About Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP

Established in 1977, esteemed Atlanta law firm Bondurant Mixson & Elmore is prepared to go to trial for its clients' business law controversies. By representing clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to high-net-worth individuals in a diverse array of industries, the firm that began with only seven attorneys has grown into a major player in the Peach State and beyond.    

Supreme Beginnings

After winning a landmark U.S. Supreme Court voting rights case at the age of 27, it's no surprise that founding partner Emmett Bondurant wasn't content to practice law at someone else's law firm. In 1977, Bondurant teamed up with Mickey Mixson and Jay Elmore to form (the aptly named) Bondurant Mixson & Elmore.  

Since the firm's founding, it has stayed true to its own concept of how a law firm should function. Eschewing the traditional law firm model in which associates far outnumber partners, Bondurant Mixson is structured as an inverted pyramid--meaning that there more partners than associates. This allows cases to be staffed with only two to three attorneys with more senior-level attention.

Dream Team

Because Bondurant Mixson is focused on retaining skilled, experienced lawyers, the firm is highly selective when hiring new associates. A quick perusal of the credentials of the firm's attorneys shows that almost every one of them held a federal clerkship, with many clerking at the Court of Appeals level.  

Small Firm, Big Wins

The carefully crafted team allows Bondurant Mixson to attract a variety of high-stakes business law litigation cases. Not intimidated by big names or big firms, the firm challenged Turner Broadcasting System in a breach of contract case to sell David McDavid the Atlanta Hawks, the Atlanta Thrashers and the operating rights to Philips Arena and won a $281 million jury verdict--the largest compensatory damage award in Georgia history. Additionally, the firm defended the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County in defeating antitrust violation claims brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the Georgia State Attorney General's office.

The firm also uses its reputation to help individuals that have been wronged. It acted as lead counsel for the plaintiff class in the largest private class action racial discrimination settlement in history--$192.5 million--as well as worked to obtain certification of a class of approximately 3,000 foster children in a case alleging that foster care and child protective services in Atlanta are legally and constitutionally deficient. 

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Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP

3900 One Atlantic Center
1201 Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 881-4100
Fax: (404) 881-4111
Vault ID: 6158


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Hiring Partner: David Brackett
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 31

  • Employment Contact
    Jodie Richey
    Recruiting Coordinator
    Phone: (404) 881-4127
    Email: richey@bmelaw.com

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $135,000

  • Summer Associate Offers
    2 out of 2 (2014)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Appellate Litigation
    Business Disputes
    Class Actions
    Corporate Governance and Shareholder Litigation
    False Claims Act/Whistleblower Litigation
    Financial Institutions Litigation
    Intellectual Property Litigation
    Internal Investigations
    Professional Liability Litigation
    Sports Litigation
    Trust and EstatesĀ 

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA

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