• A Full Service Employment and Labor Law Firm

    Selected as among Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers and located in Atlanta, Georgia, the lawyers of Irvin Bowen Hale-Smith LLC provide insightful and practical employment and labor law guidance to domestic and international businesses, organizations, executives and individuals.  Irvin Bowen Hale-Smith LLC has a proactive, preventive philosophy and the experience and depth to champion the interests of our clients.

    A Full Service Employment and Labor Law Firm


We advise and represent clients, including in  litigation, on the myriad of actions from recruiting to termination and everything in between impacting employers and employees, and regarding workplace issues such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave, disability, restrictive covenant and other agreements, confidential information and trade secrets …

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We represent unionized and union-free employers in all aspects of labor relations, including advice regarding lawful opposition to union campaigns, representation of employers at the bargaining table, advice and representation during threatened or pending strikes, and advice to avoid costly, non-productive labor relations issues …

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We assist companies who do business with the federal government in meeting their affirmative action obligations to increase employment opportunities for minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities…


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Our attorneys have been strong proponents of dispute resolution, with Mac Irvin in the foreground, serving as President of the Atlanta Dispute Resolutions Lawyers, a legal organization that promotes methods for resolving legal issues beyond the courtroom …

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Work: something that is or was done; what a person does or did, an act, deed, proceeding, business.@–Oxford English Dictionary

Vocation: the function or career toward which one believe himself to be called.–New world Dictionary

Light is the task when many share the toil.–Homer

Take this job and shove it.–Johnnie Paycheck

I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.–Sherlock Holmes