Building upon his decade of “big law” experience with the reputable firms of Fisher & Phillips and Bryan Cave (formerly Powell Goldstein), and demonstrating the same entrepreneurial drive he admires in his clients, Todd founded Stanton Law LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Seeking to combine the quality of large firm representation with the flexibility, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness of a nimbler shop, Todd’s practice remains dedicated to the employer side of the employer-employee relationship. From on-boarding new talent and assisting with the development of workable job descriptions, personnel policies, and compensation plans, to guiding clients through sticky disciplinary, performance, and leave issues, to executing respectful and amicable separations, Todd provides practical bottom line-oriented legal advice to small and medium-sized employers.
When not working to represent the needs of employers, Todd enjoys hiking, landscaping, photography, and coaching youth baseball. He played NCAA baseball while at Washington & Lee University and his love of the game inspired him to coach the next generation of ball players. He’s active in the Georgia Bar Association’s Lawyers Assistance Program, serves as secretary for the board of directors of Buckhead Baseball, Inc. and president of the board of directors of Haygood United Methodist Church Weekday Children’s Ministries, and is a member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Network board.
Todd lives in the Atlanta neighborhood of Morningside with his wife, Ashley, their two sons, Parker and Griffin, and their rescue setter-collie mix, Hattie.
Brand New You: Austin Thompson
What is your value-added proposition? If asked to name three personal stand-out qualities, would you know how to identify them? What is your BRAND value? Are you aware of how people view you as an individual, or what impression you are leaving with them? What do people like Sir Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, Dr. Ian Smith, and Donald Trump have in common? They are all successful brands, who have their respective loyal following resulting from their knowledge and ability to connect with a base, and also for their aggressive entrepreneurial reputation. People build loyalty with those who they consider having vibrant personalities, a strong character, are responsible, and have something valuable with which they can connect. Whether you are an entrepreneur, corporate professional, college student, retiree, or unemployed, a strong personal BRAND is built on what makes you valuable, and the image you project with those in your everyday life.
Austin E. Thompson, Jr. was born in the village of Lodge, Georgetown, Republic of Guyana, South America, and migrated to the United States in 1977. He spent 15 years in Brooklyn, New York, before relocating to Atlanta, Georgia in 1992. Austin has been in the electronics engineering industry for the past 14 years in a dual role as Project Manager and EMC Compliance Engineer, and now works for Intertek Testing Services in Duluth as a Project Engineer.
Austin is a member of several organizations such as the Guyana Association of Georgia (GAOG), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Project Management Institute of Atlanta (PMI), and the National Black MBA Association. In his spare time, Austin volunteers actively with the Latin America Association, organizes an annual Youth Symposium and Family Fun Day for the GAOG, serves as a facilitator for the annual 100 Black Men of DeKalb’s Youth Conference, and assists with various political campaigns.