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Edwin J. Schklar

Edwin J. Schklar
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Phone: (404) 888-0100

“Success in law practice is not rocket science. It basically boils down to skillful organization, hard work, meticulous attention to detail, good judgment, a clear understanding of a client’s desires and goals, and dedication to achieving those desires and goals.”

After graduating from Vanderbilt and Emory, Edwin began his career as a trial attorney in the United States Army, stationed at the Military District of Washington. While in Washington, he also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and prosecuted cases for a special jurisdiction, including the White House, foreign embassies, surrounding military installations, and other sensitive locations. Edwin tried several hundred cases in federal district court and in military courts.

In 1984, Edwin returned to Atlanta. He spent several years in the litigation department of the Atlanta office of the global law firm, Jones Day. Edwin started his own firm in 1991. Edwin brought his extensive skill set to a small firm setting and represents a range of clients from individuals to some of the world’s largest companies.

Practice Areas

Business Litigation
Legal Malpractice
Estate & Trust Litigation
Securities Litigation
Construction Litigation
Domestic Relations Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Real Property Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Class Actions

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers Honoree, Thomson Reuters
AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
Rated 10/10, Avvo
Who’s Who of Atlanta Lawyers Top 50, Atlanta Business Chronicle
“10 Best” in Georgia, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys


1980, Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court


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

  • Editor, Emory Law Journal, 1978-1980
  • Emory Moot Court Team (National Runner-Up, 1979)

Emory University, M.B.A., 1980
Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1976

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Atlanta Bar Association

  • Managing Partners Committee
  • Litigation Section

State Bar of Georgia

  • Professional Liability Section

American Bar Association

  • Litigation Section

Prior Positions

Officer, The Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army, 1980-1984
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, 1981-1984, The District of Columbia, 1983-1984
Attorney, Hansell & Post, Atlanta, Georgia, 1984-1989
Attorney, Jones Day, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989-1991