D. Albert Brannen - Fisher Phillips LLP

D. Albert Brannen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Bert Brannen is the managing partner in the Atlanta office. Since 1982, he has represented employers exclusively in successfully solving labor and employment law problems in the workplace.

Much of his time is devoted to counseling employers about how to avoid workplace crises, comply with all applicable laws and prevent litigation.

Bert has a depth of experience advising employers on union-related matters and in assisting employers with the administration, negotiation, mediation and arbitration of collective bargaining agreements. He has successfully represented clients in formal administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor (DOL) and in federal and state courts.

Bert also prepares all of the documents associated with the employment experience, including employee handbooks, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, ethics and confidentiality agreements, non-competition or non-solicitation agreements, and severance agreements.

Bert has written numerous published articles on a wide variety of employment law subjects. He regularly speaks to business and professional associations, industry groups and individual employers and is the former Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

Bert is admitted to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He also teaches labor and employment law at Georgia Institute of Technology. Bert is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in Georgia Super Lawyers since 2005.

He was recognized as a member of Georgia's "Legal Elite" in 2009 and 2013 and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010. He was also a member of the 2010 Employment Law360 editorial advisory board.

Georgia Institute of TechnologyBS 1978University of GeorgiaMBA 1982University of GeorgiaJ.D. 1982
Lawyers Club of AtlantaHuman Resources Leadership FoundationElectric Cooperative Bar AssociationState Bar of GeorgiaAGC''s Labor & Employment Law CouncilAssociation of General Contractors-Georgia BranchEmployment Law 360 Editorial BoardSociety of Human Resources ManagementGeorgia Association of Manufacturers

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."

"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."

Office Location

1075 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3500
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States


Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management