J. Trent Scofield

Phone205-458-5149

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  • Labor & Employment
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 205-458-5149
    Fax: (205) 244-5648
    http://www.burr.com/LegalProfessionals/Attorneys/J-Trent-Scofield.aspx
     
    University Rhodes College, B.A., cum laude, 1991
     
    Law SchoolUniversity of Alabama Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 1994
     
    Admitted1994, Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts of Alabama
     
    BornBirmingham, Alabama, October 17, 1968
     
    Biography

    Trent is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment practice group, where his focus is on traditional labor matters, as well as employee discrimination litigation.

    With more than 20 years experience as a labor and employment attorney, Trent is a valued management resource in addressing the ever-changing landscape of workplace law. Trent has represented employers in nationwide FLSA collective actions, NLRB proceedings, federal employment litigation, as well as state court wrongful discharge and neutral third-party arbitration proceedings. His practice includes providing compliance advice and strategic counsel to Human Resources and corporate legal teams throughout the Southeast.

    Trent received his undergraduate degree (B.A., cum laude, 1991) from Rhodes College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1994). While studying at the University of Alabama, Trent was a member of the Order of the Coif and was an editor for the Alabama Law Review.

    Trent is a member of the Alabama State Bar. He is admitted in the U.S. District Courts for Alabama and the Eleventh Circuit and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Trent has been recognized by Chambers USA, received an AV preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell and has been named in the Best Lawyer's listing since 2010.

    Outside of his law practice, Trent is an active in many different community endeavors. He was selected for the 2014 Children's of Alabama's Committee for the Future and is currently serving as a Captain for the Downtown YMCA's annual Campaign for a Healthy Community. Trent is a volunteer league commissioner and coach for Mountain Brook Athletics. He is a member of the Birmingham Tip Off Club and a proud supporter of Mountain Brook High School's basketball team.

    Publications:

    •Employer Best Practices in Corporate Wellness Plans, Birmingham Business Journal, July 18, 2014.
    • The New and Expanded Americans with Disabilities Act, co-author. The Alabama State Bar. 70 Ala.Law 38 (2009)

    With more than 20 years experience as a labor and employment attorney, Trent is a valued management resource in addressing the ever-changing landscape of workplace law. Trent has represented employers in nationwide FLSA collective actions, NLRB proceedings, federal employment litigation, as well as state court wrongful discharge and neutral third-party arbitration proceedings. His practice includes providing compliance advice and strategic counsel to Human Resources and corporate legal teams throughout the Southeast.

    Trent received his undergraduate degree (B.A., cum laude, 1991) from Rhodes College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1994). While studying at the University of Alabama, Trent was a member of the Order of the Coif and was an editor for the Alabama Law Review.

    Trent is a member of the Alabama State Bar. He is admitted in the U.S. District Courts for Alabama and t...

    Honors & Awards
    •Martindale-HubbellAV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
    Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Labor & Employment (2008-2009)
    •The Best Lawyers in America

    Community Involvement
    •Children's of Alabama's Committee for the Future (2014)
    •Captain, Downtown YMCA's annual Campaign for a Healthy Community (2014-2015)
    •Volunteer League Commissioner and Coach, Mountain Brook Athletics
    •Member, Birmingham Tip Off Club

    Resources
    •Burr Alert: 2014's Hottest Employment Rulings Affecting Southeastern Employers
    •Burr Alert: Same-Sex Marriage and the Workplace
    •Burr Alert: Purple Communication Update
    LJN's Franchising Business & Law Alert: Social Media Invades and Modernizes Employment Practices
    •Burr Alert: OSHA Proposes New Injury and Illness Reporting Rules

    News
    •Burr & Forman Adds Employment Counsel in Birmingham

     
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    Office Information

    J. Trent Scofield

    420 North 20th Street, Suite 3400
    BirminghamAL 35203




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