Mr. A. Craig Cleland: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Mr. A. Craig Cleland


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  • ......................... 60%
    Class Action Defense
  • ......................... 40%
    Labor and Employment
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Contact InfoTelephone: 404-870-1718
Cell Phone: 770-883-8861
Fax: 404-870-1732
University Valdosta State University, B.A. cum laude, 1978; Vanderbilt University, M.Div. 1981; Yale University, S.T.M. 1983
Law SchoolGeorgia State University, J.D. cum laude, 1992
Admitted1993, Georgia; 1995, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2004, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
LanguagesGerman and French

Editor-in-Chief, Georgia State University Law Review, 1991-92. Best Oralist & Runner-Up Best Brief, McKenzie-McPhail Moot Court Competition, 1990. American Jurisprudence Awards, Property, Business Tax, & Jurisprudence, 1990-92. Law Clerk, The Hon. Marvin H. Shoob, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1992-94. Associate, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, 1994-2002. Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment, Georgia-Pacific Corp., 1999. Harvard School of Mediation, 2005. Adjunct Law Professor, Complex Litigation and Employment Discrimination Law, Georgia State University College of Law, 2009-present. Chapter Editor/Contributor, B. Lindemann & P. Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law (3rd, 4th, & 5th eds. & Supps.). Contributor, Black's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009). Critical Reader, Garner's Modern American Usage (3rd ed. 2009). BTI Client-Service All Star,2010 & 2013. Best Lawyers 2014 Atlanta Litigation Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year. Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2014. Teacher/Asst. Chaplain, The Lovett School, Atlanta, 1983-89. Folkerth Scholar, Vanderbilt University, 1978-81. Phi Kappa Phi, 1978. Omicron Delta Kappa, 1978.


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Mr. A. Craig Cleland

191 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 4800
AtlantaGA 30303


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