Wit Hall has practiced labor and employment law his entire legal career. His practice focuses in five areas: (a) employment civil rights litigation, (b) employment transition litigation (restrictive covenants, trade secrets, related tort and contract claims), (c) drafting and negotiating employment contracts, severance agreements and related transactional work, (d) client counseling, and (e) federal contractor affirmative action (OFCCP) compliance and litigation.
After fourteen years at an AmLaw100 law firm in Atlanta, he founded the solo practice firm W.R. Hall, LLC in 2008. Two years later in April 2010, two long-time friends joined him to start the firm of Hall, Arbery & Gilligan LLP. Since then, the firm has more than tripled in size and become Hall, Gilligan, Roberts & Shanlever LLP.
From 2007-2018, Wit has been one of the Georgia employment lawyers selected as America’s Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers & Partners. He also has been named as Atlanta Magazine Georgia Superlawyers in 2010-2017. He has received a peer review rating of AV by Martindale-Hubble.
Prior to entering private practice, Wit served as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, clerking for the Honorable G. Ernest Tidwell (1992-94). As a partner for over eight years in the Labor & Employment group at Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Wit has seen the spectrum of legal issues and cases at one of the largest employment practice groups in the southeastern U.S.