John L. Mays

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Parks, Chesin & Walbert, P.C.
 | 75 14th Street, 26th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 877-958-5712
Fax: 404-855-4066
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Representing clients in the Atlanta metropolitan area and throughout north Georgia, John L. Mays is an employment law attorney with Parks, Chesin & Walbert. His practice extends to cases of retaliation, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment. Throughout his almost 10-year career, Mr. Mays has worked with clients in many industries, including retail sales, restaurant, oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, hotel, hospitality, government contracts and child care.

Mr. Mays is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to working with employees to improve their working conditions, he works with businesses to reduce labor costs without sacrificing the quality of the workplace.

Admitted to practice in the state of Georgia, Mr. Mays is also admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Middle  and Northern Districts of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Mr. Mays earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2004 from Columbia University, then moved on to attend Emory University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was the Emory International Law Review’s notes and comments editor and received the dean’s scholarship.

For his excellent work with previous clients, Mr. Mays has an Avvo “Superb” rating. His individual and business clients benefit from his real-work experience, skill and knowledge of employment and business law. He demonstrates his passion for giving back to the community with his work as a volunteer with Georgia Appleseed.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

Employment Litigation (30%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment Litigation (30%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Focus Areas

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


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Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

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About John Mays

Admitted: 2010, Georgia


  • Notes & Comments Editor for the Emory International Law Review, Emory University School of Law
  • Dean's Scholarship recipient, Emory University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Superior Courts
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2017
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, 2011
  • National Employment Lawyers Association - Georgia Chapter
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Georgia Appleseed, Volunteer, Participated in project on school disciplinary policies in Georgia schools

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Krishnamurthy, PK, Mays, JL, Bijur, GN, Johnson, GV. Transient oxidative stress in SH-SYSY human neuroblastoma cells results in caspase dependent and independent cell death and tau proteolysis. J. Neurosci. Res. 2000 Sep 1: 61(5): 515-523 (concerning treatments for preventing paralysis in stroke victims)
  • Georgia employment lawyers address why the same technologies that make it easier and less expensive to run a business seem to increase the costs of discovery and litigation., Author, What Attorneys Don't Know about ESI Can Hurt Their Cases, Fulton County Daily Report, 2015
  • Article about data security in the context of litigation., Author, Considering Data Security from the Discovery Perspective, Legaltech News, 2015


  • Alhallaq v. Radha Soami Trading, LLC, 2012 WL 1994664 (11th Cir. June 5, 2012)

Educational Background:

  • Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts, 2004

Industry Groups

  • Childcare
  • Government Contracts
  • Hospitality
  • Hotel
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Oil And Gas
  • Restaurant
  • Retail Sales
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Office Location for John L. Mays

75 14th Street
26th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 877-958-5712

Fax: 404-855-4066

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Last Updated: 7/30/2019

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