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M. Khurram Baig

  • B.A., Emory University, 2000

  • J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2003

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Practice Areas: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Construction Law,

Non-Profit Law, Tort and Negligence Litigation,

Criminal Defense, Administrative Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

M. Khurram Baig was born in the city of Hyderabad, India.  His family immigrated to the United States in 1979 and Khurram has called Georgia home ever since. Khurram grew up in Stone Mountain and graduated from Redan High School, where he was an active student leader. Because of his strong ties to the area, Khurram decided to stay close to home for college and attended Emory University. 

 

At Emory, Khurram developed a keen interest in the law due to a strong desire to perform work that benefited others. Among the honors he received at Emory was his induction into the school’s Hall of Fame for student leadership and his selection as the Student Speaker at graduation.  After graduating from Emory, Khurram attended the prestigious Howard University School of Law. Drawn to Howard for its rich tradition of social justice, Khurram focused his energies on fighting for his own traditionally underserved Muslim and South Asian communities.

 

After graduating from Howard in 2003, Khurram spent eight years practicing law with some of Georgia’s best legal minds.  During that time, he not only gained expertise in his current areas of practice, but more importantly, Khurram learned to view himself as a problem-solver.  In 2011, Khurram decided it was time to answer a larger question for himself – why is he practicing law?  The answer to that question lead him to form The Baig Firm. 

 

The mission of The Baig Firm since its first day in 2012 was, and still remains, two-fold: to care deeply about clients and be their problem solver. This means pursuing approaches that are holistic and in the client’s best interest. Khurram’s practice today focuses on several areas, but he has especially developed a reputation as  the “go-to” attorney for small and mid-size businesses seeking External General Counsel services. Khurram currently services more than a dozen businesses in this capacity, which allows him to deliver fuller and more meaningful legal services on an ongoing basis.

Representative Matters Handled

  • Successfully defended five individuals and two companies against a seven figure claim for breach of contract.

  • Successfully defended an importer in a breach of contract action against a Fortune 100 home improvement corporation.

  • Obtained a six figure judgment on behalf of a member of a partnership for breach of contract.

  • Represented numerous commercial landlords in actions against defaulting tenants.

  • Represented an ex-employee in a discrimination action against a Fortune 100 hotel corporation.

  • Secured a six figure settlement on behalf of a client against a Fortune 100 food services corporation.

  • Secured a six figure arbitration award for a breach of contract claim on behalf of a import/export business client against a Fortune 500 company.

  • Brought suit against a Fortune 100 company for retail discrimination and obtained a change in store policy with regards to the affected group.

  • Represented a local religious institution in a suit brought by a disgruntled neighbor and achieved a Dismissal of the action prior to trial.

Awards and Achievements

  • Mr. Baig has been selected as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers for six consecutive years (2012 - 2017) and is a “Master” with the Lamar American Inn of Court.

  • Mr. Baig has served on the Board of Directors for the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division, the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Interpreters and is a Past President of the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia and Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers.

  • Mr. Baig currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Emory University Center for Ethics and the State Bar of Georgia's Committee on Professionalism.