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John Mays

John  Mays

235 Peachtree St NE #202
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
United States

Telephone: 404 410 7998
Facsimile: 404-855-4066
Firm: Mays & Kerr LLC
Practice Overview:
We are an employment law firm serving both the workforce and the business community. We handle cases involving termination, discrimination, sexual harassment/hostile work environment, retaliation, unpaid wages, and many other matters related to employment law. We develop lasting relationships with the businesses we represent. Due to the complexities of employment law compliance and litigation, we believe that an employment attorney should know business clients inside and out. Because employees and their roles can change, continuing vigilance is critical to maintain compliance. We take pride in the fact that the businesses that initially come to us in response to lawsuits stay with us for compliance long after the cases are resolved.


Professional Profile:
An Atlanta employment lawyer and a founding partner of Mays & Kerr. He concentrates his practice in the area of wage and hour law, in which he is an aggressive litigator and a meticulous compliance expert.

John's ability to work effectively with businesses in a wide range of industries is grounded in his own diverse employment history, which includes work in the publishing, hospitality, music production, and real estate industries. Like many in the modern workforce, he was often classified by employers as an "independent contractor"—a designation that, while reducing short-term costs, exposes businesses to liability to costly wage and hour lawsuits and reduces productivity. As a result, he found himself drawn to employment law, with a particular interest in helping businesses reduce labor costs while improving conditions for employees.

John also represents employees in wage and hour actions to recover unpaid wages. He finds that enforcing the rights of just one employee often encourages employers to pay all of their employees properly, providing a significant benefit to the entire workforce.

During his time at Emory University School of Law, he was a Dean's Scholarship recipient and Notes & Comments Editor for the Emory International Law Review.

UndergraduateColumbia UniversityBA2004
LawEmory University School of LawJD2010

Affiliations & Memberships:
Columbia Club of Atlanta