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Laura Denton


Suite 800
229 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

404-582-8465 - Direct
404-659-6700 - Main


Laura represents private and government organizations in employment matters ranging from cases brought by individuals to class and collective actions. She assists clients in federal and state employment litigation cases and provides day-to-day counseling to her clients on a wide variety of employment issues. Prior to joining Elarbee Thompson, she clerked for District Judge Clay Land in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and practiced in Nashville, Tennessee where she gained experience serving clients on a range of employment matters at a boutique employment law firm.


J.D., magna cum laude, Mercer School of Law, 2008
B.A. and B.S., magna cum laude, University of Georgia, 2005


Class & Collective Action
Employment Law
Unfair Competition
Wage and Hour


State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association


George W. Woodruff Award of Excellence, awarded to the student with the highest grade point average in graduating law school class
Participant, Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition
Georgia Legal Survey Editor, Mercer Law Review
Brainerd Currie Honor Society Student Coach, Georgia Intrastate Competition, Emory Civil Rights & Liberties Competition
CALI Awards of Excellence in Commercial Transactions, Constitutional Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Introduction to Legal Research, Jurisprudence, Remedies, Sales, and Statutory Law
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star
Georgia Trend's Legal Elite


Mercer Young Alumni Council, Board Member and Vice President
NewPowerPac, Board Member



Representative Matters

Successfully defended a large restaurant chain against a claim of negligent hiring and retaliation.

Successfully defended a Tennessee client in a race discrimination EEOC charge brought against a former employee. The matter was settled for a nominal amount after the position statement was submitted.

Successfully defended the termination of two former public employees in post adverse-action hearings.

Successfully defended a company against claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress brought by a former employee. The case was settled for a nominal amount after the plaintiff was deposed.

Successfully defended a company against a claim of negligence brought by a former employee. The case was dismissed on a pre-discovery dispositive motion.

Successfully prevented a former public employee from recovering unemployment benefits based on evidence of fraud.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal:

Toni E.R. Brown

404-582-8413 - Direct