Amanda A. Farahany

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation 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 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005, 2009 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (80%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Amanda A. Farahany is the managing partner of the Barrett & Farahany, a plantiff's employment law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Serving clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro region, Ms. Farahany focuses her practice exclusively on labor and employment law. She helps to protect the rights and entitlements of employees who are dealing with complex legal challenges arising from workplace discrimination and harassment, FMLA issues, libel and false accusations, wage and overtime disputes, and other serious grievances.

    In addition to fighting on behalf of aggrieved employees, Ms. Farahany also provides invaluable counsel and support to managers and executives to help ensure they remain compliant with all applicable employment laws. A leader in her field, she also serves on the adjunct legal faculty at Emory University School of Law, and she routinely conducts lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics related to employment law. She has also appeared on several televised programs and publications offering in-depth commentary on this area of law.

    Over the course of her career, Ms. Farahany has achieved notable success advocating for her clients. Of note, she holds the distinction of securing the largest verdict in the country for an FMLA case, and she obtained a verdict of more than $2.25 million in a Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act case.

    Recognized for her professionalism, service and success, Ms. Farahany holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and The Best Lawyers in America has voted her among the country's top litigation attorneys in labor and employment law. The National Advocates also named her among the country's Top 100 Lawyers in Employment Law, and the American Registry listed her as one of the Top Attorneys in North America. She has also achieved the level of Fellow with the National College of Advocacy.

    Ms. Farahany obtained her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in 1996 and has practiced law since 1998. Active in her legal community, she is the immediate past president of the Atlanta Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law section, and she serves on the American Association of Justice's Public Affairs Committee and Press Advisory Board.

    She also supports her local community through her involvement with various civic and charitable organizations, and she helped establish the Water-Life-Hope nonprofit to assist the impoverished residents of Haiti.

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    Practice Areas
    • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 80%Employment & Labor: Employee
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005, 2009 - 2011

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    About Amanda Farahany

    Admitted: 1998, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • North American Top Attorney, American Registry
    • “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta in the Best Lawyers 2019 Employment Law for Individuals field
    • The Best Lawyers in America 2019 in the Employment Law for Individuals and the Litigation of Labor and Employment fields
    • Peer recognized as a Rising Star Super Lawyer by Georgia Super Lawyers since 2005, and Georgia Super Lawyer from 2011 to the present
    • Fellow of the National College of Advocacy by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Fellow in the Lawyer's Foundation of Georgia

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory Law School, teaching third year students Advanced Trial Advocacy
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    • “Amanda is the top plaintiff-side wage and hour attorney in Georgia. She really knows her stuff.”
    • “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.

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    1100 Peachtree Street Northeast
    Suite 500
    Atlanta, GA 30309

    Phone: 404-369-0880

    Fax: 404-214-0125

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