Amanda A. Farahany

Top rated employment litigation attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Barrett & Farahany, LLP
Amanda A. Farahany
Barrett & Farahany, LLP

Practice Areas: Employment litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1998

Education: Emory University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005, 2009 - 2011

Barrett & Farahany, LLP

1100 Peachtree Street Northeast
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30309 Visit website


Employment law attorney Amanda A. Farahany is a managing partner at the law firm of Barrett & Farahany, located in Atlanta and Roswell in Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama. From her office in Atlanta, she assists employees in the surrounding regions with legal matters involving workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues, libel and false accusations, wage and overtime disputes and wrongful termination.

Ms. Farahany represents clients in cases where she can defend their best interests as well as make a societal impact. She often strives to make legal changes that help employees everywhere who are going through similar hardships as her clients. She also assists management-level employees and executives in being compliant with employment and labor laws. Her notable accomplishments include a $2.25 million verdict in a Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act case and obtaining the largest libel verdict for a single FMLA plaintiff in the state of Georgia. 

Graduating from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Ms. Farahany earned her law degree in 1996. Licensed to practice in Georgia since 1998, she has handled several complex cases throughout her legal career and has been featured in prominent publications and news segments as a legal thought leader. She shares her knowledge with young attorneys via lectures and seminars on various employment law-related topics.

Recognized for her services to the legal community, Ms. Farahany has been honored with many accolades over the years. She has been peer-review rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell and listed among the Top 100 Lawyers in employment law by The National Advocates. The American Registry has chosen her as one of the Top Attorneys in North America and she has been voted among The Best Lawyers in America in 2021. Rated 10 out of 10 on Avvo, her other distinctions include being elected as a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc, and the National College of Advocacy.

Practicing law for more than two decades, Ms. Farahany plays an active role in prominent legal associations such as the:

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association Georgia
  • American Association for Justice 
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Crime Victims Advocacy Council
  • State Bar of Georgia 

Outside of her law practice, she volunteers at various domestic violence and women's rights organizations. Moreover, she is the founding member of Water-Life-Hope, a nonprofit helping the underprivileged in Haiti get access to running water.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. 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 ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment litigation: plaintiff, Employment & labor: employee

Focus areas

Employment discrimination, Wrongful termination, Retaliation, Employment law - employee, Wage & hour laws, Sexual harassment

  • 20% Employment litigation: plaintiff
  • 80% Employment & labor: employee

First Admitted: 1998, Georgia

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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
  • 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
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory Law School, teaching third year students Advanced Trial Advocacy

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

“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, especially in the courtroom. Knows how to try a jury case.”

Office location for Amanda A. Farahany

1100 Peachtree Street Northeast
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-214-0120


10 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2005, 2009 - 2011

Top lists

Top 50: Women Georgia Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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