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Michelle Leigh Buckalew

Employment and labor Attorney at Baton Rouge, LA

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 22 years
    Louisiana - LA 13 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2010
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Employment Law Litigation Defense Employment Law Consulting Employment Law ADR Employment Law Mediation

    13 years

  2. Civil rights
    42 U.S.C. Section 1983 claims involving violations of Constitutuional rights including but not limited to 4th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments.

    13 years

Michelle L. Buckalew, licensed to practice in Louisiana and Florida, is committed to protecting employer's rights. She has extensive experience representing businesses and public entities of all sizes.  She is also an accomplished appellate lawyer with numerous reported opinions to her credit.
Ms. Buckalew concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment law. She has received numerous court opinions in favor of her clients, sparing them the expense of litigation and trial.
She has also represents businesses in a variety of areas including contract disputes, formation, commercial transactions, and various torts.
In addition, Ms. Buckalew has experience in litigating constutional law claims on behalf of local governmental entities and police departments from allegations of violations of civil rights including freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association, freedom against illegal search and seizure, and freedom from excessive punishment and excessive force. 
Ms. Buckalew also consults with businesses in developing employment practices and procedures, hiring and firing decisions, employee discipline, and internal HR audits. When consulting, her goal is to apply her extensive knowledge of employment law gained from years of litigation to prevent clients from the hassle, costs and loss of productivity that litigation can often bring to businesses.
Ms. Buckalew is available for and frequently provides presentations to businesses and organizations on employment law primers and updates. She has published several articles on employment law issues including the "Top 8 Employment Law Issuesfor 2008," HR Florida Review, May 2008, and "Navigating Reductions in Force in a Turbulent Economy," HR Issues and Insights, April 2008.
Ms. Buckalew has been selected among peers as a Rising Star in the area of Employment Law Defense in the 2009,  2010, and 2011 Florida editions of Super Lawyers.


Buckalew Law, LLC
8550 United Plaza Blvd.
Suite 702
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

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Posted by David | July 26, 2011
Prior cases with Ms. Buckalew
Ms. Buckalew was part of a legal firm who represented my organization on civil suits for years. I, being the risk management person, worked several cases with her. Most notably, the last case was very complex, requiring many depositions and review of hundreds of documents. This case was litigated in federal court and was won by our side all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court. Ms. Buckelew was very tenacious in every aspect of her dealings with our cases. She was always very responsive and pleasant. I am now in a different field, but will certainly retain her when the need arises, especially in dealing with employment issues such as she did for me in the past.
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  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
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Baton Rouge Employment and labor Lawyer Michelle Leigh Buckalew
Michelle Leigh Buckalew
Employment and labor Attorney
Baton Rouge, LA
Licensed for 22 years