Shawntel Hebert, Employment, Litigation Attorney

Shawntel R. Hebert

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Practicing at Taylor English allows me to work with quality attorneys with diverse backgrounds and provide top-notch, flexible legal services for clients big and small.

Shawntel R. Hebert is an experienced attorney partnering with in-house counsel and human resources professionals to prevent, correct and advise on day-to-day employment matters and also vigorously defend employment litigation. Ms. Hebert routinely advises clients on quirky and nuanced employment law issues and can provide counsel regarding all aspects of the employment relationship, especially addressing difficult employees or challenging workplace situations.

Ms. Hebert has experience representing clients in both state and federal courts as well as in various alternative dispute resolution forums. Ms. Hebert litigates in defense of companies against claims relating to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religious and disability discrimination as well as harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge. Her practice includes a variety of employment law litigation, including representing Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) carriers on a local and regional level.

When she is not putting out employment-related fires, Ms. Hebert has an interest in providing pre-emptive training to management and nonmanagement employees. She regularly reviews employee handbooks and drafts employment policies to ensure compliance with ever-changing local, state and federal laws. In addition, Ms. Hebert counsels and assists clients who are investigating allegations of harassment and discrimination and provides counseling services to clients on general employment-related matters, including risk management and preventative practices. Finally, Ms. Hebert is a team player who looks for opportunities to represent clients in general litigation matters, such as premises liability cases.

When she is not practicing law, Ms. Hebert is heavily involved in bar association and social activities. She is very active with the Gate City Bar Association and for the past three years has chaired its annual Summer Associate Program. In 2019, she was elected as one of Westside Future Fund's Board of Directors. Ms. Hebert also regularly attends fundraisers benefiting legal, educational and medical endeavors and she rarely turns down a gala invitation. 


Outstanding Atlanta Class of 2016 Honoree

State Bar of Georgia, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member, 2007-present

Gate City Bar Association, President (2017); Vice President (2015); Member-at-Large (2014); Hall of Fame Gala Chair, 2012

Emory Law Young Alumni Steering Committee, Member, 2012-present

National Employment Law Council, Member, 2012-present

Westside Future Fund, Board of Directors, 2019

Practice Highlights






Emory University School of Law, JD, 2007

Howard University, BA, summa cum laude, 2004

Bar Admissions


Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia


Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013-2020

Lawyers of Color Hot List – 2014 Southern Region

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team