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John Lawrence Mays

Employment and labor Attorney at Atlanta, GA

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2010
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About John

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I represent clients in class and collective action cases concerning employee compensation and provide legal counsel to small businesses, primarily regarding employment issues, trade secrets, data breaches, and contract matters. Our firm is a full-service law practice representing clients across the country, and we have won landmark victories before the U.S. Supreme Court. We have served as class counsel in nationwide collective actions for unpaid wages and have a strong record defending indiviuduals and companies in court and administrative proceedings. 

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Parks, Chesin & Walbert
1355 Peachtree Street NE
Ste 2000
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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  • Contingency 40%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Parks, Chesin & Walbert
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • 2010 - 2018


  • Emory University
  • N/A
  • Columbia University
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Alhallaq v. Radha Soami Trading, 1:11-cv-00700
  • Defendant's Motion to Dismiss was granted, and decision was affirmed by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Columbia Club of Atlanta
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Annual Convention Committee Co-Chair
  • 2014 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014


Speaking Engagements

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Representing Tipped Employees
  • 2014
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)
  • Wage and hour issues addressed at NELACon 2012
  • 2012
  • Georgia State University Law School
  • Labor & Employment Practice
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
Endorse John
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. His firm provides excellent representation to my clients who face employment law issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"John's extensive knowledge of employment law and his litigation experience are the foundation of the great results he gets for clients again and again. He puts the client first, and he spares no effort in working to accomplish the client's goals."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I opposed John and his partner Jeff Kerr on an overtime case. John is a great lawyer with a keen awareness of FLSA law. He is also a tough negotiator. I highly recommend John Mays."
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