Edwin J. Schklar
“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
Admitted: 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, and U.S. Supreme Court
Law School: Emory University, M.B.A., J.D., 1980
College: Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1976
Member: Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section and Managing Partners Committee; State Bar of Georgia, Professional Liability Section; American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Honors: Best Lawyers in America; Who’s Who of Atlanta Lawyers Top 50, Atlanta Business Chronicle; Georgia Super Lawyers, Atlanta Magazine; Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers, American Lawyer Media; Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell; Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine; Rated 10.0, Avvo; “10 Best” in Georgia, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Biography: Editor, Emory Law Journal, 1978-1980. Member, Emory Moot Court Team (National Runner-Up, 1979). 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. Formerly with: Jones Day, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989-1991; Hansell & Post, Atlanta, Georgia, 1984-1989.