team of experienced trial attorneys and paralegals effectively
represent Federal employees in the Southeast, across the United States
and wherever Federal employees are located throughout the world.
Adam J. Conti,
Founder & Managing Partner
Adam J. Conti, Esq. started Adam J. Conti, LLC, in 1997 to provide a fresh and
efficient approach to legal services related to the employment
relationship. The firm’s practice is limited to employment law,
representing employees and employees in all aspects of employment law.
His guiding principle is “to efficiently and effectively provide top
quality and aggressive legal representation to employers and employees.”
Adam grew up on the New Jersey shore. He graduated from Georgetown
University in 1971 and earned an MBA from Pace University in 1976. From
1971 until 1982 he worked for the U.S. Department of Labor and the
Federal Labor Relations Authority in New York and Atlanta. During this
period, he conducted representation hearings, supervised union
elections, and conducted civil and criminal investigations under a wide
variety of federal labor laws. He gained unique experience in a wide
variety of federal labor law. He spent two summers in West Virginia
working on the Department of Labor’s rerun of the officers election of
the United Mine Workers. Adam was acting Regional Director of the New
York Region of the Federal Labor Relations Authority on the day in 1981
when the Air Traffic Controllers struck. During his federal career he
also supervised attorneys and investigators who were responsible for
administrating a broad array of Federal labor laws.
In 1981, while still working full time for the FLRA, Adam started
law school in the evening program at Fordham Law School in New York.
After completing his first year, Adam left government employ and moved
to Atlanta to attend Emory Law School, from which he graduated in 1984.
During law school he clerked with three nationally recognized
employment law firms.
After law school he started as an associate Mack & Bernstein,
advanced to partner in 1989 and eventually headed that firm’s
litigation practice. During the nine years he was with Mack &
Bernstein Adam represented employers ranging in size from Fortune 50
corporations to small local companies in all aspects of labor and
employment law. Adam continued to represent employers in employment
matters with Wagner & Johnston from 1991 to 1993 and Wimberly &
Lawson from 1995 to 1997.
Adam was out of law school a year less than a year when he began
representing Federal employees in defending adverse actions and
prosecuting discrimination claims. His experience as a federal employee
and a federal manager, coupled with his expertise in federal sector
labor and employee relations, uniquely qualified him to represent
federal employees. His federal employee practice grew during the 13
years he spent with management labor law firms. His litigation
experience defending employers sharpened his litigation skills. By 1997
his plaintiff’s practice had grown so large that it left little time
for representing employers. Because of this he formed Adam J. Conti,
LLC to provide an optimal environment for his unique practice.
Adam has long been an advocate of Alternate Dispute Resolution in
the employment setting. He has served as an arbitrator with Fulton
County Superior Courts since 1988 and he is a certified as a Mediator
and Arbitrator by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. He
regularly serves as an Arbitrator with the National Arbitration Forum
and several other ADR providers. In addition to the Georgia Bar, he is
member of the, the American Bar Association, and the National
Employment Lawyers Association, where he serves as member of Federal
sector law committee.
Adam is admitted to all federal and state court courts in Georgia,
the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Federal District
Court for the Northern District of California. He has appeared in
numerous other courts on a pro hac vice basis and has represented
federal employees in administrative proceedings in most major U.S.
cities and overseas. He has been to Japan on cases on six occasions.
Adam and June live in Midtown Atlanta. Adam is an avid amateur photographer, reads
extensively and frequently attends theater. He also loves music and
fine food and tinkers with computers and electronics.
Michael Thomas McCulley Associate
Michael has been practicing law since 2000 when he graduated from
Georgia State University Law School. He joined Adam J. Conti, LLC in
2004 where he practices labor and employment law. Previously at Casey
Gilson Leibel P.C. (now Casey Gilson P.C.), he worked in the areas of
medical malpractice, personal injury, labor and employment law, and
He has successfully helped public and private sector employees (and
a few private sector employers) with a wide variety of legal issues,
including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, overtime pay,
public employee free speech, Federal worker’s compensation, Federal
retirement benefits, and Federal civil service protection. He is a
member of the Labor and Employment law section of the State Bar of
Michael obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science and
History from Georgia State University in 1992. Prior to starting law
school in 1997, he developed an interest in employment law while
working at a job that involved interviewing witnesses to workplace
misconduct. Michael has also worked a wide variety of jobs, blue
collar and white collar, prior to his legal career, and he knows what
the workplace looks like from the perspective of an ordinary employee.
He is a happy bachelor and regularly attends Perimeter Church.
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