Dee Thompson


Dee Thompson has been a Litigation Paralegal for more than 30 years and has worked on many types of litigation files, but employment law is her favorite area. She primarily works with Rachel Berlin Benjamin and Brian J. Sutherland on employment law cases.

Dee received her BA in Drama from the University of Georgia and her MA in English from the University of Tennessee. She attended the National Center for Paralegal Training at a time when that was the only paralegal education program in the South.

Dee is also a freelance writer and journalist and she has published many articles online and in print. She is also the author of five novels, a children’s book, a memoir, and a cookbook. Dee has written a guide for paralegals: Paralegal 411: Tips, Tricks and Timesavers for the Litigation Paralegal, and her articles often appear in legal publications.

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Dee spends her free time writing, reading, cooking, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

5 Star Reviews

  • "Brian Sutherland is very professional and a great listener. I would highly recommend working with him.
    Karolina G.
  • "When I told her about the recent experience I had which ultimately led me to seek legal counsel, she displayed so much empathy and compassion for what I had been through. I got the distinct impression that Milinda got into the practice of law not for money"
    Anne W.
  • "Brian was very caring and gave me good advice. I will definitely recommend him and his team."
  • "Through several years of discovery and depositions Drew and his team never wavered in their support of my case. Drew was there when I needed him and he always answered my call. I am pleased that the case was resolved in my favor. I highly recommend this te"
    Joseph E.
  • "Brian is a highly professional and compassionate attorney. His thorough analysis of my case was presented with clarity, and he offered helpful suggestions for my next steps."
    Mengmeng X.
  • "Knowing that Georgia had at-will employment, I didn't think I had any actionable case but Brian was quickly able to spot the issues in my situation with his thorough knowledge of the law."
    Nishit P.
  • "Brian was knowledgeable, transparent and forthcoming, he addressed all of my concerns. I wouldn't hesitate to reach out should I need his services again.
    Andrea P.
  • "My experience with Brian has been excellent. He is thorough and extremely knowledgeable on his field."
    Joanna L.
  • "His recommendations were always centered on my financial interests and mental well-being. What sets Brian apart is his dedication to ensuring his clients are well-informed and empowered to make the best decisions for their unique situations."
    Shahid R.
  • "Milinda Brown was a blessing for me during one of the worst moments of my life. She handled my case with care, concern, and compassion toward me. But she's also tough and fought hard for me. Milinda was transparent through the whole process."
    Jessica P.
  • "Mr. Brian Sutherland is an outstanding attorney who is representing me in a complex civil rights/employment case. His caring demeanor, quick responses, and ability to explain the process of what to expect moving forward, have given me peace of mind during "
    Michelle M.
  • "Brian Sutherland is one of the best lawyers I know. He is wickedly smart, incisive, and yet balances it all with passion and humility. Strongly recommend working with him!
    Sean Y.
  • "My experience with this Law firm has been nothing but positive. Milinda Brown has always been so professional, kind and helpful. If I have a question my answer comes within 24 hours. I would highly recommend Milinda and this firm to anyone without hesitati"
    Miriam M.
  • "Milinda was extremely helpful and was able to answer all the questions my wife and I had for her. We truly appreciate her help!"
    Trevor T.
  • "Rachel Berlin Benjamin is the lawyer you want on your side as she is on the winning side of a case! She is insightful, thorough, and strategic in preparing and negotiating a case. She represented me well and I highly recommend her!
    Beth M.
  • "I called Beal Sutherland Berlin & Brown for help with an employment issue. Attorney Rachel Berlin Benjamin was more than helpful. I contacted her and she called me directly to hear my concerns, explain the claims that I may have, thoroughly went over t"
    Constance P.
  • "Searching for attorneys can be an extremely daunting task and I feel so fortunate to have found this firm. Beal Sutherland Berlin & Brown have shown compassion, enthusiasm and professionalism through ..."
    Elizabeth H.
  • "I interacted mostly with Rachel Berlin and some with Brian Sutherland. They were both educated on the topic, concise and informative in world I knew very little about. I felt like I was always in not ..."
    Janine R.
  • "I had an outstanding experience with Beal Sutherland Berlin and Brown attorney's office! From start to finish, they were incredibly efficient and quick in handling my case. The professionalism and ..."
    Chris L.
  • "Brian Sutherland is an exceptionally knowledgeable and talented attorney with a passion for representing employees with their claims against employers. He has helped expand legal anti-discrimination ..."
    Gregory S.
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