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Rachel H. Smith*

Of Counsel
rachel@fidlonlegal.com
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Toll Free: 844-529-4967
Direct: 678-909-2026
Fax: 844-529-4329

3355 Lenox Rd NE
#750
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Biography

Rachel Smith focuses her practice on representing employees and employers in cases involving all types of employment discrimination, including race, gender, age, disability, and pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. Rachel also represents clients in wage and hour disputes, medical leave matters, and contract negotiations. She works to minimize the risks of litigation and attain the best resolutions for her clients in employment cases.


Prior to joining Fidlon Legal, Rachel served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Timothy C. Batten for the Northern District of Georgia. She also served as a pro bono mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and interned with the EEOC’s Trial Division. In addition, Rachel worked at Barrett & Farahany, LLP, a boutique plaintiffs’ employment law firm.


Rachel received her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia. While in law school, she was an editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Her article on disability law reform entitled Evading Promises: The Promise of Equality Under U.S. Disability Law and an Analysis of How the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Can Help Close the Gap was published in the Fall 2010 issue of the journal.


Rachel received her bachelor’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she focused on human resources management. Prior to joining the legal profession, Rachel worked as Director of Human Resources for a mid-sized company based out of Charlotte, North Carolina.


Outside of work, Rachel enjoys cheering on the Georgia Dawgs, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Certifications

Certified Mediator registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution

Education

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law , 2011
cum laude

B.S., Human Resources, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006
magna cum laude

Admissions Georgia
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Georgia

National Employment Lawyers Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Society for Human Resource Management

* Julie Weiner and Rachel Smith serve as Of Counsel to Fidlon Legal, meaning they are independent contractors who practice with the firm on a part-time basis, generally handling cases on their own with oversight from Mr. Fidlon.

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Greg is a True Professional - I had a complicated employment agreement and contacted Greg to advise and assist me in negotiating with my former employer. Greg went above and beyond my expectations. He is responsive and has a tremendous work ethic. I recommend him without qualification. Ron G.
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Outstanding! - Don't look anywhere else for an exceptional attorney to represent you in an employment related claim. I had an extremely complex issue to navigate, and Greg took the time and made the effort required to fully understand the circumstances, my position, and all of the underlying details. He was very straightforward with our agreement, billing, and I knew exactly what to expect. Let's face it - none of us want to have to retain an attorney… but if you do, I can't recommend a better one - Greg Fidlon exceeded my expectations in all respects - very well done. Brent F.
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