Experienced MSPB & Federal Employment Lawyers


In selecting a Federal Employment or MSPB Law Firm, your most important considerations will be the quality of the representation provided and your ability to establish a close working relationship with the attorneys you choose. We are proud of each and every one of our Federal Employee Attorneys, paralegals and staff members, whose strong community ties, high academic achievements, and commitment to the pursuit of excellence mirror and comprise that of our firm. Please click below to learn more about our lawyers.

George Melville Johnson

Attorney George Melville Johnson has a deep-seated interest in the nuances of federal and international law. His expertise in these areas has led to an impressive record, representing individuals, federal employees and small and medium sized privately held businesses in multi-jurisdictional international litigation.

Mr. Johnson combines an in-depth knowledge of the specifics of international litigation with an understanding of intercultural dynamics. He has successfully negotiated against dozens of Fortune 500 companies and brought cases before the US Supreme Court. Known for his well-reasoned arguments, he delights in turning business problems into capital opportunities. In short, Mr. Johnson combines insightful litigation strategy and ferocious trial skills with a notable depth of international and federal arbitration, litigation and negotiation experience.

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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.

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. 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.

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John Durishan

John Durishan is a an associate attorney, representing government and private sector employees in all areas of employment law, including discrimination claims relating to age, race, gender and sexual harassment.

He has experience representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Federal Operations (OFO), Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), and Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Prior to joining Melville Johnson, P.C., John worked for the state of New York, were he helped create internal policies and procedures for equal employment and managed internal discrimination/harassment complaints.

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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.