Russell Jones counsels and trains employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including avoiding discrimination and harassment claims, union avoidance, complying with disability and medical leave requirements, wage and hour issues, employment termination, reductions in force, workplace violence, noncompetition agreements, severance and release agreements, and personnel policy design and implementation. Mr. Jones has significant experience in assisting employers in their efforts to comply with federal and state laws pertaining to background checks of applicants and employees, privacy issues, social media, whistleblower claims, and identity theft.

In addition, Mr. Jones regularly represents employers before state and federal courts and agencies in suits alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, emotional distress and other employment-related claims brought by employees or applicants for employment. He has substantial experience in mediation of employment claims, litigating unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board, arbitration under collective bargaining agreements, and union avoidance campaigns.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Georgia Bar Association, Member

Order of the Coif, Member

Society for Human Resource Management, Affiliate Member


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (2000)
    magna cum laude
  • Appalachian State University, B.S. (1995)
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2000)


  • Georgia Court of Appeals (2001)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (2001)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2001)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida (2013)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
t +1 404.815.6069
f +1 404.541.3339