Linda A. Klein

Top rated alternative dispute resolution attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Linda A. Klein
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Practice Areas: Alternative dispute resolution, Construction litigation, Business litigation view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1983

Education: Washington and Lee University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

3414 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30326 Phone: 404-221-6530 Email: Linda A. Klein Visit website


Linda A. Klein is Senior Managing Shareholder at Baker Donelson in Georgia. Her practice includes most types of business dispute resolution, including higher education, design professional law, construction law, employment law, risk management, and professional liability. Ms. Klein is the first woman to serve as President of the State Bar of Georgia. She is a past president of the American Bar Association (ABA), the world's largest voluntary professional association, and is a past chair of the ABA's House of Delegates.  She is a past Chair of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. In 2004, she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Brent Achievement Award by the American Bar Association.  She has been elected a Georgia Super Lawyer annually since 2004.

Practice areas

Alternative dispute resolution, Construction litigation: business, Business litigation, Schools & education

First Admitted: 1983, Georgia

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Buckhead Coalition, Vice Chair
  • Southface Energy Institute, Past President and member of Board of Directors, sustainable development charity
  • On Board (f/k/a Board of Directors Network), Past President and current Board member.  Organization that seeks to diversify corporate boards and C Level positions
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, 2003
  • President, State Bar of Georgia, 1997
  • President, American Bar Association, 2016
  • Chair, House of Delegates, American Bar Association, 2010
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Recipient of the Georgia State Senate Resolution 380, 2017
  • Named to Atlanta Magazine's "The Atlanta 500 – Our City's Most Powerful Leaders", 2019
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Honorary Doctor of Laws , Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, 2017
  • Recipient , Zenith Award for Distinction in the Profession, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, 2018
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2016
  • Awarded for advancement of diversity in the profession, Randolph Thrower Lifetime Achievement Award, State Bar of Georgia, 2009
  • Honorary Doctor Of Laws, Cleveland Marshall School of Law, 2017
  • Awarded for achievement in the profession, Margaret Brent Women Lawyer of Achievement, American Bar Association, 2004
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Pharmaceutical

Office location for Linda A. Klein

3414 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30326

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