TEL: 404 659 6700
Labor, Employment and Complex Litigation Specialists


J. Mason Wymer

J. Mason Wymer


Mason focuses on providing counsel to corporate clients regarding labor and employment law. He provides guidance on a wide variety of issues, and defends clients in lawsuits and administrative proceedings alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, unlawful discrimination and/or retaliation in violation of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Prior to joining Elarbee Thompson, Mason worked for a Fortune 50 retailer in the Atlanta area. Mason provided day to day guidance to regarding general labor/employment matters and assisted in defending the employer in various civil/administrative proceedings around the country.

Contact Information


  • B.A. University of Virginia, 2001

  • J.D. Mercer University-Walter F. George School of Law, 2005

Representative Matters

  • Worked frequently with employers and employees on a wide variety of labor and employment law issues; drafted and revised employee handbooks, employee contracts and separation agreements; successfully second-chaired suit against employer alleging breach of employment contract and compensation plan; frequently drafted EEOC position statements; successfully settled FLSA/Wage and Hour claim on behalf of employer; assisted in enforcement of restrictive covenant provisions; defended and successfully settled ADA/Accommodation demand
  • Represented steel erection subcontractor in litigation against large international general contractor for delay and interference claims related to multi-million dollar project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; maintained almost daily contact with President and CEO of company; tried five bench trials in state and superior courts around Atlanta on behalf of contractor for alleged breach of contract and complaints on account
  • Twice successfully sued sureties on behalf of subcontractor for amounts due related to large public and private projects
  • Successfully tried two day jury trial in Fulton County involving breach of contract and fraud claims stemming from business divorce; received full jury verdict for client including full award of attorney’s fees; drafted jury charges, successful motion to compel discovery and won attorney’s fees, responded to and drafted discovery; drafted bankruptcy adversary complaint against one of defendants; first-chaired bankruptcy adversary pre-trial hearing and drafted pre-trial order; ultimately settled case favorably on eve of adversary trial
  • Tried over 10 bench trials in magistrate courts around the state on collection actions for outdoor advertising company
  • First-chaired one-day wrongful eviction and conversion trial, gave opening statement, direct and cross examination, argued motions, prepared witnesses, responded to discovery etc.
  • Second-chaired two-day out of state arbitration relating to restaurant’s claims against credit card processing company and wrongful charges for alleged breach of cyber security
  • Successfully settled case involving real estate developers being sued on personal guaranty related to large multi-use property
  • Defended subcontractor in relation to Atlanta Botanical Gardens Canopy Walk collapse
  • Reached settlements for multitude of owners related to mechanic’s and materialman’s liens on real property
  • Assisted in preparation of expert witness report regarding potential director and officer liability relating to general counsel of national insurance company

Mason has a long history of experience dealing with general litigation matters. He has previously handled cases involving construction claims, government contracts and compliance, business disputes, False Claims Act/whistleblower actions, insurance/surety disputes, breach of contract and negligence.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal:

Cheryl Owens