Joseph M. English


Atlanta, Georgia

Joe English works in close partnership with his clients to provide practical and cost-effective business solutions to employment law issues. Mr. English has earned a reputation as a trusted counselor for his business clients, providing day-to-day advice on general employment-related matters, including risk management and preventative practices. When clients are faced with a legal claim arising from employment practices, he is an effective advocate for management, regularly defending employers in employment litigation and arbitration cases.

Mr. English enjoys working with early-stage and fast-growth companies, helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses while developing best practices and legal safeguards in employment and related areas. At the same time, he regularly partners with human resources professionals and in-house attorneys at more established employers, assisting them in remaining legally compliant despite an ever-changing landscape of laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels.


  • Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC)
  • Georgia River Network, Board Member, 2021-present
  • Golf for the Kids benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Advisory Board Member, 2015-present
  • Kennesaw State University, Shore Center for Entrepreneurship, Advisory Board Member, 2015-2019
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Manna Fund, Board Member, 2013-2016
  • Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, Board Member, 2009-2011
  • State Bar of Georgia


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014-2023
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Labor & Employment, 2012

Practice Areas

  • Employment & Labor Litigation
  • Employment Counseling


  • The Catholic University Columbus School of Law, JD, 1988
  • University of Scranton, BS, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas


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