Charles M. Elmer

Charles M. Elmer: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. (854 Attorneys)
  • First Commercial Bank Building, 800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 870, Birmingham, AL 35209
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Charles M. Elmer is a Principal 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, Maryland, and Alabama, with special emphasis on the defense of discrimination, retaliation and “whistle blower” claims, the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, and the litigation of employment and compensation agreement disputes. 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 and litigating complex electronic discovery issues. He has also had an active appellate practice, including oral argument, 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, and 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 healthcare, information technology, securities, banking, retail, and hospitality industries.

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.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Birmingham Levite Jewish Community Center
•Kids in Need of Defense
•Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)

Honors and Recognitions

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

In the News

January 9, 2018
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Areas of Practice (3)

  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703-483-8347  Phone
703-483-8301  Fax
University Attended:
Washington and Lee University, B.A., Philosophy, 1987
Law School Attended:
The Cumberland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Year of First admission:
1992, Alabama; 1994, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1994, Alabama - M.D. Ala.; 1994, Alabama - N.D. Ala.; 1995, Alabama - S.D. Ala.; 1995, U.S. Tax Court; 2016, Maryland - D. Md.; 2015, Virginia - E.D. Va.; 2015, Virginia - W.D. Va.; 2015, District of Columbia; 2015, Maryland; 2015, Virginia; 2015, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2002, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations and Activities

•Birmingham Bar Association

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (22 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 09/14/09 in Litigation

    This lawyer was in a very complex case which his firm lost, but he did an excellent job. The defense team which consisted of several law firms was impressed with his effort and ability.

    This lawyer was in a very complex case which his firm lost, but he did an excellent job. The defense team which consisted of several law firms was impressed with his effort and ability. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Unknown on 04/01/09 in Labor and Employment

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Birmingham, Alabama

  • Birmingham, AL
    First Commercial Bank Building , 800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 870
    Birmingham, AL 35209

    703-483-8347 Phone

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