FordHarrison Partner Patricia G. Griffith Receives Most Powerful & Influential Women of Georgia Award

Date   Sep 25, 2012

FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that Patricia G. Griffith, an Atlanta-based partner, was recently honored as one of the "2012 Most Powerful & Influential Women of Georgia" at the annual Georgia Diversity and Leadership Conference on September 20.  The event was held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center in Atlanta. 

The criteria to be considered for this prestigious award included:

  • Providing leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors.

  • Sustaining a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope of her career.

  • Having clout within her organization in terms of significant impact on revenues, profitability, and/or direction of the organization.

  • Demonstrating leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community.

  • Exhibiting a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.

"I am honored to be selected as one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Georgia," said Griffith. "I  am grateful to those trailblazers who went before me who really made it possible for the rest of us to reach for the stars and actually grab one."

Griffith concentrates her practice on employment litigation, including individual and class action discrimination and harassment cases, employment contracts, wage/hour claims, and other employment-related actions. She tries cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. Patricia has substantial jury and class certification experience. She is adept at mediating disputes, reducing the likelihood of protracted litigation, and serves as an arbitrator for the State Bar of Georgia.

Griffith currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, which has a strong educational mission.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for Evergreen Humanitarian and Relief Services and is a former Board of Directors member for Girls on the Run-Atlanta.  She was formerly Chair of the Board of Directors for Friends of The Atlanta Opera and was the "Connections for Success" mentor for the Boys and Girls Club 2011 Georgia Youth of the Year. Griffith received her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, with honors, in 1982.