Thomas A. Davis: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Thomas A. Davis

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Birmingham,  AL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Retail
University Emory University, B.A., 1989
Law SchoolSamford University Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1992 Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow
Admitted2013, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2009, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1994, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1992, Alabama; 1992, Alabama - N.D. Ala.; 1992, Alabama - S.D. Ala.; 2004, Florida - N.D. Fla.; 1992, Alabama - M.D. Ala.

Professional Associations and Activities

Alabama State Bar
American Bar Association
American Employment Law Council
Birmingham Bar Association
Project Corporate Leadership (1995)


Tom Davis is a Principal and Litigation Manager in the Birmingham, Alabama, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He managed the Birmingham office from the opening in 2007 to 2013.

Mr. Davis is responsible for all aspects of legal practice related to the workplace, including providing advice on internal human resource strategies. He also manages all aspects of office administration, as well as a team of lawyers and paralegals working on employment litigation, including multi-plaintiff, collective actions and class action litigation, throughout the country. A significant part of Mr. Davis' work includes the defense of multi-plaintiff cases throughout the Southeast. Mr. Davis also manages the administrative charges outsourced by a Fortune 30 Company across the country. In addition, he regularly trains and provides general advice on a variety of legal issues related to preventing and managing employment claims. This includes providing strategic advice on complex matters and insight on how to address and establish internal systems to effectively respond to claims with a goal to avoiding litigation and any internal business disruption. Mr. Davis is also a leader in the field of alternative and fixed fee billing to assist clients in lowering their outside counsel legal fees. This includes partnering with EPLI carriers on various matters.

In addition, Mr. Davis is the office's subject matter expert on non-compete and trade secret litigation. He has defended and prosecuted these cases across Alabama.

Earlier in his legal career, Mr. Davis was a Judicial Clerk for Judge Robert B. Propst, U.S. District Court, Birmingham, Alabama from August 1992 to August 1993. Mr. Davis was a Cordell Hull Teaching fellow, received Best Paper in Antitrust in the fall of 1991, and was a member of the Cumberland Law Review.

Trial Experience

Howell v. Alfa Insurance (2015)
Jones v. Alfa Insurance (2015)
Dodd v. Regional Medical Center (2013)
BioTech v. Wilson (2009)
Smith v. Target (2005)
Bracey v. Target (2005)
Tom James Clothier v. Greg Brown (2004)
Shuman v. Alfa Insurance (2002)
Reynolds v. Alfa Insurance (1999)
Saia v. Alfa Insurance (1997)
Poore v. Southern Natural Gas (1996)
Carpenter v. Del Monte (1994)
Samples v. Alfa Insurance (1993)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Birmingham Rotary (Sunrise), Member (1994-present) and Officer (1999-2006)


July 3, 2014

New Alabama Law Allows Expungement of Certain Criminal Records

July 3, 2014

A new law in Alabama allows individuals to petition to have certain criminal records expunged upon the payment of $300 in fees, plus court costs, and following a successful petition to the court in which the relevant charge was filed. This means that, among other things, a prospective employee would not be required to disclose on an

May 28, 2013

Alabama Amends Gun Law, Restricting Employers' Policies

May 28, 2013

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed amendments to the state gun law to limit employers' ability to restrict employee possession of firearms in employers' parking areas. The new law (SB 286), signed on May 20, 2013, becomes effective on August 1, 2013. Employers in Alabama may restrict or prohibit their employees,


Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report

Alabama Amends Non-Compete Statute
July 6, 2015

The Alabama legislature recently passed changes to Section 8-1-1 of the Code of Alabama, the provision which contains the state's non-compete statute. Governor Bentley signed the new version of the statute and it will become effective January 1, 2016.

By Thomas A. Davis

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report

Alabama Signals Possible Expansion of Exemption for “Professionals” from Non-Compete Restrictions
June 23, 2014

Alabama does not enforce non-solicitation and non-compete agreements against professionals as that term is traditionally defined - to include, by example, physicians, lawyers, and accountants. In G.L.S. & Associates, Inc. v. Rogers, 2014 Ala. Civ. App.

By Thomas A. Davis

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report

Should a Non-Compete be Signed Before or After Employment Begins? Answer: It Depends
January 19, 2014

The variation among states when it comes to non-compete law is a source of frustration for many employers. And sometimes, similar facts can lead to opposite results depending on the jurisdiction. A recent decision from the Southern District of Alabama, holding that a non-compete can only be signed after employment begins, shows how Alab

By V. John Ella and Thomas A. Davis

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August 17, 2015

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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective

May 19, 2015

Chambers & Partners

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide

May 19, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking

April 15, 2013

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Tammy Baker Named Managing Partner of Jackson Lewis' Birmingham Office

April 15, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, AL (April 15, 2013) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Tammy L. Baker has assumed the role of Birmingham office Managing Partner, succeeding Thomas A. Davis. Mr. Davis, in addition to serving as the Birmingham office's liaison for


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Thomas A. Davis

800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 870
BirminghamAL 35209


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