Compassionate Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Mary Workman is a sole practice attorney practicing in Atlanta, GA, representing individuals and small business in employment matters. She also negotiates and drafts severance agreements, and negotiates, drafts, and reviews employment agreements. She represents employees before the EEOC and in federal court in discrimination matters. She advises employee and employer on all employment issues. In addition, she has a special interest in unemployment litigation representing unemployed individuals and litigation on behalf of veterans.


Ms Workman has had her own client-oriented firm representing individuals and small businesses since 1995. She is concerned and caring while also being courageous; she has championed many controversial cases. One example is that she won the first Title VII discrimination case in Georgia in which a University professor was denied tenure due to discrimination on the basis of race. She also represented a federal government employee who had been terminated and the termination was reduced to a two month suspension. Ms Workman also represented a group of Coca Cola employees who were all laid off shortly before vesting in their retirement benefits and was successful through her writing and negotiation skills in obtaining retirement benefits for eighty percent of this group, removing the need for lengthy and costly federal litigation. She has also represented several attorneys in their discrimination case against major corporations and law firms as an “attorney to the attorneys” and represented female severs in a sexual harassment case against an Atlanta fine dining establishment, which positively changed conditions for female servers employed across Atlanta in other fine establishments. She has been asked by major Fortune 100 companies she has defeated to represent them.

Ms Workman strongly believes in preventive legal services and knows that addressing issues at their earliest stages such as reviewing an employment contract before the employee begins work or a proposed severance agreement before it is signed can save time and money in the future. She is also honest and in the first conference tells a client whether or not she can help them, or if they should seek other representation. She attempts to use alternative disputes resolution to resolve all issues as quickly as possible while looked out for her client’s best interest. However, she is no afraid to go to trial when necessary. The words of the “Lawyers Creed,” written by the State Bar of Georgia, employ her philosophy and the goals to which she aspires in her practice.


To my clients, I offer faithfulness, competence, diligence and good judgment. I will strive to represent you as I would want to be represented and to be worthy of your trust.

To the opposing parties and their counsel, I offer fairness, integrity, and civility. I will see reconciliation and, if we fail, I will strive to make our dispute a dignified one.

To the courts and others tribunals, and to those who assist them, I offer respect, candor and courtesy. I will strive to do honor to the search for justice.

To my colleagues in the practice of law, I offer concern for your welfare. I will strive to make our association a professional friendship.

To the public and our system of justice, I offer service; I will strive to improve the law and our legal system, to make the laws and our legal system available to all and to seek the common good in the representation of my clients.