Juliana Nwafor is an Atlanta employment law attorney who focuses her practice on federal employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage-hour litigation arising under Title VII and Section 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

In addition, Ms. Nwafor regularly provides advice and counsel to clients on the practical and legal implications of day-to-day employment decisions. She also advises clients on internal policies and handbooks. Ms. Nwafor leads internal investigations involving complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and other workplace violations. Ms. Nwafor also provides training for employees and management regarding U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) compliance, preventative strategies to avoid litigation and management best practices.

Ms. Nwafor has successfully defended employers in matters before the EEOC and in federal court.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Nwafor worked as an employment attorney for a national labor and employment firm. Before entering private practice, Ms. Nwafor completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Leslie J. Abrams of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.


  • Mercer University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Georgia State University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Phi Kappa Phi
Honors & Awards
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Black Lawyers, 2019
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, 2019 
  • State Bar of Georgia, Labor and Employment Law Section, Mentorship Academy Graduate, 2017-2018
  • Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association-Bloomberg BNA, 2014
  • Dean's List, Mercer University School of Law, 2011-2014
  • Third Best Petitioner Brief Award, Wagner National Labor and Employment Moot Court Competition


Speaking Engagements