Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon

Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon is a trial lawyer who has successfully resolved a wide variety of labor and employment disputes as well as providing employment counseling and crisis management assistance. Tashwanda represents management in both union and nonunion settings in the litigation of federal and state employment and labor law claims, with a particular focus on workplace safety and health (OSHA). She is experienced in litigating high profile and high stakes OSHA matters and is often called upon by clients shortly after devastating accidents to advise them through the OSHA investigation and litigation processes.


  • Successfully litigated a three-day bench trial before an administrative law judge with the Occupational Safety and Health Review
  • Litigated and successfully mediated a three-plaintiff/three-defendant race discrimination case and a high-profile sexual harassment case – both of which resulted in low settlement amounts that saved the client’s exposure to damages in excess of $1 million and unwanted
  • Obtained summary judgment in a case brought by a former employee alleging age discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation under the Family Medical Leave Act, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
  • Obtained summary judgment and attorney’s fees for client in a case brought by a current employee alleging race discrimination and
  • Obtained multiple case dismissals of ERISA and general employment
  • Designed and presented trainings and seminars on labor and employment laws, including the production of an interactive training video designed specifically for the client’s
  • Conducted investigations into harassment and discrimination across various
  • Successfully arbitrated grievances brought by labor
  • Litigated four separate OSHA fatality cases that resulted in favorable settlements for the employers and a dismissal of the citation by the administrative law
  • Litigated multiple OSHA trials ranging from three-days to two weeks before administrative law judges with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and subsequent
  • Represented clients in OSHA proceedings following fatalities and mass casualties where the citations included Willful and Repeat violations.Represented clients in OSHA 11(c) whistleblower complaints, all of which have resulted in favorable
  • Advised clients on safety and health policies and related employee concerns in multiple areas including lockout/tagout, electrical switching procedures, process safety management, OSHA’s shipyard and general industry standards, and accident investigation
  • Advised clients on protecting employees from COVID-19 and OSHA requirements and expectations of
  • Represented clients during OSHA Investigations into employee complaints and workplace accidents, many of which did not result in OSHA
  • Provided training on how to respond to OSHA investigations and
  • Negotiated the settlement of OSHA citations at the informal conference and litigation



  • Vanderbilt University Law School, D., 2006, National Moot Court Team; Trial Advocacy Club; Black Law School Association, past president and academic excellence chair; Women Law Students’ Association
  • Hampton University, B.A., Mass Media/ Public Relations, 1998, Dean’s List; Alpha Tau Alpha (Mass Media Honors Society)


  • Georgia Superior Court, 2006
  • Georgia State Courts, 2006
  • S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • Georgia, 2006


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys; Employment Section chair, 2011-2012
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • The Gate City Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Counsel, Programming Committee
  • Women’s Energy Network


  • Chocolate Hearts, , 2015 – Present
  • Atlanta Business League, general counsel, 2010 – Present
  • Atlanta Volunteer, pro bono partnership, 2007 – Present
  • M. Therrell High School, Atlanta, mock trial team coach, 2009 – 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia Diversity Pipeline Program, presenter, 2009
  • The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Street Law Diversity, Pipeline Program, presenter and co-host, 2009


  • S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Honorable Myron H. Thompson