Michael Caldwell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Atlanta, GA

DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC
 | 3100 Centennial Tower, 101 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-979-3154
Fax: 404-979-3154
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employee Benefits (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael A. Caldwell has been practicing law for over 48 years. A co-founder of DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia, his practice focuses on the full spectrum of labor and employment law issues. He represents and proactively counsels corporate and municipal clients, executives, managers and individual employees in all areas of employment and labor management law. It includes statutory and regulatory compliance, litigation under all federal and state discrimination laws, wage-hour law, OSHA, ERISA, union organizing, unfair labor practice cases. He also represents them in litigation of employee benefit claims, non-compete covenants and trade secrets litigation, employment contracts, executive severance agreements, and in investigations and defense of harassment, whistleblowing, and wrongful termination claims. He is an expert in public employment law, Human Resources Management, law enforcement disciplinary proceedings, and liability. He is an arbitrator and trained mediator, and a municipal personnel hearing officer. He serves as General Counsel for both the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and the Georgia Chapter of FBI National Academy Associates. He is Parliamentarian and an Executive Board Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). He functions as a virtual Human Resources Director for numerous municipalities and companies. He is an adjunct professor of Human Resources Management and Law at the Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University. He is a member of the Board of Ethics for the City of Dunwoody, Georgia.

He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the State Bar of Georgia and also is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He has served the State Bar of Georgia as Chair of the Labor and Employment Section, Chair of the Federal Court Liaison Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Staff Compensation Committee. He has served as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the National Arbitration and Mediation Company, the NASD (now FINRA), the American Arbitration Association, and National Arbitration Forum.

Michael received his J.D. from Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. where he was an Editor of the Law Review and Student Director of its Legal Services Program. He also received his B.A. from Catholic University with honors. Before entering private practice he served as a staff and trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Employee Benefits (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About Michael Caldwell

Admitted: 1979, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://dcbflegal.com/meet-our-attorneys/michael-a-caldwell/

Honors/Awards:

  • Editor Catholic University Law Review, 1971

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, State Bar of Georgia Labor and Employment Law Section., 1993
  • Maryland, 1972
  • Member, Atlanta, Georgia State, and Federal Bar Associations
  • National Arbitration and Mediation
  • National Arbitration Forum
  • Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • Staff and Trial Attorney National Labor Relations Board
  • Hearing Officer, Georgia Professional Standards Commission
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Vice Chair, State Bar of Georgia, Staff Compensation Committee
  • Chair, State Bar of Georgia, Federal Courts Liaison Committee
  • Chair, State Bar of Georgia, Labor and Employment Section
  •  U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, District of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member 2017-2019
  • Founder and Board Member, St. Thomas More Society

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, Human Resources, Law Enforcement Command College of Columbus State University
  • Adjunct Professor, Human Resources Law and Ethics, Georgia State University Graduate School of Business
  • Author: "Community Defense of Union-Free Status", Mercer Univ. L. Rev.
  • Editor, Catholic University Law Review

Representative Clients:

  • Scott v. Harris, 127 S.Ct. 1769, 167 L.Ed.2d 686, 75 USLW 4297, 07, 2006 WL3693417 (Amicus Curiae Brief for Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.), 2006
  • TDK Corporation of America; Epcos Inc. Entersekt, Inc.; Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. (General Counsel);  FBI National Academy Associates; 
  • Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police; FBI Natonal Academy Associates; Cities of Forest Park, LaGrange, Dalton, Riverdale, Doraville, Hapeville; Navigant Consulting; SecureWorks Inc; VanTuyl Auto Investment Group (a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.)

Educational Background:

  • Catholic University of America, B.A., cum laude, 1968

Industry Groups

  • Automobile Dealers
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Municipal Governments
  • Police Chiefs
Office Location for Michael Caldwell

3100 Centennial Tower
101 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-979-3154

Fax: 404-979-3154

 

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Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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