Patel Burkhalter Law Group would like to welcome Nancy Pridgen to the team! Nancy’s practice is focused on employment litigation in the federal courts, and she has handled, in some capacity, nearly every type of employment law matter that exists, including employment discrimination (age, race/nationality, gender, disability), retaliation, harassment, unemployment, FMLA, FLSA/wage and hour, ERISA/employee benefits, employment contracts, etc. Nancy also enjoys assisting businesses, business owners, executives and key employees in navigating the waters of transitioning out of old and into new employment relationships, with all of their attendant issues including severance or other benefits, and drafting/negotiating new employment terms, etc.
Nancy sub-specializes in ERISA litigation, and has litigated scores of ERISA benefits claims and fiduciary cases throughout the country. Nancy developed this expertise in ERISA Litigation while at Alston + Bird, where she litigated numerous class actions and other complex litigation involving employee pension and welfare benefit claims. She has continued her focus on ERISA since then, as a managing member of Monnolly Pridgen LLC and while she was Of Counsel at Carlock, Copeland & Stair.
Prior to moving home to Georgia, Nancy served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit, Michigan for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and an Assistant Attorney General for Michigan’s Attorney General’s Office. Her time in government service provided Nancy with valuable insight on how government investigations and litigation are handled. Nancy was also privileged to serve as a judicial law clerk for two federal district court judges, The Honorable Paul D. Borman, in the Eastern District of Michigan, and The Honorable James G. Carr, in the Northern District of Ohio. Nancy is currently serving as an Officer in the Georgia State Bar Employee Benefits Section.
Nancy is a proud graduate of Auburn University, where she graduated summa cum laude, as the President’s Award winner for the College of Liberal Arts for her graduating class, with a double major and in the University Honors Program. Nancy received her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School, where she served as a Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and was named NAWL’s Outstanding Woman Law Graduate for her class, in addition to her Dean’s List honors. In her free time, Nancy enjoys spending quality time with her husband and four children. You are most likely to find her at one of her sons’ baseball games or her daughter’s competitive cheerleading practices and competitions, but in the fall, she and her family are obsessed with SEC football.