Joyce M. Mocek

Partner

Atlanta, GA
D 770.818.1296 | F 770.937.9960
[email protected]

Education

  • J.D., Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, with distinctions
  • B.S., B.A., University of Maryland, Business School, with honors
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Overview
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Joyce Mocek is a Partner and practices in the Labor and Employment and Business Liability and Insurance National Practice Sections at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP.  Ms. Mocek is a nationally recognized litigation lawyer that has represented companies across the United States in a diverse range of labor and employment matters.  Her areas of expertise focus on advising and representing major employers, insurers, manufacturers, hospitality companies, and health care providers, with particular strengths in strategic planning and early case resolution.  She assists clients in resolving labor and employment related issues, including employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, wage and hour claims and compliance with the FLSA, including overtime and misclassification of employees as exempt or nonexempt claims, employee v. independent contractor classifications, FMLA and ADA claims, ADA accessibility claims, and religious and disability accommodation claims.  Ms. Mocek provides day-to-day counseling to companies on FLSA compliance, harassment investigations, leave and accommodation situations, employment agreements, including violations of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and handbook reviews and training.   As part of her practice, Ms. Mocek regularly appears before the EEOC and related federal and state agencies, including DOL audits, and represents employers before federal and state courts on all levels in employment disputes.

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Bar Admissions

Georgia State, Appellate and Supreme Court(s)

Maryland State, Appellate and Supreme Court(s)

New Jersey State and Federal Court(s)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Publications & Engagements
Representative Cases & Clients
  • DeJuan Price v. P.L. Marketing, Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division; Civil Action File No. 1:19cv00861 (MLB).
  • Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, Inc., et al, In the Superior Court of Cobb County, State of Georgia, Civil Action No.: 10-1-03068-18.
  • Hathaway Development Company, Inc. v. American Empire Surplus Lines, Insurance Associates of Georgia and Leroy Conrad Murphy, Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Civil Action File No.: 06A-09664-01
  • Thomas Earl Johnson v. Robert Half International Inc.; United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division; Civil Action File No. 1:03 CV 1496(WBH).
  • Rita Hinesman, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, Civil Action File No.: 1:08-CV-0779(RLV)(2008).
  • Christopher Lee Potts v. Eddie Ray Johnston, Riverside Metal Products, and Riverside Steel, LLC, filed in the Superior Court of Walton County, State of Georgia, Civil Action Number: 09-3905-3.  Companion Case- Progressive Preferred Ins. Company v. Christopher Lee Potts, Eddie Ray Johnson, Riverside Metal Products and Riverside Steel, filed in the Superior Court of Walton County, State of Georgia, Civil Action Number: 10-0867-2.
  • Petroleum Realty V, LLC v. Zurich American Ins. Company, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, Division, Civil Action No.: 1:08-CV-2301-CAP, and 1:09-CV-2213-CAP.
  • Claude Rowe v. Robert Half International Inc. and Accountemps; United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division; Civil Action File No. 1:04 CV 1209(CAP).
  • Lee Secrest and Shari Stanford, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated v. AON Consulting, Inc.; United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division; Civil Action No.: 1:01-CV-464-CAP.
  • Daniel Smith and Lila Smith v. Sallie Mae, Inc., Educap, and Firstmark Services, LLC, Superior Court of Effingham County; Civil Action No. SU07CV346T.
  • Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation and Empire Financial Services, Inc. v. Colonial American Casualty and Surety Company, United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Valdosta Division, Civil Action File No.: 7:08cv55
  • Vista India v. Raaga, Inc., United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Civil Action No.: 07-1262 (HAA).
  • Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Curtis M. Lockey; United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division; Case No. 305cv0467-h.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Claimant Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and Respondent Raymond N. Cornelius; New York Stock Exchange Docket No. 2004 015065.
Affiliations
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, Atlanta Chapter
  • Insurance Professionals of Atlanta
  • Southern Loss Association
  • ProWin
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Awards and Recognition
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the field of Litigation – Insurance
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Women In The Law”, 2016
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Presentation entitled “A Look at Employment Law” at the State Bar of Georgia, Younger Lawyers Section Seminar, and Atlanta Women in Business Meeting(s)