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James Brian Ellington

James Brian Ellington

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employment & Labor, Government, Civil Rights, Communications & Media

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About Me

Jim has handled cases involving virtually every aspect of labor and employment law and is the senior member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Group. His commitment to clients transcends current cases, as he frequently counsels clients on new changes in the law and how they will affect clients' employee relations. Jim’s general civil litigation practice emphasizes employment litigation, governmental liability and public employment litigation, civil rights litigation and media and communications law. Jim has tried cases in federal and state courts in the areas of employment discrimination, liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act, civil rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, media access, commercial disputes and products liability. He has extensive federal and state appellate experience.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Communications & Media: 20%
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
  3. Government: 20%
  4. Employment & Labor: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%


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Contact Info

Hull Barrett, PC (Previously Hull, Towill, Norman Barrett & Salley, PC)

801 Broad Street, 7th Floor
Augusta, GA, 30901



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198708/22/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer (Employment & Labor)Georgia Super Lawyers2013
Super Lawyer (Labor & Employment)Georgia Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers, Litigation: Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer - First Amedment LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Employment Law - ManagementBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer, Labor and Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer - First Amedment LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Super Lawyer (Employment Litigation Defense)Georgia Super Lawyers2011
Super Lawyer (Employment Litigation Defense)Georgia Super Lawyers2010
Best Lawyer - First Amedment LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyer, Labor and Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyer, Labor and Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyer - First Amedment LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyer, Labor and Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2008
FellowLitigation Counsel of AmericaN/A
Blue Key Young Alumnus AwardUniversity of GeorgiaN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHull Barrett, PC1988 - Present
ClerkshipThe Honorable Dudley H. Bowen, Jr., United States District Judge (Southern District of Georgia)1987 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Augusta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
State Bar Disciplinary Review PanelMember & Past ChairN/A
State Bar’s Formal Advisory Opinion BoardMember, Past Chair, & Past Vice ChairN/A
United States District Court for the Southern District of GeorgiaAdvisory CommitteeN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Georgia, AthensN/AA.B1984