Tashwanda Pinchback-Dixon

Attorney Atlanta
(404) 962-3521
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Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    J.D., 2006,

    National Moot Court Team; Trial Advocacy Club; Black Law School Association, past president and academic excellence chair; Women Law Students’ Association

  • Hampton University
    B.A., Mass Media/Public Relations, 1998, Dean’s List; Alpha Tau Alpha (Mass Media Honors Society)
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 2006
About Tashwanda
Tashwanda is recognized for her ability to provide counsel to large and small corporations on complex and emerging employment laws and for her experience helping HR teams develop clear policies to guide their workforce.
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  • Which courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?

    Northern District of Georgia, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, Georgia State Courts

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MORE ABOUT Tashwanda
  • Second-chaired a three-day bench trial before an OSHA administrative law judge.
  • Litigated and successfully mediated a three-plaintiff/three-defendant race discrimination case and a high-profile sexual harassment case – both of which resulted in low settlement amounts that saved the client’s exposure to damages in excess of $1 million and unwanted publicity.
  • Designed and presented trainings and seminars on labor and employment laws, including the production of an interactive training video designed specifically for the client’s business.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a case brought by a former employee alleging age discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation under the Family Medical Leave Act, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) violations.
  • Conducted investigations into harassment and discrimination at several nuclear power plants.
  • Obtained summary judgment and attorney’s fees for client in a case brought by a current employee alleging race discrimination and retaliation.
  • Successfully arbitrated grievances brought by labor unions.
  • Litigated four separate OSHA fatality cases that resulted in favorable settlements for the employers and a dismissal of the citation by the administrative law judge, which was upheld by the Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission.
        Education
        • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2006,

          National Moot Court Team; Trial Advocacy Club; Black Law School Association, past president and academic excellence chair; Women Law Students’ Association

        • Hampton University, B.A., Mass Media/Public Relations, 1998, Dean’s List; Alpha Tau Alpha (Mass Media Honors Society)
        Courts
        • Georgia Superior Court, 2006
        • Georgia State Courts, 2006
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
        • Supreme Court of Georgia
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
        Bar Admissions
        • Georgia, 2006
        Professional Affiliations
        • State Bar of Georgia
        • American Bar Association
        • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys; Employment Section chair, 2011-2012
        • Atlanta Bar Association
        • The Gate City Bar Association
        • National Employment Law Counsel, Programming Committee
        • Women’s Energy Network
        Community Involvement
        • Atlanta Business League, general counsel, 2010 – Present
        • Atlanta Volunteer, pro bono partnership, 2007 – Present
        • D.M. Therrell High School, Atlanta, mock trial team coach, 2009 – 2012
        • State Bar of Georgia Diversity Pipeline Program, presenter, 2009
        • The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Street Law Diversity, Pipeline Program, presenter and co-host, 2009
        Clerkships
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Honorable Myron H. Thompson