Christina ForteMeddin

Partner

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Christina assists clients with finding practical solutions to a variety of employment issues, as well as vigorously defends clients in employment related litigation and administrative proceedings.


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Christina’s practice focuses on employment-related litigation and compliance counseling involving federal and state statutes that govern employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour issues, as well as employee leave and employee benefits issues.

Christina has successfully represented employers from a wide variety of industries in federal and state courts, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations in jurisdictions throughout the country. Christina has defended employers in single and multiplaintiff cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge, failure to accommodate and interference with protected rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and various other local, state and federal statutes. Christina also has significant experience handling administrative charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In her wage and hour practice, Christina has defended employers in single-plaintiff cases and collective actions involving alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

In her employee benefits practice, Christina has defended claims brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Christina also has significant experience handling garnishment matters for employers.

In addition to her representation of employers in litigation and administrative proceedings, Christina devotes a portion of her practice to advice and compliance counseling, including reviewing employment policies and handbooks to ensure best practices are followed, providing guidance on issues such as employee discipline, discharge, workplace reductions and disability accommodation, and conducting pay practice assessments. Christina also has experience conducting workplace investigations on behalf of employers into allegations of company policy violations by employees.

Christina maintains an active pro bono practice, including providing legal assistance to low income clients through the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. In addition, Christina frequently represents immigrant victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in connection with the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network.

  • JD, Emory University School of Law

    With honors
    Dean's list

  • BA, The George Washington University

    Summa cum laude
    The Phi Beta Kappa Society

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • US District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • US District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • US District Court, Western District of New York
  • US District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • Georgia Supreme Court