Ogletree Deakins • Atlanta, Georgia
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600 Peachtree Street, Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Mr. Deakins began his professional career with Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston in 1960 and since that time has specialized in labor relations and employment law. He joined the predecessor firm to Ogletree Deakins in 1966 and became a named partner in that firm in 1969. Mr. Deakins was Managing Shareholder of the firm from 1985-2000.Mr. Deakins has extensive experience in all aspects of labor relations law and in recent years has handled some of the largest and most highly publicized union elections in the United States on behalf of employers.Mr. Deakins has extensive and varied experience in employment litigation, including jury trials in state and federal courts involving equal employment opportunity and employment-at-will cases. He has been involved in the trial of several large class action cases and has extensive appellate experience. For the past few years, Mr. Deakins has participated as the lead member of the defense team in ABA sponsored mock trials of employment cases throughout the United States. Mr. Deakins is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
- College: B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1957
- Law School: LL.B., cum laude, University of Texas School of Law, 1960