Please join us in congratulating partners Edward Buckley, Anita Bala, Ashley Wilson Clark, Thomas J. Mew IV, and Kyle Brooks for their inclusion as 2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Civil Rights & Employment Lawyers! The partners at Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP are extremely honored to be included in this sixth edition of Lawdragon’s guide.
About Edward Buckley
Edward D. Buckley is one of the founding partners of Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP. Ed was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, by parents who raised him to make a difference for the better. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and Emory University School of Law, where he also served as a legal writing instructor.
Ed understands the hardships that working people face and has built his law practice championing their cause, focusing his practice on civil rights and employment discrimination cases. He has represented people from virtually every walk of life, including hotel laundry workers, truckers, secretaries, food industry workers, technicians, salespeople, teachers, professors, stockbrokers, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, longshoremen, doctors and lawyers. He has represented numerous executives in everything from contract negotiations to contract disputes.
About Anita Bala
Anita Bala has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of employment, civil rights, and disability discrimination disputes. Her experience includes claims involving race, sex, age, national origin, religion, and disability-related discrimination involving employees and students. She has also handled cases involving sexual assault of students in schools under federal Title IX, as well as civil cases involving police misconduct. Many of her cases have been covered by the media or have otherwise been high-profile.
About Ashley Wilson Clark
Ashley Wilson Clark is a capable and seasoned litigator with trial and appellate experience in both state and federal court. Ashley’s practice at Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP is focused on employment and civil rights litigation. She represents clients in claims for workplace discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, denial of FMLA leave and disability accommodations, and whistleblower retaliation (including reporting violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). Ashley was recognized in the 2023 and 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, for her professional excellence in Litigation – Labor and Employment.
About Thomas J. Mew IV
Thomas “Tom” J. Mew IV’s practice covers a broad range of employment law matters including both individual and class action wage-and-hour, discrimination, and harassment litigation, as well as in arbitration and mediation. He is also an advisor on employment contracts, releases, and restrictive covenant issues. He has represented clients at all levels in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court (Bostock v. Clayton County, GA, 140 S. Ct. 1731, 590 U.S. ___ (2020)). In October 2020, Tom was honored to receive the Stonewall Bar Association’s Conspicuous Service to the Stonewall Community Award for his role in the Bostock case.
Tom is the co-author of “Georgia Motion Practice,” a guide to civil motion practice in Georgia’s trial and appellate courts and co-author of “Georgia Employment Law.” He is also a Contributing Author to Employee Benefits Law (3d. Ed.) (Bloomberg BNA 2012) and was named one of the Georgia legal community’s “Rising Stars” for 2006, 2007 and 2009.
About Kyle Brooks
Kyle Brooks has extensive experience representing clients in a variety of employment, business, and civil rights disputes. His experience includes claims involving race, sex, age, national origin, religion, and disability-related employment discrimination and retaliation. He is also an advisor on employment contracts, releases, restrictive covenant issues, and commercial business disputes. In addition to employment and business matters, he has successfully litigated many cases involving claims of misconduct by police and corrections officials and alleged First Amendment violations by government personnel. Many of his cases have been covered by the media or have otherwise been high-profile.
The entire team here at Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP is proud of the work we do every day on behalf of clients, and we are thrilled to see all of our partners recognized in this year’s Lawdragon 500 Leading Civil Rights & Plaintiff Employment Lawyers guide.
More about our firm:
- Buckley Bala Wilson Mew Partners Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for 2024
- Longtime Atlanta Civil Rights and Employment Lawyer Ed Buckley Adds Three Name Partners to Firm, becoming Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP
- Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP Delivers for Truckers Forced to Drive Unsafe Vehicles or in Violation of Federal Standards