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Dane Lee Steffenson

Employment and labor Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Dane Steffenson

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1998
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About Dane

Learn Dane’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    DANE LAW focuses on OSHA and Wage Hour matters having advised the country's top officials on investigating and litigating these matters and now uses decades of insider experience to defend companies.

    25 years

  2. Litigation
    Named the government's top litigator for OSHA and Wage Hour cases by his colleagues and the Solicitor of Labor in 2016, Dane has litigated hundreds and tried dozens of employment cases over his 20+ year career. He wins by being ready to go to trial

    26 years

  3. Government
    For nearly 18 years, Dane prosecuted the Department of Labor's highest profile, novel and complex cases, trained many of its investigators and lawyers and now offers his inside knowledge to help companies defend themselves against the government.

    22 years

DANE LAW focuses on OSHA and Wage Hour law assisting clients manage OSHA and other government investigations. The firm also defends Wage Hour investigations by DOL and litigates Wage Hour cases defending companies or protecting employee rights. The founder of DANE LAW, Dane Steffenson, has unique insight having worked in Big Law and as a top DOL lawyer for nearly 18 years. He has prosecuted and defended hundreds of cases and tried dozens of employment cases as the lead trial attorney. As a Fellow of the distinguished College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, he is recognized as a leading labor and employment lawyer with more than 20 years of sustained outstanding performance exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.  He is commited to ensuring you achieve your goals and has the legal intellegence, inside knowledge, and litigation experience to position you for the best results.  


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Dane Law LLC
3575 Piedmont Rd NE Ste L120
Atlanta, GA, 30305-1623


5.0 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Gloria | September 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I am very please to be represented by a professional, ethical, kind and knowledgeable attorney. Keeps me always up to date and informed If someone needs a team that is experienced and trustworthy, no need to look further than The Dane Law Firm
Posted by Lorena | April 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Executional job
My lawyer, Dane, was very professional and understood well my concern. I felt that he was able to represent and interpret my position as if it had happened to him. Every part of the litigation was well written and expressed my sentiment beyond what I imagined it would take. When it came down to court representation he was also very well prepared and defended my stance with clarity. If you are looking for someone to hear your concern, explain to you clearly what he can and cannot do for you, take his time to proceed and represent you with a strong stance, Dane Steffenson is your attorney.
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Posted by Erica | March 23, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
REALLY does the work!
Excellent law firm! Probably the only attorney I have known that will RESEARCH INFORMATION on their own! He doesn't just assume knowing the law already and merely just "handle" your case by attaching his name! This guy is the real deal!
Posted by Matt | February 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent OSHA Attorney
We used Dane to respond to an OSHA investigation which had extenuating circumstances. Dane assessed the situation and provided a solid strategic approach to responding to OSHA while protecting our organization and employee privacy. I would highly recommend Dane for any workplace and/or employment needs. He was very responsive, detailed, and able to support us when and how we needed.
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Posted by Moid Ansari | September 16, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Best Lawyer with the human factor
Over the years Dane Steffenson has provided me with sound, clear, and practical legal advice on various issues. I have seen that with his 25 years of experience as a lawyer he is capable of handling very difficult cases with ease. Again, Thank you for help !.
Posted by MADHAV DHITAL | September 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyound
Working with a Lawyer like Dane Steffenson has been truly wonderful experience day after day. Prior to meeting Dane, we went through many big firm Attorneys where it was all about billable hours and talking with group of Layers for same exact things. Basically, I could see why clients hate working with big firms when it comes to representing, protecting and fighting to save the livelihood of the families. Over these couple of years, we are proud to be with Dane for our legal fight. We are learning to build our own insights into the case, so we use that as a valuable knowledge for the life of a business. I feel Dane teaches his clients and works on the case empowering and being realistic as it takes twists and turns along the way. Under his leadership, we are reenergized, re-motivated and revitalized which is an asset we would hardly find somewhere. Dane’s model of legal representation without involving too many lawyers at a low cost is an asset we could ever find anywhere.
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Posted by Bud | September 13, 2022
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Safety Consultant
Excellent Lawyer, expert in OSHA Law. You will not find anyone better to guide you through Gov Regulatory actions. A must hire when you're dealing with state act or Fed OSHA!
Posted by Nabil | September 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience with Dane
My experience with attorneys is usually filled with anxiety because of the so many unknowns. Dane was easy to talk to, he did not rush me through the process. He did not talk over me, he talked to me and that was refreshing. He listened to me, and he was honest in his response. He explained the process several times so that I fully understood what my options were before making a decision. I felt that he really cared about me and was interested in making sure that I was heard. The results were better than what I was expecting. Nabil Thanks again! Your help and support mean a lot to me.
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Posted by Shari | September 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dane Steffenson, DANE LAW
Attorney was very receptive to my needs and very quick to reply. His knowledge on the subject is expansive. His confidence and capability to answer all of my questions effectively to my particular situation provided said confidence.
Posted by Chloe | September 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted, Communicative, and Supportive
Any time an issue has come up regarding our employment agreements, Dane is quick to respond. He guides us on any updates needed to help avoid potential issues in the future. It is certainly nice to be able to pick up the phone at any time to get the answers and support needed. Highly recommend his services.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 35%-50%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Senior Counsel
  • Littler Mendelson
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor
  • 2002 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Vaughn & Murphy
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Staff Attorney
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals For The 11th Circuit
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Baylor University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1994
  • California State University, Hayward
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992


  • Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member OSHA and FLS Committees
  • 2008 - Present
  • Stonewall Bar Association
  • Member and Past Board Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Past Co-chair Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committee
  • 2015 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Top Litigation Attorney - Bobbye Spears Award
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • 2016


  • World Wide Employee Benefits Network
  • Legislative Update
  • 2021
  • ABA/ BNA publications
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (Chapter Editor)
  • 2021
  • Practicing Law Institute Webinar
  • COVID-19's Impact on Wage and Hour Practices
  • 2021
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the honor and privilege of knowing this extraordinary attorney through our mutual professional law firm development organization that we are both involved. I highly recommend and endorse this attorney as being one of the finest individuals and professionals that a client could ever have. Attorney Stephen Rue"
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Atlanta Employment and labor Lawyer Dane Lee Steffenson
Dane Lee Steffenson
Employment and labor Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 25 years
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