Atlanta Legal Aid Names Kristina Griffin "Clayton and South Fulton Volunteer of the Year"

Date   Nov 6, 2019

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Atlanta Legal Aid recognized Kristina Griffin as 2019 “Clayton & South Fulton Volunteer of the Year” for her work through FordHarrison’s F. Carter Tate Fellowship, which is named to honor the memory of one of the firm’s partners. Through the fellowship program, FordHarrison sponsors the work of a full-time attorney in partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from Atlanta Legal Aid. Their mission to provide free legal aid to people in low income areas is phenomenal and I am glad to be a part of their work,” said Kristina.

Kristina’s work with Atlanta Legal Aid included housing and disability benefits work. Specifically, Kristina defended clients who were threatened with improper evictions and helped clients obtain the Social Security benefits.  

Kristina represents employers in labor and employment disputes and provides guidance on workplace issues including non-compete agreements, personnel policies, and disability accommodations. She handles litigation arising from claims of discrimination under Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, among other things. Kristina also counsels employers regarding implementing effective policies and procedures that comply with the law. She represents clients in state and federal court and also regularly handles charges of discrimination in administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“Our firm is very proud of our 24 year partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid, and appreciative of the recognition Kristina has received for her contributions during her recent fellowship” said John Monroe, Atlanta Office Managing Partner.

About Atlanta Legal Aid

Since 1924, Atlanta Legal Aid Society has offered free civil legal aid for low income people across metro Atlanta. With five neighborhood offices, three offices in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospitals, three county courthouse projects, a variety of self-help clinics, and countless community education programs, Legal Aid lawyers and volunteers reach tens of thousands of people annually. More than 20,000 cases are represented by the staff of 75 attorneys and 1,200 volunteers every year.