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  • Education
    • J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law, 2012, Emory Law Journal, Executive Managing Editor
    • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2009
  • Court Admissions
    • State of Georgia, 2012
    • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2013
    • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2013
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2013
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2013
    • State of Florida, 2016
As an employment lawyer, Andrew McKinley is well aware that management decisions often have broad-reaching consequences for clients. As a result, he works closely with clients to gain a full understanding of their needs and goals to help address their short-term needs, while also putting them in a position for long-term success. Andrew advises corporate clients and individuals in all aspects of complex employment litigation, and advises employers on a broad range of issues, including: 
  • Discrimination and retaliation claims
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Section 1983 cases
  • Employment contract disputes
Andrew has also represented employers, including public entities, in a number of administrative hearings. He is dedicated to helping clients efficiently and effectively address their labor and employment law needs. Prior to joining the firm, Andrew served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karla R. Spaulding of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a large public school district in a multi-plaintiff Title VII discrimination and retaliation case. 
  • Represented a school district in a number of administrative hearings to terminate teachers and administrators after wide-spread cheating was discovered. 
  • Obtained dismissal of a First Amendment retaliation claim before significant discovery commenced. Prevailed at summary judgment and on appeal to the Eleventh Circuit in a case involving multiple discrimination and retaliation claims. 
  • Successfully briefed and argued appeals of termination and nonrenewal determinations before the Georgia State Board of Education. 
  • Obtained dismissal of employment-related tort and contract claims on behalf of a client in state court.