JF Beasley, LLC’s founder and owner, John Beasley, has more than 20 years of litigation and trial experience, most of that devoted to handling employment cases on behalf of employees and small employers. John represents clients in both the public and private sectors. He has tried cases under many civil rights and whistleblower laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Sarbanes Oxley and the U.S. Constitution. John has also done considerable work on behalf of employees who have lost their jobs as a result of mass layoffs and plant closings in violation of federal law. Apart from trial work, John is a counselor and astute negotiator. He has represented executives and high-level corporate managers in severance negotiation both as an advocate and as advisor.
John’s practice is not limited to employment law. He has years of experience representing clients in commercial disputes, including contract, fraud, racketeering and various business torts. Also, as a trained and registered mediator, John is also actively involved in helping individuals and companies resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom.
In addition to his legal work, John is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, is past president of the Georgia affiliate of that organization, and he currently serves in leadership roles for the ABA Labor and Employment Section’s Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee. He regularly speaks at employment seminars across the country and has published papers and articles on employment related matters including, most recently, the rights of reinstatement for returning military service members. John is a member of the Georgia Bar and is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.