Dean R. Fuchs

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP
 | 260 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-688-6800
Fax: 404-688-6840
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Dean R. Fuchs is a partner at Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Fuchs serves clients in the Atlanta metropolitan region and throughout the state of Georgia in matters involving business disputes, commercial litigation and employment litigation.

Mr. Fuchs has been licensed to practice in Georgia and Florida since 1994 and Massachusetts since 1996. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law. He also holds an arbitration certification through the arbitration program of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Fuchs has been involved in many significant cases. He spent several years as a partner at a private Georgia-based firm before joining Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP, in 2003. Because of his accomplishments, he has been recognized by Georgia Trend magazine, who named him one of the “legal elite” in 2013.

Mr. Fuchs participates in several professional organizations including the State Bar of Georgia, the Florida Bar, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a board member of the Atlanta Bar Association’s alternative dispute resolution section and vice president and secretary of the Concorde Condo Association. He is a former member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Mr. Fuchs devotes a portion of his time to pro bono work. He volunteers with organizations such as Georgia Legal Services Program and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Resource Center.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment

Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009

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About Dean Fuchs

Admitted: 1994, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.swtlaw.com/dean-r-fuchs

Honors/Awards:

  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2012-2019, Georgia Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Selected as one of Georgia Trend Magazine's Legal Elite
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2013
  • Rated 10.0/10.0, AVVO
  • Georgia Rising Star, 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Registered Arbitrator, 2013
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2019
  • Admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1996
  • Admitted to practice before the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 1995
  • Registered Arbitrator and Mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resoultion., 2011
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Registered Neutral (Mediation), 2011
  • Admitted to practice (pro hac vice) before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2015
  • Admitted to practice law in all courts in the State of Georgia, 1994
  • Admitted to practice before the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 1995
  • Admitted to practice law in all courts in the State of Florida, 1994
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resoultion, Registered Neutral (Arbitration), 2010
  • Admitted to practice (pro hac vice) before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2013
  • Admitted to practice before the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 2003
  • Admitted to practice (pro hac vice) before the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2009
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida, 1994
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • National Employment Law Association of Georgia, Inc., 2008 President
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2006 - Present
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, 2012
  • Florida Bar
  • Past President & Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association of Georgia, 2009
  • Completed Henning Arbitration and Mediation Training, 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • American Bar Association
  • President & Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association of Georgia, 2008
  • Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association of Georgia, 2007
  • Georgia, 1994

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteered to serve as judge in Emory University School of Law's Civil Liberties and Rights Inter-school Moot Court Competition., 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia Pro-Bono Project
  • Participated as Judge in John Marshall Law School Moot Court Competition, 2009
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Saturday Lawyers Program, Participant, 2009
  • Atlanta Volunteer Legal Foundation, mediator., 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Overview of Your Obligations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Automobile Dealers, 2009
  • Speaker, Best Practices for Interviewing Prospective Employees and Litigation Avoidance, Automobile Dealers, 2009
  • Speaker, The Fair Labor Standards Act and its Impact on Georgia's Private Home Care Providers, Georgia Chapter of the National Private Duty Association, September 2010
  • Speaker, FLSA and its Impact on Georgia's Private Home Care Providers, Georgia Chapter Of The National Private Duty Association, 2010
  • Speaker, Avoiding the Risk of Employee Misclassification Under the FLSA and the Continued Viability of the Companionship Services Exemption for Home Healthcare Providers, Georgia Association Of Community Care Providers And The Georgia Chapter Of The National Private Duty, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Obtained $1.125 Million Judgment on Summary Judgment against Core Lavista, LLC and Steven DeLonga in commercial loan dispute, which was affirmed on appeal., 2011
  • Negotiated $55,000 settlement with construction company for tolerating racially hostile work environment., 2009
  • Negotiated $200,000 settlement against SleeveCo, Inc. in Title VII hostile work environment and retaliation case., 2010
  • Negotiated $50,000 settlement with Hospice Care business for terminating disabled employee in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. , 2009
  • Negotiated $100,000 settlement in dispute between local staffing company and former customer., 2009
  • Successfully defended Oil Supply & Transportation Company by obtaining summary judgment in an unlawful retaliation claim brought by former truck driver employee under the Surface Transportation and Assistance Act before the U.S. Department of Labor, 2012
  • Took $2.11 MM joint and several judgment against two gurantors who defaulted on loans made to local bank., 2009

Educational Background:

  • JD, Emory University School of Law., 1994
  • Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1991
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Office Location for Dean R. Fuchs

260 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-688-6800

Fax: 404-688-6840

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