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Rachel Berlin Benjamin

Employment and labor Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Rachel Berlin

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 9 years
    New York - NY 14 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Rachel

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Rachel Berlin Benjamin is a partner at one of Atlanta’s leading employment law firms. She primarily represents employees who have been subjected to unlawful discrimination and retaliation and fights tirelessly for employee’s rights providing clients with compassionate representation.

Rachel has achieved many notable results during her career representing employees. Rachel has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts. Rachel and Ed Buckley recently achieved a substantial jury verdict, including all of the plaintiff’s lost wages. After a week-long trial, the jury found that there was a willful violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and her client was awarded the maximum amount of damages allowed by the law.

Rachel has also achieved numerous notable results on account of her significant appellate experience and has contributed to successful appeals to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Recently, Rachel represented a school bus driver in a disability claim and drafted the appellate brief that was instrumental in convincing the Eleventh Circuit to revive the driver’s claim. Rachel also played a critical role in the Eleventh Circuit’s revival of an age discrimination claim as well as a Title VII retaliation claim.

Rachel has also taken on the Atlanta Police Department in its refusal to change its facial hair policy, which has prevented officers from being able to serve and protect their communities. This will hopefully give similarly situated police officers the ability to proudly serve Atlanta in the future.

Rachel previously litigated wage and hour claims at a boutique New York employment law firm. In this capacity, she helped secure multi-million dollar settlements in numerous collective and class action lawsuits in federal courts across the nation. Before practicing employment law, Rachel was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx, New York where she prosecuted misdemeanors and violent felonies. As a prosecutor, Rachel conducted hearings and trials, presented cases to Grand Jury panels for indictment, and negotiated pleas.

Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Pace Law School and received her Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Rachel is a member of the State Bars of Georgia and New York, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and federal district courts in New York and Georgia. Rachel is also a member of the National Employment Lawyer’s Associate and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers.

When Rachel isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young kids, exploring Atlanta, attempting to achieve Yelp’s “elite” status, and visiting her family in New York.

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Location

Beal Sutherland Berlin & Brown
945 East Paces Ferry Road
Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA, 30326

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Posted by Elizabeth | February 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A+ Experience
Rachel Berlin Benjamin is top notch! She is understanding, supportive, engaged, and thorough. Being readily accessible is something she also offers. If she is in your corner, you will get the best results possible. I am so lucky to have had her represent me.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2020
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Great Attorney- Client Experience
I engaged Rachel for a wrongful termination and age discrimination issue. Rachel was very thorough and detailed in understanding the facts, did an extensive amount to due diligence in identifying the relevant case work, and was very communicative during the entire process. Rachel was willing to aim high and roll up her sleeves and fight for a fair outcome. I appreciate her professional support and guidance throughout the process.
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Posted by Peter | August 22, 2018
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Great experience
I hired Buckley Beal to represent me in an age discrimination case against my former employer. Rachel was assigned to work my case. She was genuinely interested in understanding what was important to me and factored that in throughout the process. She negotiated expertly with the opposing counsel and in the end I was very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Rachel and the Buckley Beal law firm.
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Posted by Jeff | April 10, 2018
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Employment law
Rachel is an exceptional attorney. She is extremely intelligent, high-skilled, confident, responsive and compassionate. Rachel and her partner, Ed Buckley, provided excellent representation to help me resolve a complex employment dispute. The results exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Rachel and her firm. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
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Peace of mind
Rachel is a very confident and skilled attorney. This was critical for me, because I was unsure of how to approach the situation with my former employer. Rachel gave me supportive and strategic counsel from beginning to end and helped me move on with peace of mind.
Posted by Pascha | November 27, 2017
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Rachel Is the Best Their IS
Rachel Berlin is a sweetie pie but very serious about her work and looking out for her client. More importantly she is a beast. I got a pretty huge settlement thanks to her. Not to mention we were going up against a fortune 500 company. She knows her stuff she goes above and beyond to get the job done she thoroughly explained the process and made sure I was always comfortable with everything that was going on. If I ever need an attorney again I have Rachel on speed dial.
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Posted by Valerie | September 15, 2017
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Great Assistance with Discrimination Case
Ms. Berlin provided outstanding service with my discrimination case. I had suffered long-term mistreatment, bullying and retaliation but was not sure if I had a legitimate case. Ms. Berlin did an excellent job of listening, asking for the appropriate information, and helping to decide the correct course of action for my particular case. She did an excellent job of explaining the law, the process, and legal options. She was extremely supportive of me during the entire process and we had a successful outcome due to her expert experience and judgement.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2016
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With Me Every Step of the Way
From the moment I reached out and discussed my employment situation with Rachel, she was understanding, honest, engaged, and extremely knowledgeable as to the state and federal employment laws. My case was complex due to the multiple offenses I endured, including abuse, which I am finally understanding through ongoing physcological therapy. After nearly two decades with the same company and being promoted multiple times throughout the years, I was faced with standing up for what was right or sitting down and turning a blind eye to questionable ethics I witnessed from senior management. I did what was right and stood up. My decision to do this was not easy because I knew this would put me in a unfavorable category as seen from senior management. I became the target for termination/dismissal. Due to the physical and mental hardship I faced on a daily basis, my health declined. Eventually I had to take time off to recover as ordered by my Primary Care Physician. I submitted FMLA paperwork to ensure the security of my employment; however, in the end I was terminated. Rachel was with me step-by-step as I had to recount and present all evidence and information for what was a wrongful termination case. Rachel worked diligently by presenting all information and facts. In the end, it was through her guidance and expertise in employment law that we were able to agree on a very favorable settlement. I highly recommend Rachel Berlin to represent anyone needing a lawyer that specializes in employment law. She's the best in my book! Thanks again Rachel.
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Posted by E | January 8, 2016
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Excellent Employment & Labor Lawyer
I was employed as a contractor and felt I was owed additional wages for overtime hours worked. Rachel Berlin took the case and after reviewing the facts, presented them to my former employer on behalf of myself and others. I was very pleased with the quick resolution and settlement. I would highly recommend Ms. Berlin.
Posted by Bennie | December 18, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Recommendation and Advice on Separation Agreement
Due to a corporate reorganization with the company my department was eliminated. However, I wanted to secure expert employment legal advice with respect to the terms and conditions in the agreement. During the consultation meeting Rachael was very informative and provided clear direction on the most appropriate steps going forward with matters relating the agreement. With Rachael guidance I was able to obtain additional benefits in the agreement. Rachael comes highly recommended.
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Posted by Marcia | November 20, 2015
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Negotiated Separation Agreement
I was recently employed in a very caustic work environment which included a verbally abusive and hostile manager with severe anger issues. The manager was subject to frequent violent outbursts and negative physically demonstrative behavior. The manager was in the process of terminating me without cause, which is allowed under Georgia law. He was constantly bullying me and resorted to falsifying records to protect himself. Ms. Berlin did an excellent job representing me. She was successful in creating and filing a separation agreement before the manager could terminate me. The agreement provided me with 5 months salary, a continuation of benefits, and protection from retribution. Ms. Berlin also put together a very strong case to seek very valid additional settlements which I decided not to pursue at the time due to health reasons. She was knowledgeable, professional, and supportive throughout the process.
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Posted by Justin Caswell | November 13, 2015
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Excellent lawyer
Ms. Berlin took our case and took the time to explain all of our options and got us a better settlement than any of us thought possible. Her knowledge of labor law was impeccable. I would highly recommend her.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Education

  • Pace Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
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  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
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  • New York State Bar Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017

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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Rachel since her days as a prosecutor in the Bronx where she was the assigned prosecutor on a few of my clients' cases over the years. She was an extremely knowledgeable rising star within the Bronx DA's office, and since then, has gone on to become one of the best plaintiff's side employment attorneys in Georgia. Indeed, she and I actually worked together on an employment matter a couple of years ago where I was personally reminded of what an effective and fierce litigator she is. She's an amazing attorney, hands down. I endorse her without question."
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Atlanta Employment and labor Lawyer Rachel Berlin Benjamin
Rachel Berlin Benjamin
Employment and labor Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 14 years