Tom Christopher has extensive experience in employment and labor law, including the restrictive covenant and confidential information area. He has litigated multi-party, class action, collective action and individual cases in over 30 states and successfully defended employers in a wide variety of discrimination, harassment, wage and hour and wrongful discharge cases. He regularly advises clients in connection with restrictive covenant and confidential information matters, privacy issues, and international labor and employment law issues.

Mr. Christopher has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Labor & Employment Law. He was named a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Employment & Labor by Super Lawyers magazine. He is listed in the 2017 and the eight years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Labor & Employment Law. Mr. Christopher was recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in 2013 and 2014 for Management Labor & Employment. In 2015, he was recommended by Legal 500 US for Trade Secrets Litigation. Mr. Christopher is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell*.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member of the International Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee and Committee on Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Co-Chair of Subcommittee on Alternatives to Litigation, Past Co-Chair of Subcommittee on Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets, Former Co-Chair of Subcommittee on Health Issues in the Workplace

Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, Vice Chancellor (Attorney)

Kids 4 Peace USA, Board Member and Secretary

BCM, an organization that assists individuals in financial distress and provides housing for homeless families, Former Chairman of the Board

Mental Health Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, Former President

St. Lawrence School, Advisory Board

Education

  • University of Alabama, J.D. (1976)
  • Vanderbilt University

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1977)
  • Alabama (1976)

Clerkships

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama — Frank M. Johnson (Jan 1976-Jan 1977)

Who We Are

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Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Thomas H. Christopher

Experience Highlights

Benefits litigation for a national baking company
The firm served as lead counsel for a national baking company in benefits litigation, resulting in defeat of a request for injunction to award more
Class action for an aerospace manufacturing company
Represented an aerospace manufacturing company in a race discrimination class action lawsuit in which we defeated class certification and achieved more
Wage-Hour class action for major bottled water company
Represented a major beverage company in a state-wide class action contending that our client's 800+ route salespeople were not exempt from the more
Class action lawsuit for major beverage company
Represented a major beverage company in class action brought under New Jersey and New York law on behalf of all route sales personnel (approximately more