Douglas R. Kertscher

Top rated employment & labor attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP
Douglas R. Kertscher
Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP

Practice Areas: Employment & labor, Intellectual property litigation; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1994

Education: University of Georgia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009, 2015 - 2023

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP

3625 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 1050
Atlanta, GA 30339 Visit website


Doug Kertscher is a co-founding partner of Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP and 28-year member of the State Bar of Georgia.  He has established a national reputation for successfully litigating high-stakes cases with challenging legal and factual issues.  Doug has been honored by Best Lawyers in America since 2016, is a 14-time Super Lawyer honoree (4 years on the Top 100 List), and holds a 10/10 rating from Avvo.  He has also been named to the list of the state’s “Legal Elite” numerous times by leading business and politics magazine, Georgia Trend.

Over his career in private practice, Doug has effectively represented clients in a wide array of legal matters including wage and hour litigation, whistleblower and sexual harassment claims, and complex business litigation such as corporate dissolution disputes, trade secrets litigation and intellectual property matters.

In addition to his work on behalf of the firm’s clients, Doug is a recognized leader in the field of law, having served as the Co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section and in numerous leadership positions at the local bar association level.  He is also a sought-after speaker on issues involving employment law, technology, and effective and efficient business practices.

Practice areas

Employment & labor: employee, Employment & labor: employer, Intellectual property litigation

Focus areas

Employment law - employee

  • 50% Employment & labor: employee
  • 30% Employment & labor: employer
  • 20% Intellectual property litigation

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

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Doug is the best overall litigator I have worked with. He gets results for his clients, period.”

Office location for Douglas R. Kertscher

3625 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 1050
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 800-653-9921


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

Top lists

Top 100: Georgia Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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