Michael J. Walker has extensive experience with education law. He previously served as in-house counsel for two large metro-Atlanta school districts, where he worked directly with superintendents, school boards, and administrators. He is knowledgeable about a variety of administrative and legal issues that local school districts face.
Mr. Walker is admitted to appear before all state and federal courts in Georgia, and has over 15 years of experience representing clients before federal, state, and administrative bodies. He has successfully handled litigation and other disputed matters involving discrimination, harassment, and bullying; whistleblower and other retaliation; civil rights; wage and hour; and procurement and contracts. He has also handled investigations initiated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, as well as internal investigations and special education matters. He routinely advises clients on various legal subjects, including Georgia’s Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Georgia Fair Dismissal Act.
Mr. Walker also has extensive experience with employment law and general litigation, both in the public and private sectors.