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While working as an account executive for a technology company before law school, Todd Stanton saw firsthand the amount of time and energy business owners spend dealing with employee, administrative, and regulatory issues. Frustrated with these unproductive distractions from his boss’s core business, Todd decided to enter employment law so he could help employers develop and implement the policies, procedures, and safeguards necessary to help avoid these sorts of diversions. Todd’s goal was, and still is, to allow business owners, executives, and managers to focus passion and time on growing their businesses, not navigating red tape and babysitting disgruntled employees.
Building upon his decade of “big law” experience with the reputable firms of Fisher & Phillips and Bryan Cave (formerly Powell Goldstein), and demonstrating the same entrepreneurial drive he admires in his clients, Todd founded Stanton Law LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Seeking to combine the quality of large firm representation with the flexibility, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness of a nimbler shop, Todd’s practice remains dedicated to the employer side of the employer-employee relationship. From on-boarding new talent and assisting with the development of workable job descriptions, personnel policies, and compensation plans, to guiding clients through sticky disciplinary, performance, and leave issues, to executing respectful and amicable separations, Todd provides practical bottom line-oriented legal advice to small and medium-sized employers.
As legal counsel, Todd is focused on helping companies avert employment-related issues without sacrificing managerial efficiency. In most instances, a proactive approach to employment issues can prevent months of disruptive headaches down the road. When the inevitable disputes do arise, however, his litigation experience allows his clients to consider all available options to efficiently resolve the problem. He regularly represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as labor departments, equal opportunity and human rights commissions, and employee safety administrations. He handles all manner of discrimination and harassment claims, as well as wage-and-hour disputes. While he sometimes has to take an adversarial approach, he prides himself on being able to focus on a solution that is the best and most efficient option for his clients. It is this type of dedication that led to him being tapped as one of Georgia’s 2013 and 2014 Legal Elite by Georgia Trend magazine and one of 2016’s University of Georgia Alumni Association Bulldog 100.
When not working to represent the needs of employers, Todd enjoys hiking, landscaping, photography, and coaching youth baseball. He played NCAA baseball while at Washington & Lee University and his love of the game inspired him to coach the next generation of ball players. Two of his players are current or former Major Leaguers, while several others have gone on to play college or professional ball. He’s active in the Georgia Bar Association’s Lawyers Assistance Program, serves as secretary for the board of directors of Buckhead Baseball, Inc. and sits on the Board of Trustees for Haygood United Methodist Church Weekday Children’s Ministries. Todd is also member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Network Board and the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of DeKalb County. Todd also speaks with groups and organizations on a variety of employment law topics. To learn more, click here.
Todd lives in the Atlanta neighborhood of Morningside with his wife, Ashley, their two sons, Parker and Griffin, and their rescue setter-collie mix, Hattie. “I take great pride in being able to provide counsel to employers and help them achieve practical solutions to what are often very personal, and potentially expensive, problems. I feel very lucky to be where I am right now, doing work I believe in. I really have a pretty good gig.”
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2002||11/27/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Bulldog 100||University of Georgia||2016|
|No. 50||Law Firm 500||2016|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2014|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2013|
|Associate||Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein||2006 - 2011|
|Associate||Fisher & Phillips||2002 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia Lawyers Assistance Program||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|DeKalb County Boys & Girls Club||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Segel v. Kimberly-Clark Corp.||Summary Judgment Affirmed|
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|University of Georgia||N/A||law||N/A|
|Annual Conference||Employment Law Axioms||2016|