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As an employment attorney, Mr. Southworth's practice focuses on representing employees and former employees in all areas of employment law. He carefully selects his clients and aggressively and doggedly represents them. When justice requires, he enjoys taking on any employer, from large Fortune 500 companies, to large governmental agencies. 


Mr. Southworth is a graduate of the Duke University School of Law, where at graduation he received the “Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Labor and Employment Law." He was also named the Neill James Blue Scholar.  After Duke, Mr. Southworth was a labor and employment associate at an “AmLaw 100″ law firm. As an employment attorney, he represented employers from small business to Fortune 500 companies. Before founding Southworth PC, Mr. Southworth was also a labor and employment attorney at another national law firm, and the senior attorney at one of America’s premier employment and federal practice boutiques, where he represented employees and former employees against entities ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to large governmental agencies.  He also supervised other employment attorneys and designed the litigation strategies for numerous employment cases.



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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%
    7 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($110-310/hour), contingent (25-45%), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Cherri Latoya Shelton

    Mr. Southworth is a knowledgeable and detail-oriented attorney who consistently proves himself to be a zealous advocate for employee rights.


    Cherri Shelton Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christine Marie Palmer

    Mr. Southworth is not only a skilled negotiator and a master of the law, he is compassionate and has a true connection with his clients. I had the pleasure of working with him at his former firm and I would strongly recommend him for any employment or labor related matter. He is a true advocate and has a passion for his work. You will not find a more committed and determined representative. In short, Mr. Southworth is very good at what he does and I'm happy that I had the pleasure of working with him.


    Christine Palmer Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Southworth PC

1100 Peachtree ST NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201212/01/2012
KSAuthorized to practice law201008/25/2013
MOGood Standing, Active200901/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Employment Rights Attorney of the Year in GeorgiaCorporate Intl Magazine Global Award2014
Outstanding Acheivement in Labor and Employment LawDuke University School of Law2009
Neill James Blue ScholarDuke University School of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneySouthworth PC2012 - Present
Senior AssociateNational Federal Employment Boutique2012 - 2012
AssociateChamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin2011 - 2011
AssociateHusch Blackwell Sanders2009 - 2011
Law ClerkAmerican Civil Liberties Union2007 - 2007
Law ClerkDuke Legal Project2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaAttorney Member2012 - Present
Stonewall Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)Member2012 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAttorney Member2012 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitAttorney Member2010 - Present
Missouri BarAttorney Member2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lueck vs. Cushing Memorial HospitalSummary Judgment Granted
Bradley vs. Commerce BankDismissed
Supervisor vs. Large Governmental AgencyFavorably settled.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Attorneys For Federal EmployeesMSPB Rules that WPEA Protections Apply to Pending Cases2013
West Law JournalShould Employers Include Class-Action Waivers in Employment Agreements?2012
Discrimination Attorneys In AtlantaClass Action Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Settled: IHOP to pay $1 million2012
Federal MPSB AttorneysIn MSPB Discipline Cases, Agency Has Burden to Show Discipline Promotes The Efficiency of the Service2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Grinnell CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Atlanta Legal Expert Radio ShowFederal Employment Law2014
Client Annual ConventionDisability Discrimination Compliance2009
Annual MeetingImmigration Compliance: Employer Rights and Responsibilities2008