A. Craig Cleland

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

CRAIG CLELAND is a Shareholder at Ogletree‚ Deakins‚ Nash‚ Smoak & Stewart‚ P.C.‚ in Atlanta.  Craig defends employers in litigation—including class and collective actions—and counsels them in risk management and compliance. He is the former Chair and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Class Action Practice Group. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law, where he teaches Complex Litigation. Craig is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers as well as a Fellow of the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America. He has been recognized as a BTI Client Service All-Star twice—one of a small number of employment lawyers in the U.S. who “combine exceptional legal expertise with practical advice, business savvy and creative, effective solutions.” In 2014, Craig was selected as Best Lawyers in America 2014 Atlanta Litigation–Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year.” He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Atlanta Super Lawyers (Top 100 Georgia Lawyers), Chambers USA’s Leading Business Lawyers, and Georgia.