John Richard Carrigan, Sr.: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

John Richard Carrigan, Sr.

Richard Carrigan is a shareholder in the Birmingham office of Ogletree Deakins. He practices in Alabama and Florida, primarily in Labor and Employment Law, including class and collective actions.

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Practice Areas

  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Management Labor Law
  • Management Employment Law
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Affirmative Action
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employment Defense
  • Reductions in Force
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment at Will
  • Personnel Policies
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Claims
  • Labor Antitrust
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Harassment
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
Contact InfoTelephone: 205-328-1900
Fax: 205-328-6000
University Florida State University (B.A., 1970; M.B.A., 1971)
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, Alabama; 1975, Florida
Memberships Birmingham and American (Labor and Employment Law Section, 1996—; Chair, Committee on State Labor and Employment Law Developments, 2005-2006) Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1991-1992); The Florida Bar (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1975—).
BornMobile, Alabama, October 1, 1948

Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa. Recipient, Florida State University Fellowship, 1970-1971. Author, Chapter 6, "The Use and Misuse of Statistics in Employment Litigation," The Practitioner's Guide to Defense of EPL Claims, (American Bar Association, 3d Ed. 2013). Listed: The Best Lawyers in America (Labor & Employment Law); Alabama Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor, Civil Litigation Defense, Class Action/Mass Torts).

Reported CasesArvinMeritor, Inc. v. Johnson, 2008 WL 2780312 (Ala.Civ.App. 2008); Baldwin v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Ala., 480 F.3d 1287 (11 th. Cir. 2007); Stevens v. SimplexGrinnell, LLP, 190 Fed. Appx. 768 (11th Cir. 2006) (per curiam); Patrick v. Southern Company Services, 910 F.Supp. 566 (N.D.Ala.1996); Secretary Of Labor v. Alabama Power Company, OSHRC Docket No. 84-0357 (April 18, 1987); Webb v. Renfrow, 453 So. 2d 724 (Ala. 1984).

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Will the Star Quarterback Be Sacked by the Taxman?
Lisa Karen Atkins,John Richard Carrigan, May 9, 2014
On March 26, 2014, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided scholarship football players at Northwestern University are employees because they “perform services for the benefit of the employer for which they receive compensation.” A main factor in the...

Are We There Yet?: Do Northwestern Players Have a Union or Not?
Lisa Karen Atkins,John Richard Carrigan, April 29, 2014
When a Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that scholarship football players at Northwestern University were employees entitled to vote on union representation, many media reports treated the case as a victory for the union. But as one Lawrence Peter...

NLRB Regional Director Rules College Football Players Can Unionize
Lisa Karen Atkins,Anthony B. Byergo,John Richard Carrigan,W. Scott Hardy, April 2, 2014
On March 26, 2014, a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision and direction of election in a union representation petition filed by the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) seeking to represent Northwestern University’s football players. CAPA,...

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John Richard Carrigan, Sr.

420 20th Street North, Suite 1900
BirminghamAL 35203


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