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Wilson Elser Opens Atlanta Office with Four-Member Defense Team

Firm’s 31st U.S. Office Expands Foothold in the Southeast to Service Clients across the Region

ATLANTA (March 13, 2017) – National law firm Wilson Elser has solidified its foothold in the Southeast with the opening of its 31st U.S. office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Effective March 6, 2017, Five attorneys led by Jeffrey Melcher, regional managing partner, joined the Am Law 200 law firm. Deputy regional managing partner Parks Stone, of counsels Frank Ing-Jye Chao and Tawana Johnson complete the Atlanta team.

“Opening an office in Atlanta gives Wilson Elser a stronghold in the hub of the southeast and helps us achieve another major component of our firm’s long-term strategy,” said Daniel J. McMahon, Wilson Elser chairman. “With an already strong presence in Florida, including offices in Miami, West Palm Beach and Orlando, the office and this specific team with a practice that reaches beyond Georgia into Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina, grows our capabilities and our ability to better service our clients throughout the region.”

“The team’s experience working within large, national law firms in a practice that is so closely aligned with Wilson Elser’s will make for a seamless transition and integration into the firm,” added Stratton Horres, regional managing partner of the southwest region and the partner in charge of lateral hiring,

The team represents national and regional clients in a broad range of matters related to insurance coverage and liability defense of all kinds, including transportation, professional liability, commercial litigation, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, employment, consumer protection and banking, according to Melcher.

Wilson Elser’s Atlanta office is located in temporary office space in Buckhead Tower at Lenox Square, 3399 Peachtree Road, until its permanent space, also in Buckhead, is available in about six weeks.

About Wilson Elser
Wilson Elser, a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm (, serves its clients with nearly 800 attorneys in 31 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, it ranks among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and is included in the top 50 of The National Law Journal's survey of the nation’s largest law firms. Wilson Elser serves a growing, loyal base of clients with innovative thinking and an in-depth understanding of their respective businesses.

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