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John Franklin Beasley Jr.

Employment and labor Attorney at Watkinsville, GA

4.7   9 reviews

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JF Beasley, LLC is a dedicated “employment law” firm established in 2011 by its owner and manager John Beasley.  John has been practicing law for more than 25 years.  He has spent more than 20 years counseling employees, executives and small employers on employment matters of all kinds.  He has also served as counsel in trials of cases under some of the most challenging anti-discrimination, employment,  civil rights and commercial laws including the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Sarbanes Oxley Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, state and federal racketeering statutes and securities laws.

 

John’s experience includes years working in Atlanta at a “big city” practice as well as work in smaller communities like Athens and Watkinsville, Georgia.  In establishing our firm in Watkinsville, John brings his practice closer to home where his wife teaches at the University of Georgia and his children attend public school.  Still, the firm is a statewide urban and rural practice and we strive to make the Atlanta, “big firm” experience accessible to Oconee County and the surrounding communities.

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Licensed for 34 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/03/2022

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JF Beasley LLC
31 North Main Street
Watkinsville, GA, 30677

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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and understanding
Mr. Beasley was very professional and competent, albeit unable to take my case due to an overload of cases.
Posted by Patrick | August 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence and Professionalism At Its Finest
John came highly recommended by a family member and fellow attorney. Not only did he meet my expectations, he exceeded them from start to finish. It was clear from our first meeting that John is an expert in his field. My case was complex with many components. John thoroughly addressed and explained each component at a level that I could understand. He was friendly, patient, and well-spoken. I was most impressed with John's consistent and timely communication. He responded quickly to any questions that I had and kept me informed of all events as they occurred. I felt comfortable reaching out to John if I had any question and was always pleased with the timeliness and outcomes of our communications. Overall John helped me reach a favorable outcome and I was very satisfied with his services. He came highly recommended to me by a person I trust and after working with him I would be happy to recommend his services if given the chance. I have the utmost respect for John as a person and an abundance of confidence in his ability as an attorney.
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Posted by Victoria | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Mr. Beasley immediately for your employment case
John Beasley is an excellent attorney. I hired him twice and both times I was happy with how he represented me. In 2003, Mr. Beasley assisted me in the preparation of a brief I submitted to the EEOC in support of a gender discrimination claim against my employer. The EEOC ruled in my favor and a year later, I was promoted. Mr. Beasley's knowledge of the law and the process, as well as his excellent command of written language, were invaluable to me in this effort. In 2014, I was placed on administrative leave because I challenged some statements made by a visiting author during a public presentation. My employer tried to bully me into retiring, so I hired Mr. Beasley again to represent me in trying to save my job. I was ultimately unsuccessful in that effort, but Mr. Beasley was able to arrange mediation and secure me a reasonable settlement. I was impressed with his knowledge of judgments related to employment law and first amendment cases. In a conference call with two of my colleagues and me, he cited specific case law off the top of his head and answered all our questions fully, without hesitation. His ability to think on his feet (so to speak) and his command of spoken language were remarkable and, in my opinion, are essential skills for being an effective attorney. Mr. Beasley gave me sound and honest advice regarding my options, including how much each one might cost and how long each might take to pursue to resolution. I chose the option that brought the fastest closure to this nightmarish experience because I didn't have the stomach to take the case further. I was suffering from a near total paralysis in everything related to my situation and I was thankful that I could depend on Mr. Beasley to respond thoughtfully to all my questions and concerns and represent me in an intelligent and professional manner. While I did not achieve my goal of returning to work, I was completely satisfied with Mr. Beasley’s efforts in my case.
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Posted by Kim | October 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I could not have been more pleased with the guidance I received from John Beasley. His advice was completely on target. He calmly and expertly guided me through a process that lasted several months, to a very satisfactory resolution. His consultation was just what I needed at every step along the way. He patiently and thoroughly explained all points and choices to me. John was engaging and easy to work with at all times. He certainly provided very solid counsel. I recommend John very highly.
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Posted by Tricia | October 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The lawyer you want on your side.
I was being singled out and discriminated against at a previous job, and while I called several attorneys about my case, none of them wanted to help....until John. He took on the company, and thanks to his advice and expertise, we won the lawsuit. Whatever the problem you may be having, John Beasley is who you want on your side.
Posted by Jenny | October 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
wrongful termination solved
I contacted Mr. Beasley after I was abruptly terminated from my job. Mr. Beasley responded quickly to my message and took the time to understand the situation. Mr. Beasley worked closely with me to ensure his actions aligned with my goals. Mr. Beasley kept me up to date throughout the process. I am quite satisfied with the outcome of Mr. Beasley's work.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
When I was faced with denial of unemployment benefits, John agreed to take my case. He did a great job and was able to prove I could not accept a job because of health reasons. I highly recommend him if you need someone to come to bat for you.
Posted by Joy | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Detailed The Best
Mr Beasley is not just a regular lawyer. He is detailed and educates you with every detail of your case. John's professionalism is above the norm and his focus is like you are the only one he is working with. This integrity and loyalty is why I utilize and will continue to utilize his services. He is passionate about what he does and this matters.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
In my opinion.....
My husband had a work discrimination case he consulted with John Beasley's law office about. It did not get picked up by John, but not only that, there was not a good reason provided. (note: we had no problem getting another excellent lawyer to take it on, go figure). I also wanted to add that John's paralegal was not very professional and borderline plain unfriendly. I would definitely not consult with this lawyer's office again.
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Response from John Beasley March 23, 2016
I am very sorry you did not have a good experience but I am glad you were able to find another attorney to take your case. We try to offer referrals for all cases we are not able to take and I hope that you were able to take advantage of that. I will certainly speak with my paralegal. We get very many calls and I receive many positive comments about her. Again, I am sorry that your situation was different. As for your case, it is likely that, based on the information I received, it did not appear to be one I could handle for you. If you wish to discuss your experience further or have questions or concerns, I am happy to speak with you directly. Best of luck in your case. - John Beasley
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • JF Beasley LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Buckley & Klein, LLP
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Hill & Beasley, LLP
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Hill, Lord & Beasley, LLP
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Nelson, Hill, Lord & Beasley, LLP
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Nelson & Hill, PC
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
  • 1988 - 1994
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Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Richardson v. Gina McCarthy et al., 3:13-CV-95 (CDL) (M.D.Ga. Tried in 2015)
  • Plaintiff's verdict on retaliation and jury award of $225,700

Associations

  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • EER Committee Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Employment at Will: A State by State Survey 2015 Cumulative Supplement ed. Melinda J. Caterine (BNA Books)
  • Georgia (Book Chapter on Wrongful Discharge and Employment at Will in Georgia)
  • 2015
  • Employment at Will: A State by State Survey 2014 Cumulative Supplement ed. Melinda J. Caterine (BNA Books)
  • Georgia (Book Chapter on Wrongful Discharge and Employment at Will in Georgia)
  • 2014
  • Employment at Will: A State by State Survey 2013 Supplement ed. Melinda J. Caterine (BNA Books)
  • Georgia (Book Chapter on Wrongful Discharge and Employment at Will in Georgia)
  • 2013
  • Employment at Will: A State by State Survey ed. Melinda J. Caterine (BNA Books)
  • Georgia (Book Chapter on Wrongful Discharge and Employment at Will in Georgia)
  • 2011
  • The Employee Advocate
  • Cases That All NELA Members Need To Have In Their Hip Pockets - coauthored with Ballard, Michael Subit and Diane King
  • 2007
  • The Labor Lawyer
  • Reemployment Rights for Noncareer Members of the Uniformed Services: Federal and State Law Protections - coauthored with Dr. Marisa Anne Pagnattaro
  • 2004
  • Georgia Bar Journal
  • Protecting America’s Reservists: Application of State and Federal Law to Reservists’ Claims of Unfair Labor Practices
  • 2002
  • Athens Banner-Herald
  • Bias Suits are About Righting Wrongs, Not Nabbing Money
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Litigating the Plaintiff's Employment Law Case- Georgia ICLE
  • Appeals: Persevering to Make Good Law
  • 2016
  • Health Matters: Representing Employees with Temporary and Permanent Impairments
  • Medical Testing-Mental Impairments-Privacy: A Look at Protections Under the ADA, FMLA, GINA & HIPAA
  • 2015
  • EEOC Training Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • 2013
  • Georgia Legal Services Program
  • Deposition Law and Strategy
  • 2012
  • LEGL 2800H – The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business (Honors) class
  • The Anatomy of A Race Discrimination Case
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is thorough in all that he does and is a vigorous advocate for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John brings decades of experience to his practice, representing workers throughout Georgia on claims of all kinds against their current or former employers. Perhaps more important than his experience, John is passionate about the kind of work he is doing. That passion shows in his dedication to his work and nets him excellent results."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor