Walter J. Kruger III: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Walter J. Kruger III

Partner
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4233

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Non-Competition and Trade Secrets Agreements
  • Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
  • Jury Trials
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employee Defection and Trade Secrets
 
University Davidson College, Davidson, NC, B.A., 1973
 
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, J.D., cum laude, 1976
 
Admitted1976, South Carolina; 1982, Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court; 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 Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina; Georgia Supreme Court; South Carolina Supreme Court
 
Biography

Walter Kruger, a partner in the Atlanta office, is an Attorney, Registered Mediator, and Arbitrator. He is registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and is available to assist as a neutral in alternative dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in labor and employment law, including litigation and trial practice before federal and state courts, as well as before governmental agencies such as the EEOC, OSHA, and the NLRB.

At Fisher & Phillips, Walter provides representation in employment related legal claims and government agency investigations, trade secret theft and unfair competition, discrimination, termination, and harassment claims, and contact claims including employment contracts, non competition agreements.

Walter is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected twice as a Georgia Super Lawyer .

Representative Work

Mediation of non compete and trade secret case before USDC magistrate to obtain $140,000 settlement in favor of client.

Arbitration of auto dealer general manager termination claim winning complete award for client.

Won summary judgment in favor of client on slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims by former bank branch president.

Won summary judgment on employment contract termination action with non compete and significant severance issues.

Won summary judgment in favor of client against race and national origin discrimination termination claims.

Defense Verdict in Demand for Pro Rata Share of Annual Bonus

Community

Member of Decatur First United Methodist Church
Supporter of the High Museum and OLPA - Olmsted Linear Park Alliance

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Work: Mediation of non compete and trade secret case before USDC magistrate to obtain $140,000 settlement in favor of client.; Arbitration of auto dealer general manager termination claim winning complete award for client.; Won summary judgment in favor of client on slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims by former bank branch president.; Won summary judgment on employment contract termination action with non compete and significant severance issues.; Won summary judgment in favor of client against race and national origin discrimination termination claims.; Defense Verdict in Demand for Pro Rata Share of Annual Bonus; Reported Cases: Wachovia Insurance Services Inc. v Fallon,299 Ga. App. 440 (2009); Atlantic Insurance Brokers v Slade Hancock Agency,287 Ga. App. 677 (2007); Porex Corporation v. Haldopoulos,284 Ga. App. 510 (2007); Douglas County Chamber of Commerce v Philadelphia,237 Fed Appx. 410 (11thCir. 2007); Kollman v. International Broth. of Elec. Workers AFL-CIO-CFL, 369 F.3d 1209 (11th Cir.2004); McLean v. Patten Communities, Inc., 332 F.3d 714 (4th Cir. 2003); Silvestre v. Sera Care, Inc.,2002 WL 32341778 (E.D. Pa. 2002); Feltner v. Bluegreen Corp.,WL 31399106 (S.D. Ind. 2002); Bandy v. Mills, 216 Ga. App. 407, 454 S.E. 2d 610 (Ga. App.1995); Airborne Freight Corp. v. N.L.R.B., 728 F.2d 357 (6th Cir. 1984); International Ass' n of Machinists v Aerospace Division UOP Inc.,580 F.Supp 641 (D. Conn. 1984)
 
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Walter J. Kruger III

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309




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