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Burr & Forman LLP

Labor & Employment

5 ranked lawyersBand 1AlabamaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Strong, full-service labor and employment team with standout expertise in traditional union-related labor matters and an active and accomplished litigation practice. Noted for its activity in the manufacturing and automotive industries, representing a number of internationally renowned clients. Extensive experience dealing with OSHA and EEOC matters. Recognized for its expertise in union avoidance campaigns and complex employment law disputes. Also advises clients on discrimination charges as well as class actions.

Strengths

Sources say:"Its labor expertise is unmatched and its employment advice has been invaluable. The attorneys are responsive and easy to partner with."

Interviewees describe the firm as "well established, with a good reputation in the automobile industry."

One client says: "It is a competent firm that can handle a wide variety of issues."

Work highlights

Advised Specification Rubber Products on the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement with steelworkers.

Notable practitioners

Bryance Metheny acts on class actions and OSHA allegations, representing clients from the manufacturing and hospitality sectors, among others. His experience includes collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
"He is very knowledgeable and gives great practical advice."

John Coleman handles an impressive range of high-stakes labor and employment mandates, including class actions, retaliation and OSHA cases, among others.
"A very highly regarded and very academic lawyer. There's no one that knows more about Alabama employment law than he does."

Kathryn Willis offers extensive experience on a range of labor and employment matters, including wrongful terminations, EEOC lawsuits and discrimination charges. She is also regarded for her OSHA litigation work.

Marcel Debruge is noted for his expertise on labor and employment mandates involving the automotive and manufacturing sectors, including advising clients in relation to union matters.
"He offers practical solutions and sound advice." "His strength is that he's available to his clients. He's very capable and knowledgeable."

Michael Lucas is active in complex contentious employment law claims. He has significant experience representing clients before both state and federal courts.
"His practical advice and counsel with respect to employment matters is second to none."

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Labor & Employment

Burr & Forman LLP

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Location

420 North 20th Street

Suite 3400

Birmingham

Alabama

USA

AL 35203

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Alabama

Labor & Employment


Bryance Metheny
Band 3
John Coleman
Band 1
Kathryn M. Willis
Band 4
Marcel Debruge
Band 2
Michael L Lucas
Band 2