Prioleau, Milfort & Rivers
Attorneys and Counselors at Law

About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

Prioleau, Milfort and Rivers, LLC is a law firm dedicated to fighting for your rights. We have over 30 years of experience representing employees and employers in employment and labor law matters. Our attorneys are unique in that they have worked for large labor and employment law firms representing major corporations. Thus, we understand both sides of employment and business disputes and use our experience to achieve the best results for our clients. Our lawyers have successfully represented hourly workers, supervisors, managers, senior executives, and business owners in both the private and public sectors. 

For example, in 2014, our firm obtained a $615,000 settlement on behalf of a former federal employee after winning at trial, and shortly before the parties were scheduled to see the Judge for the hearing on damages. Our firm has also obtained numerous six figure settlements for employees alleging violations of their rights. 

In addition to representing employees, Prioleau, Milfort and Rivers, LLC has successfully assisted business owners in complying with wage and hour and other legal requirements. Our firm is regularly called upon to serve as counsel for our business client's in their dealings with Department of Labor Administrators and Investigators. 

Our senior partner Oscar E. Prioleau is licensed to practice in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas and Pennsylvania. He regularly handles employment law matters in these and other jurisdictions. In recognition for his work on behalf of our clients, our managing partner Job J. Milfort has been selected as a Georgia Rising Star Super Lawyer in Employment & Labor in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was also selected as one of Georgia Trend's 2012 and 2013 "Legal Elite." 

In addition to Employment Law, Prioleau, Milfort and Rivers, LLC has considerable experience in Business Disputes and Personal Injury matters. We are dedicated to helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Our professionals are committed to providing exceptional service with personal attention. We work hard for our clients and achieve results.

 

Get in touch

Oscar E. Prioleau, Jr.
Oscar@pmlawteam.com 

Job J. Milfort
Job@pmlawteam.com 

Deandre V. Rivers
Drivers@pmlawteam.com

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Attorneys

 
 

Partner

Oscar E. Prioleau, Jr.

Oscar E. Prioleau, Jr. is a founding partner of Prioleau & Milfort, LLC.

Oscar’s practice includes: labor and employment litigation and counseling on behalf of employees and employers; litigation of contract, defamation, fraud, retaliation, sexual harassment, race, age, gender and disability discrimination claims; counseling employers regarding personnel policies, wage and hour compliance, hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; drafting executive and other employment agreements, severance agreements, and employee handbooks.

Prior to forming his own practice, Oscar practiced as a labor and employment lawyer with the law firms of Ogletree Deakins and Jackson Lewis, LLP. During his tenure with these firms, Oscar represented exclusively companies and corporations in the labor and employment arena. Oscar has over 20 years of experience in representing clients in labor and employment law matters.

Oscar received his B. S. degree in Labor and Employment Relations from the University of South Carolina in 1985. He received his J.D. from Texas Southern University and his LL.M in Labor Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1989. Oscar served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy JAGC from 1989 to 1993. He is admitted to the bar in GA, SC, NC, TX and PA.

 

Education

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER
LL.M, 1989

TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
J.D., 1988

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
B.S., 1985

Activities & Affiliations

• The National Black Top 100 Lawyers

Bar Admissions

Georgia Courts, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania,U.S. District Court of the Northern and Middle District of Georgia

 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

Job J. Milfort

Job J. Milfort is a founding and managing partner of Prioleau & Milfort, LLC.  He focuses his practice on Employment Law and Business Disputes. Job primarily handles employment discrimination and retaliation claims; failure to pay minimum wage and overtime issues; and breach of contract cases. He also handles cases involving restrictive covenants, trade secret misappropriation, and partnership dissolutions.

Since forming his own practice, Job has obtained favorable results for business owners and a variety of professionals including: Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists, Pilots, Scientists, Chief Executive Officers, Executive Vice Presidents, Directors, Regional and General Managers, Law Enforcement Officers, Educators, Administrators, Paralegals, Managers, Sales Representatives, hourly workers, and Federal employees.

For example, in July 2016, Job secured a significant settlement for his client on the eve of trial after nearly four years of litigation. In December 2014, Job obtained a $615,000 settlement for his client after winning at trial, and shortly before the parties were scheduled to have a hearing on damages. He has also obtained numerous six figure settlements for professionals alleging violations of their employment rights.

In addition to representing employees, Job has successfully assisted business owners in complying with minimum wage, overtime and other legal requirements. He is regularly called upon to serve as Counsel for his clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other agencies.

In recognition for his work on behalf of his clients, Job was selected as a 2017 and 2018 Georgia Super Lawyer in Employment & Labor. From 2012-2016, he was selected as a Rising Star Super Lawyer in Employment & Labor. Job was also selected as one of Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite" in Labor & Employment in 2012, 2013, and 2017. He is a long-standing member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and is a former member of the Georgia Chapter’s (NELA-GA) Board of Directors.

Prior to forming his own law firm, Job practiced with the law firms of Alston & Bird, LLP and Baker Donelson. During his tenure at these firms, Job represented national and international employers in nearly all areas of employment law. Job also handled lawsuits alleging breach of contract, interference with business relations, fraud, conversion, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duties, and negligence.

Job's appellate work includes successfully arguing before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of an inmate alleging deliberate indifference to his medical needs. See Brown v. Johnson, 387 F.3d 1344 (11th Cir. 2004). He has also appeared before the Georgia Supreme Court in a suit brought against an insurance provider for negligent or bad faith failure to settle. See Trinity Outdoor, LLC v. Central Mutual Insurance Co., 285 Ga. 583 (2009).

In law school, Job interned with the Honorable John M. Facciola, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia. While there, Job assisted with decisions and attended hearings involving, among other things, employment law claims. He has also worked as a paralegal and law clerk with Hirschhorn & Bieber, PA, a prominent criminal defense firm in his hometown Miami, Florida.

In September 2015, Job served as a speaker at GABWA's 2015 Small/Solo Firm Symposium, Tools of the Business and Practice of Law. In February 2013, Job presented "Risky Business: Fundamental Employment Law Issues for the Smaller Employer" at the National Bar Association's Mid-Winter meeting in Nassau, Bahamas.  In November 2010, Job presented “Employment Law Issues Related to the Use of H2B Immigrant Workers” to leaders in the Mobile Entertainment industry in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Job has published "Religious Discrimination: Knowing employees' rights concerning religious practices," Smart Business Magazine, July 2008. He has also served as a Chapter Editor – Linderman & Kadue, ABA Age Discrimination in Employment Law 2007-2009, and 2011-2013 Cumulative Supplements (BNA); and a Contributing Author – Coleman, ABA The Family and Medical Leave Act 2007, 2008 and 2009 Cumulative Supplement (BNA).

Recent Representations

  • Obtained a $185,000 settlement in a race discrimination case;
  • Obtained a $160,000 settlement on the eve of trial in an age and gender discrimination case;
  • Obtained compensation for a group of hotel workers alleging failure to pay overtime;
  • Secured more than $180,000 in severance and other benefits for former V.P. in Sales who was after 6 months of employment;
  • Obtained a $615,000 settlement, after winning at trial, on behalf of a former Scientist who was wrongfully terminated because of her disability;
  • Obtained full back pay and attorneys’ fees for client alleging violations of the FMLA;
  • Obtained unpaid overtime compensation for clients who were not properly paid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act;
  • Obtained numerous significant settlements for clients who were wrongfully terminated or otherwise mistreated based on their age, gender, race, religion, disabilities, or for exercising their leave rights under the Family Medical Leave Act;
  • Secured and defeated summary judgment and other dispositive motions in actions alleging race, gender, disability and age discrimination.
  • Obtained, and defended against, injunctive relief in business disputes including non-competition and non-solicitation disputes;
  • Assisted business clients in reducing and eliminating proposed penalties by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, H2B Requirements and other federal and state laws; and
  • Obtained “no-cause” findings from the EEOC for small business owners accused on discrimination.
 

Education

J.D. HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2003

B.S. FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIC
2000

Activities & Affiliations

• Rated by Super Lawyers • The National Black Top 100 Lawyers
• Lawyers of Distinction 2018

Bar Admissions

Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

 
 

 
 
 
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PARTNER

Deandre V. Rivers

DeAndre V. Rivers, is a Partner of Prioleau, Milfort & Rivers, and has recovered over 5 Million Dollars in personal injury judgments & settlements on behalf of his clients.

Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Car/Auto Accidents, DUI Accidents Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, and Premises Liability.

DeAndre Rivers, specializes in the litigation and trial of catastrophic personal injury cases. I bring all of my firms resources to bear on each case I handle because we believe that you deserve the best representation possible. I handle only a limited number of cases at any given time. My team includes paralegals, private investigators, nurse consultants, liability expert witnesses and medical experts designed to maximize the recovery in every case we handle.

Recent Recoveries (since 2014)

  • $675,000 Commercial vehicle: Back Injury
  • $400,000 Commercial vehicle: Back Injury-
  • $300,000 Motor Vehicle: Back Injury
  • $250,000 Motor Vehicle: Back Injury
  • $200,000 Motor Vehicle: Back Injury
  • $195,000 Commercial Vehicle: Back Injury
  • Motor Vehicle: Back Injury
  • $150,000 Motor Vehicle: Shoulder Injury
  • Motor Vehicle: Back Injury
  • $150,000 Motor Vehicle: Back Injury
 

Education

TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
Juris Doctor, 2008

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
B.S., 2003