Emily Franke is an Associate at Sanchez Hayes & Associates, devoting much of her practice to the firm’s Employment/Human Resource Consulting section, The Consensus Group. Emily helps employers respond to and resolve employee complaints, including but not limited to: Fair Labor Standard Act claims and EEOC employment discrimination claims based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, and retaliation. When possible, she assists employers in getting these matters dismissed at the charge stage by communicating directly with EEOC investigators on their behalf and drafting the employers’ written responses.
In addition, Emily engages in state and federal civil litigation, representing individuals and employers in various employment matters. She has extensive litigation experience, representing clients in all phases of trial. Prior to joining Sanchez, Hayes & Associates, Emily worked as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and family law practitioner, logging numerous hours in the courtroom and developing great familiarity of Georgia civil and criminal procedure.
Emily obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She subsequently attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama on a full academic scholarship. Emily resides in Coweta County with her husband, Tavis, and their two young children. Emily is currently licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia and is an active member of the Fayette County Bar Association.