Desmond Dennis focuses his practice on labor and employment law. He advises and defends employers in labor and employment matters including FLSA compliance, employee handbook audits, Title VII compliance, workplace investigations, FLSA collective actions, Title VII litigation, and ADEA litigation. Desmond represents clients in state and federal courts and in response to investigations by government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Georgia Department of Labor. He also counsels clients on avoiding litigation through the creation and implementation of employment policies and procedures.
Prior to joining the firm, Desmond worked as a labor and employment associate for a law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, he was a litigation associate in the Atlanta, Georgia office of a Southeastern regional business litigation firm.
While attending law school, Desmond was President of the Vanderbilt Bar Association and an Articles Editor for Vanderbilt's Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review. He served as a summer associate in the Workers Compensation Department of the Dekalb County School System in Stone Mountain, Georgia and also as a summer clerk for Judge Patsy Y. Porter in the State Court of Fulton County in Atlanta, Georgia.
Desmond was recognized in 2021 as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Management Labor & Employment Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. He was recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" in 2020 and 2021 for Labor and Employment by Super Lawyers magazine.
Desmond is conversational in Spanish.
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Vanderbilt University Law School J.D. (2016) Dean’s List, Eldon Stevenson Scholar
Vanderbilt University B.A. (2012) Political Science, Minors in African American Studies and Spanish, Dean’s List, Lanier Scholar
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
State Court of Fulton County - Honorable Patsy Y. Porter (May-Jul 2014)
Gate City Bar Association, Member
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