Law Office of Samuel Jakes, Jr.


Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse NY

Juris Doctorate, 1979

Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

Political Science, 1976


MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) Atlanta, GA (1990 - 2002)

     Assistant General Manager of Human Resources,

     Human Resources Department (1999 - 2002)    

          Managed and provided overall direction to the Human

          Resources Department.

Chief of Litigation, Law Department (1993 - 1999)

     Managed the Litigation Section of the Authority's Legal

     Services Department. Assigned, monitored the progress,

     provided guidance to internal staff attorneys and outside

     counsel regarding the handling of personal injury and    

     employment law cases.

Managing Attorney/Personnel - Law Department

(1992 - 1993)

     Responsible for employment and human resources

     related litigation for the Authority. Represented MARTA

     in  personal injury and employment law cases.


New York State Dept. of Law, Buffalo, New York (1984 - 1990)

     Assistant Attorney General, Claims and Litigation Bureau

          Defended the State of New York in various civil litigation

          including auto accidents, medical malpractice, property

          damage and assault and battery cases.

New York State - Erie County District Attorney's Office,

Buffalo, New York (1979 - 1984)

     Assistant District Attorney

          Prosecuted Felony and misdemeanor cases to

          disposition by plea or trial.


Georgia Bar No.                        388763        -      1989

New York State Bar No.      1780592     -      1980


United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (Georgia)

United States District Court, Western District of New York