Phone: (404) 681-4886
Job J. Milfort is a founding and managing partner of Prioleau & Milfort, LLC. He focuses his practice on
Employment Law and Business Disputes. Job primarily handles employment discrimination and retaliation claims; failure to pay minimum wage and overtime issues; and breach of contract cases. He also handles cases involving restrictive covenants, trade secret misappropriation, and partnership dissolutions.
Since forming his own practice, Job has obtained favorable results for business owners and a variety of professionals including: Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists, Pilots, Scientists, Chief Executive Officers, Executive Vice Presidents, Directors, Regional and General Managers, Law Enforcement Officers, Educators, Administrators, Paralegals, Managers, Sales Representatives, hourly workers, and Federal employees.
For example, in July 2016, Job secured a significant settlement for his client on the eve of trial after nearly four years of litigation. In December 2014, Job obtained a $615,000 settlement for his client after winning at trial, and shortly before the parties were scheduled to have a hearing on damages. He has also obtained numerous six figure settlements for professionals alleging violations of their employment rights.
In addition to representing employees, Job has successfully assisted business owners in complying with minimum wage, overtime and other legal requirements. He is regularly called upon to serve as Counsel for his clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other agencies.
In recognition for his work on behalf of his clients, Job was selected as a 2017 Georgia Super Lawyer in Employment & Labor. From 2012-2016, he was selected as a Rising Star Super Lawyer in Employment & Labor. Job was also selected as one of Georgia Trend's 2012 and 2013 "Legal Elite" in Labor & Employment. Job is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and is a member of the Georgia Chapter’s (NELA-GA) Board of Directors.
Prior to forming his own law firm, Job practiced with the law firms of Alston & Bird, LLP and Baker Donelson. During his tenure at these firms, Job represented national and international employers in nearly all areas of employment law. Job also handled lawsuits alleging breach of contract, interference with business relations, fraud, conversion, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duties, and negligence.
Job's appellate work includes successfully arguing before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of an inmate alleging deliberate indifference to his medical needs. See Brown v. Johnson, 387 F.3d 1344 (11th Cir. 2004). He has also appeared before the Georgia Supreme Court in a suit brought against an insurance provider for negligent or bad faith failure to settle. See Trinity Outdoor, LLC v. Central Mutual Insurance Co., 285 Ga. 583 (2009).
In law school, Job interned with the Honorable John M. Facciola, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia. While there, Job assisted with decisions and attended hearings involving employment law claims. He has also worked as a paralegal and law clerk with Hirschhorn & Bieber, PA, a prominent criminal defense firm in his hometown Miami, Florida.
In September 2015, Job served as a speaker at GABWA's 2015 Small/Solo Firm Symposium, Tools of the Business and Practice of Law. In February 2013, Job presented "Risky Business: Fundamental Employment Law Issues for the Smaller Employer" at the National Bar Association's Mid-Winter meeting in Nassau, Bahamas. In November 2010, Job presented “Employment Law Issues Related to the Use of H2B Immigrant Workers” to leaders in the Mobile Entertainment industry in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Job has published "Religious Discrimination: Knowing employees' rights concerning religious practices," Smart Business Magazine, July 2008. He has also served as a Chapter Editor – Linderman & Kadue, ABA Age Discrimination in Employment Law 2007-2009, and 2011-2013 Cumulative Supplements (BNA); and a Contributing Author – Coleman, ABA The Family and Medical Leave Act 2007, 2008 and 2009 Cumulative Supplement (BNA).
- Obtained a $160,000 settlement on the eve of trial in an age and gender discrimination case;
- Secured more than $180,000 in severance and other benefits for former V.P. in Sales who was terminated after 6 months of employment;
- Obtained a $615,000 settlement, after winning at trial, on behalf of a former Scientist who was wrongfully terminated because of her disability;
- Obtained full back pay and attorneys’ fees for client alleging violations of the FMLA;
- Obtained unpaid overtime compensation for clients who were not properly paid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act;
- Obtained numerous significant settlements for clients who were wrongfully terminated or otherwise mistreated based on their age, gender, race, religion, disabilities, or for exercising their leave rights under the Family Medical Leave Act;
- Secured and defeated summary judgment and other dispositive motions in actions alleging race, gender, disability and age discrimination.
- Obtained, and defended against, injunctive relief in business disputes including non-competition and non-solicitation disputes;
- Assisted business clients in reducing and eliminating proposed penalties by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, H2B Requirements and other federal and state laws; and
- Obtained “no-cause” findings from the EEOC for small business owners accused on discrimination.