Mitchell Douglas Benjamin

Mitchell Douglas Benjamin

Atlanta Wage and Hour Law Attorney
  • Employment Law
  • Georgia, New York
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Mitchell Benjamin is a partner at DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin, LLC with 21 years of experience. Mitchell was born and raised in New York City and began his practice in NYC after attending university and law school there. Mitchell focuses primarily on the practice areas of wage and hour law and commercial litigation He has represented more than a thousand employees in a variety of employment-related disputes involving retaliation, unpaid overtime, minimum wages, sexual harassment and discrimination claims based on race, age, gender, national origin and disability in both the state and federal courts. He is dedicated to the unique interests of each individual, business and union that comes to him for help. Mitchell applies his mediation skills to resolve claims by settlement and agreement when possible. However, he is ready to aggressively litigate cases in court when necessary to achieve justice. Mitchell frequently represents public safety officers — such as police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics — in overtime cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), in addition to handling their grievances, appeals and civil service hearings. He also represents firefighter unions in the Georgia counties of, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Coweta. In 2008, Mitchell represented more than 600 City of Atlanta police officers in an overtime lawsuit, resulting in a $7,500,000 settlement. In 2013, Mitchell and Matthew Billips won a $2.6 million jury verdict in a single employee race discrimination case. Because of his extensive knowledge of labor laws, several proactive businesses and public entities have retained Mitchell’s services to review their overtime and wage policies for compliance issues and to recommend important changes. Mitchell has appeared as a guest on The Layman’s Lawyer on PBS.

Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    American Express, MasterCard, Visa
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed Hourly Rates Fixed Fees Available
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
New York
Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (1993)
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State University of New York - Stony Brook
B.A. (1989)
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Honors: National Political Science Honor Society
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia # 049888
Member
Current
New York State Bar # 2609022
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin, LLC
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Contact & Map
DeLong Caldwell Bridgers & Fitzpatrick LLC
101 Marietta St NW # 3100
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA
Telephone: (470) 443-0524
Fax: (404) 979-3170