Thomas A. Davis

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  • Principal and Office Litigation Manager at Jackson Lewis P.C. (895 Attorneys)
  • First Commercial Bank Building, 800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 870, Birmingham, AL 35209
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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)

In the News

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...

May 3, 2018
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Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm...

August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...


May 6, 2016

Oxford, Alabama, City Council Repeals Bathroom Ordinance Targeting Transgender Individuals

The Oxford, Alabama, City Council has repealed on May 4, 2016, an ordinance it passed a week previously that barred transgender people from using a bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. (See our article, Oxford, Alabama, City Council Adopts Ordinance Restricting Access to Bathroom Facilities Based on Biological Sex.)...

April 29, 2016

Oxford, Alabama, City Council Adopts Ordinance Restricting Access to Bathroom Facilities Based on Biological Sex

The City Council of Oxford, Alabama, has enacted an ordinance regulating the utilization of bathroom or changing facilities within the City of Oxford, Alabama, making it unlawful for a person to use a bathroom or changing facility within the jurisdiction of the City that does not correspond to the person’s biological sex. The...

February 26, 2016

Alabama Governor Signs Law Voiding Birmingham Minimum Wage Ordinance

Employers with operations in Birmingham, Alabama, may breathe more easily now. Governor Robert Bentley has signed into law a prohibition against individual municipalities in the state from enacting their own minimum wage laws. The Alabama Senate passed the measure and the Governor signed the bill on February 25, 2016. The city’s...


Wage and Hour
Eleventh Circuit to Undertake Full-Court Review of Challenge to Alabama Law Prohibiting Local Minimum Wage Laws
February 4, 2019

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to undertake a full-court review to decide the validity of a 2015 Alabama law prohibiting cities or other local municipalities from adopting their own laws concerning minimum wages, leave benefits, collective bargaining and other employment-related issues.

By David T. Wiley, Tammy L. Baker and Thomas A. Davis

Employment Trial Report
Trial Court Finds Nothing Reasonable about Employee’s ADA Accommodation Request
May 2, 2017

A plaintiff’s demand that her supervisor adopt a less overbearing management style was an unreasonable accommodation request under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal district court in Florida has found. Hargett v. Florida Atlantic Univ. Board of Trustees, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154822 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 8, 2016).

By Jason B. Malone and Thomas A. Davis

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

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Retail and Consumer Goods

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-332-3101  Phone
(205) 332-3131  Fax
University Attended:
Emory University, B.A., 1989
Law School Attended:
Samford University Cumberland School of Law, J.D., Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow, 1992
Year of First Admission:
2013, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1992, Alabama - S.D. Ala.; 1994, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1992, Alabama - N.D. Ala.; 1992, Alabama; 2009, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1992, Alabama - M.D. Ala.; 2004, Florida - N.D. Fla.

Professional Associations and Activities

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


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