Lisa Wannamaker is a partner in the Atlanta office who joined the firm in 2005 to continue her practice in corporate, employment, technology, and intellectual property law. Prior to joining Coleman Talley, Lisa was Vice President and General Counsel for Jacada Ltd., a software company traded on the NASDAQ, and the head of the technology law team at Long Aldridge & Norman (now McKenna Long & Aldridge) in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her legal career in 1985 at Hicks, Maloof & Campbell, also in Atlanta.
Lisa serves as outside general counsel for residential property management companies, advising them on corporate and employment law issues, as well as landlord tenant and fair housing matters. She also provides training and seminars to clients on employment, landlord tenant, and fair housing topics and has served as a panelist and speaker at industry meetings.
In her employment law practice, Lisa regularly counsels clients regarding employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenants, independent contractor agreements, employee handbooks and other contractual matters. In addition, she assists clients in defending charges of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Her practice also includes preventative counseling on diverse areas of employment law, such as compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and Equal Employment Opportunity.
She received her Bachelor's Degree in English from Emory University in 1982 and Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Emory University in 1985.