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Douglas R. Kertscher

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP
3625 Cumberland Blvd SE, Suite 1050
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-953-0995
Fax: 770-953-1358
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009, 2015 - 2023
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment & Labor: Employer, Intellectual Property Litigation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Douglas R. Kertscher of Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia, focuses his practice on employment and intellectual property law.  An experienced litigator, Doug has more than 27 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, Doug has handled numerous civil trials in federal courts throughout the country, and has helped clients recover settlements and 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 several articles for the Georgia Bar Journal, given dynamic presentations on various litigation topics, and taught business law courses at Georgia State University.

Doug has been honored in Best Lawyers in America, maintains a 10/10 rating from Avvo, and has appeared on Georgia Trend Magazine's list of Legal Elite numerous times.  He also received an award from the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division in recognition of his community service.

Actively involved in the 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


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009, 2015 - 2023

About Douglas R. Kertscher

First Admitted: 1994, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 100 List, Georgia Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers Honoree, Best Lawyers in America
  • Rated 10/10, Avvo
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine

Educational Background

  • B.A., Auburn University, 1991

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee, 2014
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Office Location for Douglas R. Kertscher

3625 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 1050
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 770-953-0995

Fax: 770-953-1358

Last Updated: 8/26/2022

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