Lisa Durham Taylor

Of Counsel

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Office: 404-604-2691
Mobile: 770-235-1117

Education

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 2000, cum laude

  • Moot Court Board
  • Executive Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review

B.A., Cornell University, 1995

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Georgia

Community and Volunteer Activities 

  • Member, Athens First United Methodist Church (2016-present)
    Children's Sunday School Volunteer, Athens First United Methodist Church (2016-present)
  • Chair, Conyers First United Methodist Church Preschool Advisory Board (2012-2015)
  • Conyers First United Methodist Church Board of Stewards (2010-2015)
  • Children's Advocacy Team, Conyers First United Methodist Church (2008-2010)
  • Steering Committee, Pave the Path Events (10K, 5K & Metric Century) (2007-2013)
  • Board of Directors, Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta (2001-2006)

Events and Speaking Engagements

  • The Employment Law Cases of the Supreme Court's 2014 Term: Who Were the Winners? And Who Were the Losers?, 2015 Supreme Court Update, a program of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (with Cheryl B. Legare) (October 22, 2015).
  • A Marked Departure from Prior Pro-Employee Trends: The Title VII Decisions of the Supreme Court’s 2012 Term, 2013 Supreme Court Update, a program of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (October 24, 2013).
  • Do the Employment-Law Dark Horses of The Supreme Court’s 2010 Term Reflect a Pro-Employee Bent on the Roberts Court?: Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., Thompson v. North American Stainless, L.P., and Staub v. Proctor Hospital -- 2011 Supreme Court Update, a program of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (October 27, 2011).
  • Parsing Supreme Court Dicta to Adjudicate Non-Workplace Harms, a presentation to the Board of Directors of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (Spring 2009).
  • A Vague and Subjective Standard with Impractical Effects: A Proposalfor Congressional Intervention After Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White, a presentation to the faculty of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (Spring 2007)

Books and Publications

  • The Times They Are A-Changin’: Shifting Norms and Employee Privacy in the Technological Era, 15 Minn. J. L., Sci. & Tech. 949 (2014).
  • The Pro-Employee Bent of the Roberts Court , 79 Tenn. L. Rev. 803 (2012).
    Untangling the Web Spun by Title VII’s Referral and Deferral Scheme, 59 Catholic U. L. Rev. 427 (2010).
  • Parsing Supreme Court Dicta to Adjudicate Non-Workplace Harms, 57 Drake L. Rev. 75 (2008).
  • A Vague and Subjective Standard with Impractical Effects: A Proposalfor Congressional Intervention After Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White, 9 U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 533 (2006).
  • Note, Protection from Age Discrimination for State Employees: Abrogation of Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 33 Ga. L. Rev. 541 (1999) (published as a student)

Lisa Durham Taylor

Lisa’s comprehensive employment law practice includes compliance, counseling, transactional, and litigation services geared primarily toward small to mid-sized business. She has done so through her own solo law practice since 2015, and on an Of Counsel basis to Stembridge Law since 2016. Lisa particularly enjoys partnering with employer clients to devise comprehensive compliance programs aimed at minimizing potential liability relative to the workforce under the wide variety of state and federal laws that regulate businesses, including Title VII, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, among others. She is also an experienced litigator, having represented clients in both employment- and non-employment-related matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts and in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the U.S. and state Departments of Labor.

Prior Experience

Prior to opening her own firm, Lisa was an associate in the labor and employment group at AmLaw100 firm Alston & Bird, LLP from 2000 to 2004, where she represented Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of employment and and labor law matters. Lisa also spent twelve years teaching Employment Law and Federal Civil Procedure at an ABA-accredited law school, where she earned tenure and fostered her love of research and writing by conceiving and publishing five major law review articles addressing novel legal issues that lie at the intersection of procedure and employment law. Lisa also utilizes her skill at research in writing in her generalized civil appellate practice, representing clients in appellate proceedings in a variety of litigation matters in state and federal appellate courts.

Lisa and her husband Brent have four children – one in college and three in elementary and middle school. She and Brent share a love of running, biking, and triathlon, and have competed together in a number of regional and national races including the esteemed and historic Boston Marathon. Brent is an avid entrepreneur, running three businesses, and in their “spare” time they enjoy travel, skiing (on water or snow), fine (or reasonably priced) wines, and spending time with friends and family.