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Jeanne Bynum Hipes

Jeanne Bynum Hipes

2475 Northwinds Parkway
Suite 200
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
United States

Telephone: 678 867 7006
Facsimile: 770 783 5010
Firm: Hipes Law LLC
Practice Overview:
Hipes Law LLC is an Alpharetta, Georgia-based employment law and business litigation law firm devoted to the interests of corporate executives, professionals, business owners and their companies in metro Atlanta and beyond. The firm's attorneys are seasoned practitioners from the nation's top law schools with the skills and experience to understand their clients' business and individual perspectives, and to aggressively represent their interests. We negotiate, mediate, arbitrate, settle and bring to trial cases involving a wide variety of employment-related and business claims, including wrongful termination; sex, race, age, religion, national origin, and pregnancy discrimination; sexual harassment; hostile work environment; retaliation; family and medical leave; breach of contract; and business torts (e.g. fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, business theft, breach of duty of loyalty, etc.). We also negotiate and draft employment agreements, executive compensation agreements, severance agreements, non-competes and other restrictive covenants. We are experienced trial lawyers who fight relentlessly for our clients' rights inside and outside of the courtroom. However, we understand that many clients are looking for alternatives to the costly and protracted litigation process. Our lawyers are also adept at helping clients resolve their disputes more quickly and efficiently through negotiated settlements, arbitration and mediation.


Professional Profile:
Jeanne Bynum Hipes has been a legal gladiator for her clients since commencing law practice in 1984. An aggressive litigator and negotiator, Jeanne has been advocating for her corporate executive client base in one capacity or another during virtually all of her 20+ years of law practice. Jeanne brings a wealth of complex, commercial litigation experience to her clients' legal issues, top-notch corporate experience, employment law advocacy, and a lengthy record of dispute resolution success. She has incomparable experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants, both individuals and corporations of all sizes, from Mom and Pop to Fortune 100 multi-billion dollar corporations.

Jeanne has developed and used her skills in multiple forums: mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings, bench trials, jury trials, appellate courts and settlement negotiations, both in Georgia and in other states, as well as abroad. She has lived in and understands the corporate world. Her breadth of experience has equipped her to "know the enemy" and conquer it. Yet her clients often comment that she has a rare sensitivity to and compassion for their circumstances, which makes her a good listener and easy to talk to and understand.

In dealing with business clients, Jeanne recognizes that the individuals who run the business make the business, and she is skilled at listening to business executives as they explain their needs, be they individual or business needs. Jeanne is dedicated to giving her business executive clients excellent legal service, whether they are executives seeking employment with or severance from a corporation, or executives representing corporations seeking to hire or terminate individuals, resolve a contract dispute, fight against business fraud, theft or other torts, or develop necessary business and employment contracts. Both individual and Fortune 100 clients have found Jeanne to be responsive to their needs and a strong advocate for their interests.

UndergraduateUniversity of MarylandB.A., Behavioral and Social Sciences1980
LawUniversity of Virginia School of LawJ.D.1984

Affiliations & Memberships:
• Admitted to the State Bar of Georgia 1984
• Admitted to all Georgia courts 1984
• Admitted to Georgia Federal trial and appellate courts (N.D.Ga. and 11th Cir.) 1984
• Admitted pro hac vice to various courts nationwide

• Member, State Bar of Georgia
• Member, American Bar Association
• Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Labor and Employment, Litigation,
and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections
• Member, North Fulton Bar Association
• Member, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
• Member, Johns Creek-North Fulton Rotary Club
• Member, Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce
• Member, Sisters-in-Law
• Member, Virginia Alumni Association
• Member, Women in Technology International
• Member, Cambridge Who's Who Among Executive And Professional Women
• Woman of the Year 2010, National Association of Professional and Executive Women

Family, church, tennis, whitewater rafting, art, music, technology.