Ex-DeKalb Ethics Officer Wants Race Bias Suit Kept Alive

Former DeKalb County Board of Ethics deputy ethics officer LaTonya Wiley alleges she was terminated for raising racial discrimination concerns. Despite a magistrate judge’s recommendation to dismiss her suit against DeKalb County, its ethics board, and officials, Wiley’s attorneys argue there was an employment relationship with the county. Wiley’s suit, filed in February 2023, accuses […]

Client Alert: Federal Trade Commission Bans Use of Non-Compete Agreements

 By Kana Caplan and Jack Cartwright On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted 3-2 to ban employers from using noncompete agreements with employees. The rule, first proposed in January 2023, prohibits businesses from entering into new noncompete agreements with any employees.  Businesses, however, will be able to enforce existing non-compete agreements against […]

Halsey G. Knapp, Jr. and Barclay H. Vallotton secure favorable jury verdict in a reverse discrimination lawsuit against City of Atlanta

Krevolin & Horst attorneys Halsey G. Knapp, Jr. and Barclay H. Vallotton secured a federal jury verdict in favor of the City of Atlanta in a reverse discrimination lawsuit against the City. Mr. Knapp and Ms. Vallotton were part of a trial team led by Halima White of Employment Law Solution. The team defended the […]

Attorneys secure victory in federal court for client fighting discrimination claims

Krevolin & Horst attorneys Joyce Gist Lewis, Barclay H. Vallotton, and Jamil A. Favors recently secured a win for their clients in federal court. The team represented the City of Atlanta and its Director of the Office of Zoning and Development against discrimination claims by two white former city employees. Both former employees alleged they […]

Jessica Cino speaks on legal issues during the pandemic related to the rise in COVID cases.

Jessica Cino speaks on ongoing legal issues during the pandemic related to the rise in COVID cases. According to Cino,  “A lot of what was in place earlier were short term fixes that expired, Employees have less federal protection, but some options remain. People suffering from long-haul COVID symptoms might ultimately receive protection under the […]

Federal Magistrate Judge Recommends Dismissal of Employment Discrimination Claims

Krevolin & Horst attorneys Joyce Gist Lewis, Barclay Vallotton, and Jamil Favors recently won a motion to dismiss two employees’ reverse discrimination claims against the City of Atlanta. In recommending that K&H’s motion be granted, the magistrate judge found as a matter of law that the plaintiff failed to allege facts showing that the decision […]

Jeffrey D. Horst

Jeff Horst is Krevolin Horst’s senior litigator and “a go-to lawyer for referrals.” Jeff handles a wide variety of business related disputes in the areas of appeals, business torts, contracts, corporate governance, covenants not to compete, employment, entertainment, franchise, insurance coverage, intellectual property, officer and director liability, professional liability, securities litigation, shareholder disputes, and trade […]

Zahra S. Karinshak

Zahra focuses her practice on whistleblower cases (False Claims Act/qui tam), white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, and complex civil litigation.  For 8 years, Zahra served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. As a veteran and former state Senator, she has extensive experience dealing with the government.

Halsey G. Knapp, Jr.

Halsey Knapp is a trial lawyer who regularly advises clients on crisis management and best practices with particular emphasis on business arrangements, real estate transactions, graceful employment departures, legal ethics, and more antagonistic, high stakes, business divorces and business litigation. As a seasoned negotiator, Halsey frequently handles relationship issues with lawyers, clients, suppliers, competitors, owners, […]

Joyce Gist Lewis

Joyce Gist Lewis is a skilled and tenacious advocate for private companies and governmental entities in and out of the courtroom. Joyce’s two decades of experience includes serving as lead counsel for claims involving professional liability, director and officer liability, business divorce, real estate litigation, employment discrimination defense, and catastrophic injury defense. Her appellate experience […]