John F. Wymer, III

John F. Wymer, III is a Partner at Thompson Hine LLP in their Atlanta office, specializing in labor and employment law on behalf of management clients.  Mr. Wymer, an IAML instructor for more than 25 years, is among the nation's most sought after speakers for his extraordinary teaching skills, witty and engaging delivery style. Mr. Wymer is a member of the American Bar Association and a member of the Committee on Development of the Law under the NLRA. He is admitted to practice in Alabama and Georgia, before the U.S. Supreme Court, and before the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuit Courts.  Mr. Wymer has published numerous articles including “How Much Leave is Enough? Reasonable Accommodation, Undue Hardship, and the Intersection of the FMLA and the ADA,” Employee Relations Law Journal and is a Contributing Editor for The Developing Labor Law. 

Education
  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1974
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, 1971
Representative Matters
  • Represents employers of all sizes in labor and employment disputes throughout the United States.
  • Cases include employment discrimination, non-competition and trade secrets, sexual harassment claims, representation elections, wage and hour disputes, labor negotiations, employee benefits and ERISA.
  • Appears regularly before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and other administrative agencies.
  • Represents employers in labor arbitration, union election campaigns, unfair labor practices cases and collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Served as lead counsel in over 70 reported labor and employment law cases.
Honors & Awards

  • Fellow
    The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
    2001
  • Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment
    Who’s Who Legal
    2018
  • Corporate Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame
    Lawdragon
    2018
  • Best Lawyer – Labor & Employment
    Best Lawyers in America
    1995-2019
  • Band 1 – Labor & Employment (Georgia)
    Chambers USA
    2016-2018
  • Super Lawyer
    Georgia Super Lawyers
    2008-2018
  • Lawdragon – Nation’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers
    Human Resource Executive Magazine
    2009-2017
  • Legal Elite
    Georgia Trend
    2016
  • Top 10 Attorney in Georgia
    Atlanta Magazine
    2008-2010
Publications & Press