Karl M. Terrell
Karl M. Terrell
Senior Counsel, Atlanta
Formerly: Line Cook
  • B.S., UNC Chapel Hill;
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law.

My earliest memory of “fun things to do” revolved around a barbecue joint my parents frequented. That explains, perhaps, my enjoyment working as an attorney in hospitality.  I had some experience also, prior to law school, in several restaurant kitchens. 

My undergraduate degree is from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Tar Heel bred, in part therefore. I then moved to Atlanta, for law school at Emory. Though based in Atlanta ever since, I have had the privilege of practicing law throughout the United States — primarily labor & employment, along with franchising law. I have served also as labor counsel in large sell/purchase transactions involving hotels.

My main focus is traditional labor law, having negotiated multiple-dozens of collective bargaining agreements for hotels in at least 16 different U.S. cities. This practice has included extensive litigation before the National Labor Relations Board, as well as arguments before nearly half of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. I have defended also multiple NLRB “10(j)” injunction cases in federal court.

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