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Adam J. Conti

Phone: (404) 531 – 0701 ext. 11

Fax: (404) 531 – 0082

Email: aconti@contilaw.com

Adam started Adam J. Conti, LLC, in 1997 to provide a fresh and efficient approach to legal services related to the employment relationship. The firm’s practice is limited to employment law, representing employees and employees in all aspects of employment law. His guiding principle is “to efficiently and effectively provide top quality and aggressive legal representation to employers and employees.”

Adam grew up on the New Jersey shore. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1971 and earned an MBA from Pace University in 1976. From 1971 until 1982 he worked for the U.S. Department of Labor and the Federal Labor Relations Authority in New York and Atlanta. During this period, he conducted representation hearings,  supervised union elections, and conducted civil and criminal investigations under a wide variety of federal labor laws.  He gained unique experience in a wide variety of  federal labor law. He spent two summers in West Virginia working on the Department of Labor’s rerun of the officers election of the United Mine Workers. Adam was acting Regional Director of the New York Region of the Federal Labor Relations Authority on the day in 1981 when the Air Traffic Controllers struck.   During his federal career he also supervised attorneys and investigators who were responsible for  administrating a broad array of Federal labor laws.

In 1981,  while still working full time for the FLRA, Adam started law school in the evening program at Fordham Law School in New York. After completing his first year, Adam left government employ and moved to Atlanta to attend Emory Law School, from which he graduated in 1984. During law school he clerked with three nationally recognized employment law firms.

After law school he started as an associate Mack & Bernstein, advanced to partner in 1989 and eventually headed that firm’s litigation practice. During the nine years he was with Mack & Bernstein Adam represented employers ranging in size from Fortune 50 corporations to small local companies in all aspects of labor and employment law. Adam continued to represent employers in employment matters with Wagner & Johnston from 1991 to 1993 and Wimberly & Lawson from 1995 to 1997.

Adam was out of law school a year less than a year when he began representing Federal employees in defending adverse actions and prosecuting discrimination claims. His experience as a federal employee and a federal manager, coupled with his expertise in federal sector labor and employee relations, uniquely qualified him to represent federal employees. His federal employee practice grew during the 13 years he spent with management labor law firms. His litigation experience defending employers sharpened his litigation skills. By 1997 his plaintiff’s practice had grown so large that it left little time for representing employers. Because of this he formed Adam J. Conti, LLC to provide an optimal environment for his unique practice.

Adam has long been an advocate of Alternate Dispute Resolution in the employment setting. He has served as an arbitrator with Fulton County Superior Courts since 1988 and he is a certified as a Mediator and Arbitrator by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. In addition to the Georgia Bar, he is member of the American Bar Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association, where he serves as member of Federal sector law committee.

Adam is admitted to all federal and state court courts in Georgia, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California. He has appeared in numerous other courts on a pro hac vice basis and has represented federal employees in administrative proceedings in most major U.S. cities and overseas. He has been to Japan on cases on six occasions.

Adam lives in Midtown Atlanta with his wife, June, and their dog, Squido. Their son, Austin, lives in Brooklyn where he is completing a graduate degree. Adam is an avid amateur photographer, reads extensively and frequently attends theater. He also loves music and fine food and tinkers with computers and electronics.

Practice Synopsis

Representation of Employers
Representation of Public Sector Employees
Representation of Federal Sector Employees
Employment Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution for Workplace Disputes
Severance Negotiations

Published Cases

Peterson v. Atlanta Housing Authority, 998 F.2d 904, 26 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1040 (11th Cir.(Ga.), Aug 20, 1993) (NO. 92- 8318)
The Kellogg Company 93 Lab. Arb.(BNA)(1989, Clarke Arb.)
Burchfield v. Derwinski , 782 F.Supp. 532, 58 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 34, 58 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41,291 (D.Colo., Jan 29, 1992) (NO. CIV. A. 91-F-1404)
Napier v. Weyerhauser, Inc., 766 F.Supp. 1574, 55 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1458 (M.D.Ga., May 02, 1991) (NO. CIV A 89-215-2MACWDO)
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, AFL-CIO, CLC v. S. Lichtenberg & Co., Inc., 1990 WL 256838, 54 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 635, 56 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 40,696 (S.D.Ga., Oct 19, 1990) (NO. CIV. A. CV190-029)
Martin v. Merriday, 706 F.Supp. 42, 57 USLW 2505, 49 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 194, Empl. Prac. Dec. P 38,888,4 Indiv.Empl.Rts.Cas. (BNA) 414 (N.D.Ga., Feb 02, 1989)(NO. 1:88-CV-2671-RCF)
Harmond v. Cavazos, 56 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 142, (N.D. Ga. 1991)
Newsome v. Cooper-Wiss, 179 Ga. App. 670, 347 S.E.2d 619 (1986)
Burkholder v. Ford Life Ins. Co.,( No. A92A2363, Court of Appeals of Georgia) 207 Ga. App. 908; 429 S.E.2d 344; 1993 Ga. App. LEXIS 360, March 17, 1993
Schmid v. Shalala, 64 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1725 (N.D. Ga. 1994)
Costin v. DHHS, ___ MSPR ___, No. AT-1221-93-0670-R-1(M.S.P.B.1996)
Coppage v. U.S. Postal Service and National Rural Letters Carriers Association,119 F. Supp.2d 1375, 166 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2056 (M.D. Ga. 2000)

Publications

“Mediation of Work-Place Disputes: A Prescription for Organizational Health,” Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2 (1985)
“Will Employment-At-Will Survive in Georgia,” (co-author with Curtis L. Mack), Business Counselor, Vol. 4, No. 7 (1987)
“The Evolution of Recognition of Entrepreneurial Rights Under the NLRA,” (co-author with Curtis L. Mack), The Capitol University Law Review, Vol. 14-3, (1985)
“An Internal Corporate Mediation Program,” (Co-author with Judy C. Cohn), Employment Relations Today, Vol. 15, No. 1 (1988)
“Sexual Harassment: A Potential Powder Keg,” (co-author with Curtis L. Mack), Business Counselor, Vol. 1, No.11 (1985)
“Dispute Resolution in the Workplace” Fulton County Daily Report, p.2 (June 3, 1987)
“Internet Privacy – New Rules for a New Age” Bobbin Live (March 1996)
Contributor, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section, Federal Service Labor and Employment Law Committee, 1995 Survey of Developments in Federal Sector Employment Law, (1996)
“The Internet & the Workplace: Resources, Risks, Privacy and Opportunities” The Web Law Review Summer 1997
“Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Court-Backed Mandatory Alternative to Employee Lawsuits,” Supplement to Fair Employment Practices Guidelines, Bureau of  Business Practices, (October 10, 1997)

Michael McCully

Michael Thomas McCulley, Associate

Phone: (404) 531 – 0701 ext. 16

Fax: (404) 531 – 0082

Email: mmcculley@contilaw.com

Michael has been practicing law since 2000 when he graduated from Georgia State University Law School. He joined Adam J. Conti, LLC in 2004 where he practices labor and employment law. Previously at Casey Gilson Leibel P.C. (now Casey Gilson P.C.), he worked in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, labor and employment law, and prisoner’s rights.

He has successfully helped public and private sector employees (and a few private sector employers) with a wide variety of legal issues, including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, overtime pay, public employee free speech, Federal worker’s compensation, Federal retirement benefits, and Federal civil service protection. He is a member of the Labor and Employment law section of the State Bar of Georgia.

Michael obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from Georgia State  University in 1992. Prior to starting law school in 1997, he developed an interest in employment law while working at a job that involved interviewing witnesses to workplace misconduct.  Michael has also worked a wide variety of jobs, blue collar and white collar, prior to his legal career, and he knows what the workplace looks like from the perspective of an ordinary employee.

He is a happy bachelor and regularly attends Perimeter Church.

Our Difference…

...we represent both employees and employers

...we practice law from the perspective of the client - not the lawyer

...we are straight forward and direct in our communications and dealings

...we are wed to contemporary technology

...we seek creative solutions

...we are very proficient litigators, when necessary

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