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Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP

260 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2700, Atlanta, GA 30303

Visit: https://www.swtwlaw.com

Phone: 404-418-4110

Fax: 404-688-6840

Licensed Since: 1994

Education:Emory University School of Law

Practice Areas:

  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%)
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)

Q Attorney Profile

Attorney Dean R. Fuchs is a partner at Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Fuchs serves clients in the Atlanta metropolitan region and throughout the state of Georgia in matters involving business disputes, commercial litigation and employment litigation.

Mr. Fuchs has been licensed to practice in Georgia and Florida since 1994 and Massachusetts since 1996. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law. He also holds an arbitration certification through the arbitration program of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Fuchs has been involved in many significant cases. He spent several years as a partner at a private Georgia-based firm before joining Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP, in 2003. Because of his accomplishments, he has been recognized by Georgia Trend magazine, who named him one of the “legal elite” in 2013.

Mr. Fuchs participates in several professional organizations including the State Bar of Georgia, the Florida Bar, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a board member of the Atlanta Bar Association’s alternative dispute resolution section and vice president and secretary of the Concorde Condo Association. He is a former member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Mr. Fuchs devotes a portion of his time to pro bono work. He volunteers with organizations such as Georgia Legal Services Program and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Resource Center.

Q More info

About Dean Fuchs

Admitted: 1994, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.swtlaw.com/dean-r-fuchs


  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2012-2019, Georgia Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Selected as one of Georgia Trend Magazine's Legal Elite
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2013
  • Rated 10.0/10.0, AVVO
  • Georgia Rising Star, 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, Registered Arbitrator, 2013
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2019
  • Admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1996
  • Admitted to practice before the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 1995
  • Registered Arbitrator and Mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resoultion., 2011
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Registered Neutral (Mediation), 2011
  • Admitted to practice (pro hac vice) before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2015
  • Admitted to practice before the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 1995
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resoultion, Registered Neutral (Arbitration), 2010
  • Admitted to practice (pro hac vice) before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2013
  • Admitted to practice before the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 2003
  • Admitted to practice (pro hac vice) before the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2009
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2019
  • Employment and ADR Sections, ADR Section Board Member at Large, 2017
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Georgia, 1996
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Georgia, 1995
  • Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1994
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • National Employment Law Association of Georgia, Inc., 2008 President
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2006 - 2016
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, 2012
  • Florida Bar
  • Past President & Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association of Georgia, 2009
  • Completed Henning Arbitration and Mediation Training, 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • American Bar Association
  • President & Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association of Georgia, 2008
  • Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association of Georgia, 2007
  • Georgia, 1994

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Association of Club Executives
  • Atlanta Bar Association/NELA-GA, Mentorship Academy, 2017 - 2018
  • Volunteered to serve as judge in Emory University School of Law's Civil Liberties and Rights Inter-school Moot Court Competition., 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia Pro-Bono Project
  • Participated as Judge in John Marshall Law School Moot Court Competition, 2009
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Saturday Lawyers Program, Participant, 2009
  • Atlanta Volunteer Legal Foundation, mediator., 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Panelist, Enhancing Mediator Advocacy Skills, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers and Dispute Resolution Section of the Atlanta Bar Association Joint CLE, 2018
  • Speaker, Overview of Your Obligations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Automobile Dealers, 2009
  • Speaker, Best Practices for Interviewing Prospective Employees and Litigation Avoidance, Automobile Dealers, 2009
  • Speaker, The Fair Labor Standards Act and its Impact on Georgia's Private Home Care Providers, Georgia Chapter of the National Private Duty Association, September 2010
  • FLSA and its Impact on Georgia's Private Home Care Providers, Speaker, Georgia Chapter Of The National Private Duty Association, 2010
  • Speaker, Avoiding the Risk of Employee Misclassification Under the FLSA and the Continued Viability of the Companionship Services Exemption for Home Healthcare Providers, Georgia Association Of Community Care Providers And The Georgia Chapter Of The National Private Duty, 2013


  • Kingsley, et al. v. Florida Rock Industries, Inc., 2002
  • Lamar County, et al. v. E.T. Carlyle Company, 2004
  • Nance v. Buffalo’s Café of Griffin, Inc., 2005
  • Bowen v. Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., 2005
  • Price v. Advance Medical Clinics, PC, 2005
  • Core LaVista, et al. v. Cumming, 2011
  • Smith v. Wynfield Development Co., Inc., 2006
  • Clincy v. Galardi South Enterprises, Inc., 2011
  • Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. v. FDIC, Receiver for Silverton Bank, NA, 2012
  • Stuart v. Resurgens Risk Management, Inc., 2013
  • Geter, et al. v. Galardi South Enterprises, Inc., 2015
  • Alex and Prieto, et al. v. KHG of San Antonio, LLC, 2014
  • Geter, et al. v. Galardi South Enterprises, Inc, 2014
  • Bank of America v. Cuneo, 2015
  • Hanson v. Trop, Inc., 2016
  • Glen, et al. v. Galardi South Enterprises, Inc., 2015
  • Sittner, et al. v. Country Club, Inc., 2016
  • Gardner v. Country Club, Inc., 2016
  • Obtained $1.125 Million Judgment on Summary Judgment against Core Lavista, LLC and Steven DeLonga in commercial loan dispute, which was affirmed on appeal., 2011
  • Epsinoza, et al. v. Galardi South Enterprises, Inc., 2017
  • Kuykendall, et al. v. Trop, Inc., 2017
  • Negotiated $55,000 settlement with construction company for tolerating racially hostile work environment., 2009
  • Negotiated $200,000 settlement against SleeveCo, Inc. in Title VII hostile work environment and retaliation case., 2010
  • Negotiated $50,000 settlement with Hospice Care business for terminating disabled employee in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990., 2009
  • Negotiated $100,000 settlement in dispute between local staffing company and former customer., 2009
  • Successfully defended Oil Supply & Transportation Company by obtaining summary judgment in an unlawful retaliation claim brought by former truck driver employee under the Surface Transportation and Assistance Act before the U.S. Department of Labor, 2012
  • Took $2.11 MM joint and several judgments against two guarantors who defaulted on loans made to local bank., 2009

Educational Background:

  • Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1991

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