Brent L. Wilson


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J.D., University of Georgia; State University of New York at Buffalo, 1976 B.A., cum laude, Morehouse College, 1973

Practice Areas
Class & Collective Action; Complex Litigation; Employment Law; Labor Relations; Unfair Competition; Wage and Hour

Admitted to Practice

Brent L. Wilson devotes a significant portion of his practice to defending companies in employment-related litigation and representing employers in traditional labor matters, including unfair labor practice proceedings, representation cases, arbitration and collective bargaining. He also proactively counsels clients regarding day-to-day employment decisions to avoid litigation. Brent works with a wide range of companies in a variety of industries, including communications, service, education, non-profit, manufacturing and the public sector. He is a frequent speaker on litigation, employment and labor relations topics for a variety of national associations and organizations and is a well-known and respected civic leader in the city of Atlanta.


  • State university and officials in a sex discrimination, retaliation (USDC)
  • County CEO in a race discrimination, retaliation matter (USDC)
  • Medical school in a student dismissal and related tort claims case in Fulton County Superior Court
  • Courier company in nationwide representation and unfair labor practice proceedings (NLRB)
  • Large telecommunication provider in multiple actions, including claims of race, sex, national origin, disability and FMLA discrimination and retaliation (USDC)
  • Municipal housing authority in race and age discrimination matters (USDC) and multiple EEOC claims
  • Local school Board Members in conspiracy, intentional torts, and punitive damages claims in DeKalb Superior Court International news conglomerate in a sexual harassment/retaliation case (USDC)
  • Multiple employers in collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations


  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Louisiana State Bar
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Council
  • College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Barrister, American Inns of Court
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association
  • Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium
  • National Association of African Americans in Human Resources
  • Atlanta Business League
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Northeast Employers Committee GA DOL
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Atlanta Bar Association


  • Best Lawyers® in America
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Top 100 Vote-Getter
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who Legal, USA Management Labor & Employment
  • Chambers USA Leading American Business Lawyers
  • Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Diversity & the Bar Magazine's Best of the Best
  • Georgia Trend Magazine's Legal Elite
  • Black Enterprise Magazine's America's Leading Black Lawyers
  • Georgia Diversity Program, Outstanding Member
  • "Men of Influence," Atlanta Business League
  • Who's Who in Black Atlanta
  • YMCA Volunteer of the Year
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Medallion
  • Adjunct Professor (Labor Law and Collective Bargaining) Emory University School of Law


  • Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Past Board Chair
  • St. Jude's Recovery Center Inc., Past Board Chair
  • YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Community Board Member
  • Early Childhood Development Company, Board of Directors 
  • 100 Black Men of Atlanta 
  • Fulton County Board of Ethics, Founding Member 
  • Omega Psi Phi