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Madeline has been practicing law in Gainesville for over 25 years.  Madeline was ranked first in her law school class at Georgia State throughout her entire law school career.  She started her legal career at King & Spalding in Atlanta, before she and her husband moved to Gainesville where she continued her law practice at the Whelchel Dunlap firm.


Madeline’s experience in representing business owners and management for more than 20 years includes most aspects of running a business such as drafting and negotiating business contracts; drafting and enforcing employee handbooks and personnel policies; I-9 compliance and other business immigration matters; defense of EEOC, DOL and other employee claims; FLSA wage and hour compliance; FMLA/ADA/USERRA compliance; drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants such as non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure provisions; and regulatory compliance specific to the client’s particular business. Madeline is a frequent speaker in the area of employment law. Madeline also has experience in the sale and/or acquisition of a business, having represented both buyers and sellers in the contract negotiation and due diligence process.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 34%
  2. Immigration: 33%
  3. Health Care: 33%


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Contact info

Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP

PO Box 1
Gainesville, GA, 30503


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWhelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker1989 - Present
AssociateKing & Spalding1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Society of Human Resources Management - Foothills ChapterBoard Member and Attorney2008 - Present
Rahab's Rope, IncBoard Member and Attorney2005 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Gainesville-Northeastern Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1987 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJuris1987
University of South FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Gainesville Small EmployersEmployment Law Update2012