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John F. Wymer, III

John F. Wymer, III is a Member with the law firm Sherman & Howard, LLC in their Atlanta office, specializing in labor and employment law on behalf of management clients.  Mr. Wymer, an IAML instructor for more than 25 years, is among the nation's most sought after speakers for his extraordinary teaching skills, witty and engaging delivery style. He received his B.A. from the University of Alabama and J.D. from the University of Virginia.  Mr. Wymer is a member of the American Bar Association and a member of the Committee on Development of the Law under the NLRA. He is admitted to practice in Alabama and Georgia, before the U.S. Supreme Court, and before the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuit Courts.  Mr. Wymer has published numerous articles including “How Much Leave is Enough? Reasonable Accommodation, Undue Hardship, and the Intersection of the FMLA and the ADA,” Employee Relations Law Journal and is a Contributing Editor for The Developing Labor Law.  He has received numerous honors and awards including:  named as a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; listed in Georgia Trend’s 2014 Legal Elite; listed in Best Lawyers in America, Labor & Employment Law since 1995; and he has been named as one of “The Nation’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers, “Human Resource Executive Magazine, 2009-2014.

Education
  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1974
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, 1971
Representative Matters
  • Represents employers of all sizes in labor and employment disputes throughout the United States.
  • Cases include employment discrimination, non-competition and trade secrets, sexual harassment claims, representation elections, wage and hour disputes, labor negotiations, employee benefits and ERISA.
  • Appears regularly before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and other administrative agencies.
  • Represents employers in labor arbitration, union election campaigns, unfair labor practices cases and collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Served as lead counsel in over 70 reported labor and employment law cases.
Honors & Awards
  • Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Listed, Georgia Trend’s 2014 Legal Elite
  • Ranked as “Top 10 Attorneys in Georgia,” Atlanta Magazine, 2008-2010
  • Ranked “Band 1″ in Chambers USA - Labor & Employment Georgia
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Labor & Employment Law, 1995-present
  • Named as one of “The Nation’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers,” Human Resource Executive Magazine, 2009-2014
Publications & Press
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