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D. Albert Brannen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Fisher & Phillips LLP

D. ALBERT BRANNEN is a partner in Fisher & Phillips LLP. He received his B.S. with honors from Georgia Tech and his MBA and J.D. cum laude from the University of Georgia.  He is admitted to practice before all of the state and federal courts in Georgia and the United States Supreme Court. 

Bert represents employers in solving their labor and employment law problems.  He has represented clients in proceedings before the NLRB, EEOC, DOL and other Government agencies. 

Bert has been selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America and has repeatedly been named a "Super Lawyer for Labor & Employment Law” for the State of Georgia.   He was also recently selected as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s  “Legal Elite.” He is a past Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and a former member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Employment Law360.  He also is a member of the Human Resources Leadership Foundation, the Society of Human Resources Management, the Labor & Employment Law Council of the Association of General Contractors, the Electric Cooperative Bar Association, the Georgia Tech Bar Association, the Georgia Industry Association and other groups.

Bert writes articles on labor employment law subjects and frequently speaks to chambers of commerce, business and professional associations, industry groups and individual employers. He also teaches labor and employment law as an associate professor at Georgia.

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Georgia Trend's Legal Elite
  • Superlawyer

Client Comments

  • "Bert is a true business partner and subject matter expert in the human capital arena. Bert has been a highly valued and trusted advisor to our organization since the 1980's. I began working with Bert upon joining the company in 2005 and found him to be responsive, accessible, and highly energetic. As a business partner, his "can-do" approach to situations has consistently allowed us to achieve our desired outcomes -- while effectively addressing the risks involved. Also, Bert genuinely believes in working to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. Hence, he has a genuine passion for educating our leaders to pro-actively address issues head-on, which I believe ultimately lowers our costs, and makes us a more effective organization. Bert is indispensible to our business."

    James Soggs

    Republic National Distributing Company

  • "Bert Brannen (and his colleagues), no matter what area of law advice we are seeking, provide us with important guidance and counseling, not only on the legal side of things, but use a common sense laymen's approach that we appreciate. They take into consideration our day to day approach to our business operations, rather than just citing the legal code and telling us what to do. Bert has taken the time to know our business and understands that we want to take his knowledge of the law and make it work in our company -- within the parameters we feel important -- and not lose sight of the focus we place on caring and culture in our company."

    Lee Johnston

    Holder Construction Company

  • "Bert Brannen is intelligent, caring, and a class act. He is available and will always "get back to you" if he does not immediately answer your call. He has the ability to solve your opportunity and at the same time teach you how to improve, while remaining a true friend. Bert is always available. I appreciate his willingness to always go the extra mile to help you succeed. If you contact Bert Brannen, you have immediately started putting the fire out that someone else created. He is available at work, home, or "on the road" and not many attorneys are!"

    Danney Pickard

    Chemical Products Corporation

  • "I have known Bert Brannen for 17 years and have found him to be a very practical and effective labor lawyer. Over the years, he has done a lot to keep our companies up-to-date on current hot issues and has done a great job of guiding us through many labor land mines. No job is too small or too large for him, and we feel like we get great attention, especially considering the volume of clients he handles."

    Steven Klein

    Fletcher Allen Health Care

  • "I manage the human resource function for a company with approximately 250 union and 350 non-union employees. I have utilized the services of Bert Brannen, a partner at Fisher & Phillips, for several years. Bert is extremely prompt and knowledgeable in labor and employment law matters. When a special HR issue comes up, a call or email to Bert is my first response."

    Anonymous

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Locations

1075 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-240-4235
Firm Phone: 404-231-1400

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law - Management

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Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (BS) (1978)
  • University of Georgia (MBA) (1982)
  • University of Georgia (J.D.) (1982)

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta — member
  • Human Resources Leadership Foundation — member
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association — member
  • State Bar of Georgia — Past President of Labor & Employment Law Section
  • AGC''s Labor & Employment Law Council — Chairman
  • Association of General Contractors-Georgia Branch — Board Member
  • Employment Law 360 Editorial Board — Board Member
  • Society of Human Resources Management — member
  • Georgia Association of Manufacturers — member/HR Committee