A. Craig Cleland

Ogletree Deakins

Practice Area: Labor & Employment, Litigation

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2010
  • 2013
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
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“Craig provides prompt responses.”
“Craig takes a strategic approach to each case.”


"Serving clients is a high calling. It requires excellent lawyering, communicating well and fast, analyzing the situation and all options from stem to stern, finding the business problem behind the legal one, hewing to ethical and moral norms. But really clients are human beings. So serving clients is about the relationship and respecting each individual’s dignity. That brings meaning to our work and our lives."

– A. Craig Cleland


Craig counsels and defends employers in litigation, including class and collective actions. As an adjunct professor, he teaches Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation at the Georgia State University College of Law, and he is the former Co-Chair of the Firm’s Class Action Practice Group. This year Craig is the 113th President of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Craig is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and of the Litigation Counsel of America’s Trial Lawyer Honorary Society as well as a Master of the Bleckley Inn of Court. BTI Consulting Group has named him a Client Service MVP and All-Star, one of a few lawyers who “combine exceptional legal expertise with practical advice, business savvy and creative, effective solutions.” He has also been named a “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America, one of the “Top 100 Georgia SuperLawyers,” and a first-tier attorney in Chambers USA’s Leading Business Lawyers.

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