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.
•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)
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
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
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...
In the News
August 15, 2017
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 26, 2017
Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2017 Edition
WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 26, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 68 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 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, 2016
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017
WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the...
Professional Associations and Activities
•Alabama State Bar
•American Bar Association
•American Employment Law Council
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Project Corporate Leadership (1995)