Shaun Yancey

Shaun Yancey is an experienced federal employment law attorney in the greater Atlanta area. He concentrates his practice in all areas of federal employment law, including employment discrimination, position classification appeals, reasonable accommodation requests, and retirement benefits. He has represented clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Federal Operations (OFO), Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), Office of Special Counsel (OSC), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and Federal District Court.

He is a current member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, and the Emory Law Young Alumni Committee. He is an Atlanta native and is active in various community service organizations, such as the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.Mr. Yancey received his Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law in 2010. While at Emory Law School, he was the recipient of the Emory Public Interest Committee grant in 2008. He graduated with honors from Georgia State University Robinson College of Business in 2012. Mr. Yancey joined Melville Johnson, P.C. in 2013 where he practices federal employment law.

Mr. Yancey chose to practice in the area of federal employment law because of his strong desire to defend people in need. Many federal employees are unaware of their rights and how to appropriately assert them. Defending those rights for his clients is a passion of his that he takes very seriously. When working with Mr. Yancey, you can count on competence, quality and creativity at every step of your representation.

Bar Admissions:

U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2013

U.S. Tax Court, 2012

Supreme Court of Georgia, 2012


Successfully litigated against all federal agencies for 24 years, has brought cases before most circuit courts of appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court on behalf of federal employees he has represented.