R. Lawrence Ashe, Jr.

Senior Attorney
Legal Assistant
Kathy Bryson
P: 404.868.2022 kbryson@bradley.com

Lawrence Ashe has successfully defended and tried more discrimination class actions to judgment than any other management lawyer in the country. Acclaimed by the National Law Journal as the “Dean of the Management Class Action Bar,” Lawrence has represented clients throughout the country and has litigated some of the largest such cases tried to date. His courtroom skills and leadership combine to make him a powerful presence in all matters he undertakes. He is a long-term member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

For more than 50 years, Lawrence's law practice has been devoted to jury and non-jury civil disputes and litigation, focusing on employment, labor, and civil rights matters. Most of these employer client matters involve workplace discrimination, employment, and retaliation claims, both individual and class actions. A large portion of his practice involves employment testing and selection, including the successful defense of disparate impact claims to state teacher certification tests. Lawrence also has successfully mediated dozens of employment cases. He is regularly called on by clients for advice on employment law compliance.

Lawrence is dedicated to serving his clients. He thrives when handling their largest, most consequential matters. His diverse experience and mastery of his field allow him to lead even the most complex and impactful cases to a successful conclusion. Lawrence has held a wide variety of leadership roles in the Atlanta and Georgia communities, and has received numerous local, regional, and national accolades reflecting his judgment and effectiveness as a trial and appellate lawyer