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Kelly O. Coogan

Of Counsel

Kelly Coogan's practice focuses on litigation of employment disputes and providing clients related counseling.  She also practices in the areas of complex torts, transportation and commercial litigation.  Kelly has litigated and resolved cases involving allegations of age, race, national origin, disability, military and sex discrimination.

She has worked with claims involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.  Kelly was previously in-house employment counsel for a Fortune 50 company with over 300,000 employees. 


Miami University, B.A., 
cum laude, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa

Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 
cum laude, 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Indiana 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 

Representative Experience

Obtained defense verdict for telecommunications company in case involving alleged discriminatory termination based on medical leave.

Obtained defense verdict for national restaurant chain in case alleging race discrimination, harassment and retaliatory discharge.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association