Fisher & Phillips LLP

Fisher & Phillips LLP

4 Star Rating     5 reviews 
Main Office:

1075 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3500 | Atlanta | GA | 30309

Phone: 404-231-1400 | Fax: 404-240-4249

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Year of establishment 1943 Number of partners 184
Number of offices 34 Partner to associate ratio 1.40
Biggest office Atlanta Percentage of women attorneys 38.50
Number of attorneys 351 Percentage of minority attorneys 16.50
Number of associates 128 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.60
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Fisher & Phillips LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on August 05, 2019

Pros: This is literally the best firm I've worked for, in any industry. F&P is very fair to its staff, promotes from within, cross-trains, and gives opportunities to advance to anyone who shows a desire to learn. The only reason I left was because I moved away from Tampa to Jacksonville, and they don't have an office here. If I ever had the chance to work here again, I'd take it.

Cons: I wish they had an office in Jacksonville.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Every partner I met was amazing.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Advancement potential, fairness to staff, open sharing of information, friendliness of the management committee.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2015

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on April 25, 2018

Advice to law firm management: Keep your finger on the pulse of staff. Be sure they are happy, and the same is true with junior lawyers. Love that you reward entrepreneurs.

Pros: I started as an associate at a large law firm. Was there and made partner. It was not a nice place but I refused to quit. I am now at Fisher Phillips as a woman partner. Respectful, smart, lots of women, and we care. I love it. I haven’t been here long but I couldn’t be happier, nor could the crew I brought, and as law firms go this one is exceptional, so far. Law firms are all about the people. The people here are awesome.

Cons: It is a big firm with lots of systems. That is the trade off. Like all big firms you have to learn their systems and how to accomplish things

Partners to Avoid and Why: None known of. There certainly are in a firm of this size but there are none in the office I am in. I am forced to type 20 words here so I am or I can’t post this review. Stupid

Favorite Things About this Firm: Really nice people, flexibility, and a focus on important things. Love the building location and the fact that each office is it’s own profit center, so if there is a “loser” office it doesn’t impact your office

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time


Since 1943, the attorneys at Fisher Phillips have been committed to providing value to our clients. We do one thing - represent employers in labor and employment matters. Our clients know their legal problems will be treated as business problems and that we strive to help them avoid legal problems. We believe the lawsuit that’s never filed is a better win for a client than a costly defense verdict. Although skilled and tenacious advocates, our attorneys recognize that the most aggressive and expensive approach may not always be the best solution to a client's problem. We seek to identify the client's primary business objective, design a solution to fit the objective, and implement that solution in the most efficient manner possible.

Practice Areas

Fisher & Phillips LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance
  • Automotive Dealership
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • California Appellate
  • California Employment Law
  • Class and Collective Actions
  • Data Security and Workplace Privacy
  • Education
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Defection and Trade Secrets
  • Employee Leaves
  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment
  • Gig Economy
  • Global Immigration
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality
  • International Employment
  • Labor Relations
  • Litigation of Employment Disputes
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • and Downsizing
  • Other Practice Areas
  • Other Services
  • Pay Equity
  • Prevention and Compliance
  • Retail Industry
  • Staffing and Contingent Workers
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Workers' Compensation Cost Management
  • Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management

Hiring Criteria

Fisher & Phillips LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Prefer class rank upper 1/3 or other indicia of intellectual ability; varied background and other non-legal work experience.

Pro bono

Beers serves pro bono as an employment case Evaluator for the Early Neutral Evaluation component of the ADR Program of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and as a Mediator of employment cases for the Northern District's ADR Program. Beers earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (1976) and his B.A. from Stanford University (1973).

Fisher & Phillips LLP Awards and Recognitions

F&P Attorney's Client Project Wins Second Award in Hospitality Industry (December 12, 2007)

Fisher & Phillips Attorney Selected for Prestigious 40 Under 40 Award (November 11, 2011)

Fisher & Phillips Partner Tex McIver Receives Prestigious Award From SAE National Fraternity (August 21, 2013)

Fisher & Phillips Wins 2009 Burton Award for Best Law Firm Newsletter (April 21, 2009)

Fisher & Phillips Wins First Place Legal Marketing Award (October 24, 2013)

Fisher & Phillips Wins South Carolina Hospitality Association Supplier of the Year Award (February 20, 2009)

Fisher & Phillips Wins Top Marketing Award (March 22, 2007)

Hagood Tighe Receives Richland County Bar Association's Civic Star Award (December 17, 2013)


Our firm's commitment to diversity is nearly a half-century old. Our first woman partner was Margie Pitts Hames, hired in 1962. She was soon joined by Dorothy Toth Beasley, who later served as a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. In 1973, Ms. Hames and Judge Beasley made legal history by being the first women attorneys to argue both sides of a case in the U.S. Supreme Court. The case was Doe v. Bolton, a companion case to Roe v. Wade. Although both were at different firms at the time, Ike Fisher, one of our founders, referred to the historic argument as one of the proudest moments of his career.

Our goal today is to continue that tradition of inclusion, and expand upon it. We seek to recruit, hire, develop, retain and promote the best attorneys and staff at all levels - regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, background or viewpoint. This commitment starts with the firm's Chairman, Roger Quillen, and extends throughout our work environment.

Diversity and inclusiveness are an essential part of our firm. While this spirit of openness is engrained in our spirits, we have also formalized our efforts. Fisher & Phillips' Diversity Committee, chaired by partner Todd Fredrickson, is committed to developing and expanding the firm's talent, relying on our unshakeable belief that being inclusive and incorporating diversity in its broadest sense strengthens our ability to serve our clients by making us more capable of addressing and providing critical insights regarding today's workplace. Our Diversity Committee, composed of partners, of counsel, and associates from across the country, represents a broad spectrum of the differences in ethnicity, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, backgrounds, and viewpoints. The Diversity Committee's goals can be summarized in five key initiatives:

Ongoing firmwide education on diversity and inclusiveness issues and programs;

Lateral recruitment, including a lateral hiring strategy designed to build a diverse workforce across all experience levels of the firm;

Retention and advancement, including the development of a firmwide mentoring and training program that ensures support and development for all associates;

Community outreach that will increase our support of and connection with diverse businesses, professional organizations and underprivileged communities; and

Identification and recruitment of top-tier candidates graduating from law school who will enrich our firm.

Summer associate program

Fisher & Phillips seeks law students who have completed their second year of law school. Each year, we hire a small class of summer clerks for our Atlanta office. We do not have a summer program for any of our other offices.

Our program is designed to give our summer clerks a flavor of both the breadth and depth of the practice of labor and employment law. We expose our clerks to all aspects of our practice for a realistic view of what it is like to practice as a first year associate at our firm. Our clerks have opportunities to attend events such as client meetings, hearings, depositions, and client seminars.


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