Note that all cases are different and no results for any specific case can or will be guaranteed. Names of Plaintiffs and Defendants – as well as any articles written about the cases – often cannot be disclosed pursuant to confidentiality statements in settlement agreements signed by all parties. Page last updated 11/25/20.
The attorneys at the Kirby G. Smith Law Firm have represented private and public employees against Fortune 50 companies, state and local agencies, and the Federal Government. A brief sample of our results in real cases is below:
- Kirby Smith represented a police officer who blew the whistle on two of his fellow officers performing activities while on duty that were in violation of State of Georgia policing standards and was demoted as a result. He was later terminated after the department received Mr. Smith's cease and desist letter. The client was awarded a verdict of $300,000 at jury trial.
- Kirby Smith, Amanda Brookhuis, and their team represented an employee in her company's finance department who discovered financial irregularities in the company's expense reporting which artificially inflated the company's profits. She was terminated after refusing to continue this practice. The case was settled before trial for $250,000.
- Kirby Smith and his team represented an employee who was terminated after complaining of discrimination; the employee was not paid proper commissions by his previous employer, either. After multiple rounds of negotiations between the parties, the employer agreed to a six-figure settlement that ensured our client was compensated for the work he had done and for the retaliation he experienced.
– Kirby Smith and his team represented an employee of a multinational pharmaceutical company in a whistleblower retaliation claim under Sarbanes-Oxley protections. In a court-ordered mediation matching up against one of the largest law firms in the city, his team was able to obtain a six-figure settlement for the client that made headlines in the local community.
- Kirby Smith and his team represented an employee of a University in a race discrimination lawsuit. The case was settled for six-figures through an EEOC-hosted mediation.
– Kirby Smith represented a terminated federal employee in a claim of discrimination and retaliation against the Department of Defense. Due to budget constraints, the case was handled without an administrative hearing. Based solely upon depositions and written submissions, Mr. Smith was able to obtain a favorable judgment, which included reinstatement of the employee, back pay, and compensatory damages of $200,000.
– Kirby Smith and his team represented an employee against a Fortune 50 business in an age discrimination lawsuit. After internal grievance procedures failed to resolve the issue, his team took the case to court and was able to obtain a six-figure settlement for the client.
- Kirby Smith and his team represented an employee in an ERISA action, claiming that her long-term disability benefits were improperly denied. After multiple denials through the insurance agency's internal procedure, the case was brought into Federal District Court. The insurance company agreed to settle the claim, including payment of future benefits, for a six-figure settlement.
– Kirby Smith represented a federal employee in a claim of whistleblower retaliation against the U.S. Department of the Interior. After failed settlement negotiations, he was able to secure a judgment against the Agency that made headlines in the local community.
– Kirby Smith represented a federal employee in a claim of gender discrimination against the U.S. Department of the Army. The case did not settle and was argued before a judge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Smith’s client won and was provided with over $70,000 in back pay, plus attorney fees and interest accrued, totaling well over $100,000. The local branch of the Agency was also required to post a notice to all employees that management in the branch had discriminated against an employee, along with information for future employees to use if they felt they were being discriminated against as well.
– Kirby Smith represented a federal employee in a claim against the U.S. Department of the Navy. After settlement negotiations failed, he was able to win a judgment against the Agency, leading to the employee’s reinstatement along with all back pay plus interest and benefits for the time he spent unemployed. The Agency filed a second suit and it was again challenged by Mr. Smith as a claim of reprisal. This case was settled with terms extremely favorable to the client, allowing the client to continue working until his desired retirement date while collecting his pension at the same time. His overall winnings from both cases was over $400,000.
– Kirby Smith and his team represented an employee of a Fortune 50 company in a race discrimination claim under Title VII. The case fell under an arbitration agreement. Despite the inability to pursue the case into federal court, Mr. Smith’s team was able to obtain a settlement in excess of $75,000 at mediation, including continuation of health benefits.
– Kirby Smith represented a federal employee in a claim of gender discrimination and reprisal against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In a court-ordered mediation, he was able to negotiate a six-figure settlement for the client as well as an extension of duty time so that he could collect a larger retirement.