John E. Thompson - Fisher Phillips LLP

John E. Thompson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 404-240-4257

John Thompson is a partner in the Atlanta office. His practice focuses on wage and hour law, emphasizing issues relating to minimum wage, overtime, timekeeping, and wage-payment requirements.

He assists employers in preventive efforts designed to ensure compliance, and he handles both investigations conducted by government agencies and litigation in the wage and hour area.

He has also addressed wage-hour topics in presentations to numerous employer groups and in articles appearing in both human resources publications and industry journals.

John was recognized as an Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2014.  He is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in Georgia Super Lawyers. 

He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009. John is the editor of the firm's Wage & Hour Laws Blog.

Georgia State UniversityAB 1975University of Georgia Law SchoolJ.D. 1978

Client Comments

"Of all of the Employment Law attorneys I have dealt with in my 40 year career, John is probably one of the most responsive and knowledgeable in all employment law matters. He also has a keen sense of all of his partner's areas of expertise and specialization, which makes him even more valuable as a resource in addition to his own practice. John, though a lawyer and managing partner in his own firm, quickly becomes a business partner to his clients."

"John Thompson consistently demonstrates mastery of the practice area, and provides realistic and pragmatic advice which really helps us in our decision process. He has a broad scope of business dealings and understanding, which is particularly helpful in finding creative solutions. He is willing to take a stand and not just quote the law. Most important, has a 100% success rate. He is unusual in today's environment. I would recommend him without reservation."

-John Richardson
John Richardson & Company, Inc

"I have had the pleasure of working with John Thompson since 1991. He is extremely knowledgeable in his areas of expertise, is an excellent communicator, represents the firm well, and his personal attributes combined with his professional expertise make you feel valued as a client. He and the firm take great care in understanding your needs (as a client) and assisting you in addressing the difficulties you face."

-Michael Sorrells
Director, Office of Human Resources
Technical College System of Georgia

Office Location

1075 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Atlanta Metro Area
John E. Thompson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male