Lawyers

Jeffrey O. Bramlett (1953-2016), Partner

Jeff Bramlett has more than 30 years of experience solving complex business and civil rights enforcement problems through trial and appellate advocacy. He has served as lead trial counsel in jury and bench trials for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to prison inmates and homeless people. 

Jeff has tried cases ranging from securities fraud, professional liability, business torts, trademark infringement and RICO to civil rights enforcement, personal injury and murder. He has extensive experience as an advocate in alternative dispute resolution processes and also serves as an ADR neutral. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. 

Jeff is frequently called upon to represent lawyers and their law firms in professional liability matters. He has significant experience in insurance coverage litigation and executive severance disputes. He often assists directors, officers, and special board committees with corporate governance disputes and has conducted special investigations. His extensive experience as lead plaintiffs’ counsel in class actions and as lead defense counsel in class actions gives him balance and perspective in resolving class cases.

Jeff has served in a variety of leadership positions including as a past president of the State Bar of Georgia and a past president of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Representative Work

Lead counsel for directors and officers of a publicly-traded financial services company defending claims by bondholders challenging payment of dividends as fraudulent transfers.

Lead counsel for former directors and officers of a publicly-traded health sciences company in shareholders’ class action alleging concealment of anticompetitive behavior and regulatory criticism to manipulate stock price.

Lead counsel for publicly-traded company and certain of its directors and officers in shareholders’ securities class action alleging concealment of payments in violation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Lead counsel for special litigation board committee of publicly-traded company in investigation and resolution of shareholders’ derivative claims.

Lead counsel for privately-held company in trial of former officer’s claims to stock compensation.

Lead counsel defending directors and officers of financial institution in multiple class-action securities cases and cross-border insurance regulator lawsuits.

Lead counsel defending law firm in professional liability claims.

Co-lead counsel in prosecution of an employment discrimination class action that resulted in a historic $192.5 million settlement.

Co-lead counsel with Children’s Rights in prosecution of class action resulting in systemic reform of the State of Georgia’s dysfunctional foster care system and establishing that foster children have a right to counsel.

Professional Activities

Past President, State Bar of Georgia

Past President, Atlanta Bar Association

Member and Past Chair, Business Courts Committee, State Bar of Georgia

Past Delegate, American Bar Association's House of Delegates

Member and Past Chair, Litigation Section, Atlanta Bar Association

Past Chair, Advisory Committee on Legislation, State Bar of Georgia

Past Chair, Client Security Fund, State Bar of Georgia

Member, American Bar Association

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Professional/Civic Activities

Board Member, Georgia Appleseed

Past President, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia

Former National Board Member, American Civil Liberties Union

Past Chair, Georgia's American Constitution Society

Master Bencher, Lamar Inn of Court

Honors and Awards

Leading Lawyer for Business, Chambers USA

Honored by Best Lawyers in America

Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite”

Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers, Atlanta Magazine

Georgia Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Plaintiff 2012

Elbert P. Tuttle Jurisprudence Award, Anti-Defamation League

Charles E. Watkins Award for distinguished and sustained service to the Bar, Atlanta Bar Association, 2006

Harold C. Clarke Professionalism Award, Atlanta Bar Association, 2002

Named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Atlanta Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year

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Atlanta
1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 3900
Atlanta, GA 30309

Education

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1980

  • Member and Notes Editor, Texas Law Review

University of Maryland, B.A., 1975

Previous Experience

Law Clerk, Judge Jerre S. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1980-1981

Legislative Aide, Hon. Bob Eckhardt, U.S.House of Representatives, 1974-1977

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