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Christopher D. Vaughn

Employment and labor Attorney at Decatur, GA

4.0   15 reviews

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Christopher D. Vaughn is the Senior Manager and Founding Member of The Vaughn Law Firm. Mr. Vaughn exclusively represents employees in their employment disputes and has garnered a reputation for professional, ethical representation in the area of employment law. Mr. Vaughn’s practice has taken him all over the United States representing employees at the EEOC, MSPB (Merit System Protection Board) , OSC (Office of Special Counsel) , OPM (Office of Personnel Management) and the Inspector General’s Office, as well as federal district courts and various circuit courts of appeals. Mr. Vaughn represents federal employees throughout the world and private employees in Georgia. Mr. Vaughn has represented clients before district courts throughout the United States and in the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Eleventh and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. Mr. Vaughn has also handled appeals before the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations and the full Board of the MSPB (Merit System Protection Board). Mr. Vaughn received his undergraduate degree, a B.S. in Management, from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga. Tech) and his Juris doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.
Licensed for 22 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 06/08/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/03/2022

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The Vaughn Law Firm, LLC
246 Sycamore Street
Suite 150
Decatur, GA, 30030


4.0 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by Rachel | December 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Federal Attorney
It’s tough to win a case in the area of federal law and government is generally hard to work with as you are going up against Goliath, which is why it speaks volumes Christopher Vaughn and his team were able to win for me.
Posted by Hodges | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You and your Firm did an AWESOME job and I would refer people to hire you cause of the knowledge and understanding you have for the law. If I never need a lawyer again, tag you're it.
Posted by Patrick | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows His Stuff
I hired Mr. Vaughn initially to assist in writing a rebuttal to a proposed removal for which I thought he did a great job. We ended up appealing to MSPB full board after the initial Administrative Judge found in favor of the agency. The full board "reversed" the decision in our favor. Glad to have a professional on my side, could not have done it on my own.
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Posted by Orlando | April 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Vaughn Law Firm, Decatur Ga.
This was an excellent Law firm. They had the expertise, experience and knowledge to work with a client to obtain relevant objectives. It's very hard, to find an experienced firm that "truly" represents the clients interest in a matters that have lingered for many, many years . Chose wisely, the Law firm that shall represent your interest. When and , if needed I will certainly use them again. I highly recommend this Law firm.
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Posted by Tracy | April 20, 2016
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People's Choice
Christopher Vaughn is an excellent choice if you are looking for a lawyer to represent your interest in a workplace displace. Mediators and some attorneys seek the middle road and attempt to satisfy both parties in a quickly reached mutual agreement that puts you back at work and still in a similar situation. Mr. Vaughn and the Vaughn Law Firm fought to get me the fair resolution I deserved and his efforts led to those in management being held accountable for their uncaring, irresponsible and just plain wrong decisions. Not only was I returned to work but I was compensated and assured of absolutely no reprisals. My family and I are happy again and feel secure about our future with no concerns of job dissatisfaction or security. Thanks Mr. Vaughn and the Vaughn Law Firm
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Posted by Kevin | April 14, 2016
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Vaughn Law Firm
The Vaughn Law Firm, specifically Christopher D. Vaughn and Kirby Smith represented me in a more than year-long matter with my 30-year US Government employers. They were consistently professional and the outcome was very successful! They and their staff were exactly what I needed and I am so thankful for their great work on my behalf! I will certainly contact them in any future actions and recommend them to others having difficulty with government employers. /S/ Kevin D. McMurry
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recovery of Employee's Unpaid Salary
Chris and his Team did an excellent job of Communication, status updates of case, presenting my Options in a fair and diplomatic manner. I enjoyed working with them and was able to recover the past due salary in an timely fashion.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Rights
The Vaughn Law Firm, in particular Mr. Kirby Smith handled my case with the Department of Navy. They spent 2 1/2 years clearing my name, getting me reinstated to my job, arranging for me to be able to retire at my highest grade, back pay, and becoming a rehired annuitant for 12 months. They were great to work with.
Posted by LaChandra | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Team
I inquired about a chain of events that I knew was improper in the workplace. I was referred to Chris Vaughn's law firm by a co-worker who had used his law firm in the past and she will pleased with the results. After speaking with the attorney and hearing his take on my situation I agreed that I would allow this firm to handle my case. I was pleased with the results. An amazing team. Yes I would recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Jennifer | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Firm!!
I hired them for 2 successful cases. They always kept me informed and were straight shooters never giving false expectations. Very knowledgable and humble.
Posted by Randy | December 20, 2014
Manager, Customer Service USPS
What a great firm! Chris and his staff kept me informed and professionally represented me. They are highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2014
Second biggest mistake of my life
I hired Mr. Vaughn in April to represent me in a proposal for removal case (federal employment). Mr. Vaughn submitted my response on the final day and included none of the statements that I had acquired. I was billed $560 for the drafting of an appeal that was an exact match to the written response. When I questioned the billing practices and not including evidence he insinuated that I was guilty and threatened to withdraw understanding I was having financial issues since the proposal had been sustained.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2022
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Dissatisfied Customer
Hired this attorney for a federal case. Legal submissions were sloppy containing typographical errors and no required attachments. Billed at the top rate but handed work off to subordinates while still charging as if he was doing the work.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very disappointed
Mr Vaughn continued for years to tell me I had a "very strong case" happily collecting thousands in fees for his encouraging phone calls and email consultations. When it came time to do some actual legal writing, however, I was appalled at the weak logic and haste in which it was written. Needless to say, I lost the case and the appeal, but that didn't stop Mr Vaughn from urging me on to file in Federal Court (because I had such a good chance of winning!). Yet when asked if he would represent me on a contingency basis in the future so I could pursue this, well, I guess my case wasn't so strong after all. Bottom line - find another lawyer who won't waste your time and money.
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Posted by Bill Himchak | December 21, 2012
Misrepresentation.....loses focus on your case.....and bills you for work he "claims" he did
Did not represent my case. Lost focus and unlawfully billed me for legal services derailing my case. and has NO Clue on The Privacy Act. Stole $9,800 from me by derailing my case. Proven fact. Why would another Atty. ask me, "Why didn't your previous Atty. mention the Privacy Act and where your records did he lose focus on your case? DO NOT hire this Atty. He's not interested hearing your case at all.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Vaughn Law Firm, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Melville Johnson, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2009


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Ryan v. Dept. of Homeland Security; 2016 MSPB 7
  • Appellant was fully successful in his appeal


  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Employment Law Firm of the Year in Georgia
  • Global Law Experts
  • 2015
  • ACQ5 Global Awards
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (0)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vaughn and I have worked on a number of cases spanning over 10 years. His knowledge of employment law is second-to-none and he advocates for his clients with true passion. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Vaughn to anyone seeking a knowledgeable and zealous defender of employee rights."
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Decatur Employment and labor Lawyer Christopher D. Vaughn
Christopher D. Vaughn
Employment and labor Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 22 years
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