Charles M. Elmer: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Charles M. Elmer

Of Counsel
Birmingham,  AL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
University Washington and Lee University, B.A., Philosophy, 1987
Law SchoolThe Cumberland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Admitted1992, Alabama; 1994, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1994, Alabama - M.D. Ala; 1994, Alabama - N.D. Ala; 2015, Virginia; 1995, U.S. Tax Court; 2002, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2004, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1995, Alabama - S.D. Ala

Professional Associations and Activities

•Birmingham Bar Association


Charles M. Elmer is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience litigating all forms of labor and employment matters throughout the Southeastern region of the United States.

Mr. Elmer's practice spans the full spectrum of employment litigation before state and federal courts in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Alabama, with special emphasis on the defense of discrimination, retaliation, “whistle blower, ” FLSA, ADA and FMLA claims and the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. He has extensive experience trying cases in state and federal courts as well as arbitrating cases before the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), and other arbitration organizations. Mr. Elmer has broad experience managing complex litigation involving multiple parties and large amounts of documentation and data and litigating complex electronic discovery issues. He has also had an active appellate practice, including oral arguments, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh, Seventh and Fifth Circuits as well as the Supreme Court of Alabama.

Mr. Elmer routinely advises clients on a variety of employment matters, including employee policies, procedures and handbooks, as well as employment and separation agreements, with a particular emphasis on agreements involving executives and other highly compensated management and sales employees. He also advises employers regarding compliance with state and federal laws governing wages and hours, leave, privacy, anti-discrimination and conducts audits of employment practices, employee training, and harassment investigations.

In defending litigation and providing legal advice, Mr. Elmer has had substantial experience representing clients in the securities, banking, retail, health care, and hospitality industries.

While attending law school, he was Research and Writing Editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. After graduating from law school, he served as a clerk and staff attorney for the Honorable Reneau P. Almon, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Mr. Elmer is a proficient speaker and writer of Spanish.

Honors and Recognitions

•Alabama Super Lawyers (2008 and 2009)
Birmingham Business Journal, “Best of the Bar” Labor/Employment Law (2007)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Birmingham Levite Jewish Community Center


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Charles M. Elmer

800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 870
BirminghamAL 35209


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