Homer L. Deakins, Jr.

Homer L. Deakins, Jr.


Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Recognized since 1987

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Labor and Employment Law
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Mr. Deakins began his professional career with Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston and since that time has specialized in labor relations and employment law. He joined the predecessor firm to Ogletree Deakins and became a named partner in that firm. Mr. Deakins was Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins from 1985-2000.Mr. Deakins has extensive experience in all aspects of labor relations law and has handled some of the largest and most highly publicized union elections in the United States on behalf of employers. He also has created and participated in highly sophisticated labor relations training programs for management personnel and has a wealth of experience in guiding employers through challenging labor-related issues.Mr. Deakins also 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 trials of several large class action cases and has extensive appellate experience. Mr. Deakins has participated as the lead member of the defense team in ABA-sponsored mock trials of employment cases throughout the United States.

Location

  • One Ninety One Peachtree Tower, Suite 4800
    191 Peachtree Street, NE
    Atlanta, GA 30303

Education

  • Southern Methodist University , BA, graduated 1957

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina, South Carolina Bar
  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • New York, New York State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Georgia Representative, Eleventh Circuit Board of Directors) - Fellow
  • District of Columbia Bar Association - Member
  • Georgia Bar Association - Member
  • New York Bar Association - Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association - Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association - Member
  • Texas Bar Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Labor and Employment Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Labor Law - Management, Atlanta (2020)
  • Labor Law - Management, Atlanta (2014)
  • Employment Law - Management, Atlanta (2012)
  • Labor and Employment Law, Atlanta (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management

Special Focus

  • Management

Awards:

  • Chambers USA (Senior Statesmen - 2013)
  • Legal 500: Labor and Employment - Labor - Management Relations
  • Named one of the ten best labor lawyers in the United States by HR Executive Magazine (2010)
  • The International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers (2011)

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"I have been practicing law for over 26 year, and I have been in my current position for 16 years. Homer is the best lawyer that I have worked with during my career. He is intelligent, thoughtful, thorough, and easy to work with. He can relate to CEO's, first-line supervisors, and all management levels in between. He has a good sense of humor. He is an extremely effective oral and written communicator. He can make complicated concepts seem simple. I would not hesitate to recommend Homer as an attorney to any potential client."

- Michael Berger (Nissan North America, Inc.), Smyrna, TN

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