- Labor and Employment
- Collective Bargaining and Arbitration
- Labor-Related Litigation
- National Labor Relations Board - NLRB
- National Mediation Board - NMB
- Hospital and Healthcare Law
- Education Law
|University ||University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, B.A., 1967|
|Law School||University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE, J.D., 1970|
|Admitted||1970, Nebraska; 1971, Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit|
Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Former Chairperson and Executive Council Member, Labor & Employment Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Subcommittees on Railway & Airline Labor Law and Practice and Procedure Under the NLRA, Section of Labor & Employment Law, American Bar Association
Jim Walters is a senior partner in the Atlanta office. His practice has a strong emphasis on the representation of employers under the two principal federal labor laws, the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act.
In addition to representing employers in various industries in both collective bargaining and arbitration matters, he devotes a substantial amount of his time to defending companies charged with unfair labor practices or similar claims in cases before the NLRB, the NMB and numerous federal courts.
Jim has also represented employers in cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
He has entered appearances in dozens of U.S. District Courts, and is admitted in all U.S. Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Jim is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was named to the 2004 and 2005 Georgia Super Lawyers list. He has been listed by the Labor Relations Institute (LRI) as one of the Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the U.S. since 2006. He has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2009.
Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015
Employee Free Choice Act Is Anything But Free
August 13, 2008
Labor Act Up For An Underhaul
March 13, 2007
Quotes and Soundbites
NLRB Won't Bar College-Athlete Unions, But Prospects Dim
August 17, 2015
Noel Canning Wrinkle Leaves Tenuous Worker Discipline Rule
July 31, 2015
Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Offer Insight On Northwestern Football Ruling
March 28, 2014
Chilling Tales For Halloween From The NLRB
October 28, 2013
Quorum Conundrum: Appeals Court Throws Controversial NLRB Decisions Into Limbo
March 1, 2013
NLRB's Confidentiality Shift May Hinder Workplace Probes
January 4, 2013
Where's the NLRB Coming From?
June 13, 2012
NLRB Shortens The Union Election Time Frame
February 1, 2012
Isakson Bill Seeks to Overturn 'Mini-Unions'
November 18, 2011
The Pendulum And the Pit
June 1, 2009
Evidence And Standards Of Proof
February 22, 2014
|Reported Cases||Representative Work; Summary Judgment Awarded to Airline Over Teamsters|
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