Tom Kilpatrick is a native of Atlanta, GA and a graduate of North Fulton High School and The University of Tennessee (JD UT Law School). He plays rhythm and lead guitar, autoharp and mandolin in The Cumberland Trio. Many regard him as one of the finest rhythm guitarists and tenor solo/harmony vocalists of the Folk Era of the early 1960’s. Tom’s passions outside of his family are collecting fine vintage guitars, banjos and mandolins, firearms and writing instruments.
Tom is the senior member of the Atlanta law firm Alston & Byrd’s Labor & Employment Group. He has a four-decade track record of winning advocacy in all areas of labor and employment law, having successfully represented employers in 47 different states, before scores of state and federal courts and agencies, seven different U.S. courts of appeal and the United States Supreme Court.
He represents clients in all areas of labor and employment law, including management/union matters, employment discrimination, wage and hour litigation, restrictive covenant matters, affirmative action planning and compliance, and day-to-day advice and consultation.
Tom’s practice is focused in the traditional labor law arena, including union avoidance, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, arbitration, handling picketing and handbilling matters, appearing in unfair labor practice investigations and trials, and in guiding unionized employers in the development of strategies and action plans that minimize the impact of unions.
In addition Tom serves on several corporate and civic boards of directors.
Tom is married to Bebe Greene Kilpatrick. He has a talented and successful daughter Kristi and two wondrous grandchildren.