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Claud L. (Tex) McIver

Partner, Atlanta
t: 404.240.4234
c: 404.403.8137
f: 404.240.4249
San Antonio
t: 210.227.5434
f: 210.227.5421


Tex McIver is a partner in the firm's Atlanta office. Over his 40 year career, Tex has assisted clients nationally and internationally in their compliance efforts involving all federal and state employment laws.

He advises employers concerning mergers and acquisitions, consolidation and streamlining ("rightsizing") of organizations.

Tex has also successfully defended employers in more than 200 union organizing campaigns, and he regularly handles contract negotiations, arbitrations, defense of corporate campaigns and the full range of strikes, lockouts and other interruptions of work. Tex has also written widely on employment law subjects and presented speeches and seminars to hundreds of business associations, bar associations and client groups concerning a broad range of employment law and legislative issues.

He was selected by Atlanta Lawyer magazine as one of the "top legal minds" in the City. He has also been listed in Who's Who Legal USA -- Management Labour & Employment by the researchers at the International Who's Who Legal publication. Tex is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers.

He has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2007 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.  Tex was named one of Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015. 

He was also selected as a Client Service All-Star for 2011, an elite group of attorneys nominated by in-house counsel for their outstanding client service. BTI Consulting Group conducted the survey.

In 2012, Tex was appointed by the Georgia Attorney General to serve as Special Assistant Attorney General representing Gov. Nathan Deal and the State in the matter of Coleman et al. v Deal and Jackson. He was awarded the 2012 Highest Effort Award from Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for his achievement in the field of law.

In 2013, the fraternity honored him with The Order of the Lion Award, the third-highest award a member can receive from Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, for his service in helping to establish an SAE chapter at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Before entering private practice, Tex served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps from 1968 to 1972. During these four years he was awarded the U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal for his recognition as a trial lawyer and then in 1971 the Bronze Star Medal for combat-related service in the Republic of South Vietnam.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • Former Chair, Atlanta Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, 2015 Military Academy Selection Board

Community Activities

Tex is a member of the Putnam Development Authority, an organization dedicated to assisting the economic growth and prosperity of Putnam County, Georgia. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Military Legal Assistance Program. He recently became a Trustee of the Georgia College and State University Foundation.

In 2005, Tex was appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to the Judicial Nominating Commission. Also in 2005, the Georgia State Senate by a vote of 50-0, appointed Tex to the five-member State Election Board, which is primarily responsible for supervising all state elections and dealing with allegations of voting irregularities. In 2006, Tex was elected to the position of Vice Chair of the State Election Board.

He is an Eagle Scott advisor to Atlanta Cub Scout Pack #370.



Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • BLR Interactive Webinar: Emergency Management Summit
  • "Think Before You Post: Social Media & The Career Limiting Implications It May Have On Getting Hired Or Your Working Life"
    Georgia State University
  • “Emergency Management Summit"
    Interactive Webinar - BLR – Business & Legal Resources
  • "Preventing Legal Liabilities Through Risk Assessment & Understanding Employment Laws"
    Speaker, Annual International Convention & Trade Show
  • “2013 Employment Law Update”
    Georgia Mining Association Annual Convention
    Ponte Vedra, FL
  • “Emergency Management: HR Policies & Procedures 'The Buck Stops Here'”
    Webinar - BLR – Business & Legal Resources
  • “The Next Four Years.  Uncertainty Followed by Decline“
    North Atlanta Rotary Club
    Atlanta, GA
  • “Managing In The Era Of Texts, Tweets & Facebook: Review of Employment Laws & Legal Liabilities”
    International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Annual International Convention
    Las Vegas, NV
  • “Managing Social Media Problems in the Workplace”
    Webinar - Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • “The Next Four Years.  Uncertainty Followed by Decline“
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Greater Atlanta Alumni Association
    Atlanta, GA
  • "U.S. Employment Law Update"
    Employment & Labor Law Western Conference
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • “Employment Law Changes That Will Rock Your World”
    2011 Annual Convention of the Georgia Mining Association
    Ponte Vedra, FL
  • "Employment Law Update"
    The Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
    Jackson Hole, WY


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