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Jeff Sand has extensive experience in employment and consumer rights law.  He spent the first six years of his career as a defense lawyer at two of the country's premier defense firms, where he defended Fortune 500 companies in class action and single plaintiff lawsuits.  In 2014 Jeff left "Big Law" to represent employees and consumers, rather than large corporations. Since then, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients through jury trials, arbitrations, and confidential settlements. Jeff has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2015, 2016, and 2017, a distinction given to less than 2.5% of the lawyers in Georgia. He has also been named to Georgia Trend Magazine's list of “Legal Elite.”

Jeff's consumer rights law practice focuses on litigation of claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, including claims for identity theft, credit reporting errors, and employment background reports.

Jeff's employment law experience includes litigating and counseling clients in matters involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour disputes.  He also represents clients in contract negotiations, including severance agreements, commission disputes, and non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

EDUCATION:

Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
Moot Court Board Member
Associate Justice for First Amendment Moot Court Competition

Santa Clara University, B.A. in Philosophy
magna cum laude

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

Paul Hastings LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2017

Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2016

Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2015

Georgia Trend Magazine, Legal Elite 2015

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, W. Fred Orr. II Memorial Scholarship

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Author, "Employment Law: Non-Competes, Wage Issues, and Termination," Atlanta Bar Association

Author, "Employment Law: An Overview of Discrimination, Harassment, and Wage and Hour Claims," Atlanta Bar Association

Author, "Employment Litigation: Summary Judgment Motion Strategies," Strafford Publications, Inc.

Author, "The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Employers Beware!," The Verdict, Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Author, "Employment Law: Identifying Discrimination and the Mechanics of a Disability Discrimination Claim," Atlanta Bar Association

Author, "Employment Law: From Sexual Harassment in Your Workplace to Strippers Owed Minimum Wage in Their Workplace," Atlanta Bar Association

Author, "Employment Background Reports - Your Rights Under the FCRA," AVVO Legal Guides

Author, "Background Reports and the FCRA," Exoffenders.net

Speaker, "FCRA Case Valuation," National Association of Consumer Advocates 2017 Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference

Speaker, "Employment Law: Non-Competes, Wage Issues, and Termination," Atlanta Bar Association

Speaker, "Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins: Ten Months Later, Where Do We Stand?," Privacy & Technology Law Section of the Georgia Bar

Speaker, "Employment Litigation: Summary Judgment Motion Strategies," Strafford Publications Webinar

Speaker, "Employment Law: Reading Contracts & Recognizing Cases of Discrimination," Atlanta Bar Association

Speaker, "Employment Law: How to Hire and How to Fire Without Breaking the Law," Atlanta Bar Association

Speaker, "Specialize to Succeed: Employment Law," Atlanta Bar Association CLE

Speaker, "Finding Employment with a Criminal History: Do Applicants Have Any Rights?," Georgia Justice Project

Speaker, "Employing the Unemployable: Employment Rights for Individuals with Criminal Records Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Georgia Law," Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Spring Seminar

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Despite the fact that most employees are at-will employees, they do have rights under federal and state laws that cannot be violated. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you, harassed you, withheld wages that are owed to you, or violated your rights with respect to a background report, please contact us.

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