Our team of labor and employment litigators has the deep and broad experience to help clients resolve labor and employment disputes, both in and out of the courtroom. We regularly represent our clients in federal and state courts throughout the Southeast.
Our group regularly advises clients on day-to-day employment matters to assist in their business operations. Our attorneys guide companies through the complex issues involved in working with the Department of Labor (including OSHA), MSHA, and other government agencies. We provide counsel related to responding to labor unions, including avoidance strategies and contract negotiations.
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Meet Our Blog Contributors
Keith S. Anderson205.521.8714Email
Keith Anderson is a litigation and labor & employment partner and concentrates his practice on representing financial institutions in the financial services industry, as well as representing employers in employment matters. He has handled multiple litigated matters under the FLSA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and claims of discrimination and retaliation, as well as counseling employers on compliance and effective employment policies. View articles by Keith.
Anne Knox Averitt205.521.8621Email
Anne Knox Averitt is a labor and employment and litigation partner in the Birmingham office. She represents governmental and corporate clients in a number of industries, including automotive, natural resources, manufacturing, health care, non-profit, employee staffing, housing compliance, communications, federal contracting, construction, and financial services. She has helped to obtain favorable resolution for matters at all stages, from dismissal on the initial pleadings to a defense jury verdict. View articles by Anne Knox
Caleb L. Barron615.252.3569Email
Caleb Barron advises clients on a broad range of employee benefits and executive compensation issues. He has experience in drafting and amending governing documents for retirement and welfare plans, including 401(k) plans, ESOPs, medical plans, cafeteria plans and wrap plans. Caleb has advised clients in the preparation and delivery of participant communications and disclosures required under ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act, and various provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, and has helped guide them through the many compliance issues that arise under the Affordable Care Act. View articles by Caleb.
Aron C. Beezley202.719.8254Email
Aron Beezley is the co-leader of Bradley’s Government Contracts Practice Group. Ranked nationally in Government Contracts Law by Chambers in 2019-2020, named one of the “Top Attorneys Under 40” nationwide in Government Contracts Law by Law360 in 2016-2017, and listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Government Contracts Law in 2014-2020, Aron’s vast experience includes representation of government contractors in a variety of industries and in all aspects of the government-contracting process, including negotiation, award, performance and termination. View articles by Aron
Cortlin Bond is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. She represents clients in a variety of general litigation matters and assists healthcare providers with legal issues that arise from the daily operation of healthcare facilities. In addition to handling healthcare and general litigation matters, Cortlin assists employers with a variety of labor and employment matters, including workplace investigations, the defense of federal employment claims, and the defense of employment claims predicated on state law tort and contract theories.
Keith Covington practices labor and employment, immigration, and construction law in the firm’s Birmingham office. He counsels employers on a wide variety of topics, including labor relations, union avoidance, equal employment opportunity, OSHA compliance, disability accommodation, non-compete agreements, and issues relating to employee discipline and termination. His immigration practice includes worksite compliance and obtaining employer-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas for foreign national employees. View articles by Keith.
Michael S. Denniston205.521.8244Email
Mike Denniston’s practice focuses on advising and litigating for clients concerning antitrust and competition law and intellectual property issues. His practice spans the breadth of the antitrust and intellectual property arena. Mike’s antitrust practice encompasses not only litigation and advising clients, but also working closely with the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group on merger analysis and preparing transactions for premerger review pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
Stephanie C. Gaston713.576.0355Email
Stephanie Gaston’s practice is focused on resolving labor and employment matters for private employers, public entities and nonprofits. She also represents school districts, and governmental entities. Stephanie regularly defends companies facing discrimination, harassment, retaliation, class actions, and other claims under federal, state, and local laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, USERRA, and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act. View articles by Stephanie.
John E. Goodman205.521.8476Email
John Goodman has represented clients in complex litigation for more than 25 years. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts in Alabama, throughout the region and beyond. His practice is principally in the area of class action and mass action defense, having served as lead counsel in more than one hundred putative class actions and in more than twenty different states.
John W. Hargrove205.521.8343Email
John Hargrove is chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group and is a Fellow in the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He regularly represents public and private companies in mining, construction, manufacturing, medical, communications and warehousing industries, among others. He also represents municipal and quasi-public organizations such as police and fire departments and school boards. John also has represented several nonprofit agencies, ranging from national sports organizations to small local charities. View articles by John.
Ty E. Howard615.252.2376Email
Ty Howard brings the perspective of a former state and federal prosecutor to defending and counseling businesses and individuals involved in government investigations, compliance matters, False Claims Act and whistleblower cases, related business litigation, and white-collar criminal matters. As a litigator and chair of Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations group, he works collaboratively with clients, across many industries, to find creative solutions to their compliance needs, to conduct sensitive investigations and negotiations, and—when necessary—to mount a vigorous defense.
Amandeep S. Kahlon205.521.8134Email
Aman Kahlon represents owners, general contractors, and subcontractors. His experience ranges over a wide variety of disputes. He advises clients on delay, interference, defective design, and negligence claims. Aman also devotes a significant portion of his practice to contract review, drafting and negotiation; contract and claims administration; and lien and bond law issues.
Additionally, Aman has substantial compliance experience in consumer financial services. He has assisted in the development of audit testing programs and foreclosure policies and procedures for several clients. He also regularly participates in the auditing and remediation of clients’ foreclosure practices. View articles by Aman.
Chuck Mataya acts as lead counsel for prominent employers throughout the United States in the counsel and defense of employment and labor claims, including claims of wrongful discharge, breach of an employment contract, illegal discrimination under the various federal and state laws, and myriad other areas of employment and labor law. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to labor/management relations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, drug testing and privacy issues, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Anti-Harassment in the Workplace, Title VII, and discipline and discharge policies and procedures. View articles by Chuck.
Austin L. McMullen615.252.2307Email
Austin McMullen approaches his clients’ projects with a zeal to discover creative solutions to their problems. For Austin, the difficult and complex issues prove to be the most interesting and drive him to figure out all the contours of the law to help his clients.
Focusing his practice on bankruptcy law, government relations, and commercial litigation, Austin represents creditors and Chapter 11 debtors; candidates in election contests; and clients involved in federal, state and local permitting issues; as well as clients in commercial litigation before state and federal courts.
T. Matthew Miller205.521.8243Email
Matt Miller has nearly 20 years of experience representing and advising management in all areas of labor and employment law, including anti-discrimination laws, wage and hour law, ERISA, OSHA, and covenants not to compete. He regularly advises clients on preventive measures, including creation and revision of policies and procedures, and represents clients in court cases in federal, state and administrative forums. View articles by Matt.
Mary Clay W. Morgan601.592.9945Email
Mary Clay Morgan is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, Labor and Employment Practice Group, and Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Team. Her practice primarily involves the representation of defendants in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. View articles by Mary Clay.
Craig Oliver’s practice focuses exclusively on labor relations and employment law on behalf of employers and management. His practice regularly includes Title VII and other employment discrimination litigation, FLSA and state wage and hour litigation, trade secrets and non-competition disputes, collective bargaining issues, and alternative dispute resolution. Craig’s recent experience includes obtaining dismissals of lawsuits alleging race discrimination, gender and pregnancy discrimination, retaliatory discharge, and FMLA violations, prosecuting and defending claims of unfair competition on behalf of companies, and defending FLSA collective action cases.
Brad Robertson works with clients facing government investigations and litigations, dealing with whistleblower allegations and qui tam actions, and planning compliance programs to prevent these occurrences in the first place. He helps his clients navigate compliance and potential liability under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and FIRREA, in addition to other areas of health care fraud and abuse, financial/mortgage fraud, and white collar criminal law. View articles by Brad
John P. Rodgers615.252.4642Email
John Rodgers represents public and private employers in employment-related litigation and assists them with employment policies, employee handbooks, workplace investigations, disciplinary actions, and terminations. He actively litigates employment disputes on behalf of employers and has handled discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour, FMLA, and non-compete cases in both state and federal court. He also devotes substantial attention to ERISA litigation and representing individuals and businesses in conservatorship matters. View articles by John.
J. Christopher Selman205.521.8181Email
Christopher Selman is a litigator, representing clients in a variety of industries, such as construction, government contracting, energy, and real estate.
Christopher’s construction practice involves the representation of owners, EPC contractors, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in a variety of issues and projects, both public and private. Christopher has experience managing construction disputes across the United States and abroad, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, the Republic of Panama, Turkey, and the Dominican Republic.
Alexander G. Thrasher205.521.8891Email
Alex Thrasher is an attorney in the Construction Practice Group who represents owners, general contractors and subcontractors across the country in complex commercial disputes. In addition, Alex advises clients on a range of other legal issues, including strategic business and project planning, contract drafting, negotiation and administration, government contracting, and lien and bond claims. He also represents and advises clients in real estate transactions and other general commercial matters.
Amanda James Turnage256.517.5109Email
Amanda Turnage assists employers with policies and handbooks, workplace investigations, and the defense of federal employment discrimination claims, including claims of race, sex, disability, and age discrimination. She has also represented clients concerning wage and hour FLSA claims and workers’ compensation and employment claims predicated on state law tort and contract theories. View articles by Amanda.
Clarence Webster III601.592.9906Email
Clarence Webster has represented and advised a broad range of clients in a variety of matters, including financial services litigation, products liability and mass torts litigation, labor and employment matters, and appellate litigation. Clarence has participated in cases venued in federal and state trial and appellate courts in Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, California, Wisconsin, Delaware, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Alabama. View articles by Clarence.
Anne R. Yuengert205.521.8362Email
Anne Yuengert works with clients to manage their employees, including conducting workplace investigations of harassment or theft, training employees and supervisors, consulting on reductions in force and severance agreements, drafting employment agreements (including enforceable noncompetes) and handbooks, assessing reasonable accommodations for disabilities, and working through issues surrounding FMLA and USERRA leave. When preventive measures are not enough, she handles EEOC charges, OFCCP and DOL complaints and investigations, and has handled cases before arbitrators, administrative law judges and federal and state court judges. She has tried more than 30 cases to verdict. View articles by Anne