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Adam C. Doerr

St. Louis

P 314-827-3945
F 314-827-3940


Adam C. Doerr is an Associate in the St. Louis, Missouri, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents management in labor and employment matters before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators.

Mr. Doerr’s practice involves representing clients in all phases of litigation, including jury and bench trials, dispositive motions, discovery, pre-trial strategy, and client counseling and best practices. Mr. Doerr’s experience includes investigating allegations of employee and managerial misconduct and representing clients in cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under various civil rights laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Missouri Human Rights Act and Illinois Human Rights Act, among others, as well as wage-and-hour collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He has also represented clients in appeals, including cases before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Illinois Appellate Court, and Illinois Supreme Court.

Mr. Doerr also trains and counsels clients with respect to labor-management relations matters and best practices, and has successfully represented clients in labor arbitrations, grievance resolutions, unfair labor practice charges, contract negotiations and union organizing campaigns for both private and public sector clients. He has represented clients before labor arbitrators, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

While attending law school, Mr. Doerr received the Robert G. Dowd Appellate Advocacy Award, and went on to place second in the nation in the Andrew’s Kurth National Moot Court Invitational. He also earned the Academic Excellence Award for receiving the top grade in International Law, and spent two semesters representing underprivileged individuals at the law school’s legal clinic.

Recent Litigation Experience:

  • Dismissal of a Petition filed against a healthcare provider alleging medical malpractice;
  • Bench ruling for construction industry employer in wrongful discharge case brought in Illinois state court;
  • Bench ruling in favor of governmental entity involving public sector labor law dispute affirmed on appeal before Missouri Court of Appeals;
  • Dismissal of two separate complaints brought against logistics company alleging unlawful retaliation in violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Associated General Contractors of Missouri
  • Southern Illinois Builders Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • EarthDance Community Supported Agriculture, Member
  • Wounded Warriors, Pro Bono Attorney

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Legal Developments in Drug Testing,” Associated General Contractors of Missouri (St. Louis, Missouri, April 2016) (presenter)
  • “Employee Reviews and Terminations: Best Practices and Legal Pitfalls,” The Equity (Effingham, Illinois, February 2016) (presenter)
  • “Collective Bargaining and the NLRB,” Associated General Contractors of Illinois (Springfield, Illinois, December 2015) (co-presenter)
  • “Negotiating a Better Deal,” Alberici Constructors, Inc. (St. Louis, Missouri, October 2015)  (co-presenter)
  • “Strategic Decision Making,” Alberici Constructors, Inc. (St. Louis, Missouri, May 2014) (co-presenter)
  • “H.R. Professionals’ Guide to the Affordable Care Act,” Associated General Contractors of Missouri (St. Louis, Missouri, October 2013) (co-presenter)

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October 16, 2017
Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Adam Doerr Spotlighted in Up & Coming Awards

October 16, 2017

Adam Doerr is spotlighted in the "Up & Coming Awards" as a young attorney that is making a positive difference in the practice of law in Missouri and whose outstanding contributions have them on the track for success, published by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

December 29, 2016
St. Louis Construction News and Review

Adam Doerr Authors "Trump Administration Already Creating More Business-Friendly Legal Environment"

December 29, 2016

Adam Doerr authors "Trump Administration Already Creating More Business-Friendly Legal Environment," published by St. Louis Construction News and Review. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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April 10, 2018

Trump: Winning Over Union Leaders

April 10, 2018

In a speech advertised as addressing the country’s infrastructure woes, and his $1.5-trillion plan for a fix, President Donald Trump reportedly told the crowd that he thought he was winning over union leaders. Speaking in Richfield, Ohio, on March 29, 2018, Trump told the crowd that he “really think[s] the [union] leadership is... Read More

December 26, 2017

Chairman Miscimarra Fought for Employers on NLRB, Left Board Roadmaps for Reversal of Obama Precedent

December 26, 2017

Philip A. Miscimarra was sworn in as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board on August 7, 2013, for a four-year term. On April 24, 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Miscimarra NLRB Chairman. Chairman Miscimarra’s term expired on December 16, 2017 (Miscimarra declined to be considered for a second term, for family reasons).... Read More

November 3, 2017

What Did National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin’s Term Mean for Employers?

November 3, 2017

Richard F. Griffin, Jr.’s term as National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) was marked by a dogged defense and pursuit of bolstering the rights of unions and employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Griffin, a former general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers, was the NLRB GC... Read More

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Missouri to Vote on State’s Right-to-Work Law
January 23, 2018

When Missouri Republican Governor Eric Greitens signed “right-to-work” legislation into law on February 6, 2017, the Show-Me State was on the way to becoming the 28th state to prohibit unions and employers from requiring any employee to be a union member, or pay any dues or like amounts, as a condition of continued employme Read More

Senate Committee Approves Trump’s NLRB General Counsel Nominee
October 24, 2017

A critical National Labor Relations Board nomination was approved by the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on October 18, 2017, according to Bloomberg BNA. Read More

NLRB Has Republican Majority: Emanuel Confirmed By Senate
September 26, 2017

Management-side lawyer William Emanuel was confirmed late on September 25, 2017 by the United States Senate to fill the last vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board. Read More