Amanda A. Farahany

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Barrett & Farahany LLP
 | 1100 Peachtree Street Northeast, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-369-0880
Fax: 404-214-0125
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005, 2009 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee
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Amanda A. Farahany is the managing partner at Barrett & Farahany in Atlanta, Georgia, where she concentrates her practice on employment law. She represents individuals in cases involving discrimination on the basis of age, disability, pregnancy, race, religion and sex, as well as issues related to executive compensation, the Family Medical Leave Act, retaliation, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Ms. Farahany represents clients in the Atlanta metropolitan area and Georgia statewide.

Ms. Farahany is actively involved in professional and community organizations. She is currently the chair of the Atlanta Bar Labor & Employment section, and past President of the National Employment Lawyers Association-GA, the American Association for Justice Wage & Hour Group. She has also held leadership roles with organizations including the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, the National Crime Victim Bar Association and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Throughout her career, Ms. Farahany has also been active in community organizations related to women's rights and domestic violence.

Ms. Farahany enjoys sharing her legal knowledge and experience through speaking, publishing and teaching on civil justice topics. She has been featured in a variety of publications and has also appeared on Atlanta television programs.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Farahany has received a number of honors and recognition for her contributions to the legal profession. She is rated AV Preeminent* by the peer review service Martindale-Hubbell, its highest possible rating. She is a fellow in the Lawyer's Foundation of Georgia, Inc. and the National Trial Advocacy College, organizations which distinguish lawyers who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and their local communities.

* AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (100%): Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2005, 2009 - 2011

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About Amanda Farahany

Admitted: 1998, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Peer recognized as a Rising Star Super Lawyer by Georgia Super Lawyers since 2005, and Georgia Super Lawyer from 2011 to the present
  • Fellow in the Lawyer's Foundation of Georgia
  • Fellow of the National College of Advocacy by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • North American Top Attorney, American Registry
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Faculty Member, National Employment Lawyers’ Association Trial Boot Camp
  • Faculty Member, Emory School of Law Trial Advocacy Program
  • State Bar of Georgia Younger Lawyers Division
  • Crime Victim Advocacy Council
  • Member, Advisory Council to the National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee to the Atlanta Bar Association
  • Chair, Inadequate Security Litigation Group for the American Association of Justice
  • President, National Employment Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter
  • President, Atlanta Council for Younger Lawyers
  • Public Affairs Committee and Press Advisory Board to the American Association of Justice
  • National Employment Lawyer's Association, Georgia Chapter
  • Executive Boards, Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Section
  • Co-chair, American Association of Justice Wage and Hour Litigation Group

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Boards of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Founding Member and Vice President of Water-Life-Hope

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory Law School, teaching third year students Advanced Trial Advocacy
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  • “Amanda is among the finest plaintiffs'-side wage-hour lawyers in the Southeast. She is a SuperLawyer.”
  • “One of the best plaintiffs' employment lawyers in Atlanta, esoecially in the courtroom. Knows how to try a jury case.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Amanda A. Farahany

1100 Peachtree Street Northeast
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-369-0880

Fax: 404-214-0125


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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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