Michael A. Caldwell

Delong, Caldwell, Bridgers & Fitzpatrick

101 Marietta Street Northwest
Suite 3100
Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Contract, Discrimination, Employment, Labor, Sexual Harassment, Wage and Hour

Michael has 40 years of legal expertise in Employment and Labor Law, and is a member of the Bars of Georgia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal appellate courts, and all of the the state courts in Georgia.   A 1968 honors graduate of Catholic University in Washington, D.C., he attended Catholic University’s Law School where he was a Law Review Editor and Legal Services Office Student Director.   After receiving his J.D. in 1971, Michael began his career in the General Counsel’s Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and later served as a Trial Attorney in the NLRB’s Baltimore Regional Office.  He entered private law practice with a nationally-prominent Labor and Employment Law firm in Washington D.C. before relocating to Atlanta in 1977.

He is former Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and Editor of its Labor Law Newsletter.  His clients include manufacturing and healthcare companies, municipalities and public employers, individual public officials, executives, managers and private and public employees.   He is an expert in cases arising under the Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and ERISA.  As an arbitrator and trained mediator, Michael serves as a Personnel Hearing Officer for numerous cities and agencies, and is recognized for his skill in drafting and interpreting individual employment contracts, severance agreements, and covenants not to compete.

Michael is General Counsel for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and the FBI Academy National Associates, (Georgia Chapter).  He is an adjunct professor of Human Resources Management and Law at the Law Enforcement Command College of Columbus State University and has served as an adjunct instructor in Human Resources Law and Ethics at the Beebe Personnel Institute of Georgia State University’s Graduate College of Business.

Michael co-founded and is Past President of the Saint Thomas More Society of Atlanta. He has held an AV (the highest level) peer rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for over 20 years and has been named a Georgia SuperLawyer.

Practice Areas: Private and Public Labor and Employment Law; Civil Rights Law

Admitted to Practice: All federal and state courts in Georgia; Maryland, the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court,  U. S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd 5th, and 11th Circuits and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia and the  Northern District of Florida.

DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers & Fitzpatrick, L.L.C. is a six-lawyer Atlanta-based firm dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and institutions. With over 150 years of combined experience, our legal expertise and hands-on approach yields positive results for our clients.

We have a strong track record of success when litigating cases.  We’ve been successful in trial and appellate courts throughout Georgia, other states and federal courts across the United States.

Our goal is to provide our clients – businesses, individuals, non-profits and government entities – with proactive and preventive counseling.

Whether we are addressing a short-term crisis or laying the foundation to accomplish long-term goals, DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers & Fitzpatrick represents our clients with integrity, dedication and innovation.

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3100 Centennial Tower
101 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Telephone: 404-979-3154
Fax:            404-979-3170
Email: [email protected]

Centennial Tower is a 36 story blue-glass building with a highlighted Chevron (“V”) located in downtown Atlanta on the Northeast corner of Spring and Marietta Streets.  It is within walking distance of Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center and the Five Points MARTA Station.

From Interstate 75/85 Southbound:
Exit Williams Street, turn right onto Andrew Young International Boulevard, then left onto Centennial Park Drive.  Turn left at Walton Street, cross Spring Street.  The first right is the building parking deck.

From Interstate 75/85 Northbound:
Take exit number 246 Central Avenue.  Turn left onto Trinity.  Turn Right onto Spring Street.  Go through three traffic lights.  Centennial Tower will be on your right.

From Five Points MARTA Station:
Exit on Forsyth Street.  Turn right and walk one half block to Marietta Street, N. W.  Cross  Marietta Street and turn left.  Walk three blocks to 101 Marietta Street.

Parking at Centennial Tower:
Street parking is available but closely monitored. Parking is available the parking deck that is attached Centennial Tower.  Other surface lots and decks are available on the North and West side of Centennial Tower.