We help workers get paid the wages and compensation they should have gotten paid in the first place.
I am the WORST kind of employment lawyer -- I actually care about getting my clients what they deserve, I'm persistent and tenacious, and I know what I'm doing.
I represent individuals (and classes of individuals) in cases including unpaid and underpaid wages (overtime, minimum wage, commission nonpayment, improper tip payment practices... basically anything related to workers not getting paid what they should have). I do this on a contingency basis the vast majority of the time, so that clients don't have to pay my fees out of their pockets.
I also review employment contracts (non-competes, severance agreements, etc.) for a flat fee to give my clients predictability, and try to offer advice beyond just a technical legal analysis based on over a decade of experience watching how things tend to play out in various employment situations.
I'm a member of the NY Bar and GA Bars, and can handle cases in both jurisdictions.
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I've had the pleasure of co-counseling a matter with Ms. Dodson. She is a skilled attorney who is aggressive in handling a case and also is able to understand a matter's strengths, weaknesses, and value. I would gladly work with her again.
Joshua Parkhurst Employment & Labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2003||04/11/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)||SuperLawyers||2014|
|The Top Women Attorneys in New York.||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Women Attorneys, New York Metro||SuperLawyers||2013|
|Athena Award Nominee||Athens Area Chamber of Commerce||2009|
|Partner||AndersonDodson, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Goldberg & Dohan, LLP||2010 - 2012|
|Of Counsel||Timmons, Warnes & Anderson, LLP||2007 - 2010|
|Founding Partner||Dodson & Dodson, LLC||2003 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)||N/A||2010 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)||President||2007 - 2007|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Western Circuit Bar Association||Secretary||N/A|
|Greathouse v. JHS Security Inc. (2d. Cir, 2015)||Reversed & Remanded|
|See all legal cases|
|Thomson Reuters News & Insight||Case to watch: Challenge to 2nd Circuit on FLSA retaliation||2013|
|Athens Banner Herald||Calculating Wages Right in Hard Economic Times||2009|
|Athens Banner Herald||Accurate records key in paying proper wages to tipped workers||2009|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Dartmouth College||Philosophy & Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Entrepreneur Law class||Turning the Employee Minefield Into A Park||2015|
|PTA Meeting||Know Your Rights: Overtime & Wages||2014|
|Guest Speaker||Gender Issues in Law||2007|
|Annual CLE in Jamaica||Conflict of Laws in Employment Law||2005|