Michael Kirkwood, Senior Attorney


Direct: 678.218.6738
Email: mkirkwood@theemploymentlawsolution.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/michael-d-kirkwood/


  • J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, Pace University
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, General, Morehouse College

Admitted to practice:

  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Washington D.C.

Michael Kirkwood (he/him) has leveraged his legal expertise to counsel municipalities and private-sector employers on a range of operational concerns impacting their businesses throughout his 16-year legal career. Michael has extensive experience representing employers in employment-related litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. And he has considerable experience providing advice to municipalities on day to-day compliance with major federal and state and employment laws. Before joining ELS, Michael worked for the City of Atlanta. As the Director, Office of Labor & Employee Relations, he oversaw the city’s civil service system for classified employees, led complex investigations, and advised executive management on a diverse range of labor relations issues. As the Deputy Division Chief, Labor & Employment Practice Group, Michael counseled the City Attorney and the Department of Human Resources on labor and employment matters impacting the city’s 13 departments and approximately 8,000 employees. Michael also worked for several District of Columbia government departments, most recently the D.C. Department of Aging and Community Living, where he served as its General Counsel.