Attorney Michael A. Caldwell has been practicing law for nealy 45 years. A co-founder of DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia, he focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law. He provides proactive counseling to corporate clients, executives, managers and individual employees in all areas of employment and labor management law. This includes statutory and regulatory compliance, litigation under all federal and state discrimination laws, wage-hour law, OSHA, ERISA, union organizing, unfair labor practice cases. He also represents them in litigation of employee benefit claims, non-compete covenants and trade secrets litigation, employment contracts, executive severance agreements, and in investigations and defense of harassment, whistle blowing and wrongful termination claims. He is an expert in public employment law, Human Resources Management, law enforcement disciplinary proceedings and liability. He is an arbitrator and trained mediator, and a municipal personnel hearing officer. He serves as General Counsel for both the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police,and the Georgia Chapter of FBI National Academy Associates. He also is active in the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). He functions as a virtual Human Resources Director for numerous municipalities and companies. He is an adjunct professor of Human Resources Management and Law at the Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University.
He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the State Bar of Georgia, and has been admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He has served the State Bar of Georgia as Chair of the Labor and Employment Section, Chair of the Federal Court Liaison Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Staff Compensation Committee. He has served as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the NASD (now FINRA),the American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration Forum, and the National Arbitration and Mediation Service.the
Michael received his J.D. from the Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he also received his B.A. with honors. Before entering private practice he served as a staff and trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.
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