We constantly ask ourselves: How can we help your business be successful? Because you don’t exist to support us. We exist to support you.
Joe English works in close partnership with his clients to provide practical and cost-effective business solutions to employment law issues. Mr. English has earned a reputation as a trusted counselor for his business clients, providing day-to-day advice on general employment-related matters, including risk management and preventative practices. When clients are faced with a legal claim arising from employment practices, Mr. English is an effective advocate for management, regularly defending employers in employment litigation and arbitration cases. Mr. English’s litigation practice has included restrictive covenant claims, complex class-action litigation, employee benefits lawsuits, wage and hour matters, and the spectrum of employment discrimination and retaliation claims. Mr. English has nearly 20 years of experience representing clients in claims that trigger an employer’s Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) coverage, working with clients and insurance carriers to coordinate the defense of insured employment-related claims in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Mr. English enjoys working with early-stage companies, and helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses while developing best practices and legal safeguards in employment and related areas. At the same time, Mr. English is able to work with human resources professionals and in-house attorneys at more established employers, assisting them in remaining legally compliant despite an ever-changing landscape of laws and regulations at the federal, state and local levels.
State Bar of Georgia
Litigation Counsel of America
Manna Fund, Board Member, 2013-present
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, Board Member, 2009-2011
Represented car dealership in age discrimination lawsuit brought by former service manager. Matter proceeded to jury trial in federal court in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Following multiple-day trial, jury returned verdict in favor of employer. Court awarded costs in favor of the company, and against the plaintiff.
Defended BSI, the world’s first national standards body, and one of the world's largest independent certification bodies for management systems, with over 90,000 registered sites across the globe, in a wage/hour lawsuit (alleged misclassification) filed by a former employee, seeking more than $100,000 in alleged unpaid overtime and related damages and fees. At the completion of discovery, we successfully moved for summary judgment on our client’s ...
Represented global insurance company in age discrimination lawsuit following reduction-in-force. After extensive discovery, we successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of the employer. This resulted in a judgment in the company’s favor, as well as an award of costs against the plaintiff.
Represented building supply company in age discrimination and wage/hour misclassification lawsuit following termination of plant controller. Won a defense verdict in a federal court jury trial on employee’s age discrimination claim. When district court judge ruled against the employer on the wage/hour claim, successfully appealed the case to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court reversed judgment in favor of the employee, and rendered ...
Represented property management company in breach of contract lawsuit filed by terminated chief operating officer, seeking substantial damages. Case proceeded to a jury trial in state court. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the company, and the court ordered plaintiff to pay costs to the company.
Represented chemical manufacturing company in pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by terminated employee. Following extensive discovery, filed a successful motion for summary judgment on all plaintiff’s claims. The court entered judgment in favor of the company, and ordered plaintiff to pay costs to the company.
Represented transportation company in race discrimination lawsuit filed in state court in South Georgia. Removed the case to federal court, and instituted discovery. After plaintiff failed to appear for his deposition, we demanded that plaintiff pay travel and other costs associated with his failure to appear. Faced with the likelihood of paying costs to the company, the plaintiff dismissed his lawsuit.
Successfully defended manufacturing company executives and management employees in lawsuit brought by former employee for wrongful termination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and other tort claims. Obtained dismissal of all claims.
Achieved favorable confidential settlement at mediation on behalf of healthcare provider resolving litigation concerning race and national origin discrimination and retaliation claims in the Northern District of Georgia.
- Atlanta, Ga., January 14, 2016
On January 14, 2016, Raanon Gal, Glianny Fagundo, and Joseph M. English, will be speaking at the 2016 FMLA Master Class on "Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management." This intensive day-long training provides the comprehensive FMLA knowledge you need to master real-life issues. During the first half, you will be provided with substantive instruction on fundamental FMLA compliance principles in light of new and existing FMLA regulations, court rulings ...
- "Internal Investigations: Getting to the Bottom of Employee Complaints," Business & Legal Reports (BLR)’s National Employment Law UpdateOrlando, Fla., November 9, 2007
- "New Rules on Storage of Electronic Personnel Records: What You Need to Know," Business & Legal Reports (BLR) Audio ConferenceFebruary 27, 2007
- "Wage and Hour: What Can It Cost You?" Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), 19th Annual International ConferenceChicago, Ill., November 9, 2006
- August 17, 2015
Taylor English is pleased to announce the inclusion of 18 of its attorneys among The Best Lawyers® in America for 2016. One of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of top attorneys in 128 practice areas in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The entire list of 2016 Best Lawyers is available at www.bestlawyers.com.
In addition, three Taylor English attorneys have been selected ...
- February 20, 2015
Taylor English is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys have been included on this year’s Georgia Super Lawyers list, and nine attorneys have been recognized on the Georgia Rising Stars 2015 list. In addition, Henry M. Quillian III has been selected to the 2015 Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers list for the sixth consecutive year. The Super Lawyers selection process is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained ...
- August 18, 2014
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the inclusion of 14 of its attorneys among The Best Lawyers® in America for 2015. One of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of top attorneys in 128 practice areas in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The entire list of 2015 Best Lawyers is available at www.bestlawyers.com.
The Taylor English attorneys selected ...
- December 5, 2012
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Georgia Trend’s 10th annual 2012 Legal Elite. Legal Elite is a list for Georgia’s top attorneys in certain practice areas as selected by their peers. To compile this list, Georgia Trend polled several thousand members of the State Bar of Georgia asking them to nominate the most effective attorneys in 20 different practice areas. The Taylor English attorneys ...
Atlanta– December 15, 2011 – Georgia Trend magazine named 10 attorneys from Taylor English Duma LLP to its ninth annual listing of the state’s “Legal Elite.” The magazine recognized attorneys from five separate practice areas as among the best in the state, based on votes cast solely by practicing attorneys in Georgia.
“The Taylor English model remains quite simple: attract the area’s best attorneys, give them the flexibility to be efficient about ...
- December 16, 2010
Atlanta – December 16, 2010 – Georgia Trend magazine named 13 attorneys from Taylor English Duma LLP to its eighth annual listing of the state’s “Legal Elite.” The magazine recognized attorneys from six separate practice areas as among the best in the state, based on votes cast solely by practicing attorneys in Georgia. “We greatly value this acknowledgment by our peers,” said Al Hill, managing partner of Taylor English. “Having a ...
- December 9, 2010
Atlanta - December 9, 2010 - Taylor English Duma LLP has added four attorneys in response to continued growth in demand for its services. Peyton Nunez focuses on environmental and toxic tort litigation, as well as environmental regulatory and transactional matters. She has litigated a broad range of environmental matters in Georgia and throughout the nation. She also has substantial experience defending clients in private-party cost recovery actions ...
- July 1, 2010
Atlanta – June 28, 2010 – Taylor English Duma LLP has added five attorneys to further round out its practice groups. The new attorneys have experience in real estate, sports administration, complex litigation, employment and bankruptcy law:
- Kristi Dosh represents lenders, developers and other parties on publicly-funded community-development transactions—particularly low-income housing tax credits. She also handles commercial real-estate ...
- April 26, 2010
Cross-border Transactions Attorney Rich Kaye Joins Firm – Atlanta – April 20, 2010 – In a bid to further tap foreign markets, Taylor English Duma LLP has added cross-border transactions attorney Richard Allan Kaye. Kaye, who comes to Taylor English from Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, has 27 years of law experience—much of it assisting U.S. and foreign companies conduct business across international lines. “Rich’s addition expands the ...
- November 4, 2009
Six Taylor English Duma attorneys have been named 'Legal Elite' in the latest edition of Georgia Trend magazine: Scott Blews, Foy Devine, Paul Durdaller, Joe English, Henry Quillian and Marc Taylor. Lawyers who make the list are selected by a group of their peers and are voted as most effective in 10 practice areas, including business law, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and labor and employment. "It's always flattering to be recognized by our peers," says ...
- January 3, 2014
Joseph M. English email@example.com 678.336.7137 Many of us make New Year's Resolutions, but too few of us carry through with them long-term even though we know that keeping the resolutions will have a positive impact. Here are some New Year's Resolutions for Human Resources professionals designed to promote good health for your company in 2014 and beyond. The challenge is to stick with the resolutions! In 2014, I resolve to: • Conduct or arrange for ...
- December 8, 2013
For the Daily Report’s weekly “In Recess” column that explores unique hobbies of local attorneys, Joseph English was profiled for his collection of baseball cards in the article, “Cardboard Memories,” that was published on November 1. Mr. English explains that his passion for collecting cards stems from his years as a young boy, collecting multiple cards of players he liked, trading the cards he didn’t like and always trying to find the last ...
- October 17, 2013
In the Daily Report’s new “Why I…” column, Joe English was profiled for his volunteer work with The Manna Fund. He credits Genie Burnett, Manna Fund’s executive director, for getting him involved with the organization’s board of directors. The Manna Fund exists to provide treatment access and hope to individuals battling eating disorders. As the only attorney on the board, English provides pro bono legal assistance to the Fund as needed. In addition ...
- October 17, 2013
In the Daily Report’s new “Why I…” column, Joe English was profiled for his volunteer work with The Manna Fund. He credits Genie Burnett, Manna Fund’s executive director, for getting him involved with the organization’s board of directors. The Manna Fund exists to provide treatment access and hope to individuals battling eating disorders. As the only attorney on the board, English provides pro bono legal assistance to the Fund as needed ...
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The Catholic University Columbus School of Law, JD, Law Review, 1988
University of Scranton, BS, 1985
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
Georgia’s Trend Legal Elite, Labor & Employment, 2012
Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014-2015
The Catholic University Columbus School of Law, Law Review, 1988