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Employment Law Issues, Workers’ Comp & More

N Sprattlin, T Coleman, J Harris-Walton, B Gerber, & E Rowell

N Sprattlin, T Coleman, J Harris-Walton, B Gerber, & E Rowell



ALE-8-25-700px+21+(1)Nancy Castor Sprattlin w/ Castor Sprattlin Law Group, LLC

Nancy Castor Sprattlin has more than 15 years of experience litigating employment cases and advising employers about their workplace obligations. Nancy spent several years as a defense litigator at prominent firms in New York and Georgia, including Greenberg Traurig LLP and Epstein Becker & Greene LLP where she gained invaluable litigation and trial experience representing various Fortune 500 companies. After more than 10 years at those prominent firms, Nancy joined three colleagues to form a partnership. Wanting to expand her practice, Nancy recently launched a new firm, Castor Sprattlin Law Group, LLC with offices in Georgia and New York, focusing on employment law and estate planning.
Nancy has handled and litigated a broad spectrum of legal employment law issues and cases. Nancy is currently legal counselor and advisor to a diverse group of clients from small sized local companies to large national and international companies. She advises business owners, Human Resource professionals, and managers regarding employment law issues and best practices. She reviews and drafts policies and procedures, employee handbooks, employment contracts, severance agreements and other employment related agreements. Nancy also assists business owners, professionals and their families with their estate planning needs.

Nancy was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in 2011 and was recently named a Super Lawyer in the 2015 Edition.

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ALE-8-25-700px+9Tiffany Coleman w/ Coleman & Walton, LLP.

Tiffany Coleman is one of the managing partners of Coleman & Walton.  Tiffany is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and received her undergraduate degree in Government from Oral Roberts University. After college, she worked as a social worker for the Department of Family & Children Services for 4 years. Due to the injustices she saw within the juvenile court system, she decided to become an attorney.  While still employed as a social worker, she enrolled into John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, GA.  During her time at John Marshall, she gained invaluable work experience at Atlanta Legal Aid, Fulton Juvenile Court, and the Family Division of Fulton Superior Court. After graduating from law school in 2008, she established her own practice and now handles bankruptcy cases and creditor defense work against creditors.  

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ALE-8-25-700px+17Josie Harris-Walton w/ Coleman & Walton, LLC.

Josie Harris-Walton is one of the managing partners of Coleman & Walton.  Josie is a native of the state of Alabama.  While completing her Business Administration degree from the University of West Alabama, she served in the United States Army Reserve. She attended law school at Samford University, Cumberland School of Law.  She also earned her legal Masters in Taxation from DePaul University College of Law. During her time at DePaul, Josie volunteered as an attorney at the Tax Care Clinic, a non-profit organization focused on helping low-income taxpayers with disputes against taxing authorities.  She also worked at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  After graduating from DePaul, Josie gained invaluable work experience as a tax attorney at Deming Parker law firm and as a senior tax consultant at Strategic Tax Advisors.  She now specializes in strategic tax planning and tax defense.  Josie is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia and the state of Alabama.

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ALE-8-25-700px+22Benjamin Gerber w/ The Law Offices of Benjamin Y. Gerber, LLC.

Benjamin Gerber, is a trial lawyer, focusing his practice on helping those who have been injured on the job.

Ben created his law office in 2010 determined to provide superior representation for those who were injured on the job and need assistance in understanding the workers compensation system.  In 2012 Ben expanded his practice and added a second attorney, Matthew Jordan, to the firm.

Ben graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School.  While in law school, it was at the Consumer Affairs Clinic where he first began to assist individuals against big corporations.  Ben also had legal internships at the Department of Justice and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  Ben moved to Georgia in 2001 and began his career working for insurance defense firms.  Ben learned what the strategies and motivations of insurance companies were while trying cases on their behalf.  In 2004, Ben was recruited to a firm that represented plaintiffs in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.

Ben has achieved the highest attorney rating of 10.0/10.0 Superb from AVVO.  In addition, he has been named to the list of Rising Stars by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine for 5 consecutive years, an honor reserved for less than 3% of the qualifying attorneys in the state.  Ben is an active member of the WCCL, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association,  and the Atlanta Bar Association.  He is also a Junior Board Member for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

Ben is husband and a father to three children and is active in coaching his children in youth league sports.

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Eslami Law and Lyle & Levine



Sara Eslami, Dawn Levine, & Emily Rowell (Host)



DawnDawn Levine w/ Lyle & Levine, LLC

Dawn R. Levine had several life-changing experiences that led her to a passionate focus on Estate Planning and Probate.  She services the full economic spectrum from basic Wills to complex tax planning and charitable giving.  She finds it especially rewarding to assist with charitable giving and families with young children.  A significant portion of her practice is devoted to business formation and succession and the special estate planning needs of foreign nationals.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son and husband, gardening and DIY home projects.

Practice AreasWills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship and Corporate Transactions

Law School:  Emory University School of Law

Undergraduate:  Washington State University, cum laude

Community Involvement:

  • Treasurer, Solo/Small Firm Section, Cobb County Bar Association;
  • Secretary, Cobb County Bar Association;
  • Member, Marietta Kiwanis;
  • Member, Marietta Business Association;
  • Member, Leadership Cobb Alumni Association;
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Business Law and Litigation Section, Cobb County Bar Association;
  • Member, Advisory Board, First Landmark Bank;
  • Member, Georgia Bar;

Community Service:

  • Cobb Justice Foundation, Pro Bono;
  • Georgia Legal Services, Pro Bono;
  • Center for Family Resources, volunteer, donor;
  • Cobb County Master Gardener, volunteer.

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SaraSara Eslami w/ Law Office of Sara Eslami

As I tried to seek help for my situations in the past, I found a lot of roadblocks like bad information or not enough information. I didn’t like the feeling of being helpless, so I started educating others & myself along the way.

I discovered my passion & calling in life is to help others, by putting myself in their shoes. I take my time to listen & engage you, not just skim the surface of your situation to come back with a generic reply. I simply treat you how I wanted to be treated when I was the one in need of help.

Nobody is perfect & because of that I’m here to offer my help to you.
At the Law Office of Sara Eslami, my goals include helping clients understand the legal system and obtain favorable outcomes for their cases. If you’re searching for a lawyer in the Atlanta area, please give me a call today.

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How to Market Your Law Firm Online w/ Montina Portis


Montina Portis, Rich Casanova, & Emily Rowell (Host)



MontinaMontina Portis w/ Creative Internet Authority

Montina is the CEO of Creative Internet Authority, the nation’s leading full service law firm marketing agency specializing in lead conversion for boutique and small size law firms. When she was 18 months old her mother abandoned her.  Later her father was sentenced to 20 years in prison so she lived with her aunt. By the time she was 16 her aunt kicked her out and she was homeless.

By 18 she was pregnant and living in the YWCA and by 19 she was a homeless single mom with a 9 month old baby living in a homeless shelter.  She still managed to get her G.E.D. and graduate with her Master’s and today she’s made millions.  All of this is to show you that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from anything is possible.

Montina is the best-selling author of “YouTube Video Marketing Secrets Revealed: The Beginners Guide to Online Video Marketing”, “How to Grow a Passive Income in 20 Simple Steps”,  “How to Build a Passive Income Stream Marketing Funnel” ,”The Jump Is the Story: 30 Days to Greater Faith” and “How to Market Your Law Firm Online – Internet Marketing Guide.”

Over 20,000 clients have benefited from learning and implementing the proven marketing strategies taught by Montina and she has over 3 million views on her YouTube channel. With a strong blend of education, technology and marketing with her 15 years in the business world, Montina is focused on targeted and efficient results.

She works exclusively with lawyers and law firms to attract new clients, generate more referrals and make more money using online and offline legal marketing strategies.  Through various online marketing tools including video and social media she helps lawyers establish a leading brand presence, automate marketing and enhance their reputation online.

Through her famous personal transformation experiences, and frequent appearances on Network TV shows including “The Chew”, Fox New, ABC, CBS and NBC.  Montina inspires millions of people to be superstars in life and business and live amazing lives.

Book a ten minute meeting with me here: Book Me! (Limited Availability)

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Mailing address: 10719 Alpharetta Hwy. #2131, Roswell, GA  30077

Office: 678.435.9373

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Ken Hodges w/ Ken Hodges Law

L Gowens, M Rafi, E Rowell, A Brown, K Hodges

L Gowens, M Rafi, E Rowell, A Brown, K Hodges



ken-hodgesKen Hodges w/ Ken Hodges Law

Kenneth (Ken) B. Hodges, III, is the former Dougherty County District Attorney and 2010 Democratic candidate for Attorney General.  Ken has tried and won hundreds of cases before Georgia juries, and now applies his dedication and trial skills at Ken Hodges Law, a practice with offices in Atlanta and Albany, focused on commercial litigation, personal injury, criminal defense, civil rights, government investigations, and RICO matters.

Ken was most recently named a 2015 “Super Lawyer” by Georgia Trend Magazine and is rated “AV”, the highest rating given by Martindale Hubble, and is rated “10+” the highest rating from AVVO, two preeminent national legal ranking systems.  Ken has been widely recognized for his legal and civic accomplishments during his 25 years as a practicing attorney, including as the 2013 recipient of the State Bar’s “Commitment to Equality” Award.  He has been named “District Attorney of the Year”, awarded the “Justice Benham Award for Community Service” from the State Bar and given the “Eagle Award” by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for his work on behalf of victims of crime.

Ken serves on the Executive Committee for the State Bar Association.  He is also Secretary for the Urban League of Atlanta and serves on boards for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Georgia.  He is a past Georgia Trend “40 under 40” and Trustee of Leadership Georgia.

Ken is a graduate of Episcopal High School in Washington, DC, earned his undergraduate degree at Emory University, and his J.D. at University of Georgia’s School of Law. Ken lives in Atlanta with his wife, Melissa, and their children, Margaret and Jack. They are members of Christ the King Catholic Church in Buckhead.

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alex-brownAlexander Brown w/ Bagwell & Associates

I practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions and litigation. I received my law degree in 2009 in the top 3% of my class at John Marshall School of Law. Before joining Bagwell & Associates, I worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Complex Case Division in Fulton County. I have represented clients at both Jury and Bench trials in the areas of real estate, foreclosure defense, general civil and felony level criminal litigation. I am a member of the Georgia State Bar, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court.

I appear regularly on HLN and CNN as a national legal correspondent and have provided legal commentary on nationally televised news media, for National Public Radio, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Huffington Post.


– Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions
– Real Estate Litigation
– Dispossessory Actions
– Eviction
– Landlord/Tenant Disputes
– Civil Defense
– Criminal Defense

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michael-rafiMichael Rafi w/ Butler Tobin, LLC

Mike is a lawyer with the firm Butler Tobin, based in Atlanta.  Mike helps injured people by maximizing the value of their cases.  Mike believes in taking a small number of cases so that he can devote the time, energy, and resources necessary to each and every client.  He exclusively handles personal injury cases, and focuses on negligent security, trucking, and other serious injury cases.

Mike went to college at Furman University and worked for U.S. Senator and now Presidential candidate Lindsay Graham.  Mike then worked for a number of news organizations, including Fox News Channel in New York City and Cox Broadcasting’s Washington, DC news bureau.  Each day he helped tell audiences about challenges faced by individuals and their communities.  Mike was not satisfied just reporting about problems and decided to go to law school so he could solve them instead.

Mike graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law.  While in law school, Mike excelled on both the National Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams.  The law school named Mike the “Outstanding Mock Trial Advocate” of his class.

Mike initially practiced law with an international law firm based in Atlanta, defending companies in personal injury, product liability, and commercial litigation cases. He routinely represented Georgia’s largest electric utility company in personal injury cases.  Since making the switch to the Plaintiffs’ side, Mike has helped recover millions for his clients.

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lance-gowensLance Gowens w/ The Gowens Law Firm

Lance W. Gowens earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Georgia State University. Lance graduated from John Marshall Law School in 2007.

In 2010, Lance established his own firm, The Gowens Firm, LLC, in Cumming, Georgia. In 2013 he joined the Boyd Law Group, LLC, as Of Counsel basis, managing the firm’s domestic relations practice.  In 2015, he re-established his firm, The Gowens Law Firm, LLC, in Atlanta Buckhead, Georgia.

Lance’s areas of practice are domestic relations and family law, bankruptcy, criminal lawand real estate litigation.

Lance and his wife Traci live with their six children in Suwanee, GA.

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