Meet ELS Team

Chandra C. Davis is an effective labor and employment law advisor, litigator, and a sought after trainer and mediator with 15 years of employment law experience. Prior to forming ELS, Chandra served as a trial attorney with the EEOC. She is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School and served as an editor of the Michigan Law Review.
My mantra is “have passport will travel!” I have visited 6 of the 7 continents, missing only Antarctica–too cold! My husband and kids also love to explore. The kids speak 3 languages (Mandarin, Spanish and English). If I was not a lawyer I would be a travel writer, exploring wonderful places around the world, meeting interesting people, eating great food and drinking exceptional wine.

Jamala S. McFadden has over 15 years of experience guiding organizations in workforce related compliance, risk management and litigation matters. Prior to forming ELS, Jamala practiced with an AmLaw200 firm for nine years and served as a law clerk to a federal judge. She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. A servant leader, Jamala is a past president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, an alumna of Leadership Atlanta, an Atlanta Legal Aid Society board member, and recently retired high school mock trial team coach.
I love sunshine, outdoor activity, adventures and crisp white wine. My weekends often include any or all of the above, with Zumba being my favorite way to burn calories and tap into my alter ego!

Tennille Hoover is an attorney with ELS. Tennille’s daily involvement in both legal and HR matters brings a unique perspective to ELS because not only does she handle employment issues on the legal side, but she also understands the day-to-day experiences businesses encounter with their employees.
Whether it’s tae kwon do, kickboxing, hiking, or just going to the gym, I am always on the move! I truly believe in taking care of mind, body, and soul. As a martial artist, I live daily by the commandment, “Utilize knowledge and physical vigor for the purpose of right.”

Raquel H. Crump focuses her practice on advice and counseling, litigation and agency matters, trainings, employment policies and agreements. Her experience with a large retailer gives ELS insight into how to resolve employment challenges in the industry. She earned her law degree from Florida A&M University College of Law. Raquel is admitted to practice in Georgia, Washington, D.C., Florida, and numerous federal jurisdictions.

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.” When I am not learning the steps to the newest dance craze, I am snuggled up with my mini-husky, Pharoah, binge watching our favorite television shows or trilogy films. Some may say I treat this handsome canine as more than a pet. I simply say, “Sometimes the best companion is the one that can’t talk back.”

Halima Horton White is a trusted advisor to employers, training managers on compliance. he represents employers in court and arbitration, as well as before government agencies. Whether investigating harassment allegations or negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with a labor union, Halima is eager to draw on her 16 years of experience to help businesses improve their workforce.
I love interior decorating. When my husband is not watching sports, our television stays glued to HGTV. I’ve scarcely missed a tour of homes in Atlanta, and my sister (also a lawyer) even took me on a Soho loft tour in Manhattan. I’m also an avid cyclist who loves to travel.

Carmen R. Alexander is a seasoned and successful litigator having worked for the government (local and federal). Carmen’s main practice areas include: employment law, property taxation, and laws related to occupational and mine safety and health. Carmen is also an effective mediator having mediated over 100 matters. She is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.
I have tinkled the ivories most of my life. I participated in a piano recital in my early 30s where I not only received a standing ovation by a 200 hundred-member audience, but clenched the top-performer award as well! I am sure the resounding applause was because the piece (Bethena by Scott Joplin) was so long, everyone was glad it was over. So was I. Whew!

Persephone K. Shelton has gained invaluable experience in her short time as an attorney. Prior to joining ELS, she worked in-house as corporate counsel for a national restaurant chain and as an associate for a family law firm. She is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.
My favorite life quote is “freeing the mind frees the soul.” I am always seeking new ways to renew and rejuvenate my spirit. My dream non-legal job would be owning a bakery where I would create pastries to help people celebrate special occasions in their lives.

Rukiya Davis
Rukiya Davis

Rukiya Davis has served as ELS’s administrative assistant since 2015. She provides support to the firm’s attorneys as well manages the firm’s administrative operations. In addition to her work for ELS, Rukiya attends Kennesaw State University where she is pursuing a bachelors degree in Business Administration.
I plan on becoming a CPA. I have always loved telling others how to spend their money!