Ronald G. Polly, Jr.

Biography

Ron Polly is a senior partner and leads the labor and employment group at Hawkins Parnell & Young. His practice is national in scope representing companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to small privately held entities and public employers.  

Professional Expertise

Ron has extensive expertise in counseling and litigation, and he handles complaints from the initial charge through the trial and appellate stages. To date, the range of litigation matters Ron has handled includes, among other things, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, EPA, FMLA, USERRA, STAA, FLSA, and other similar state statutes. In addition, Ron handles both class and collective actions involving claims of discrimination and wage hour issues. Apart from standard discrimination lawsuits, Ron has considerable experience prosecuting and defending matters involving misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of restrictive covenants, tortious interference with contractual and business relations as well as breach of loyalty and fiduciary obligations.

Services

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 1991)
  • University of Virginia  (B.S., 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • ALFA International
    • Member, Board of Directors (2012-2015)
    • Chair and Chair Emeritus, Labor & Employment Group (2008-2011)
    • Vice-Chair, Labor & Employment Group (2006-2008)
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (2013)
  • DRI
    • Steering Committee, Labor & Employment Group (2001-present)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (1991-present)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia (1991-present)
  • Snake Nation Social Club (Atlanta History Center)
    • Board Member (2002-2003)
  • The Lawyers Club of Atlanta (1995-present)

Honors

  • Ranked in Chambers USA (2011, 2012)
          - Listed, "Leaders in their Field" (2013)

Trials

  • Kendrick v. City of East Point, Superior Court of Fulton County
  • Sylvia Cervantez v. CSK Auto, Inc., Fresno County Superior Court
  • Denia D. Barr v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Johnny L. Mathis v. Leggett & Platt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Joseph Bernard v. SSA Security, Inc., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Latricia Hughes v. Clayton County School District, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Lewis Masters v. City of East Point, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division
  • Juanita Redmond v. City of East Point, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
  • Board of Trustees, American Porphyria Foundation