Stanford G. Wilson

Managing Partner

800 International Tower
229 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

404-582-8434 - Direct
404-659-6700 - Main


Stan is a nationally recognized and respected attorney who has successfully defended clients in a variety of high profile cases, many of which established important labor and employment precedent for employers. Clients seek his proactive advice and counsel because of his extensive experience, expertise and strong focus on client service. Stan works with companies in a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, restaurants, retail and chemicals and mining.


J.D., with distinction, Emory University, 1980
B.B.A., summa cum laude, Georgia College and State University, 1977


Class & Collective Action
Complex Litigation
Employment Law
Labor Relations


State Bar Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Georgia Mining Association
Georgia Restaurant Association


Best Lawyers® in America 
Georgia Super Lawyers
Georgia Trend Magazine's Legal Elite
Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
Chambers USA Leading American Business Lawyer
The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers
BTI Consulting "Client Services All-­‐Star"


District of Columbia


Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
Member, Board of Trustees, Georgia College & State University
Member, Board of Directors, Transitions Hospice Care

Representative Matters

Employment Law

Stan focuses on defending collective actions relating to wage and hour claims and class actions relating to race, gender and age discrimination. He successfully defended a large restaurant chain against a claim of sex discrimination brought by the EEOC and a multi-plaintiff age discrimination against a major paper manufacturer.

Labor Relations

Stan has worked with unionized companies to modify collective bargaining agreements and past practices to address rising healthcare costs and to defend cases regarding modifications to retiree health benefits. He has provided counseling and assistance on plant relocations and consolidations, collective bargaining and strikes.

Complex Litigation

Stan represented a large company in a fraud/negligence case involving professional liability. He works within the firm’s Complex Litigation Group handling other professional liability, directors and officers liability, errors and omission claims, as well as high-value commercial litigation.

Unfair Competition

Stan respects the businesses his clients have built and works to protect their interest by assisting them with matters involving a variety of unfair competition claims, such as violations of non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and RICO.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal:

Alyson Franklin

404-582-8433 - Direct