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Paul Oliver

Principal

 Paul Oliver

Greater Atlanta Area

Paul Oliver, an AV rated attorney and a Principal in the firm, is a respected trial attorney who has more than 40 years of diverse trial and legal experience. He has practiced as a principal with the largest firm in the country and with a medium sized labor firm, as well as with a small minority firm. He has handled all types of trial and appellate matters in Georgia and Federal Circuit Courts, including employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, collective actions and class actions under AWPA and FLSA, breach of employment or commercial agreements involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets, commercial banking and other commercial transactions such as RICO claims, claims against real estate and personal property, and other commercial torts. Since joining Wimberly Lawson in 1997, Paul has dedicated his practice primarily to employment-related discrimination and labor matters and to representation of litigants with commercial and business disputes. In addition to his active litigation practice, Paul Oliver provides mediation and internal investigation services. He is a registered Mediator. 

Education

Paul is a graduate of Yale University (1971) and Harvard Law School (1974). He has been active in The American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and Gate City Bar and is a Master of the Bench, Bleckley Inn of Court. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law for many years and often speaks and writes about legal issues of interest to his clients.

Paul Oliver's Latest Resources

EEOC Issues Tough New Harassment Guidelines
October 19, 2023

EEOC Issues Tough New Harassment Guidelines

The controversial nature of the new guidelines is demonstrated by its close 3-2 vote of the EEOC Commissioners, and some of the interpretations seem to stretch current case law. Other provisions provide specific guidance to employers of a helpful nature on setting up a program to meet minimum legal requirements, such as the policy and complaint procedure requirements, training, and others. Paul Oliver and Sheri Oluyemi conducted this webinar for the firm, which included the following issues:

March 06, 2023

New Horizons in Employment Discrimination — Changing Definitions and Expanding Liability

August 23, 2022

Webinar: Love is a Battlefield: The Intersection of Workplace Romance and Sexual Harassment