Edward D. Buckley

Edward D. Buckley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Buckley Beal LLP
 | 600 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3900
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-781-1100
Fax: 404-781-1101
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Civil Rights (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As one of the founding partners of Buckley Beal, LLP, Edward D. Buckley provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on labor and employment law.

    Mr. Buckley has arbitrated, mediated or taken to trial cases that involve the following matters: overtime cases, wage and hour cases, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, race and color discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination, national origin discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, family and medical leave, state law torts, executive compensation, employment agreements and severance agreements, noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, retaliation, whistleblower claims, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act issues and workers’ compensation claims.

    After earning an undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston, Mr. Buckley went on to attend Emory University School of Law. He graduated with a law degree in 1983.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Buckley has built a reputation as being a champion for his clients and their rights. He has achieved high rates of success in obtaining positive resolutions for his clients, including winning a number of multimillion-dollar verdicts. His commitment to high legal standards and ethics have helped Mr. Buckley to earn the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Buckley is an active member of the legal community. He formerly served as the chair of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and as president of the National Employment Lawyers Association – Georgia Chapter. He is the author of numerous legal articles, papers and a book chapter on topics relating to employment and labor law. Mr. Buckley has also conducted numerous seminars across the nation for employee rights and consumer groups.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.


    About Edward Buckley

    Admitted: 1983, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.buckleybeal.com/our-team/attorneys/edward-d-buck...


    • An award given to an outstanding civil rights attorney in the state of Georgia in recognition of his/her hard work in protecting and advancing the rights of employees throughout the state.

      , 2018 Advocacy Award, National Employment Lawyers Association - GA , 2018
    • Georgia SuperLawyer, Atlanta Magazine
    • 11 Alive Community Service Award, NBC Atlanta affiliate, WXIA-TV, 2015
    • Atlanta Bar Association’s Professionalism Award, 2009
    • Ambassador to the Poor Award, Food For The Poor, 2014
    • IEEE Gold Humanitarian and Pace Award, 2009
    • Member of Georgia's "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend Magazine
    • “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers and Partners
    • Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with an "AV" rating—its highest rating

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
    • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Member of the Atlanta Bar Association (Past Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of the Labor & Employment Section)
    • Georgia Supreme Court
    • Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member of the Federal Bar Association
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section
    • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
    • Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association - Georgia Chapter (Past Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Board Member)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Water-Life-Hope, Inc., President and Founder
    • Leadership Atlanta Class of 2013
    • Zip to Green, Inc. (Past Board Member)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Chaired seminars on “The Trial of a Race Discrimination Case” and “The Trial of a Sexual Harassment Case.”
    • Featured speakers at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s seminar on “Technology in the Northern District Courtroom.”


    • Tucker and McDaniel v. Georgia Department of Corrections. A sexual harassment and retaliation case resulting in a $1.75 million verdict.
    • Lambert v. Fulton County.  A race discrimination in employment case resulting in a $2.9 million verdict.
    • Daw v. Kennesaw State University et al. A gender discrimination and retaliation case resulting in a $1.1 million dollar verdict.

    Educational Background:

    • BA in English; College of Charleston , 1978
    • JD; Emory University School of Law, 1983

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    Office Location for Edward D. Buckley

    600 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 3900
    Atlanta, GA 30308

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