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Clifford Maxwell Weiss

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Practice Areas:

  • Employment Law (Advice, Drafting Handbooks, Drafting H.R. Forms and Contracts)
  • Race/Color Discrimination Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Litigation
  • Age Discrimination Litigation
  • Disability Discrimination Litigation
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wage and Hour (Minimum Wage and Overtime) Litigation
  • Corporate and Business Litigation
  • Corporate Formation and General Business Advice


Cliff Weiss earned his undergraduate degree and his law degree from Emory University, where he received numerous awards and honors. Cliff is included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for labor & employment and general litigation, and he maintains an A.V. rating, which is the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell for competence, ability and professionalism among attorneys, as well as a perfect 10 rating among peers and the highest 5 Star rating from clients on, and the highest 5 Star rating on Google, as well as the Highly Recommended 5 Star rating on Alignable. Cliff has also been highlighted as a Legal Leader by Corporate Counsel Magazine, and he is a former registered mediator and arbitrator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.   Cliff has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law, teaching courses in Wage & Hour Law, Trial Techniques, and Legal Research, Writing and Appellate Advocacy, and he served twenty-eight years as Chief Counsel for Emory University Student Legal Services.  He was appointed by three different Governors to serve as State Administrative Hearing Officer for the Georgia Department of Community Health and for the Georgia State Health Planning Agency. Cliff practices all areas of employment law, corporate transactions, and business litigation. Most of Cliff's career was spent defending companies/employers in employment discrimination cases, but in recent years he has used that knowledge and experience to successfully represent employees in employment discrimination cases.


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Emory University
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Economics & Psychology

Bar Admission

  • Georgia, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2007

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Labor and Employment Chapters of the Legal Encyclopedia, Georgia Jurisprudence, (West Publishing Co., 1996, 2002)
  • Georgia Apartment Law, Wage & Hour Laws and Child Labor Laws, (Georgia Apartment Assoc. Publishing, 1997, 2002), GA Apartment Assoc. Publishing, 1997-2005
  • Georgia Jurisprudence , West Publishing, 1996


  • A.V. rating
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Legal Leader, Corporate Counsel Magazine
  • A.V. Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
  • Legal Research, Writing & Advocacy, Emory Law School, 1990 to 1994
  • Trial Techniques, Emory Law School, 1990 to 2004
  • Wage & Hour Law, Emory Law School, 2005 to 2006
  • Annual Update on Employment Law, GA Assoc. of Nurses in Long Term Care, 1992 to 2010
  • Employment Law for Doctors, GA Continuing Medical Education, 1999 to 1999

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Emory University Student Legal Services, Counsel
  • Georgia State Health Planning Agency, State Administrative Hearing Officer
  • Georgia Department of Community Health, State Administrative Hearing Officer

Past Positions

  • Zadok Publishing, LLC, Outside General Counsel
  • Home Mortgage Financial Corp, Outside General Counsel
  • Wimberly & Lawson, Associate Attorney, 1992 to 1997
  • Thompson, Mann & Hutson, Associate Attorney, 1991 to 1992


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Association of Personnel Services, Outside General Counsel
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member Attorney, 1990 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Attorney