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Kirby Gordon Smith

Employment and labor Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.9   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2010
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Kirby

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Mr. Kirby G. Smith is the Founding Partner of the Kirby G. Smith Law Firm. Mr. Smith’s passion to work in the employment law field began before he even attended law school, working as an office manager and legal assistant for an employment firm. Over the years, Mr. Smith has accumulated substantial legal experience in the employment field, working for employment law firms for many years. Mr. Smith has seen the inner-workings of many different types of employers, as his past work experience has taken him through both the federal government’s Department of Housing and Urban Development and the United States Air Force in Warner Robins, GA. He now takes all his experience as an employment lawyer and provides it at prices all employees can afford.


Mr. Smith has taken employment law cases going before both the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals. Additionally, he has tried cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and the Inspector General’s Office.


Mr. Smith was born and raised in Conyers, Georgia, and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an avid runner and gets in as much football-watching as his weekends permit.

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The Kirby G. Smith Law Firm, LLC
4488 North Shallowford Road
Suite 105
Atlanta, GA, 30338


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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sr. Operations Manager
Mr. Kirby Smith is a wonderful human being before he is an attorney. He helped me take on and win my case against one of the largest state agencies in the state of Georgia. His victory against 3 state attorneys from the Attorney General’s Office to prove the profound discrimination I was subjected to is justice served. If you want to hire a consummate and very capable attorney who fights hard and smart, he is the one. Also, he does not charge for banal and redundant work. He is worth every penny as he passionately cares for the helpless and those who suffer injustices. Thank you.
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Posted by TRobinson | June 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest , Inexpensive Attorney
I highly recommend the Kirby Law Firm. I retained Kirby for an employment matter, and it was a great decision. This attorney is honest, trustworthy, and gets the job done. I give 5 stars. My overall result with my employer would have not turned out the way it did if it wasn’t for Kirby!! If you are in need of an attorney that puts you first, and will tackle your situation head on, retain this law firm.
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Posted by Ashley | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for everything
The entire team met all my needs with professionalism. Kirby was informative and helpful, Amanda was friendly and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
I am very pleased with your firm. I knew going in it was a hard case and I feel good about the outcome.
Posted by Ron | October 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolutely Great Consultation
Got the information that I needed to make an informed decision and didn't feel at all like I was being lead into legal action. Told me exactly what I could expect from my employer and when I should be concerned about pursuing legal action. Entire consultation was about an hour and can't explain how it eased my mind.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It feels good to have an amazing advocate
I've decided to retain the service of Mr. Smith and his associates. I went through a terrible ordeal that came out of nowhere and I appreciate how Mr. Smith and his associates have made me feel at ease and walked me through the process. Making this decision is difficult and uncomfortable but I feel confident that I'm doing the right thing, and I know that the best possible result will come from my decision.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable
Mr. Kirby Smith was very prompt with our scheduled appointment. He immediately made me feel very comfortable and not rushed while presenting my information. He's very knowledgeable and is a good listener. I can't wait to proceed with my case.
Posted by David | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Kirby Smith exceeded my expectations in many ways. He was very knowledgeable, and so was his diligent staff. He was a good negotiator who came prepared, set a proper tone, listened well, spoke with fairness and knowledge of the law, and delivered successful results in a difficult situation. His work came under the estimated fee, and he refunded the unused portion of the retainer. I took the time to research and interview several attorneys before choosing Kirby Smith, and am glad I did.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Service
Excellent service. Prompt. Seamless. Respectful.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No complications; only sound and straight forward legal advice
Had a workers comp claim about an employee who was injured at work. With the help of surveillance we found out more and the case never made it to the court. We ended up negotiating a settlement. Mr. Smith presented all the options available to us very clearly. I'm glad we chose his firm to represent us. Always kept our expense and cost in mind and presented sound and pragmatic advice. He's very hands on and available to answer any questions. I would work with him if there is a need in the future.
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Posted by Michael | July 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Integrity and Quality service
In February 2016, I received notice from my Human Resources Dept. that due to a manpower study there would be a Reduction-In-Force (RIF) and I would be losing my position. My new position would be non-supervisory and rigorous which due to physical ailments acquired over the years I'm no longer able to perform the tasks. I elected to go out on a disability retirement. I contacted Mr. Smith and explained my situation and he told me what the fee is and we started the process. Mr. Micah Barry was assigned to me and he provided outstanding service, was always professional and the most important thing to me next to God is integrity. I ended up getting my position back after 2.5 months and no longer need to retire. Mr. Barry contacted me about refunding the retainer minus the work that he performed. They restored my faith in attorneys, I had horrible experiences in the past, but the law office of Kirby Smith are honest, hard-working professionals and I strongly recommend their services. Thank you.
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Posted by Laura | May 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Before calling Kirby Gordon Smith, I spoke to a few attorneys and none of them made me feel as comfortable/secure. I was not quite ready to move forward with my case but, that did not prompt a "just call back when you're ready" response. Instead, I was able to provide information on my potential case, was given a name and number to call back with any questions, and also provided some very valuable information for how I should document moving forward. I need to say that I was impressed! The person who I spoke with was knowledgeable & courteous! I ended the call feeling relieved. YES, I will be hiring this firm, and would recommend to anyone who is seeking exceptional legal representation *****
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very supportive!
I am currently using Mr. Smith's legal services for a complaint I have against a merchant. Mr. Smith has been guiding me throughout the process, always clearly communicating what my next step should be and how to implement it. He has handled procedures where it made sense to do so, and has guided me when the process required me to be involved. I appreciate the way he always checks to make sure my issues are accurately communicated. Working with Mr. Smith has been an excellent decision, and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable of the Issues
During the consultation, he seemed very knowledgeable of the issues we discussed. He did not try to persuade me one way or the other. He sounded like an honest person, which is rare these days.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Severance Agreement (Prefer to Rate a 4.5)
If possible, I would give Mr. Smith's performance in handling my case a 4.5 but this scale does not allow for that. Mr. Smith provided me with a lot of information during our consultation, which I appreciated. After retaining Mr. Smith he consistently answered all of my questions in a timely manner. When I retained Mr. Smith I only wanted two things and Mr. Smith successfully got me what I wanted. I was super stressed out during the process but I do believe Mr. Smith did what he could to keep me informed and keep me calm. I feel that Mr. Smith did a great job and I would definitely use his services again.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • The Kirby G. Smith Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • The Vaughn Law Firm, LLC
  • 2009 - 2014


  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Mercer University
  • Certificate in Practice Management
  • 2009
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Eyer v. Dept. of Army
  • Judgment in favor of Complainant
  • Carter v. Department of Interior
  • Judgment for Appellant
  • Daneker v. Beers
  • Decision in favor of Complainant


  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Services
  • Wealth & Finance
  • 2016
  • Dean's List
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 2009


  • Federal Employees News Digest (Pay Site)
  • Details Are Key to Discrimination Claims
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • JKA Luncheon
  • Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements
  • 2015
  • JKA Luncheon
  • Nuts and Bolts of Employment Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Kirby
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Kirby - he is a talented and skillful attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. Highly recommended!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Kirby for years. The firm atmosphere focuses on collaboration. Kirby ensures that every client has a team of lawyers vigorously pursuing their case, while still making sure every client receives regular updates from a lead attorney with whom each client can communicate to have any questions answered. Kirby makes sure that each client receives vigorous representation while always knowing the status of their case and having input every step of the way."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kirby Smith since 2006 and over the years I have referred a number of my own family, friends, and clients to Kirby for help with their employment law issues and discrimination claims. They have all given me the same feedback. He is honest, thorough, knowledgable, professional, and fair. I strongly endorse Kirby Smith!"
Atlanta Employment and labor Lawyer Kirby Gordon Smith
Kirby Gordon Smith
Employment and labor Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation