Mari L. Myer has over twenty years of experience litigating disputes involving restrictive covenants, separation agreements, and other employment matters, as well as business divorces and disputes involving trade secrets and intellectual property. She also negotiates and drafts employment agreements, separation agreements and related types of documents. Her clients include small and medium sized companies as well as individuals.
Ms. Myer’s previous experience as an attorney with a prominent Atlanta law firm representing both employers and employees gives her unique insight into the concerns and thought processes of both. This insight enables Ms. Myer to anticipate and effectively respond to approaches that may be taken by opposing counsel during negotiations and during litigation. She has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of Distinguished.
Court Admissions: Ms. Myer has been admitted to practice in all Georgia state and federal courts since 1988. She has also been admitted before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also seeks admission pro hac vice before state and federal courts in other states when client needs dictate.
Education: Wellesley College (B.A., cum laude, 1983, in History); Boston University (J.D., 1986). Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Equity.
Professional Memberships: State Bar of Georgia (Member, Sections on General Practice and Trial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law, Appellate Practice, and Labor and Employment); State Bar of Texas (inactive); Atlanta Bar Association; DeKalb Bar Association; American Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association-Georgia; Lawyers Club of Atlanta.
Service on Professional Committees: Vice Chair, State Bar of Georgia Technology Law Section, 2013-present, Secretary 2012-2013; Chair, 2013 State Bar of Georgia Technology Law Institute; State Bar of Georgia Technology Law Institute Module Co-Chair/Planning Committee, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011; Chair, Technology Law Section Litigation Committee 2009 – 2012; Member, Technology Law Section Litigation Committee 2003-2012; Member, Technology Law Section Executive Committee 2003-present; Member, Technology Law Section Elections Committee 2006; NELA-GA Seminar Planning Committee, 2011; Member, State Bar of Georgia Women & Minorities Speakers Roster 2005 – present; former Member, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Judicial Nominating Committee (1997-2000); Attorney-Evaluator, Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition, 2013, 2010 and multiple prior years (DeKalb Regional and State Finals).
Community Involvement: Member, Wellesley College Alumnae Association Board, 2013-present; President, Atlanta Wellesley Club 2010- 2012; President 1995-1997; Vice President 1993-1995; Treasurer 1991-1993; Member, Atlanta Wellesley Club 1988-present; Wellesley College Regional Clubs Representative 1997-2001; Wellesley College Alumnae Admissions Representative 1992-present; parent volunteer Evansdale Elementary School 2001-2011; parent volunteer Henderson Middle School Media Center 2008-2011; parent volunteer Lakeside High School 2011-present; parent volunteer Tucker/Triumph Youth Soccer Association 2005-2013.
Interesting Facts: Ms. Myer has practiced law in the Atlanta area for over twenty years, but she began her career working with the Superior Court of the U.S. Territory of Guam in the dual roles of law clerk to Presiding Judge Paul J. Abbate and Staff Counsel to the Court. Her duties in those positions included not only handling the typical responsibilities of a law clerk or staff attorney to the presiding judge, but also advising the Guam Legislature regarding issues of Guamanian election law; serving as staff attorney advising the court on administrative matters; and also assisting the Presiding Judge with his separate duties as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau (which was at that time a United Nations Trust Territory under the administration of the United States). During her tenure, she assisted the Presiding Judge with numerous civil, domestic and criminal motions and trials conducted in the Superior Court of Guam; advised panels of the Supreme Court of Palau on matters that included the appeal from a conviction of murdering the President of Palau as well as challenges to the scheduling and conduct of elections to approve certain amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Palau; and served as lead counsel in an appeal to the Ninth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals (Cruz v. Abbate) that addressed the method of assigning criminal matters to the judges of the Superior Court of Guam.
Hobbies: When not practicing law, Ms. Myer enjoys traveling, hiking, snorkeling, gourmet cooking, reading fiction and watching youth soccer games.