Regan Keebaugh and the attorneys of Parks, Chesin & Walbert attained a $4.8 million victory on behalf of Fulton County employees who were being paid less than their counterparts, despite performing equal work. The eight-year battle centered around a program under which lawyers for the Fulton County Attorney’s Office were paid more than Judicial Clerks, despite doing nearly the exact same duties. You can read more about the case in the Fulton County Daily Report.
The arbitrator issued a final award in favor of the law clerks, which included $4,354,692.90 for back pay and prejudgment interest from the date of the award to the entry of judgment. In subsequent litigation regarding the legally binding nature of the arbitration, Mr. Keebaugh and his colleagues obtained an award of an additional $94,557.50 in attorneys’ fees. The award was later amended to include approximately $500,000 in post-judgment interest.
Not only did the employees achieve victory at arbitration, they successfully defended the award against appeals to a Superior Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court.
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You can read the arbitration award below: