Charles R. Bridgers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC
 | 101 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 2650
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-979-3157
Fax: 404-979-3154
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Nonprofit Organizations (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Charles R. Bridgers is a partner at DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Bridgers handles civil litigation matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as wage and hour cases. He also practices nonprofit law. He represents clients throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area and the State of Georgia.

    An experienced litigator, Mr. Bridgers has successfully resolved many complex cases involving employment issues over the course of his career, representing businesses such as physician offices and restaurants. His nonprofit law practice involves representing various religious and charitable organizations. He serves as general counsel for several Atlanta businesses and is former local and conflict counsel for major national law firms.

    In honor of his legal career, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Bridgers an AV Preeminent* rating. This is the highest available rating by the respected peer review organization.

    Mr. Bridgers graduated from Emory University with a double major in history and biology. He received his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law and obtained his law license in 1994, which qualified him to practice before all Georgia state courts. He also holds a license to appear before the U.S. district courts for the northern and middle districts of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd, 6th and 11th districts.

    Mr. Bridgers is active in his community, serving as President of NovusWay, former vice-chair of Inspiritus (a social service organization), and an organizer for the Oak Grove Elementary School Foundation. 

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Employment Litigation
    • 20%Employment Litigation
    • 10%Employment & Labor
    • 10%Employment & Labor
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Nonprofit Organizations
    Focus Areas

    Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations


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    Super Lawyers: 2020

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    About Charles Bridgers

    Admitted: 1993, Georgia

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    • AV / Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U. S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd Circuits
    • U. S. Courts of Appeals for the 11th Circuits
    • U. S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th Circuits
    • U.S. District Courts for the Middle Districts of Georgia
    • U.S. District Courts for the Northern Districts of Georgia
    • Georgia
    • Member, Georgia affiliate of NELA; Member, ELCA Attorneys' Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Planning and Review Committee
    • Organizer, Oak Grove Foundation of DeKalb County
    • Member, Georgia Salzburger Society
    • Board of Directors, Lutheran Services of Georgia; Synod Attorney, Southeastern Synod of the ELCA; Board of Directors, NovusWay

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presented, Certification and Decertification of 216 (b) Collective Actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act  , Presenter, Litigating the Plaintiff's Employment Case, 2016


    • Southwest Health & Wellness LLC v. Work, 282 Ga.App. 619, 639 S.E.2d 570 (2006), McClain v. Mariner Healthcare, 279 Ga.App. 410, 631 S.E.2d 435 (2006); Fowler v. Our Loving Mother's Children, Inc., 585 S.E.2d 211 (2003); Members of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Inc. v. Jackson, 259 Ga.App.647, 578 S.E.2d 275 (2003); Brown v. North American Specialty Insurance Company, 235 Ga.App.299, 508 S.E. 2d 741 (1998); Lyles v. Burt’s Butcher Shoppe & Eatery, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist.Lexis 119286 (M.D. Ga. 2011); Wood v. City of Cordele, 2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 40699 (M.D.Ga. 2014); Robinson v. Alston, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 257, 1 (11th Cir. Ga. Jan. 8, 2015); and Ramsey v. Wallace Elec. Co., LLC, No. 15-11746, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 11610 (11th Cir. June 24, 2016)
    • Participated in the following jury trials over the last 3 years: Nelson v. Jackson; 1:14-cv-02851-ELR; Northern District of Georgia (2017 jury trial); Sayyed v. Braids, Weaves & Things, Inc.; 1:16-cv-01392-CAP; Northern District of Georgia (2017 jury trial); Jackson v. P & K Restaurant Enterprise, LLC, et al; 1:15-cv-00753-MHC; Northern District of Georgia (2017)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Outer Barristers Guild (1993). Senior Notes and Comments Editor, Georgia State University Law Review, 1992-1993. Recipient: West Award for Evidence; American Jurisprudence Award for Professional Responsibility. Member, 1991-1992 and Notes and Comments Editor, 1992-1993, Georgia State University Law Review

    Educational Background:

    • BA from Emory University in History and Biology, 1989
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    Office Location for Charles R. Bridgers

    101 Marietta Street, NW
    Suite 2650
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Phone: 404-979-3157

    Fax: 404-979-3154

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    Last Updated: 3/5/2020

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