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Charles T. Huddleston

Charles T. Huddleston

Of Counsel

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
charles.huddleston@nelsonmullins.com

Charles has more than 40 years of experience trying cases in federal and state courts and has helped clients win multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and has obtained defense verdicts or summary judgments when defending clients. He has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Legal Elite and litigates commercial, employment, election, and zoning disputes, drafts employment...

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Charles has more than 40 years of experience trying cases in federal and state courts and has helped clients win multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and has obtained defense verdicts or summary judgments when defending clients. He has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Legal Elite and litigates commercial, employment, election, and zoning disputes, drafts employment agreements and restrictive covenants, and conducts training on preventing discrimination and harassment and managing diversity. In addition, Charles has experience representing companies before governmental agencies.

Charles T. Huddleston

agreements and restrictive covenants, and conducts training on preventing discrimination and harassment and managing diversity. In addition, Charles has experience representing companies before governmental agencies.

Charles has more than 40 years of experience trying cases in federal and state courts and has helped clients win multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and has obtained defense verdicts or summary judgments when defending clients. He has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Legal Elite and litigates commercial, employment, election, and zoning disputes, drafts employment... agreements and restrictive covenants, and conducts training on preventing discrimination and harassment and managing diversity. In addition, Charles has experience representing companies before governmental agencies.

Experience

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Experience

  • Served as lead counsel in two major trials leading to jury verdicts for clients in excess of $2.5 million each
  • Has handled employment law matters, including reviewing policies and handbooks, defending EEOC Investigations, training managers how to manage diversity, conducting investigations in the workplace, and defending employers in court
  • Experience in the governmental relations/public policy arena, representing clients in putting together teams and responding to RFQs and RFPs for major contracts; handling disputes and appeals involving governmental agencies and bodies, including zoning and election disputes, and representing elected officials

Educational Activities

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
    • Research Assistant to Professors Cook and Sobieski
    • John Green Scholarship

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, JD, with highest honors (1976)
    • Tennessee Law Review Board of Editors
    • Alumni Leadership Award (1986)
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, BS, with honors (1973)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Clerkships

  • The Honorable Robert L. Taylor, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Georgia Trailblazer, The Daily Report (2020)
  • Man of the Year, Law & Justice Honoree, Center for Civil and Human Rights (2016) 
  • Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, State Bar of Georgia (2014)
  • Hall of Fame, Gate City Bar Association (2009)
  • Randolph Thrower Lifetime Achievement Award for Commitment to Equality, State Bar of Georgia (2011)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2004–2008, 2010–2017, 2019–2021)
  • Georgia Legal Elite
  • Honored by Atlanta Woman Magazine as the Magazine's February 2008 “Fan Male” for involvement in supporting women's causes for more than 30 years, for longtime efforts in helping many women candidates get elected to office, and for volunteer work for 15 years in raising funds, personally funding, mentoring, and coaching hundreds of young women in a nonprofit girls basketball organization
  • Honored by Atlanta Magazine in 2010 as one of five “Atlantans of the Year”
  • Honored by the Georgia WIN (Women in Numbers) organization in October 2007 with its first “Men for WIN” Award, for longtime support for many women candidates for public office
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Litigation
    • Section of Litigation Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee
    • Section of Litigation: Trial Practice
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    • Board of Directors
  • OnBoard, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Co-Chair, Men with Vision Committee, Atlanta Women's Foundation
  • Steering Committee Member, Atlanta Large Law Firm Diversity Alliance 
  • Charter member, Advisory Council for Atlanta Mayor's Women's Agenda
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Eleventh Circuit Historical Society
  • American Mensa, Ltd.
  • American Constitutional Society
  • Chair, State Bar of Georgia’s Diversity Program (2006–present)
  • Diversity Leadership Academy Alumni
  • Atlanta Regional Commission's Regional Leadership Institute (2011)
  • Leadership DeKalb (2011)
    • Board of Directors
  • Served on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's Transition Team (2009–2010)
  • Served on former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's Transition Team (2001–2002)
  • Leadership Atlanta (1986)
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