Mayer & Harper
An Atlanta Litigation Firm
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About

Expertise | Dedication | Value

About Mayer & Harper

Randy Mayer and Mark Harper have been friends for more than 30 years and law partners since 2010. They share a strong work ethic, deep knowledge of the law, commitment to justice and dedication to their clients -- qualities that matter to the individuals and families they represent in civil, criminal and commercial matters. 

In 2015, Mayer & Harper welcomed Allen Lightcap as an Associate. While in law school, Mr. Lightcap worked for the firm as a summer clerk and, after several years in the Georgia Attorney General's office, returned to Mayer & Harper to apply his public sector experience to serving private clients. 

Mayer & Harper is a small firm by design. Our size gives us the flexibility to capitalize on the individual strengths and perspectives each of our attorneys brings to the mix and keeps us on focused on moving our cases forward without creating unnecessary delays for our clients. The result is exceptional legal representation for individuals and families who are eager to resolve their issues and move on with their lives. 

 

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Attorneys

 
 
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Partner

Randolph A. Mayer

Randy Mayer has been a practicing attorney in Atlanta for more than 30 years. In that time, he has led jury trials and arbitrations spanning diverse areas of the law including defamation; false light; trespass and invasion of privacy in an employment, Internet or media context; insurance claims, including bad faith, broker/dealer securities litigation, business dissolution and minority shareholder disputes; white collar criminal allegations; fraud and breach of fiduciary duty; and serious and catastrophic injury.

Mayer's experience and reputation as a litigator have led to an active mediation and arbitration practice, focused on such complex issues as legal malpractice and partnership dissolution. He has also served as a special master and is regularly called as an expert witness on various legal matters including attorney's fees and legal malpractice. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Mayer has developed an extensive mediation and arbitration practice. He was one of the first attorneys in Atlanta to offer alternative dispute resolution services to the legal community. His success in this arena is built on his longstanding relationships with both plaintiffs and defense lawyers, as well as his capacity for diffusing even the most contentious situations in order to move the parties toward resolution.

Mayer has lectured extensively and chaired seminars on topics including abusive litigation, closing arguments, mediation advocacy, business torts, damages, jury selection, direct examinations and defamation.

 

Affiliations & Qualifications

  • AV rated
  • Admitted to the State Bars of Georgia and Texas
  • National Academy of Mediators
  • Atlanta Magazine Super Lawyer
  • Joseph Lumpkin Inn of Court (University of Georgia School of Law)
  • Lawyers' Club of Atlanta

Education

University of Texas
Juris Doctor

University of Texas
B.A., History

 
 

 
 
 

Partner

Mark Harper

Mark Harper is highly successful as a trial lawyer in defense of white collar and other criminal charges in federal and state court. He also has handled many complex personal injury matters emphasizing trucking injuries, premises liability, governmental torts, sexual harassment, wrongful death, will and probate disputes, civil rights, unsafe food and drug purveyors and products liability. He is highly experienced in the defense of employees of corporations from criminal charges potentially implicating the employer. He also represents governmental employees in defense of disciplinary proceedings.

 

Education

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
B.A., Economics

Affiliations & Qualifications

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Georgia

 

 
 

 
 
 
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ASSOCIATE

Allen Lightcap

Allen Lightcap focuses his practice on preparing for and taking cases to trial. As Randy Mayer and Mark Harper have taught him over the years, the best way to practice law is to know your case better than anyone else. Allen prepares every case as if he will be presenting it to a judge or jury, which adds tremendous value whether in settlement negotiations or at trial.

Prior to joining Mayer & Harper, Allen served as Assistant Attorney General under Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens. In that capacity, he represented the Professional Standards Commission against numerous teachers implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools CRCT cheating scandal. He also defended a class action lawsuit filed against Governor Nathan Deal and the Public Defender Standards Council, asserting widespread claims of ineffective assistance of counsel in a rural Georgia judicial circuit. He represented the Office of Bar Admissions and Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants and successfully represented numerous superior court judges who were sued in their judicial capacities.

 

Education

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2012

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
B.A., Individualized study with concentration in politics, 2006

Affiliations & Qualifications

  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Georgia
  • Legal Intern, Supreme Court of Georgia, Chambers of Chief Justice Carol Hunstein
  • Lawyers' Club of Atlanta
  • Georgia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy, 2015
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Georgia