Leading Adviser 2019

Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2019 25 Aug19277 Acquisition International - Issue 10 7 Beginning his journey in 1973, Edward graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1977. A few years later in 1980, he attended the Emory University School of Law where he attained his Juris Doctor degree in 1983 and became a partner at Greene, Buckley, Jones & McQueen, heading up the employment division, where he remained for twenty years. In January 2002, Edward moved on to become a partner at Buckley and Klein, LLP, until February of 2014. Following a short hiatus, Edward then arrived as a managing partner for Buckley Beal LLC, where he now works as an employment and civil rights lawyer. Just some of the many professions Edward has represented include hotel laundry workers, truckers, salespeople, professors, longshoremen, CEOs, stockbrokers, doctors and lawyers. With a breadth of employment law experience across every area of law, Edward has won a variety of multi-million-dollar verdicts for employees suffering from race discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and tort cases. He has also successfully served as an advocate for employees in mediations and arbitrations, handling appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in all state courts, appellate courts, federal district courts in the state of Georgia, as well as the United States Supreme Court. As a result of his excellence inside the courtroom, Edward’s success has seen him receive numerous accolades fromvarious organisations. This includes an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, which the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal excellence, amongst many others. Frequently writing and authoring articles, papers and book chapters on employment law, civil rights law and executive contracts, Edward’s knowledge extends well beyond the courtroom. Outside of his legal work, Edward continues the fight for basic human rights. As founder of the non-profit water charity, Water Life Hope, Edward helps people gain access to clean drinking water. Through fundraising and his personal money, the charity have helped to build over 300 projects in Haiti which have provided clean water to more than half a million people. Determined to protect every employees basic human rights, Edwards’s unparalleled success is down to his strong moral beliefs and high ethical standards. Understanding the hardships that working people face, Edward has built his law practice on championing their cause, garnering national acclaim along the way. Company: Buckley Beal LLP Contact: Edward Buckley Website: www.buckleybeal.com Aug19277 Georgian Lawyer is Civil Rights Champion One of the founding partners of Buckley Beal LLP, Edward D. Buckley is a champion of the people, focusing his practice on civil rights and employment discrimination cases as Georgia’s leading attorney of the year. We profile Edward and his work to understand what drives him, and his success in defending the innocent in the courtroom. aving worked as a trial lawyer for more than thirty years, there are fewer legal minds more experienced and qualified that Edward Buckley. Specialising employment and civil rights law, Edward counsel people from every professional walk of life, representing people from most professions. Believing that every employee has certain fundamental rights, he has spent his life fighting the good fight in enforcing those rights through litigation, trial, arbitration, mediation and appeals. A highly ethical, passionate, hard-working and knowledgeable legal mind, Edward’s work is never about the money. Focusing on the moral principles at work, he strives to be a good man, delivering justice and the best possible verdict for those wrongfully discriminated against on the basis of sex, race, age, and national origins. Edward brings a unique perspective on the plight of the working man and woman, having worked his way through college and law school as a carpenter, building houses, hospitals and even completing renovation work on a law firm. H “...Edward has won a variety of multi-million-dollar verdicts for employees suffering from race discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and tort cases.” L ading Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination Attorney of the Year, Georgia

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