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FMG Announces Brent Bean and Wendell Willard in Atlanta



 Brenton S. Bean has joined the firm as a Partner in the Atlanta office. 

Mr. Bean practices in the firm’s Labor and Employment Law and Professional Liability National Practice Sections.  He is also a member of the Wage and Hour and Lawyer’s Liability practice teams.

Mr. Bean has a wide variety of civil litigation experience having tried cases in federal court, state court and arbitration throughout the country for nearly 25 years.  He has defended public and private employers in virtually every type of Title VII, civil rights, and restrictive covenant litigation, as well as individual and collective action, FLSA and state wage and hour claims.  Mr. Bean has also defended a variety of professionals, and particularly attorneys, in professional negligence actions. Read More


Wendell K. Willard has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Atlanta office. 

Mr. Willard practices in the firm’s Government Law National Practice Section. Mr. Willard has been a practicing lawyer in the Atlanta area for over 50 years.   For the past 18 years he has served in the Georgia House of Representative, 14 of those years as Chair of House Judiciary, and authored or sponsored several major legislative initiatives, including the Evidence Code, new Juvenile Justice Code, Georgia Garnishment law and Civil Forfeiture law.  Read More