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Dean R. Fuchs

Dean R. Fuchs

Partner
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 404-688-8277

 

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • State and Federal Wage and Hour Class and Collective Action Cases
    • Misclassification Cases
    • “Off the Clock” Cases
    • Retaliation Cases
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment & Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and litigation
  • Hostile Work Environment/Harassment cases
  • Restrictive Covenant Disputes/Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Administrative/Regulatory Matters
    • Wage and Hour Audits
    • EEOC/DOL/OSHA Investigations
    • I-9 Audits/Investigations
    • State/Federal Administrative Appeals

Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2012-2018
  • Rated 10.0/10.0, Avvo
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2013
  • Georgia Rising Star, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1994
  • Florida, 1994
  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Eleventh and Sixth Circuits, 1995; Fifth Circuit, 2015)
  • U.S. District Courts (N.D. GA, 1994; M.D. GA, 1995; N.D. FL, 2012; S.D. FL, 2015)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts (N.D. GA, 1995; M.D. GA, 1996)

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Boston University, B.A., 1991; Political Science, Magna Cum Laude

Certifications

  • Registered Mediator and Arbitrator, Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Employment and ADR Sections (ADR Section Board Member at Large, 2017)
  • Florida Bar
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • National Employment Law Association of Georgia, Inc. (President, 2008)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Association of Club Executives

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Atlanta Bar Association/NELA-GA, Mentorship Academy (2017-18)
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • State Bar of Georgia, Pro-Bono Project

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • Panelist, Enhancing Mediator Advocacy Skills, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers and Dispute Resolution Section of the Atlanta Bar Association Joint CLE (May 2018)
  • Speaker, The Fair Labor Standards Act and its Impact on Georgia's Private Home Care Providers, Georgia Chapter of the National Private Duty Association (September 2010)
  • Speaker, Avoiding The Risk of Employee Misclassification under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Companionship Services Exemption – A Legislative and Regulatory Update on its Continued Viability, Georgia Association of Community Care Providers and the Georgia Chapter of the National Private Duty Association (February 2013)

Representative Cases

  • Kuykendall, et al. v. Trop, Inc., et al., 2017 WL 5193287 (N.D. Ga, Nov 9, 2017).
  • Epsinoza, et al. v. Galardi South Enterprises, Inc. et al., 2017 WL 4553451 (S.D. Fla, Oct. 12, 2017).
  • Sittner, et al. v. Country Club, Inc., 2016 WL 3753224 (D.SC, July 13, 2016).
  • Gardner v. Country Club, Inc., 190 F.Supp.3d 504 (D.SC. 2016).
  • Hanson v. Trop, Inc., 167 F.Supp.3d 1324 (N.D. Ga. 2016).
  • Glen, et al. v. Galardi South Enterprises, Inc., et al., 2015 WL 3766374 (N.D. Ga, June 15, 2015).
  • Geter, et al. v. Galardi South Enterprises, Inc., et al., 2015 WL 2155721 (S.D. Fla, May 7, 2015).
  • Bank of America v. Cuneo, 332 Ga.App. 73 (2015).
  • Geter, et al. v. Galardi South Enterprises, Inc. et al., 43 F.Supp.3d 1322 (S.D. Fla. 2014).
  • Alex and Prieto, et al. v. KHG of San Antonio, LLC, 2014 WL 12488582 (W.D. Tex, June 30, 2014).
  • Stuart v. Resurgens Risk Management, Inc., et al., 2013 WL 2903571 (N.D. Ga, June 12, 2013).
  • Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. v. FDIC, Receiver for Silverton Bank, NA, et al., 20012 WL 13001592 (N.D. Ga, Sept. 28, 2012).
  • Clincy v. Galardi South Enterprises, Inc., et al., 808 F.Supp.2d 1326 (N.D. Ga. 2011).
  • Core LaVista, et al. v. Cumming, 308 Ga.App. 791 (2011).
  • Smith v. Wynfield Development Co., Inc., 451 F.Supp.2d 1327 (N.D. Ga, Aug 24, 2006).
  • Price v. Advance Medical Clinics, PC, 2005 WL 8154586 (N.D. Ga, Aug 18, 2005).
  • Bowen v. Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., et al., 2005 WL 8154623 (N.D. Ga, May 20, 2005).
  • Nance v. Buffalo’s Café of Griffin, Inc., 2005 WL 2148548 (N.D. Ga, March 30, 2005).
  • Lamar County, et al. v. E.T. Carlyle Company, 277 Ga. 690 (2004).
  • Kingsley, et al. v. Florida Rock Industries, Inc., 259 Ga.App. 207 (2002).

Biography

Dean Fuchs brings over 24 years of litigation experience to Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP.  Since graduating from Emory University School of Law in 1994, he has developed a national labor and employment law practice, representing employers and individuals in class and collective actions in both federal and state courts.  Dean has been a registered mediator and arbitrator since 2010, and has successfully navigated clients and parties in scores of mediation and arbitration proceedings.  He is also a founding member of Atlanta Mediation Associates, LLC.