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Nancy B. Pridgen

Employee benefits Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 19 years
    Georgia - GA 23 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2004
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2000
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nancy

Learn Nancy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits
    ERISA Litigation

  2. Employment and labor
    Employment Law Partner, Practice Group Leader

  3. Insurance

Founding Member Nancy B. Pridgen, Esq. focuses her practice on employment litigation in the federal courts, and has handled, in some capacity, nearly every type of employment law matter that exists, including employment discrimination (age, race/nationality, gender, disability), retaliation, harassment, unemployment, FMLA, FLSA/wage and hour, ERISA/employee benefits, etc. Nancy also enjoys assisting businesses, business owners, executives and key employees navigate the waters of transitioning out of old and into new employment relationships, with all of their attendant issues (including, for instance, negotiating severance or other benefits, and drafting/negotiating new employment terms, etc.). Nancy counsels both employers and employees.

Nancy sub-specializes in ERISA litigation, and has litigated scores of ERISA benefits claims and fiduciary cases throughout the country. Nancy first developed this expertise in ERISA litigation while at Alston + Bird, where she litigated numerous class actions and other complex litigation involving employee pension cases and welfare benefit claims. She has continued her focus on ERISA since then, at some of Atlanta’s most well-respected boutique firms. Nancy writes and speaks often on ERISA/employment litigation topics; you can access the titles of her publications and speaking engagements below. She has also recently served as an officer in the Georgia State Bar Employee Benefits Section.

Nancy brings to clients a wealth of federal litigation experience. She has litigated a wide array of cases including complex commercial litigation, securities, insurance, tax, immigration, antitrust, constitutional and common-law torts, and civil appeals. In addition to her active trial practice, Nancy has maintained her commitment to giving back to the community by, among other things, handling several low-cost or pro bono adoptions.

Prior to moving home to Georgia, Nancy served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit and an Assistant Attorney General for Michigan's Attorney General's Office. Her time in government service provided Nancy with valuable insight on how government investigations and litigation are handled. Nancy was also privileged to serve as a judicial law clerk for two federal district court judges in the Eastern District of Michigan and the Northern District of Ohio.

Nancy is a proud graduate of Auburn University, where she graduated summa cum laude as the President’s Award winner for the College of Liberal Arts for her graduating class, with a double major and in the University Honors Program. Nancy received her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School, where she served as a Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and was named NAWL’s Outstanding Woman Law Graduate for her class, in addition to her Dean’s List honors.

The Really Important Stuff:
Nancy is a proud wife and mother of four beautiful children. When not working on her clients’ legal matters, she is spending quality time with her family, or traveling. You are most likely to find her at her son’s baseball game or her daughter’s competitive cheerleading competition. In the fall, she and her family are obsessed with SEC football (WAR EAGLE!!).



Pridgen Bassett Law, LLC
One Glenlake Parkway
Suite 650
Atlanta, GA, 30328

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Posted by Sheri | July 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Employee Benefits Expert!
I contacted Nancy Pridgen to provide me with guidance on employment benefits issues. Nancy promptly responded and was beyond helpful. She answered all of my questions - and I had many! But I didn't feel rushed by her. She listened and provided great feedback and insight. I would highly recommend Nancy and her firm to anyone for assistance with employment issues, especially benefits. She knows what she's doing! Thanks, Nancy!
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
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Professional and gets results!
I have worked with Nancy on two separate occasions. She communicates thoroughly and there were no surprises. Couldn’t be happier with the results. Definitely recommend her 100%!


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Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Pridgen Bassett Law, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Founding Member
  • Pridgen Law Group
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Patel Burkhalter Law Group
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Managing Member
  • Monnolly Pridgen LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Of Counsel
  • Carlock, Copeland
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Senior Associate
  • Alston & Bird, LLP
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Assitant Attorney General
  • Michigan Attorney General's Office
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk to Judge James Carr
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Detriot, Michigan
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk to Judge Paul Borman
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • 2000 - 2002
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  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Auburn University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)
  • 2018 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award - Top Graduate of College of Liberal Arts
  • Auburn University
  • 1997


  • The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • What You Need To Know About ERISA Subrogation Liens, VERDICT: Georgia Trial Lawyers Assoc., pp. 20-23 (Summer 2014).
  • 2014
  • James Publishing publication
  • PREPARING FOR TRIAL IN FEDERAL COURT. (James Pub.: Costa Mesa, CA) 3rd ed., Supp. 2013.
  • 2013
  • Compensation & Benefits Review
  • The Circuits are Split: Does MetLife v. Glenn’s “Structural Conflict” Holding Apply When Employee Benefits Are Funded from a Trust?, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS REV. v. 42, pp. 30-38 (Jan.-Feb. 2010).
  • 2010
  • Employee Benefits Funded Through Trusts: A New Circuit Split, ABA TORTSOURCE v. 12, no. 1 (Fall 2009)
  • 2009
  • MetLife v. Glenn and Employee Benefits Litigation, FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW360 (June 30, 2008).
  • 2008
  • ERISA and Benefits Law Journal
  • Implications of Langbecker v. EDS on Class Certification in Employer Stock Drop Litigation, with Douglas Hinson, MEALEY’S LITIG. REP.: ERISA, v. 5, no. 11 (March 2007).
  • 2007
  • Compensation & Benefits Review
  • The Duty to Monitor Appointed Fiduciaries Under ERISA: Officers & Directors Can Take Actions to Protect Themselves Against Monitoring Claims, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS REV. v. 39, pp. 46-51 (Sept.-Oct. 2007).
  • 2007
  • VAND. L. REV. 983
  • Note, Avoiding the Appearance of Judicial Bias: Allowing a Federal Criminal Defendant to Appeal the Denial of a Recusal Motion After Entering an Unconditional Guilty Plea, 53 VAND. L. REV. 983 (2000).
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • I.C.L.E Annual Employee Benefits Law Seminars
  • Reviewing ERISA Litigation Decisions by the 11th Circuit & the Supremes, at I.C.L.E. Annual Employee Benefits Law Seminars, Atlanta (Mar. 28, 2018; Mar. 29, 2017; Mar. 30, 2016; Mar. 20, 2015; Apr. 2, 2014; May 30, 2013; Mar. 17, 2011).
  • 2018
  • ERISA Denial of Benefits Litigation Webinars
  • Preparing to Win the Procedural Battles in ERISA Benefits Litigation, at ERISA Denial of Benefits Litigation Webinars (Nov. 21, 2017; Dec. 14, 2016; May 5, 2015; May 14, 2013).
  • 2017
  • ACI's 12th ERISA Litigation Forum
  • Conflict of Interest Discovery after MetLife v. Glenn, at ACI’s 12th ERISA Litigation Forum, San Francisco (June 28, 2016)
  • 2016
  • GTLA CLE Seminar
  • ERISA Subrogation/Reimbursement for Georgia’s Trial Lawyers, at GTLA CLE Seminar, Atlanta (April 30, 2015)
  • 2015
  • ACI's 6th National Forum on ERISA Litigation
  • Benefit Claims Litigation: Assessing Recent Key Cases in ERISA Benefits Litigation, at ACI’s 6th National Forum on ERISA Litigation, New York (Oct. 25, 2013).
  • 2013
  • ACI's 5th National Forum on ERISA Litigation
  • Removal & Preemption: Current State of the Law, at ACI’s 5th National Forum on ERISA Litigation, New York (Jan.23, 2013).
  • 2013
  • Guest Lecturer
  • The Basics: What Every Human Resources Professional Needs to Know about Employment Law, Guest Lecture at Mercer University Atlanta Campus (May 3, 2012).
  • 2012
  • ACI's 14th Annual Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims
  • Standards of Review in ERISA Claims, ACI’s 14th Annual Conf. on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, NYC (Jan. 27, 2012)
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Nancy
Employee benefits Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"She works hard for her clients and does an excellent job. As a fellow attorney who has worked on cases with Nancy, I know her to be a tenacious and skilled lawyer. Nancy knows her stuff when it comes to employment law and employee benefits."
Health insurance Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nancy is simply the best! I have worked with multiple other attorneys in this arena, and Nancy gets results quicker and better than anyone in her field! I would not hesitate to hire her and will continue to hire her for our clients."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Pridgen is an extremely knowledgeable, experienced and skillful employee benefit / ERISA litigator. Having personally litigated a case against Ms. Pridgen, I can attest to the quality of her representation and would highly recommend her to prospective clients in these areas. Among other areas, I would endorse her as excellent in handling disputes involving pension, Top Hat, severance claims; health insurance coverage claims; employment disputes; and ERISA plan subrogation claims."
Employee benefits Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nancy and I previously worked in associated practice groups at a large Atlanta-based law firm. Over the past several years, I have been extremely impressed with Nancy's legal acumen in the area of employee benefits litigation matters. She works diligently and cost-efficiently to obtain the best possible result for her clients. As a result of the aforementioned, I have referred various clients to Nancy in need of pragmatic and effective employee benefits litigation legal assistance."
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Atlanta Employee benefits Lawyer Nancy B. Pridgen
Nancy B. Pridgen
Employee benefits Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 23 years
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