Lawrence Ashe has successfully defended and tried more discrimination class actions to judgement than any other management lawyer in the country. Acclaimed by the National Law Journal as the "Dean of the Management Class Action Bar," Lawrence represents clients throughout the country and has litigated some of the largest such cases tried to date. His courtroom skills, gravitas, and leadership combine to make him a powerful presence in all matters he undertakes.
With a practice focused on major Employment and Civil Rights litigation matters, Lawrence primarily represents defendants, but occasionally represents plaintiffs in individual cases not presenting issue conflicts. Most of these matters involve workplace discrimination, employment, and retaliation claims, both individual and class actions. A large portion of Lawrence's practice is around employment testing and selection, including the successful defense of disparate impact claims to state teacher certification tests. Lawrence has also successfully mediated dozens of employment cases. He is regularly called on by clients for advice on employment law compliance.
Lawrence is dedicated to serving his clients. He thrives when handling their largest, most consequential matters. His diverse experience and mastery of his field allow him to lead even the most complex and impactful cases to a successful conclusion. Lawrence has held a wide variety of leadership roles in the Atlanta community, and has received numerous local, regional, and national accolades reflecting his judgement and effectiveness as a trial and appellate lawyer.