’s Foundation of Georgia. Membership in the Fellows Program is an honor which recognizes lawyers whose public and private careers demonstrate outstanding legal abilities and a devotion to their communities.
In addition to her law practice, Amanda currently serves as co-chair of the American Association of Justice Wage and Hour Litigation Group and on the Board of the Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Section.
Amanda has previously served as the president of the Atlanta Council for Younger Lawyers; president of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter; member of the Executive Committee to the Atlanta Bar Association; member of the Advisory Council to the National Crime Victim Bar Association; and on the Boards of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Crime Victim Advocacy Council, State Bar of Georgia Younger Lawyers Division, and several domestic violence and women’s rights organizations.
Amanda has spoken and been published extensively on litigating cases for civil justice for crime victims, sexual assault and employment cases, including for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Association for Justice, the National Crime Victim Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the National Employment Lawyers Association. In addition, Amanda has been an invited faculty member for the Emory School of Law Trial Advocacy Program. Recently, Amanda was one of a selected few employment lawyers asked to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Committee to revise the Pattern Jury Instructions on employment related issues.

Areas of Practice (21)

  • Appeals and Writs
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Labor and Employment
  • Mediation
  • Discrimination
  • Personal Injury
  • Torts
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Law
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Overtime Pay
  • Libel
  • Executive Compensation
  • Whistleblower
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Assault
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Negligence

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-214-0120  Phone
404-214-0125  Fax
www.barrettandfarahany.com/our-people/amanda-a-farahany/news
University Attended:
Boston University; University of Maryland, B.A., 1992; Emory University
Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1996
Year of First admission:
1998
Admission:
1998, Georgia
Memberships:
Atlanta and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Georgia; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; Women in the Profession.
Birth Information:
Newark, New Jersey, February 24, 1971
ISLN:
913497607
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  • Accepts Other - Pure Contingency Practice
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.8/5.0 (13)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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      4.7/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.6/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.8/5.0
    • Communication

      4.8/5.0
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      4.8/5.0
    • Amanda A. Farahany

      5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 02/24/12 in Sexual Harassment on 02/24/12

      I would rate Amanda A-V without hesitation.

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      I would rate Amanda A-V without hesitation.

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    • Amanda A. Farahany

      5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 02/24/12 in Labor and Employment on 02/24/12

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    • Amanda A. Farahany

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/09/12 in Employee Rights on 02/09/12

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        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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    • Amanda A. Farahany

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/08/12 in Employee Rights on 02/08/12

      • Legal Knowledge

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    • Amanda A. Farahany

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/08/12 in Employment Law on 02/08/12

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    • Amanda A. Farahany

      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/08/12 in Employment Civil Rights on 02/08/12

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    • Amanda A. Farahany

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/08/12 in Employment Litigation on 02/08/12

      Amanda is one of the most accomplished knowledgeable and successful employment law litigators in Georgia.

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      Amanda is one of the most accomplished knowledgeable and successful employment law litigators in Georgia.

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    • Amanda A. Farahany

      4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 05/12/14 in Employment Civil Rights on 05/12/14

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    • Amanda A. Farahany

      4.8/5.0 by a Associate on 02/08/12 in Labor and Employment on 02/08/12

      Amanda is extremely practical yet a strong advocate for her client's needs. Importantly, she is able to recognize when she may have significant weaknesses in her clients...

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      Amanda is extremely practical yet a strong advocate for her client's needs. Importantly, she is able to recognize when she may have significant weaknesses in her clients claims and, in such circumstances, attempts to resolve the matter for a minimal amount then-- instead of prolonging the inevitable and unreasonably delaying litigation. She displays candor with the Court and the utmost professionalism at all times.

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    • Amanda A. Farahany

      4.6/5.0 by a Member on 02/08/12 in Employment Law on 02/08/12

      Ms. Farahany is a frequent adversary of my firm. She is among the finer plaintiff-side employment lawyers that I have litigated against in the past 20 years. Fine perso...

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      Ms. Farahany is a frequent adversary of my firm. She is among the finer plaintiff-side employment lawyers that I have litigated against in the past 20 years. Fine person as well.

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