Douglas R. Kertscher

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP
 | 3350 Riverwood Parkway SE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-953-0995
Fax: 770-953-1358
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009, 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Douglas R. Kertscher, of Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia, focuses his practice on intellectual property and employment law. An experienced litigator, Doug has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia.

    A graduate of Auburn University, Doug earned his law degree from The University of Georgia School of Law. He has been licensed to practice in all Georgia state courts since 1994. Over the course of his years in practice, he has handled numerous civil trials in federal courts throughout the country, and has helped clients to recover settlements or verdicts totaling in millions of dollars.

    Doug has served as co-chair for the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Committee, and vice chair of the organization's Children in the Law committee. He has authored articles for the Georgia Bar Journal, given presentations on various litigation topics, and taught business law at Georgia State University.

    Georgia Trend magazine has named Doug to its list of the Legal Elite on several occasions. He also received an award from the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division in recognition of his community service.

    Actively involved in his local community, Doug has participated on boards of various organizations including the Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates and Northside Shepherd Senior Center. He received an award in recognition of his volunteer work for the Aspiring Youth after-school program, and he is a member of The University of Georgia School of Law's intrastate moot court team.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employer
    • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009, 2015 - 2021

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    About Douglas Kertscher

    Admitted: 1994, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Georgia Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters
    • Rated 10.0/10.0 by Avvo
    • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee, 2014

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Georgia Bar Journal, Premises Liability for Criminal Attacks, 2008
    • Georgia Bar Journal, Aspiring Youth Program Gives Latchkey Children New Motivation, 1998

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Auburn University, 1991
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    Office Location for Douglas R. Kertscher

    3350 Riverwood Parkway SE
    Suite 800
    Atlanta, GA 30339

    Phone: 770-953-0995

    Fax: 770-953-1358

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    Last Updated: 3/26/2021

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