230 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1557T: 404.525.8622

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Defense of employment litigation, including class claims
  • Policy analysis and employment law training
  • Employee Relations Counseling & Workplace Investigations

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Georgia, 1993
  • Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia and Central District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fourth Circuits


University of Louisville School of Law

  • J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
  • Graduated second in class of 123
  • Member, Journal of Family Law
  • Member, Brandeis Honor Society

Transylvania University

  • B.A., Economics, cum laude, 1990
  • Member, Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honorary)
  • Recipient of Isaac Ruchman Business Administration/Economics Award
  • Member, Varsity Tennis Team
  • 1990 N.A.I.A. Scholar Athlete 


Timothy Riker Newton

“Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”

-- Voltaire

Tim represents employers in state and federal court litigation involving employment discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other state and federal laws. Tim also regularly counsels and guides clients on employee relations issues, working with clients to develop strategies to deal with and resolve these issues. Tim also presents training sessions, including harassment, diversity, FMLA/ADA, investigations, and proper employee documentation.

Awards & Recognition

  • Named a 2013 BTI Client Service All-Star
  • Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2006
  • Best Lawyers® 2015-2018
  • AV® Peer Review Rated By Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities/Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Labor & Employment Section
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Tim lives in Roswell, Georgia with wife, Stephanie and daughters, Hayley, Hannah, and Julia.
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