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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 two individual defendants in Missouri state court lawsuit alleging a hostile work environment;
  • 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

  • Wounded Warriors, Pro Bono Attorney
  • Southern District of Illinois, Pro Bono Attorney

Speeches and Presentations

  • Labor & Employment Law Updates for All HR Professionals, Missouri Employment Conference (Columbia, Missouri, May 24, 2018) (presenter)
  • Double-Breasted Operations in Today’s Legal Environment, Southern Illinois Builders Association (O’Fallon, Illinois, March 6, 2018) (co-presenter)
  • Labor Law Updates, Missouri Employment Conference (Columbia, Missouri, May 16, 2017) (presenter)
  • “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,” Agricultural Cooperative (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,” General Contractor (St. Louis, Missouri, October 2015) (co-presenter)
  • “Strategic Decision Making,” General Contractor (St. Louis, Missouri, May 2014) (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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August 21, 2019

Labor Board Corrects ‘Unjustified Asymmetry’ in Anticipatory Withdrawal of Union Recognition Doctrine

August 21, 2019

Since 2001, an employer presented with evidence that at least 50 percent of its unionized bargaining unit no longer wanted to be represented by the union could anticipatorily withdraw recognition from that union. The union, however, could rebut that evidence by showing that, subsequent to the employer’s pronouncement and prior to the... Read More

June 25, 2019

How to Lower Risk by Cutting Harmful Company Documents

June 25, 2019

While company documents are necessary, some can expose a company to liability and other harms. Knowing how to identify and cut the harmful ones may help a company lower corporate risks. Here are three ways a company can assess the state of its documents and correct any issues. 1. Dishonest Documents A dishonest document may... Read More

June 24, 2019

Building with Pride: LGBTQ+ Issues

June 24, 2019

Every year, June is “Pride Month,” but LGBTQ+ issues challenge the construction industry year-round. According to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 5.5 million individuals over the age of 16 did not have, but wanted, a job in May 2019. In addition, the Williams Institute reported that approximately 4.... Read More

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Sep 26

O'Fallon, IL
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Managing Your Workforce

September 26, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
400 Regency Park - O'Fallon, IL
Credits: HRCI - 2.0, SHRM - 2.0
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Oct 17

St. Charles, MO
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Managing Your Workforce

October 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
1 Convention Center Plaza - St. Charles, MO
Credits: HRCI - 2.4, SHRM - 2.4
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NLRB Reminds Employers: ‘Fighting’ During Union Organizing May Be Protected Activity
July 11, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board has reminded employers that they must tolerate a certain degree of heated discourse during a union organizing campaign before discipline or termination may be warranted. On June 27, 2019, the Board, in Pacific Green Trucking, Inc., 368 NLRB No. Read More

Pearce Nominated for Third Term on NLRB
August 30, 2018

Mark Gaston Pearce has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve a third term on the National Labor Relations Board. Pearce, a 2010 recess-appointee under then-President Barack Obama, was reappointed to a second term in 2013. That term expired on August 27, 2018. Pearce’s nomination now heads to the Senate for consideration. Read More

Missourians Reject Right-to-Work
August 8, 2018

Missouri voters have rejected right-to-work. Senate Bill 19, which would have made Missouri the nation’s 28th right-to-work state, was passed by the Missouri legislature on February 2, 2017, and signed into law by then-Governor Eric Greitens. Read More