Pontrelli joins civil rights and employment litigation firm in Atlanta
Buckley Beal, the preeminent civil rights and employment litigation firm headquartered in Atlanta, has hired Jay Pontrelli, an Assistant Attorney General with the Georgia Law Department, as the newest attorney in the commercial litigation section.
“To hire an attorney of Jay’s caliber is exciting for our team at Buckley Beal,” said Andrew Beal, Managing Partner. “I’ve admired him for years and I know that his sharp legal mind will be an asset to our firm and the clients we represent.”
Mr. Pontrelli will work closely with Mr. Beal on commercial litigation such as shareholder disputes, professional negligence and disputes arising from the ownership of closely held companies.
“Buckley Beal has a stellar reputation for defending civil rights and people wronged in business disputes,” said Mr. Pontrelli. “I have spent my career working on civil rights, constitutional law and business litigation.
My experience will be a great complement to the talented attorneys at Buckley Beal.”
During his time with the Georgia Law Department, Mr. Pontrelli specialized in civil rights and constitutional law. The cases he handled involved First, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment issues, as well as issues pertaining to sovereign and qualified immunity. He also handled cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and the Georgia Tort Claims Act.
He began his legal career at Nall & Miller in Atlanta then spent 13 years with Stites & Harbison before joining Byrne, Davis & Hicks. In private practice, he worked on wrongful foreclosure, Fair Debt Collection, U.C.C., and loan breach cases, among many others.
Mr. Pontrelli earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the law review. He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Wake Forest University.
When not practicing law, Mr. Pontrelli enjoys travel, live music, trying new restaurants and playing in a street hockey league.
About Buckley Beal, LLP
Buckley Beal is a preeminent civil rights and employment litigation firm headquartered in Atlanta. With an outstanding reputation for winning cases at trial and on appeal, the firm specializes in handling cases on behalf of employees and other individuals involving discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, and other civil rights matters. For more information about Buckley Beal, visit www.buckleybeal.com.